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01 March 2013 @ 01:54 pm
Bilderberg (corp'n-bankster) engineered chaos in Africa and the Middle East  
Mali, France and the War on Terror in Africa by Horace G. Campbell
“The current insecurity in Mali is a direct result of the US military presence…and why Africans must be more forthright in opposing the expansion of the US Africa Command.” France plays a special role in this escalation, as she maneuvers to hold on to her African holdings. The U.S. and France trained and financed the same jihadists they are now fighting.
Introduction
Imminent threat is a term used in international law to justify a preemptive military strike. This concept of imminent threat had been articulated prior to the war against the people of Iraq by the George W. Bush Administration when the peoples of the world were bombarded with information that Saddam Hussein possessed weapons of mass destruction (WMD). Ten years after the destruction of Iraq with millions killed or displaced, we now know that the case for war had been presented with dubious evidence. Today, there is a new propaganda war, that Jihadists across the Sahel pose an imminent threat to the United States. Recently, U.S. Senator Christopher Coons, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee stated in Bamako, Mali, that al-Qaeda in Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) posed a “‘very real threat’ to Africa, the United States and the wider world.”
Who or what is this AQIM? What are its origins? What are their sources of sustenance, finance and logistics?
These questions are not raised when the hype about imminent threat is being bandied about in the media. Both the Washington Post and the New York Times have been prolific in carrying stories about the new threats of terrorism from Africa. Those who do not know about Africa would be carried away by these incessant stories about terrorism in the Sahel, Al Queda in the Horn of Africa and the spread of Islamic terrorists across the length and breadth of Africa.
This idea that AQIM was on the verge of taking over Mali and West Africa had been promoted by France to justify the military intervention under the banner of Operation Serval. France had dispatched approximately 4000 troops to repel Jihadists who had taken over Northern Mali. After these Jihadists seized a number of towns and desecrated important cultural centers, international opinion was sufficiently outraged to mute criticisms of the French intervention. Progressive African opinion was divided over this invasion of Mali as France promoted the idea through a massive propaganda and disinformation campaign that it was “invited” by the government of Mali. Furthermore, select pictures of Malian citizens celebrating the routing of the Jihadists from towns that had been seized since January 12 gave legitimacy to the idea that Africans welcomed the French military intervention. After this “successful” intervention, western media outlets are replete with stories that it is the alliance between France and her allies along with the United States that can protect this region of Africa (from Mauritania to Sudan) from being overrun by terrorists. I will argue in this submission that the French intervention is also part of a wider struggle within the Western world and within the foreign policy establishment in Washington.
[...] Beyond the Imminent Threat
Ten years after the war in Iraq and two years after the NATO intervention in Libya, the western media is again preparing citizens of the West for an escalation of military destabilization of Africa. Since last November, there has not been a week when the western media did not carry a story about how AQIM threatens the west. From these reports, carried especially in the Washington Post and the New York Times, one may be forgiven if one forgets that there is another dynamic at work in Africa, that of a new force of economic dynamism across the continent.
The recent report about the location of US surveillance drones in Niger was another instance of hyping the so-called terror threat from Africa. The reporting in the New York Times on “U.S. Weighs Base for Spy Drones in North Africa” was part of a wider ongoing debate within the Administration about the future of the US military budget. The New York Times is part of this debate and is on the side of those who want to see the maintenance of the high military budget. In the past 50 years there has not been a major war or deployment of US military force that the New York Times opposed. This organization supported the war in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya and now the expansion of western military intervention in North Africa. The reporting in my opinion is part of the effort to promote the idea that Africa is a hotbed of terrorist activity and that the rag tag groups that are called jihadists are a threat to the United States.
This is patently false.
Full argument presented here - libya360.wordpress.com/2013/02/27/mali-france-and-the-war-on-terror-in-africa/

AQIM split off from Algerian GIA terrorist group purportedly disagreeing with its brutality (seen in Libya's Az Zawiyah, blamed on Gaddafi prior to NATO's destruction of Libya). AQIM's main activities before joining the Libya destruction hordes were kidnapping for ransom and drug running for the CIA. These activities continued thru the Libya destruction and after and are currently seen in Syria and Mali.

