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31 January 2014 @ 02:15 pm
Libya sitrep, counter insurgency progress report  
Anti-NATO Forces Retake Areas in Southern Libya by Abayomi Azikiwe
www.workers.org January 29, 2014

For nearly seven months in 2011, NATO planes — particularly from the U.S., France, Britain and Canada — carried out a massive bombing campaign in Libya intended to overthrow the government of Muammar Gaddafi.
After getting the U.N. Security Council to pass a resolution imposing an arms embargo on Libya and then another authorizing a so-called “no-fly zone” in which only their planes could fly, the imperialists succeeded in having Gaddafi captured and brutally killed, opening the way for the establishment of a new regime that would further their interests in that oil-rich North African country.
Now, just two and a half years later, this puppet government is losing ground in southern and western Libya to pro-Gaddafi forces, who have taken back several towns and an air base.
These developments have prompted French Admiral Edouard Guillard to appeal for a renewed imperialist intervention in Libya, claiming that developments on the southern border could lead to a “terrorist threat.” (Washington Post, Jan. 27)
Guillard claimed that any intervention would require the “consent” of the neocolonial regime that these same imperialists set up in Tripoli. It is headed by Prime Minister Ali Zeidan and the General National Congress.
Since mid-January forces that remain allied with the former Jamahiriya political and economic system set up by Gaddafi have taken control of several cities and towns in the south. Clashes have also been reported around the capital of Tripoli, where nationalist forces have fought pitched battles with militias and military forces backed by the GNC regime. (Libya Herald, Jan. 20)
The withdrawal of the Tebu, who are dark-skinned Africans, from an air base at Tamenhint created the conditions for the seizure of this important location by pro-Gaddafi forces on Jan. 21.
According to a Jan. 22 Saudi Gazette report, “The Tamenhint air base 30 km northeast of Sebha is reported to be back in pro-Gaddafi hands after Tebu forces from Murzuk who were guarding it withdrew. They unilaterally pulled out Monday evening [Jan. 20] claiming that the government was deliberately exploiting clashes in Sebha between Tebus and Awlad Sulaiman in order to divert attention from moves to replace it with a new administration.”
These events have sent shockwaves throughout the GNC and Zeidan, its weak and vacillating prime minister, who is allied with the United States and other imperialist states responsible for installing the current regime. The situation in Libya has clearly shown that the current regime has failed to stabilize its rule. Militias set up to bring down the Gaddafi regime are reportedly in open defiance of Zeidan and other “authorities” in Tripoli.
Oil is the major export of the North African state. The industry has been largely shut down after workers and militias at several drilling facilities and ports took control of production and threatened to engage in trade with foreign firms without the consent of Tripoli. Zeidan has limited support even within the GNC; the Islamic Justice and Construction Party recently resigned from the government over political differences with the prime minister.

Draconian laws enacted
Nonetheless, it is in the south that the green flag of the Jamahiriya is being openly flown in defiance of the imperialist-backed regime. This is causing panic in the government, which passed a new law banning satellite television networks that have been broadcasting pro-Gaddafi news and commentaries.
According to a Jan. 26 report from AllAfrica.com, Decree 5/2014, entitled “Concerning the Cessation and Ban on the Broadcasting of Certain Satellite Channels,” instructs the ministries of Foreign Affairs, Communications and Media to “take necessary steps required” to halt the transmission of all satellite television stations hostile to the regime in Tripoli. The decree further instructs the government to “take all measures” against states or businesses in territories from which the channels are broadcast if they fail to block the transmissions.
This ban on satellite stations that have taken a pro-Gaddafi position in their editorial content includes the al-Khadra Channel and al-Jamahiriyah.
Dissatisfaction is growing among the Libyan population. Once the most prosperous nation in Africa, with a standard of living that exceeded several European countries, the conditions inside the country have drastically deteriorated since the 2011 imperialist-imposed counterrevolution. The decline in living standards, the failure of the regime to rein in the militias that terrorize the population, the collapse of the oil industry and widespread corruption have drawn broad criticism, even among the favored elites.
Another decree issued in January prohibits scholarship students and public employees from speaking out against the conditions prevailing in Libya. According to AllAfrica.com, “It calls on Libyan embassies abroad and others to draw up lists of names and refer them to the Prosecutor General for prosecution.”

Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan
There is no benefit for the masses in oppressed nations where the U.S. and other imperialist states have overthrown governments and installed puppet regimes. The situation in Libya is mirrored in Iraq, where people are dying every day from internecine conflict and the overall horrendous conditions prevailing among the majority of the population.
Over 100,000 people have died in Syria over the last three years since the U.S. and Saudi Arabia promoted a counterrevolutionary assault on the population. The current Geneva II talks in Switzerland are ostensibly designed to reach a political solution in Syria, but the U.S. and its allies are continuing to finance and coordinate those seeking the overthrow of the government of President Bashar al-Assad.
Anti-war and anti-imperialist groups in the Western states should oppose this military and political interference into the internal affairs of African, Middle Eastern and Asian states — such as Afghanistan, where after 12 years the Pentagon-NATO forces are no closer to victory than in 2001. The U.S. and NATO must be forced to withdraw their occupying forces and shut down their military bases.
Those oppressed nations under imperialist occupation should be paid reparations for the destruction carried out by Western military forces. The resources utilized to maintain these occupations should instead be redirected to rebuild the cities and towns here that are facing an unprecedented economic crisis through austerity and massive poverty.
Original workers.org/articles/2014/01/29/anti-nato-forces-retake-areas-southern-libya/
Tags Libya sitrep, counter insurgency progress report, pro gaddafi resistance, nato, green flag of the Jamahiriya,
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clothcapclothcap on January 31st, 2014 03:26 pm (UTC)
Does the TR admin support terrorism?
In Turkey, Terror Probe Infuriates Prime Minister
by Abigail R. Esman IPT News January 15, 2014

On Tuesday, two senior al-Qaida leaders were arrested in Kilis Province, Turkey during a large-scale counterterrorism sweep by Turkish police. The arrests, conducted alongside a raid on the Van province offices of the Humanitarian Relief Foundation (known as IHH), took place less than six months after Turkey partnered with the United States to develop a specialized counter-terrorism program aimed at reducing Islamic radicalism in the Middle East.
Well done, you say?
Not so fast.
Hours after the arrests, the government summarily dismissed the two police chiefs who had overseen the operation, and reassigned several others. Moreover, according to Turkish daily Hurriyet, "bodyguards of the eight prosecutors who launched the anti-al Qaeda operations" were also replaced. Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç particularly criticized the raid on IHH offices, denying any connection between the organization and al-Qaida. "The İHH is a legal organization, it is working for humanitarian goals," he said in a press statement.
Continues http://www.investigativeproject.org/4267/in-turkey-terror-probe-infuriates-prime-minister
(Anonymous) on January 31st, 2014 08:48 pm (UTC)
Re: Does the TR admin support terrorism?
Is this a case of government secret operations being so secret that real people think they should be doing their jobs according to the cover story and end up fouling the governments own nest? What a farce!

Hi CC, and a belated Happy. New.Year to you and yours. Good to be reading from you again.

Re: Does the TR admin support terrorism? - clothcap on February 1st, 2014 12:29 pm (UTC) (Expand)
Re: Does the TR admin support terrorism? - (Anonymous) on February 1st, 2014 11:29 pm (UTC) (Expand)
clothcapclothcap on January 31st, 2014 04:04 pm (UTC)
Today from Syria 24 English

SAA 3rd Armored Division scored 25 terrorists and captured 30 in an ambush near Yabroun, Qalamoon.

A convoy of vehicles carrying a batch of Syria's chemical weapons slated for disposal to Latakia Port on January 27 came under fire from militants, the director of the Russian Foreign Ministry's security and disarmament department, Mikhail Ulyanov, said.
"During the removal of the second consignment of chemical weapons on January 27, 2014, the convoy carrying them was attacked by militants. The attack was defeated," he said.
Voice of Russia, Interfax

Severe clashes occur between ISIS organization and criminals of the Islamic Front and al-Mujaheden Army in Tal Refat and al-Rai towns of #Aleppo countryside amid an attack carried out by #ISIS on the towns.

