Fear stalks Tripoli, celebrations in Libya’s east By Alexander Dziadosz

24  February, 2011 — Strategic Culture FoundationEuronews

[To be frank something ain’t right, I’m dubious about the veracity of a lot of the reports emanating from Libya as there seems to be a lack of independent verification. References to Gaddafi bombing civilians and the use of foreign mercenaries for example have not been confirmed. The report below which includes these allegations and more are all reported to have taken place but none appear to have been confirmed. Do I detect the long arm of US intervention? See Fidel on this ‘Reflections of Fidel: The Plan is to Occupy Libya‘ and Glen Ford’s excellent (as usual) piece, ‘Khadafi On the Outs‘. The Ed.]

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – Thousands of Libyans celebrated the liberation of the eastern city of Benghazi from the rule of Muammar Gaddafi, who was reported to have sent a plane to bomb them on Wednesday as he clung to power. Continue reading

Wikileaks Newslinks for 24 February, 2011

24 February, 2011 — creative-i.info

Assange Arrives for Extradition Hearing in London
New York Times
By RAVI SOMAIYA LONDON — Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, arrived
at a London court on Thursday to find out if he is to be extradited to
Sweden to face accusations of sexual abuse. The founder of WikiLeaks,
Julian Assange, arriving at the court …
www.nytimes.com/2011/02/25/world/europe/25assange.html?src=twrhp

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Yemen Mostly Mainstream Newslinks for 24 February, 2011

24 February, 2011 — creative-i.info

Yemeni President Urges Security Forces to Protect Demonstrators
Voice of America
Photo: AP Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh has urged his security forces
to protect the demonstrators who are calling for him to resign. Yemen’s
state-run Saba news agency published a statement saying Saleh ordered the
security forces to prevent any …
www.voanews.com/english/news/middle-east/Yemeni-President-Urges-Security-Forces-to-Protect-Demonstrators-116803868.html

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Tunisia Mostly Mainstream Newslinks for 24 February, 2011

24 February, 2011 — creative-i.info

Zimbabwe activists face treason charges for discussing Middle East upheaval
Los Angeles Times
Police arrest 45 people at a meeting in Harare analyzing the uprisings in
Egypt and Tunisia and comparing it with the situation in Zimbabwe. They are
charged with treason, which could result in the death penalty. Police
escort arrested activists into a …
www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fg-zimbabwe-arrests-20110224,0,6843490.story

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Egypt Mostly Mainstream Newslinks for 24 February, 2011

24 February, 2011 — creative-i.info

Upheaval Jolts Israel and Raises New Worry
New York Times
A Palestinian near the border with Egypt last month at Rafah, in Gaza. New
governments in the Arab world may increase support for the Palestinian
cause. By STEVEN ERLANGER CASABLANCA, Morocco — The old certainties of
the Middle East have been upended, …
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Bahrain Mostly Mainstream Newslinks for 24 February, 2011

24 February, 2011 — creative-i.info

16 miles away, Saudi Arabia’s watchful eye looms over Bahrain unrest
Washington Post
Anti-government demonstrators throw a prisoner pardoned by the king into
the air in Pearl Square in Manama, the Bahraini capital. (James Lawler
Duggan) By Michael Birnbaum MANAMA, BAHRAIN – On Wednesday morning, King
Hamad bin Isa al-Khalifa boarded a …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/23/AR2011022307070.html

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Libya Mostly Mainstream Newslinks for 24 February, 2011

24 February, 2011 — creative-i.info

North Africa Libya’s Leader Blames al-Qaida for Protests
Voice of America
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi has blamed Osama bin Laden and al-Qaida
terrorists for the anti-government protests in his country. In a Thursday
speech relayed to state television by telephone, he said al-Qaida forces
had given “hallucinogenic” drugs to …
www.voanews.com/english/news/africa/north/Fresh-Violence-Flares-in-Libya-116809178.html

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Bradley Manning Newslinks for 24 February, 2011

24 February, 2011 — creative-i.info

Bradley Manning Advocacy Fund Launches Today
Sacramento Bee
By Bradley Manning Advocacy Fund WASHINGTON, Feb. 22, 2011
/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Bradley Manning Advocacy Fund is launching a
campaign today in support of the United States Army private accused of
disclosing classified materials. …
www.sacbee.com/2011/02/22/3421679/bradley-manning-advocacy-fund.html

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Information Clearing House Newsletter 23 February, 2011: Justice Drops Defense of Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz

23 February, 2011 — Information Clearing House

Khadafi On the Outs
“Khadafi had clearly reached an accommodation with the United States and the rich men of Europe.”
By Glen Ford
The worst possible consequence of the Libyan crisis would be for the United States to find some way to intervene, in any way whatsoever.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article27552.htm

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Fear stalks Tripoli, celebrations in Libya’s east By Alexander Dziadosz

24  February, 2011 — Strategic Culture FoundationEuronews

[To be frank something ain’t right, I’m dubious about the veracity of a lot of the reports emanating from Libya as there seems to be a lack of independent verification. References to Gaddafi bombing civilians and the use of foreign mercenaries for example have not been confirmed. The report below which includes these allegations and more are all reported to have taken place but none appear to have been confirmed. Do I detect the long arm of US intervention? See Fidel on this ‘Reflections of Fidel: The Plan is to Occupy Libya‘ and Glen Ford’s excellent (as usual) piece, ‘Khadafi On the Outs‘. The Ed.]

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – Thousands of Libyans celebrated the liberation of the eastern city of Benghazi from the rule of Muammar Gaddafi, who was reported to have sent a plane to bomb them on Wednesday as he clung to power. Continue reading