Be Careful: Russia is Back to Stay in the Middle East by Felix Imonti
Russia is back.  President Vladimir Putin wants the world to acknowledge that Russia remains a global power.  He is making his stand in Syria.
The Soviet Union acquired the Tardus Naval Port in Syria in 1971 without any real purpose for it.  With their ships welcomed in Algeria, Cuba or Vietnam, Tardus was too insignificant to be developed.  After the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia lacked the funds to spend on the base and no reason to invest in it.
[...] What Russia lost through the anti-Al-Assad alliance was the possibility to control the natural gas market across Europe and the means to shape events on the continent.  In July 2011, Iran, Iraq, and Syria agreed to build a gas pipeline from the South Pars gas field in Iran to Lebanon and across the Mediterranean to Europe.  The pipeline that would have been managed by Gazprom would have carried 110 million cubic meters of gas.  About a quarter of the gas would be consumed by the transit countries, leaving seventy or so million cubic meters to be sold to Europe.
Violence in Iraq and the Syrian civil war has ended any hope that the pipeline will be built, but not all hope is lost.  One possibility is for Al-Assad to withdraw to the traditional Aliwite coastal enclave to begin the partitioning of Syria into three or more separate zones, Aliwite, Kurdish, and Sunni.  Al-Assad’s grandfather in 1936 had asked the French administrators of the Syrian mandate to create a separate Aliwite territory in order to avoid just this type of ethnic violence.
What the French would not do circumstance may force the grandson to accept as his only choice to survive.  His one hundred thousand heavily armed troops would be able to defend the enclave.
The four or five million Aliwites, Christians, and Druze would have agricultural land, water, a deep water port and an international airport.  Very importantly, they would have the still undeveloped natural gas offshore fields that extend from Israel, Lebanon, and Cyprus.  The Aliwite Republic could be energy self-sufficient and even an exporter.  Of course, Russia’s Gazprom in which Putin has a vital interest would get a privileged position in the development of the resource.
In an last effort to bring the nearly two year long civil war to an end, Russia's foreign minister Sergei Lavrov urged Syrian president Bashar al-Assad at the end of December to start talks with the Syrian opposition in line with the agreements for a cease fire that was reached in Geneva on 30 June. The Russians have also extended the invitation to the Syrian opposition National Coalition head, Ahmed Moaz al-Khatib.  The National Coalition refuses to negotiate with Al-Assad and Al-Assad will not relinquish power voluntarily.
The hardened positions of both sides leaves little hope for a negotiated settlement; and foreign minister Sergei Lavrov has made it clear that only by an agreement among the Syrians will Russia accept the removal of Al-Assad.  Neither do they see a settlement through a battlefield victory which leaves only a partitioning that will allow the civil war to just wind down as all sides are exhausted.
[...] Putin is certain that he is holding the winning hand in this very high stakes poker game.  An offshore naval task force, the presence of Russian air defense forces, an electronic intelligence center in latakia, and the port facilities at Tardus will guarantee the independence of the enclave. As the supplier of sixty percent of Turkey’s natural gas, Moscow does have leverage that Ankara will not be able to ignore; and Ankara well knows that gas is one of Putin’s diplomatic weapons.
When the Turks and U.S see that there is little chance of removing Al-Assad, they will have no option other than to negotiate a settlement with him; and that would involve Russia as the protector and the mediator.  That would establish Russia’s revived standing as a Mediterranean power; and Putin could declare confidently that “Russia is back.”  After that, the Russians will be free to focus upon their real interests in the region.
And what is Russia’s real interest?  Of course, it is oil and gas and the power that control of them can bring.
Full essay http://oilprice.com/Geopolitics/International/Be-Careful-Russia-is-Back-to-Stay-in-the-Middle-East.html
 
 
 
clothcapclothcap on March 1st, 2013 11:55 am (UTC)
America’s New ‘Ruhrgebiet’. Cheap Energy & America’s Red State Growth Corridors
http://clothcap2.livejournal.com
clothcapclothcap on March 1st, 2013 12:00 pm (UTC)
Syria Online
Saudi Arabia Arms, Funds Terrorists In Syria
A political analyst tells Press TV that supplying terrorists with arms in Syria is without doubt a flagrant and a blatant violation of international law.
A new report has revealed that Saudi Arabia has supplied foreign-backed militants in Syria with large cargos of infantry and heavy weapons through Jordan. Citing anonymous American and Western officials, The New York Times newspaper reported on Monday that "the weapons began reaching rebels in December via shipments shuttled through Jordan."
http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=456909111046947

GGN: US Train Syria Death Squads, FSA Kidnapping for Cash, African Police Drag Man..Kill Him
http://youtu.be/u5y9QcfPEo4

27/2/2013 On John Kerry's support to the Syrian Rebels
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJ3u3P6QT8U

US PLEDGES $60 M TO SNC-FSA IN FINAL BID TO FORCE THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD ON THE SYRIAN PEOPLE
http://syria360.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/us-pledges-60-m-to-snc-fsa-in-final-bid-to-force-the-muslim-brotherhood-on-the-syrian-people/