#Damascus #Yarmouk_Camp : They tried to go out to receive their portions of the aid delivered by the Syrian Arab Army , but an iron fence made by terrorists prevented them .
A photo that shows part of their sufferings took by Ayham yousef.

Babila reconciliation and Beit Sahm completed .. The flag of Syria rises

Syrian Arab Army has regained al-Naymat and al-Aboudia hills in southeast Josiyah town of Homs countryside.
These hills are located on the Syrian-Lebanese borders near al-Hermel city.
According to a Syrian military source, the importance of restoring these areas lies in the fact that it will reduce armed men’s infiltration into al-Qusair countryside and targeting Lebanese areas, especially al-Hermel, with rockets
Furthermore, the Lebanese newspaper “al-Akhbar” quoted security sources as saying that Lebanese Army detained before several days 20 militants of “Free Army” while trying to infiltrate from the Syrian village “Bet Jen” into Shebaa town.

Terrorists killed in #Idleb
A source told SANA that the army units killed many terrorists near Saraqib and Sermen towns in Idleb countryside, in addition to destroying their weapons and ammunition.
Among the dead terrorists were Mohammad Hamad and Mustaf al-Hajj Hassan.

Army units kill scores of terrorists in #Daraa
A military source told SANA that the army units carried out operations against terrorists' dens and gatherings in Atman, Enkhil and al-Sheikh Maskeen towns, killing and injuring scores terrorists, some of them affiliated to the so-called "Mujahdi Houran Brigade."
Sami Salem Aweid, Dargham al-Faraj, Eyyas Mahmoud al-Faouri and Abdullah al-Zrara were identified among the dead terrorists.

Terrorist mortar attacks wound 14 citizens in several provinces
14 citizens were injured by terrorist mortar attacks on residential neighborhoods in #Damascus, #Aleppo, #Homs and #Daraa.
A source told SANA that 4 mortar shells fired by terrorists landed on al-Hamra and al-Maydan neighborhoods in Homs, causing the injury of 6 citizens and material damage to 5 cars.
The source added that other 2 citizens were injured by shells landed on al-Kalidiyeh neighborhood in Aleppo city.
The source added that armed terrorist groups fired mortar shells on neighborhoods in al-Harra city in Daraa, causing the injury of the Chairman of communication center and another employees.
In Deir Ezzor city, terrorists fired mortar shells on al-Haweiqa neighborhood, causing material damage to the site.
In Damascus, 4 citizens were wounded by a shell fell on al-Ghawas street in al-Maydan neighborhood.
clothcapclothcap on January 31st, 2014 04:11 pm (UTC)
Is Syrian "Peace" Conference Laying the Foundation for War?
30 January 2014 By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers , Truthout
The Geneva II "peace" conference has all the indicia of a sham. Those opposed to war in Syria better get ready to prevent war again.
The Geneva II conference, which claims to be seeking to end the war in Syria, seems designed to fail and instead to provide an excuse for military intervention by the United States and its allies. Human rights activist Ajamu Baraka describes the negotiations as an "Orwellian subterfuge" designed to provide justification for war and a lot of facts support his view.
The negotiations are destined to fail because of the way they have been set up and the preconditions the United States and its allies in the Syrian opposition have made - demanding that President Bashar al-Assad agree to leave government before negotiations go forward.
Continues http://truth-out.org/news/item/21520-is-syrian-peace-conference-laying-the-foundation-for-war
clothcapclothcap on January 31st, 2014 07:36 pm (UTC)
Twitter snips 31 Jan (1)
Comrade Keaton
Antiwar Blog: US Exploits Humanitarian Suffering in Philippines to Win More Military Bases http://bit.ly/1kk7WW5

Net News Global
NNG: Deliver us from Kerry: Hardline Israelis rally against peace plan http://bit.ly/1a74uwT
NNG: Video: Afghans stone US drone http://bit.ly/1hXIjc3
NNG: Attention fliers: Canada?s electronic spy agency is following you - new Snowden leaks http://bit.ly/1a74ugv
NNG: Terrorist group massacres 7 citizens in Talkalakh countryside http://bit.ly/1a74ugq

Nat'l Security News
Libya sets February 20 for constitution assembly vote http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/30/us-libya-constitution-idUSBREA0T20A20140130

Raja Chemayel
When the rebels + #islamits in #Syria use the civilians a human-shields , what should the regular and legal army do ??