A Friend of Syria WAS, in Rome today.. Her banner exposes "Friends of Syria" for what they are; supporters of terrorism in a sovereign country under the watch of the UN and in the name of supporting freedom and democracy!!
Please watch the video to see the reaction of AlKhatib and Kerry

http://youtu.be/OBd5_RfTK-4

Martyr, 24 Injuries in Car Bomb Blast in Homs (Around 1am today)
http://realsyriaupdates.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/martyr-24-injuries-in-car-bomb-blast-in-homs/

FSA is Finishing off Syrian Churches
What had been left of the Arab Evangelical church in Old Aleppo was bombed by FSA. Photo shows the damage the church had suffered at the hands of FSA earlier last year. Back then, half of it was blown, now FSA had finished off the rest.
http://realsyriaupdates.wordpress.com/2013/02/28/fsa-is-finishing-off-syrian-churches/

HOMS TONIGHT - LIBYAN, SAUDI AND 11 TERRORISTS ELIMINATED
Syrian Armed Forces have ambushed a gathering of Brotherhood Terrorists at the "Al-Ashtar" intersection in "Al-Rastan" which lead to the deaths of 11 fighters including known Terrorist "Hussam Matar", with also the Saudi Arabian Terrorist "Mohammed Al-'Aanzi" a.k.a. Abu Al-Fateh" and Libyan Terrorist "Abu Al-Mukhtar"

Hussein Murtadha: Aleppo total countdown began with the collapse of the armed groups and I am reassured that the battle will change much data in the coming days.
"Friends of Syria" Conference in Morocco: 130 Countries
"Friends of Syria" conference in France:100 countries
"Friends of Syria" conference in Tunisia:50 countries
"Friends of Syria" conference in Italy (today):11 countries
Its not that Syria is losing friends, it is that Syria is losing enemies. Slowly the truth with prevail.
Thank you to this Italian activist who bravely stood in the way of those who support the destruction of Syria.
clothcapclothcap on March 1st, 2013 12:02 pm (UTC)
South African police murder
Caught on video: South African police tie man to van and drag him, eventually leading to his death
JOHANNESBURG — His hands are tied to the rear of a police van while his body lay behind it, on the ground. The van speeds off, dragging the slender man along the pavement as a crowd of onlookers shouts in dismay and at least one videotapes the scene. He is later found dead in a police cell.
It’s a gut-wrenching video, made all the more disturbing by the fact that the men who carried out the abuse were uniformed South African police officers and the van was a marked police vehicle. The Daily Sun, a South African newspaper, posted video the footage Thursday and it was quickly picked up by other South African news outlets and carried on the Internet. It sparked immediate outrage.
Full http://news.nationalpost.com/2013/02/28/caught-on-video-south-african-police-tie-man-to-van-and-drag-him-as-crowd-cheers-eventually-leading-to-his-death/
clothcapclothcap on March 1st, 2013 12:15 pm (UTC)
Oil and Gas find offshore Syria motive for US Israeli mercenary uprising and bloodshed in Syria
If the American people knew what we have done, they would string us up from the lamp posts."
- George H.W. Bush-