Democracy Now!
State Dept. Report Said to Favor Keystone XL Oil Pipeline http://owl.li/t9oZn

Walk the plank, copyright middlemen: Long live The Pirate Bay! (Op-Edge by @Falkvinge) http://on.rt.com/76s40n
Legally high: Cannabis courses open in Uruguay to control marijuana consumption http://on.rt.com/qaqsg1
Yahoo! Mail hacked, passwords and user info nabbed http://on.rt.com/jz5dih

Press TV
Top #Navy #officer to run US #spy #agency http://shar.es/QmuC3
#Myanmar probes #Rohingya #massacre http://shar.es/QmgiE
#Oil giants poised to return to #Iranhttp://shar.es/QmoJj

nsnbc international
Enough Is Enough: Fraud-ridden Banks Are Not L.A.’s Only Option http://wp.me/p3dxDt-aXS
Ellen H. Brown (nsnbc) : “Epic in scale, unprecedented in world history.” That is how William K. Black, professor of law and economics and former bank fraud investigator, describes the frauds in which JPMorgan Chase (JPM) has now been implicated. They involve more than a dozen felonies, including bid-rigging on municipal bond debt; colluding to rig interest rates on hundreds of trillions of dollars in mortgages, derivatives and other contracts; exposing investors to excessive risk; failing to disclose known risks, including those in the Bernie Madoff scandal; and engaging in multiple forms of mortgage fraud.
So why, asks Chicago Alderwoman Leslie Hairston, are we still doing business with them?

Jamila Hanan
As a Brit, I'd just like to apologise to the world for this idiot http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2014/jan/30/tony-blair-backs-egypt-military-ruler-abdel-fatah-al-sisi

Activist Post
When the #Comex trading floor opened January 30 at 8:20AM NY time, the price of #gold inexplicably plunged $17... http://fb.me/1hafSDDmy
The coral reefs are dying and the seas are increasingly depleted of sea life. Could Roundup 'weed killer' be... http://fb.me/6AoOjWRPs
EU police want ‘remote kill switch’ on every car http://rt.com/news/remote-car-disable-eu-413/
Digital Currency Founder: U.S. Indicted Me For Not Giving FBI My Source Code http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2014/01/liberty-reserve-source-code/
clothcapclothcap on January 31st, 2014 07:37 pm (UTC)
Twitter snips 30 Jan (2)

Pesticides halve bees' pollen gathering ability, research shows http://gu.com/p/3ma8q/tw

'American Anthrax' Exposes Attacks as Inside Job http://feedly.com/e/2zN_PioY
Imperialism in Crisis in #Libya http://feedly.com/e/Bu4eH0Nm

Fenia Yfandi
Clashes erupt after kidnapping in Libya's Benghazi via @globalpost http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/140130/clashes-erupt-after-kidnapping-libyas-benghazi
Witness Deaths Plague Probe Into Attack in Benghazi http://shar.es/Qm4lF
Dick Morris: Clinton’s Benghazi cover-up | TheHill http://thehill.com/opinion/dick-morris/196734-dick-morris-clintons-benghazi-cover-up#.UuvR0uwEFok.twitter
Press Statement from the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Libya,on the Situation in the South http://wp.me/p225MK-29q
Terror-linked halal certifier exposed http://wp.me/pFzOK-26v
[...] In Canada, profits from the halal certification racket have been diverted to Hamas. Such activities by IFANCA cannot be ruled out considering the groups with whom IFANCA associates, its history of financial misrepresentations, and IFANCA’s increasing activities abroad.
Hawala used to launder £20 million in England http://wp.me/pFzOK-26I
Confirmed: U.S. chief facilitator of Christian persecution: http://www.humanevents.com/2014/01/27/confirmed-u-s-chief-facilitator-of-christian-persecution/#.UuvXBZ4_DTc.twitter
Articles: Obama Syria Policy: Paying the Persecutors http://www.americanthinker.com/2014/01/obama_syria_policy_paying_the_persecutors.html#.UuvXRIsJIJk.twitter
U.S. blames Syria for delay in chemical weapons removal - The Hindu http://www.thehindu.com/news/international/world/article5638147.ece
Turkey wakes up to blowback threat from Al Qaeda-linked fighters in Syria http://www.csmonitor.com/World/Security-Watch/Under-the-Radar/2014/0131/Turkey-wakes-up-to-blowback-threat-from-Al-Qaeda-linked-fighters-in-Syria
Takfiri Terrorists Murdered Civilians in Syria’s Adra: Report: http://www.almanar.com.lb/english/adetails.php?eid=133307&cid=31&fromval=1&frid=31&seccatid=91&s1=1
Francois Hollande says no to EU reform in talks with David Cameron http://www.standard.co.uk/news/politics/francois-hollande-says-no-to-eu-reform-in-talks-with-david-cameron-9099273.html

Révolutions Info
#yemen Suspected militants kill 15 soldiers in Yemen - Reuters: NaharnetSuspected militants kill 1... http://bit.ly/1a7jg6Y

21st Century Wire
Putting Politicians and Bankers to ‘The Psychopath Test’ http://bit.ly/1hXzqiQ
(Anonymous) on January 31st, 2014 09:36 pm (UTC)
Gold watch blues
(Anonymous) on January 31st, 2014 09:39 pm (UTC)
Universal soldier
(Anonymous) on January 31st, 2014 09:52 pm (UTC)
A treat for you. CC
clothcapclothcap on January 31st, 2014 10:31 pm (UTC)
Alalam headlines
'Fajr Decade' starts; 35th anniversary of Iran’s Islamic revolution
Muallem: Opposition didn’t take the talks seriously
Al-Qaeda’s next goal: Starting with Sinai, ending with White House
Erdogan: Iran, Turkey to keep in touch on Syria
Brahimi: Little bit of common ground between Syrians
Russia: US claims on Syria chemicals ‘usual unnecessary pressure’
Some 1,900 killed in Syria during Geneva II talks: Report
Above 10,000 raped across England, Wales in just a year
Syrian anchor Elissar Moualla shocks opposition at Geneva talks
Israeli F16 warplanes bomb Gaza, 10 Palestinians hurt
Syria army inflicts heavy losses on Takfiri militants in Idlib, Aleppo
clothcapclothcap on February 1st, 2014 12:14 am (UTC)
Libya update from Libya SOS 31 Jan
What is happening in southern Libya?
The latest developments from the South, demonstrate the ability of military and political resistance Patriots, the flame is lit, the direction of the resistance makes a fruitful balance the objectives achieved in its unexpected emergence of conscious but longed to return long way Libya's dignity and sovereignty, cleaning of mercenaries and traitors, makes tactical moves to protect civilians and new troops loyal to the newly formed Provisional jamahiriya army. Warns important security measures of muhyaidines green strength and all the people in general, recommends resistance fighters reviewers and the proper use of social media, mobile or any media to avoid be detected by the invading enemy that has high-tech devices to detect resistance and recommends people to avoid conflict areas not to become cannon fodder since the enemy is passed in the most cowardly manner by members of resistance ..... The people must be patient and wait for the time when the green strength convene
According to reports reaching the mediation of some tribes of Zintan has agreed to a temporary cease-fire, engaging the Zintan cualquiere repel attack by mercenaries from Misrata and Libyan army subservient evil called NATO in any area of the South. This agreement allows avoid further bloodshed of civilians and facilitates rearrangement of resistance to a new battle scenario.
Resistance announces that it has control of the South and continues its targeted attacks on figures puppet "government" Libyan
Continues http://translate.google.com/translate?sl=es&tl=en&js=n&prev=_t&hl=en&ie=UTF-8&u=http%3A%2F%2Flibia-sos.blogspot.co.uk%2F2014%2F01%2Finforme-de-la-jamahiriya-libia-01022014.html
clothcapclothcap on February 1st, 2014 01:25 am (UTC)
Twitter snips 31 Jan
In #Syria i was free to speak about things that are illegal to discuss in many western countries under the sedition and vilification laws.