Why are US Israeli mercenaries in Syria? Same reason why the US illegally attacked Afghanistan, Iraq, and Libya and Israel is committing genocide against the Palestinian civilian population – oil and gas. The U.S. Geological Survey reported that the Levant Basin, which covers Israel, Syria, Lebanon, Cyprus and Palestine, contains around 122 trillion cubic feet of gas and at least 1.7 billion barrels of oil.
[...] The U.S. Geological Survey estimates that the area includes the coastal states of Palestine (Gaza), Lebanon and Syria. So according to the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea, Palestine, Lebanon and Syria are all entitled to explore and recover oil and gas in their respective economic zones.
Hundreds of US government financed mercenaries from Xe Services LL, formerly known as Blackwater, and Academi have been captured and killed by Syrian forces in Syria. As many as 700 foreign mercenaries of Arab and Western descent along with Israeli, US and European-made weapons were seized in the Homs neighborhood of Baba Amro in March of this year.
European journalists in Syria see a totally different story that is propagandized by the anti-sovereignty United Nations and the US government. The picture painted by the US media does not match the reality. Foreign journalists are confirming “cross-border terrorism” from Turkey, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon into Syria. They have uncovered evidence of the US government government involvement in the Syrian uprising. US paid mercenaries are the ones killing innocent civilians. Mercenaries from Xe Services LL. Syrian government forces are battling US and foreign mercenaries in Syria. US mercenaries have illegally infiltrated Syria to start an uprising by committing terrorist acts and armed assaults against Syria’s civilian population.
On March 2nd, 2007 retired general of the United States Army Wesley Clark revealed that the US government had planned just 10 days after 9/11 to attack seven countries in five years, “starting with Iraq, and then Syria, Lebanon, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Iran”. As George W Bush is quoted as saying “Mission Accomplished” for Iraq, Lebanon, Sudan, Somalia and Libya. Only 2 more to go – Syria and Iran. Obama illegally attacked Libya (didn’t seek nor get Congressional authorization for use of force or a declaration of war). Because an election is coming in the fall Obama chose again to defy Congress and blatantly violate the US Constitution and his oath of office by secretly waging an illegal war against Syria using foreign mercenaries.
While NATO and Washington condemn the Assad government, Syrian civilians from across Syria tell chilling stories of atrocities committed by foreign fighters, who kidnap and kill anyone at will. Xe mercenaries are blocking the Red Cross and Red Crescent ambulances from entering the battle stricken towns for fear that they will leak to the outside World what is really going on. Xe doesn’t want the Red Cross to witness foreign fighters fighting against Syrian government forces nor do they want the Red Cross to treat its own wounded mercenaries because a dead mercenaries can’t talk, but more importantly, can’t collect what is owed.
http://al-faedah.blogspot.com/2012/10/oil-and-gas-find-offshore-syria-motive.html

Bilderberg wars
Iraq - oil, central bank
Afghanistan - drugs, weapons sales
Libya - oil, gas, water, gold, central bank, destruction of evidence, elimination of Gaddafi family to avoid African unity, eviction of Chinese competition, strategic reasons (NWO greater ME), weapons sales
Syria - gas for the Israeli regime, pipe route for Gulf, IL gas, gateway to attack Iran, gold, central bank, strategic reasons (NWO greater ME), weapons sales

Edited at 2013-03-01 12:18 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on March 1st, 2013 12:41 pm (UTC)
Plain Mean
Capitalism as Disease: Spreading Governmental Tyranny and Gun Violence
The Tragedy of Being Human: A Mean Spirit
[...] What difference is there between a President who has a kill list and squads of assassins called navy seals and a Cosa Nostra Don who orders assassinations? Is the Director of the CIA whose agents assassinate people any better than a Mafia Godfather?
How can a government that boasts of killing people in faraway places seriously lament the killing that takes place in its own cities? Many more Americans were killed avenging 9-11 than were killed on that day. Revenge, a mean spirited activity, is more important than people’s lives. Humane people never take pride in killing.
How can a nation that shrugs its shoulders over collateral killings in, say, Pakistan, bemoan the killings of bystanders in gangland crossfire or even those killed in their bedrooms during drive-by shootings?
How can a nation claim it values life while its police routinely get away with killing unarmed and often handicapped people by merely claiming a fear that their lives were in danger?
How can a government not be tyrannical when it consists of true ideological believers who seek to impose their beliefs on everyone else? Tyrannical governments are made up of tyrannical people. John Stuart Mill long ago proved in his pamphlet, On Liberty, that freedom is impossible without tolerance for differences. But even America’s university graduates haven’t read that little pamphlet. The expression “educated American” is for the most part an oxymoron.
Of course, there have always been two kinds of people—humanitarians and inhumanitarians. And a majority of the people in a mean society do not have to be mean. The amount of meanness perpetrated, not the number of people who perpetrate it, is the definitive element. The meanness evident in America is overwhelming. Civil behavior is almost entirely absent. Barbarians are at the helm of the ship of state and have been for a long time.
The meanness that has afflicted America is responsible for its domestic violence. It is also responsible for the violence Americans inflict internationally. Meanness cannot be compartmentalized. There is no such thing as a nice, mean fellow. No mean person is nice; nice guys are never mean.
The germ that carries this affliction is the predominant political economy fostered by the commercial, political, and economic communities. Capitalism is an extractive activity that exploits workers and consumers and has never succeeded in serving the needs of any nation’s entire population. Marketing is a universal lie. People always fall through the cracks in institutions and the institutional elite care nothing about those who drop. Capitalist societies always consist of first and second class citizens; they are characterized by people who agree with Henry Vanderbilt’s statement, “The public be damned.” And the public is and always has been. America’s elite have never sacrificed anything for this people in general.
Commercial competition does not foster concern for others. Individualism fosters antagonism. Looking out for number one always ends up denying what is needed to number two. Charity is not a commercial virtue. Capitalism is institutionalized meanness. It is the primeval miasma manifested in greed. It is the disease that makes human beings inhumane, and it is fatal.
Why then would those in other nations look up to America and want to emulate its culture of meanness? Why aren’t they revolted by it? Why won’t they simply stop being led by their noses?
More http://globalresearch.ca/capitalism-as-disease-spreading-governmental-tyranny-and-gun-violence/5324574
Or maybe "Meaness by education"?
clothcapclothcap on March 1st, 2013 12:56 pm (UTC)
Bookmarked to read later
US Sponsored Coup d’Etat: The Destabilization of Haiti
http://www.globalresearch.ca/us-sponsored-coup-detat-the-destabilization-of-haiti/5323726

Haiti’s Nightmare: The Cocaine Coup and the CIA Connection http://www.globalresearch.ca/haitis-nightmare-the-cocaine-coup-and-the-cia-connection/5324698

luciferian freemason justice on behalf of the NWO
Police State USA: Supreme Court upholds Secret Wiretaps
http://www.globalresearch.ca/police-state-usa-supreme-court-upholds-secret-wiretaps/5324714

US Supreme Court Justices attack US Voting Rights Act http://www.globalresearch.ca/police-state-usa-supreme-court-upholds-secret-wiretaps/5324714

America: The Power to Assassinate a Compliant and Submissive People - See more at: http://www.globalresearch.ca/police-state-usa-supreme-court-upholds-secret-wiretaps/5324714

This Year’s Subsidy to Wall Street is Equal to the Amount of This Year’s Sequester Cuts http://www.globalresearch.ca/police-state-usa-supreme-court-upholds-secret-wiretaps/5324714
How else to afford bank bonuses to those that aren't sacrificial goats?
clothcapclothcap on March 1st, 2013 01:00 pm (UTC)
Masocho-Sadism. Pay for the pain
AIPAC Lobbyists to Congress: Despite Sequester, Don’t Touch Israel Aid
Douglas Bloomfield at The Jewish Week informs us that 13,000 lobbyists from the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) will descend upon Capitol Hill this weekend for their annual conference to order members of Congress not to cut $3 billion-plus in aid to Israel, even as automatic budget cuts are set to take place in a matter of days.
http://antiwar.com/blog/2013/02/28/aipac-lobbyists-to-congress-despite-sequester-dont-touch-israel-aid/
Charity for the Israeli regime that will very likely be spent on lobbying in the US, UK and elswhere, controlling Western media, terrorism and weapons.
clothcapclothcap on March 1st, 2013 01:01 pm (UTC)
Using Military Weapons on Americans
20th Anniversary of Federal Attack at Waco
Today is the 20th anniversary of the ATF’s attack on the Branch Davidians outside Waco, Texas. National Guard helicopters played a key role in the initial attack; 51 days later, Army tanks would lead the final assault. I thought Waco might be the most important public education lesson of the 1990s, but I don’t see the learning curve yet. Most Americans forgot or never undertstood Waco, paving the way for politicians to commit other grave abuses in the following years.
Following are a few pieces I did on Waco back in ‘95, when some members of Congress briefly acted like they gave a damn about the carnage.
Here http://antiwar.com/blog/2013/02/28/using-military-weapons-on-americans-20th-anniversary-of-federal-attack-at-waco/
clothcapclothcap on March 1st, 2013 01:02 pm (UTC)
British terror suspects quietly stripped of citizenship… then killed by drones
The Government has secretly ramped up a controversial programme that strips people of their British citizenship on national security grounds – with two of the men subsequently killed by American drone attacks.
An investigation by the Bureau of Investigative Journalism for The Independent has established that since 2010, the Home Secretary, Theresa May, has revoked the passports of 16 individuals, many of whom are alleged to have had links to militant or terrorist groups.
Critics of the programme warn that it allows ministers to “wash their hands” of British nationals suspected of terrorism who could be subject to torture and illegal detention abroad.
They add that it also allows those stripped of their citizenship to be killed or “rendered” without any onus on the British Government to intervene.
More http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/crime/british-terror-suspects-quietly-stripped-of-citizenship-then-killed-by-drones-8513858.html
Basically the disgusting UK regime is taking part in murder by setting the targets up.
clothcapclothcap on March 1st, 2013 01:17 pm (UTC)
Libya updates via MT
Libya Fund Helps SEC in Goldman Investigation
Libya's sovereign-wealth fund said it is cooperating with the U.S.
Securities and Exchange Commission in its ongoing investigation into
Goldman Sachs Group Inc. (GS) over the securities firm's dealings with the
fund when Col. Moammar Gadhafi was in ...
http://www.foxbusiness.com/news/2013/02/28/libya-fund-helps-sec-in-goldman-investigation/

Dismissed head of Libya sovereign wealth fund stays put
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya will replace the head of its sovereign wealth
fund, Mohsen Derregia, after the government deemed his performance
unsatisfactory, Prime Minister Ali Zeidan said, but so far he has refused
to step down despite being told to do ...
http://ca.reuters.com/article/topNews/idCABRE91R13H20130228
"...told to do so" by Goldman Sachs? Sarkozy?