A. Smith
Global citizens now are aware that smart devices sold to the West have been tampered with, backdoored and contain Israeli tracking chips

halil drebbi
http://www.globalresearch.ca/israels-secret-nuclear-program/5366851 - Israel’s Secret Nuclear Program
http://www.globalresearch.ca/new-scandals-rock-us-nuclear-command/5366887 New Scandals Rock US Nuclear Command
http://www.middle-east-online.com/english/?id=63928 - The Crumbling Lockerbie Case
[...] Professor Hans Koechler, noted: “there is not one single piece of material evidence linking the two accused to the crime. In such a context the guilty verdict in regard to the first accused appears to be arbitrary even irrational,”
http://www.blogs.wsj.com/moneybeat/2014/01/31/a-look-at-nine-goldman-trades-that-lost-libya-1-billion-in-one-year/ - A Look at Nine Goldman Trades That Lost Libya $1 Billion in One Year
Brookings Institution’s O’Hanlon Calls For Thousands Of U.S. Troops In Africa
http://williambowles.info/2014/01/31/spy-agencies-work-on-psychologically-profiling-everyone/ - Spy Agencies Work On Psychologically Profiling Everyone
http://gulfnews.com/in-focus/syria/after-syria-al-qaida-expanding-in-lebanon-1.1284606 - After Syria, Al Qaida expanding in Lebanon
http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/2014/01/30/pentagon-herding-serbia-into-nato/ - Pentagon Herding Serbia Into NATO

Activist Post
FRI Newsletter- Ground Breaking Mathematics That Proves Free Energy Is Possible - http://eepurl.com/NxfZX

Democracy Now!
Top U.S. and World News Headlines for Friday, January 31. Watch: http://youtu.be/-73M3pFN3K8 Read: http://www.democracynow.org/2014/1/31/headlines
Report: Road Project That Symbolized U.S. Success in Afghanistan Is Falling Apart http://owl.li/ta4BH
Shell Drops Plans to Drill For Oil in the Arctic This Year http://owl.li/ta463

Fenia Yfandi
27 Shocking Numbers That Reveal the True State of the Union http://rol.st/1ev70sJ
L'Oreal moves against forest destruction- News in Brief- The Ecologist http://www.theecologist.org/News/news_round_up/2259500/loreal_moves_against_forest_destruction.html
5 Ways the Trans-Pacific Partnership Threatens Local Food - Alternet http://www.alternet.org/food/5-ways-trans-pacific-partnership-threatens-local-food
Is Monsanto Killing the Monarch Butterflies, Too? | Alternet http://www.alternet.org/environment/monsanto-killing-monarch-butterflies-too
Desert plants fed with saltwater produce amazing new biofuel for Boeing and Etihad http://www.greenprophet.com/2014/01/boeing-etihad-and-masdar-biofuel-desert-plants/
Top 10 Veterans Stories – January 30, 2014 http://www.veteranstoday.com/2014/01/30/top-10-veterans-stories-422/
Syrian opposition figure: Turkey's 'many mistakes' in Syria http://almon.co/1z2f
Qatar & AKP Sent Terrorists to Iraq- Evidence of Saudi aid to the terrorist groups in Syria (En… http://wp.me/p1P9ia-7kp

Press TV
#Saudi #Shia jailed 15 years for #protest http://www.presstv.com/detail/2014/01
#Syria #opposition, puppets of #USAhttp://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/01/31/348650/syria-opposition-puppets-of-us/
#USA seeks to hinder #election in #Syriahttp://shar.es/QmF6x

Rothschild’s Saudi Lapdog Armed Syrian & Libyan Rebels #Libya #Syria http://feedly.com/e/Esrp6-oX
Ukrainian opposition is morally and politically bankrupt http://feedly.com/e/SmToN-Ic
Net neutrality petition gets 1M signatures http://zite.to/1deC0MR