Libya PM denies Gaddafi premier in "critical condition"
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's prime minister dismissed on Thursday reports
that Muammar Gaddafi's former premier was in a critical condition after
being tortured in prison while a United Nations team visited him in jail
and said he appeared in "decent ...
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/28/us-libya-gaddafi-pm-idUSBRE91R16520130228

Libyan leader vows to stand against militia
TRIPOLI, Libya -- Libya's Prime Minister Ali Zidan on Thursday called on
militias to evacuate their buildings and headquarters and join government
security forces, vowing that his government will take a hard-line stand
against any armed group that ...
http://www.miamiherald.com/2013/02/28/3258924/libyan-leader-vows-to-stand-against.html
ROTFALMAO.

Niger, Algeria, Libya, Egypt and Sudan Courage, mon brave
In Algeria they persuaded the government to curb some forms of torture,
though beatings continue. “Change comes slowly,” says an activist in
Ourgla, a rocky university town close to the Tunisian and Libyan border,
who does not want to give his name.
http://www.economist.com/news/special-report/21572380-africas-centre-remains-poor-and-conflict-ridden-activism-rising-courage-mon-brave

Egyptian Copts in Libya allegedly detained, tortured following 'missionising ...
The activists asserted that the images would also be sent to the United
Nations, the Egyptian embassy in Libya, the Egyptian foreign affairs
ministry, the Libyan Observatory for Human Rights and Human Rights Watch,
in hopes that "action would be taken ...
http://english.ahram.org.eg/NewsContent/1/64/65844/Egypt/Politics-/Egyptian-Copts-in-Libya-allegedly-detained,-tortur.aspx

Repsol Fourth-Quarter Net Doubles on Libya, Refining Margins
Adjusted operating income doubled as operations resumed in Libya and
Bolivia's Margarita field came into operation, the company said. Repsol
reported a reserve replacement ratio of a record 204 percent for 2012,
indicating it found more than twice the ...
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-02-28/repsol-fourth-quarter-net-doubles-on-libya-refining-margins-1-.html

Transitions: Libya struggles to come to terms with the past
Libya is approaching yet another important threshold in its efforts to come
to terms with the legacy of the Muammar Qaddafi dictatorship. Next week,
Libya's interim legislature is preparing to vote on the draft of a law
designed to ban politicians and ...
http://transitions.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2013/02/28/libya_struggles_to_come_to_terms_with_the_past
True "democracy" imposed by eco fascist US ex-pat style. A green storm is brewing in Libya.
(Anonymous) on March 2nd, 2013 01:18 pm (UTC)
Re: Libya updates via MT
If it wasn’t for oil ‘Libya would be in the same situation as Egypt and Tunisia today’

http://rt.com/op-edge/libya-gaddafi-jibril-oil-693/
Re: Libya updates via MT - (Anonymous) on March 3rd, 2013 08:44 pm (UTC) (Expand)
clothcapclothcap on March 1st, 2013 01:39 pm (UTC)
Iran updates via MT
44. Prevent Iran from obtaining nuclear weapons
In his 2002 State of the Union Address, President George W. Bush proclaimed
Iran was part of an "axis of evil," along with North Korea and Iraq. In the
years since, tensions have grown over Iran's nuclear ambitions. Israeli
Prime Minister Benjamin ...
http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2013/02/28/obama-iran-nuclear-state-of-the-union/1935517/

Shift tactics in Iran negotiations: Column
Suddenly, it's springtime for diplomacy with Iran once again. After a year
that saw a dramatic escalation of economic pressure against the Islamic
Republic, the Obama administration and its allies are now once again
talking to Tehran. Yesterday ...
http://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2013/02/28/iran-negotiations-nuclear/1952085/

Argentine Congress Approves Iran Bombing Probe
Argentine prosecutors believe Iran's government ordered the 1994 Jewish
center bombing that killed 85 people, and put a list of high-ranking
Iranian officials on Interpol's watch list for years. Iran denies any role
in the bombing, and has never ...
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/argentine-congress-approves-iran-bombing-probe-18617891

Lawmakers Introduce Bipartisan Measure to Toughen Iranian Sanctions
As Iranian negotiators spoke in positive tones about their resumed nuclear
negotiations with the big powers, Congressional lawmakers in Washington
introduced legislation on Wednesday that would greatly expand the sanctions
on Iran, amounting to what ...
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/28/world/middleeast/lawmakers-offer-bill-to-toughen-iranian-sanctions.html

Argentina passes deal with Iran to probe Amia bombing
Argentine legislators have approved an agreement with Iran to set up an
international truth commission to investigate the 1994 bombing of a Jewish
centre in Buenos Aires. Argentine courts have blamed Iran for the attack,
which killed 85 people.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-latin-america-21612517

Iranian exiles ask UN, US protection in Iraq after rocket hit
GENEVA (Reuters) - An Iranian exile leader called on Thursday for swift
U.N. and U.S. action to prevent further attacks on Iranian dissidents in a
transit camp in Iraq following a rocket strike in which at least five
people were killed and many wounded.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/28/us-iran-iraq-dissidents-idUSBRE91R1DX20130228

Iran Cheers Latest Offer as 'Turning Point' in Negotiations With West
Iranian officials were upbeat today at what was described as a
“realistic” series of offers by Western officials at the ongoing P5+1
talks in Kazakhstan, saying they marked a major turning point in the talks.
http://news.antiwar.com/2013/02/27/iran-cheers-latest-offer-as-turning-point-in-negotiations-with-west/

Iran Analysis: What Tehran's nuclear negotiator actually said
On Wednesday, a press conference by Iran's chief negotiator Saeed Jalili
set much of the tone of Western coverage of the two-day nuclear talks
between the Islamic Republic and the 5+1 Powers (US, Britain, France,
Germany, Russia, and ...
http://www.enduringamerica.com/home/2013/2/28/iran-analysis-what-tehrans-nuclear-negotiator-actually-said.html

Rothschilds Want Iran's Banks
Islam forbids the charging of interest, a major problem for the Rothschild banking system.
http://www.thedailysheeple.com/rothschilds-want-irans-banks_022013

Debunking the myths that sustained Ayatollah Khomeini's republic
“SLEEP easily, Cyrus, for we are awake,” assured Iran's last shah,
Muhammad-Reza Pahlavi, speaking at the tomb of his imperial ancestor in
1971. This staged event helped forge the myth that the Pahlavis were an
adored monarchy stretching back millennia ...
http://www.economist.com/news/books-and-arts/21572740-debunking-myths-sustained-ayatollah-khomeinis-republic-waiting-god
clothcapclothcap on March 1st, 2013 01:48 pm (UTC)
Syria updates via MT
West to send Syrian rebels aid, not arms
The European Union, acting on a decision this month to send direct aid to
the rebels, said it had amended sanctions on Syria to permit the supply of
armored vehicles, non-lethal military equipment and technical aid, provided
they were intended to ...
http://www.reuters.com/article/2013/02/28/us-syria-crisis-us-idUSBRE91R0KM20130228

£1bn pledged in aid to Syria fails to materialise
Speaking to the Guardian, the head of WHO in Syria, Elizabeth Hoff, said
the security situation in the Syrian capital had got worse. There were
several explosions on a daily basis, and an increasing number of people in
Damascus being killed and injured ...
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/feb/28/aid-syria-fails-materialise

Croatia Withdrawing Soldiers from UN Force on Israel-Syria Frontier
Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic of Croatia said Thursday that his country
would withdraw its soldiers from a United Nations peacekeeping force in the
Golan Heights following reports that Croatia was funneling weapons to
antigovernment fighters in Syria.
http://www.nytimes.com/2013/03/01/world/europe/croatia-withdrawing-soldiers-from-un-force-on-israel-syria-frontier.html

Lebanon's Shia leaders are not sure what to do about Syria
TWO years ago, times were good for Hizbullah, the Lebanese Shia
militia-cum-party with strong links to Iran and Syria. The group had risen
from humble origins fighting Israeli soldiers in Lebanon in the 1980s to
becoming a well-armed force that ...
http://www.economist.com/news/middle-east-and-africa/21572827-lebanons-shia-leaders-are-not-sure-what-do-about-syria-pickle

Putin Signals Russia Can Be More Flexible on Syria
President Vladimir Putin said Thursday that Russia should listen to some of
the French arguments about Syria — over a bottle of vodka, not merely
wine. Putin made the comment after talks in Moscow with French President
Francois Hollande, whom Putin ...
http://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/hollande-talk-syria-settlement-putin-18615000