$1.5bn Goldman Sachs deal demolishes Danish ruling coalition http://on.rt.com/bnapgz
Approval or rejection of Keystone XL ‘unlikely to affect’ the rate of oil extraction, refining - US official http://on.rt.com/mjtj4q

Chris Sedlmair
UAE, Libya Request US Arms Purchases http://nblo.gs/TmctT

I love that song- http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nabYYdQkS58
#US Third banker commits suicide within a week. Probably something "big" is coming. http://www.infowars.com/third-banker-commits-suicide-within-a-week/

21st Century Wire

Edited at 2014-02-01 01:25 am (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on February 1st, 2014 12:10 pm (UTC)
Turkish ruling party lawmaker resigns amid probe
A senior Turkish lawmaker of the ruling AK Party has resigned from his political bloc after accusing the government of “protecting thieves” in a high-level corruption investigation.
“Unfortunately, the AK Party has of today become blackened. It has become the architect of a process in which corruption is covered up, thieves are protected and the unlawful has become the law,” Muhammed Cetin told a news conference in parliament on Friday.
The resignation came after the government dismissed or reassigned some 800 police officers in the latest wave of purging of police and judicial officials involved in a corruption investigation.
Cetin was the eighth lawmaker who resigned since the corruption scandal broke in December 2013. AK Party still controls 319 of 550 seats in the parliament.
“There are many members of parliament who cannot stomach what is happening,” he said.
Continues http://www.presstv.ir/detail/2014/02/01/348735/turkish-lawmaker-resigns-amid-probe/
clothcapclothcap on February 1st, 2014 01:37 pm (UTC)
Duplicity and deceit to continue
E.g. Obama hob-nobbing with the most undemocratic state in the ME

Newsline - Obama to try mend ties with Saudis in March – report
US President Barack Obama is to travel to Saudi Arabia in March in a bid to defuse tensions with America’s key Arab ally, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday, citing unnamed Arab officials. US relations with the monarchy deteriorated amid Washington’s rapprochement with Saudi regional rival Iran. Riyadh is also irritated by the US’s reluctance to use military force against the Syrian government, which the Saudis want toppled.

CrossTalk vid - Syria: Talking the talk?
Where does the Geneva process stand? How did the disinvitation of Iran affect the talks? What are the interests of all the participants? And at what point will both sides realize that the bloodshed in Syria is unacceptable? CrossTalking with Dan Arbell and Joe Lauria.

In line with CFR (Pilgrims' Bilderberg) policy -
Ukraine affair displays ‘absolute disconnect in US foreign policy’
Ukraine unrest has a serious geopolitical dimension rooted in the EU Association Agreement, which stipulates Kiev’s collaboration with NATO, exec director of the Ron Paul Institute Daniel McAdams told RT, noting inconsistency in US official statements.
RT: Why would the likes of John Kerry and indeed top diplomats from the EU be interested in talking to the Ukraine opposition leaders in Munich? What’s in it for them? Why is Ukraine of such importance?
Daniel McAdams: What is interesting is that after the meeting between opposition leader Vitaly Klitschko and John Kerry, the Ukrainian opposition leaders said that Kerry told them: “We are with the opposition, we give them our full support.”
Kerry also said that President Yanukovich has not done enough in his reforms. And the US has even called for a change in the constitution of Ukraine. But at the same time he warned against meddling by outside powers in Ukraine’s internal affairs. So there is an absolute disconnect in US foreign policy, and I think anyone who is paying attention notices it.
RT: There is a disconnect amongst the opposition there too, isn’t it? Because John Kerry is talking with the opposition, but does he know who they are?
DM: And by what rights does he have any authority to undermine the legitimately elected government and tell the president of this country, what he should or should not do?
You know that is really funny, because the US State Department released something yesterday, saying Ukraine should move more towards a more parliamentary system instead of the strong presidential system.
And this is the same week that President Obama in the State of the Union address said: “Well, if congress does not go along with these laws that I plan on pass, I’m going to start ruling by the executive order.” So it is quite ironic.
Continues http://rt.com/op-edge/ukraine-kerry-foreign-policy-501/

Edited at 2014-02-01 01:38 pm (UTC)
clothcapclothcap on February 1st, 2014 01:57 pm (UTC)
Moves towards a leisure society or a euthanised planet?
US military, Lockheed deem driverless convoy test a success
The US Army, along with defense contractor Lockheed Martin say they've successfully tested an autonomous vehicle convoy
[...] Lockheed says the aim of this particular system is primarily to get rid of the need for humans in these convoys, and potentially driving them faster with a little help from computers.
More jobs going to robots and gameboys. This is an illustration of the accelerating transfer of labour from humans to machines. The Bilderberg (Pilgrims) puppet regimes respond by demonising the unemployed, making it harder to claim state benefits and reducing cash to benefits claimants by any means. Cold deaths will increase this year as a covert policy of euthanasia by deliberate failure to implement any policy to minimise casualties by successive UK regimes that find funding imperial covert and overt wars, gang green boondoggles like wind farms and carbon capture, lending foreign despots billions to build wind farms then letting the IMF and GEF grab their land when they fail to repay, as planned, bank bailouts,foreign gov't bailouts, funding the carbuncle EU, UN, NATO and their spin-ofs and a whole lot more, more worthy than UK lives. Truly an enemy of the UK, and humanity.
clothcapclothcap on February 1st, 2014 02:54 pm (UTC)
Fars News of Syria
TEHRAN (FNA)- The Syrian army conducted several military operations and made major advances in strategic regions of Deir Ezzur city in the Eastern parts of the country.
The army units supported by artillery units targeted and destroyed several gathering centers of the armed rebels in Al-Roshdiya district of Deir Ezzur.
Al-Haviqa and Al-Sanaeh districts of Deir Ezzur were also scenes of fierce clashes between the Syrian army and the militants.
Also in the past 24 hours, the Syrian army conducted killed dozens of the Islamic State of Iraq and Levant (ISIL) members in a series of operations against the al-qaeda group.
The army units targeted and destroyed the militants’ gathering centers in Sarmin city in Idlib countryside in Northwestern Syria and killed several ISIL members.
Meantime, Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Meqdad also said that Saudi Arabia’s stances had ruined the Geneva II talks.
“Saudi Arabia has mobilized all its capacities for destruction of the Syrian government,” Meqdad said.
Elsewhere in Al-Raqqa, the ISIL formed a female police brigade to arrest the women who do not obey their orders.
Syria has been experiencing unrest since March 2011 with organized attacks by well-armed terrorists and militants against the Syrian army and civilians across the country.
Thousands of people have been killed since terrorist and armed groups turned protest rallies into armed clashes.
The government blames outlaws, saboteurs, and armed terrorist groups for the deaths, stressing that the unrest is being orchestrated from abroad.
In October 2011, calm was almost restored in most parts of the Arab state after President Assad started a reform initiative in the country, but Israel, the US and its Arab allies brought the country into chaos through every possible means. Tel Aviv, Washington and some Arab capitals have been staging various plots in the hope of increasing unrests in Syria.
The US daily, Washington Post, reported in May, 2012 that the Syrian rebels and terrorist groups battling Assad's government have received significantly more and better weapons in recent weeks, a crime paid for by the Persian Gulf Arab states and coordinated by the United States.
The newspaper, quoting opposition activists and US and foreign officials, reported that Obama administration officials emphasized the administration has expanded contacts with opposition military forces to provide the Persian Gulf nations with assessments of rebel credibility and command-and-control infrastructure.
According to the report, material was being stockpiled in Damascus, in Idlib near the Turkish border and in Zabadani on the Lebanese border.
Opposition activists who several months ago said the rebels were running out of ammunition said in May that the flow of weapons - most bought on the black market in neighboring countries or from elements of the Syrian military in the past - has significantly increased after a decision by Saudi Arabia, Qatar and other Persian Gulf states to provide millions of dollars in funding each month.

TEHRAN (FNA)- Opposition sources in Syria said around 1,900 people, including at least 430 civilians, have been killed in the country during a week of talks between the Syrian government and the foreign-backed opposition in Geneva.
The so-called Syrian Observatory for Human Rights reported the figures on Friday, saying the civilian fatalities were caused by fighting and lack of humanitarian aid, Islam Times reported.
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