Another Problem in Syria: How Do Kurds Fit In?
One of the biggest questions facing a post-Assad Syria is what will become
of the residents of western Kurdistan (commonly called "Rojava")--which
comprises much of northern Syria--once the war is over? Long persecuted
under the Assad regime, Syrian ...
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2013/02/another-problem-in-syria-how-do-kurds-fit-in/273603/

DIY weaponry of Syria's rebels - Boing Boing
The Atlantic has a fascinating photo gallery about the DIY Weapons of the
Syrian Rebels. Homebrew explosives are the norm, as are catapults (Reuters
photo above) and tele-operated machine guns controlled with scavenged video
game ...
http://boingboing.net/2013/02/28/diy-weaponry-of-syrias-rebel.html

The Limits of U.S. Aid to Rebels in Syria
Rendezvous's editor, Marcus Mabry, speaks with correspondent Mark Landler
on the White House's deliberations on what kind of aid to give forces
fighting Bashar al-Assad, and how. Read more…
http://rendezvous.blogs.nytimes.com/2013/02/27/the-limits-of-u-s-aid-to-syrias-rebels/

Rana B. Khoury: A Dead-End Pursuit Not Worth Pursuing: Syria and ...
As opposed to the pursuit of intervention, the most important objectives
should be to end the bloodshed and pursue a negotiated transition toward
democracy. Neither side has shown genuine efforts toward this end.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rana-b-khoury/syria-intervention_b_2687807.html

Syria conflict: John Kerry set to up US aid to rebels
New US Secretary of State John Kerry is meeting Syrian opposition leaders
in Rome, as the US prepares to increase its support for rebels fighting to
topple President Bashar al-Assad.
http://www.thedailysheeple.com/syria-conflict-john-kerry-set-to-up-us-aid-to-rebels_022013
clothcapclothcap on March 1st, 2013 01:58 pm (UTC)
Nothing Changes. John Stockwell - CIA's War on Humans

John R. Stockwell is a former CIA officer who became a critic of United States government policies after serving in the Agency for thirteen years serving seven tours of duty. After managing U.S. involvement in the Angolan Civil War as Chief of the Angola Task Force during its 1975 covert operations, he resigned and wrote In Search of Enemies, a book which remains the only detailed, insider's account of a major CIA "covert action."
clothcapclothcap on March 1st, 2013 02:13 pm (UTC)
David Cameron - The Common People Song


Via http://www.scoop.it/t/can-t-stop

Edited at 2013-03-01 02:17 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on March 1st, 2013 02:25 pm (UTC)
Soetoro's thuggies
All the President’s Thugs
Hey, Bob, you can’t say we didn’t warn you. We knew this White House was capable of attacking even the great Bob Woodward for telling the truth.
You could have listened to Michael Barone. He saw it coming even before Barack Obama was elected. In October 2008, he penned “The Coming Obama Thugocracy.”
I experienced it when DOJ press harpy Tracy Schmaler yelled at a half dozen reporters, as the White House official did to you, about my under-oath testimony involving the New Black Panther dismissal. Her victims included Pete Williams, Quin Hillyer, and Sharyl Attkisson. After Schmaler’s thug tendencies were well known, she was nurtured and promoted within the Thugocracy instead of being canned, as any administration before this one would have done to her — Republican or Democrat.
Schmaler has since been appointed a Made Man of sorts, entering the rarefied private sector air of David Axelrod’s shop.
Schmaler’s story is typical of this gang. Her shouting, threats, and rants at reporters would have rendered her unqualified to serve in the press shop of a state department of agriculture.
But there is something unique about the Obama White House. It borrows tactics and standards from the darker figures in history — threats, projection, unrepentant dishonesty, towering columns in stadiums, and even bloody mayhem like Fast and Furious hatched for political purposes.
Richard Nixon seems like a fluffy kitten compared to this crowd.
http://pjmedia.com/jchristianadams/2013/02/27/all-the-presidents-thugs/
Esp. Chicago thugs working for a Kenyan called Barry

Police Chief Shouts at Graham: Gun Background Checks Just ‘a Paper Thing’
For the briefest moment on Capitol Hill today gun control crept back onstage as Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) led an emotional hearing on her latest attempt to renew the assault weapons ban. And Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), again proudly declaring his ownership of an AR-15, tangled with gun-control advocates over current enforcement of background checks.
http://pjmedia.com/blog/police-chief-shouts-at-graham-gun-background-checks-just-a-paper-thing/