Stop Nato Updates on Libyan war: 31 March 2011

31 March 2011 — Stop NATO

  • NATO Assumes Full Command Of Libyan War Operations
  • Obama Authorizes Covert Operations In Libya, CIA Already There
  • Poll: Americans Oppose Obama’s Libyan War, Ratings At All-Time Low
  • Defense Minister: NATO’s Libyan Operation Costs Greece $9 Million A Month
  • Venezuela On Libya: No Peace With Bombs, West Eyes Oil Reserves
  • NATO Air Strike Kills Libyan Infant

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The War on Libya: Our Billion Dollar “Turd Sandwich” By David Swanson

31 March 2011 — Global Researchwarisacrime.org

So President Obama has been quoted calling his war in Libya a turd sandwich, while Juan Cole calls it philanthropy, and Ed Schultz praises it as vengeance against this month’s Adolph Hitler. The last time we bombed this particular Hitler we took out his daughter, among other people.

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The Euro-US War on Libya: Official Lies and Misconceptions of Critics By James Petras and Robin Eastman-Abaya

30 March 2011 — Dissident Voice

Many critics of the ongoing Euro-US wars in the Middle East and, now, North Africa, have based their arguments on clichés and generalizations devoid of fact. The most common line heard in regard to the current US-Euro war on Libya is that it’s ‘all about oil’ – the goal is the seizure of Libya’s oil wells.

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Media Lens: Yemen’s Useful Tyranny – The Forgotten History of Britain’s ‘Dirty War’: Part 1

31 March 2011 — Media Lens Part 2

All revolutions are not equal. While Libya is deemed worthy of the West’s ‘humanitarian intervention’ – express delivery by B-2 bomber, F-15 fighter and cruise missile – protesters elsewhere have been denied such Western largesse. In response to the atrocities in Yemen, for example, Obama has sent mere words. The reason, as one astute commentator notes, is that Yemen’s dictator Ali Abdullah Saleh is a ‘useful tyrant’. Continue reading

Libya Newslinks 30-31 March 2011

31 March 2011 — creative-i.info

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Defusing another UN timebomb By Eric Walberg

31 March 2011 — Eric Walberg

Turkey’s decision to take the lead in the NATO mission against Libya is a bold example of its determination to play the leading role in the region – and within NATO itself, says Eric Walberg

Turkey continues its struggle to rein in the trigger-happy Franco-Anglo-American coalition intent on invading Libya. From the start, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan dismissed the idea of a no-fly-zone as “such nonsense. What does NATO have to do with Libya?” But his NATO colleagues pushed ahead and achieved UN Security Council Resolution 1973 on 17 March, authorising “all necessary measures” against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi and the establishment of a no-fly zone.

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Libya Newslinks 30-31 March 2011

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Arrest warrant plans make a mockery of universal jurisdiction By Daniel Machover

30 March 2011 — The Guardian, Comment is Free

Giving suspects from ‘protected countries’ immunity from war crimes arrests would turn the UK into a safe haven for suspects

The rationale behind universal jurisdiction is that certain crimes – piracy, war crimes, genocide, torture, crimes against humanity and hostage taking – are so harmful to international interests that states are entitled, and in some cases even obliged, to bring proceedings, regardless of the location of the crime and the nationality of the perpetrator or the victim. In accordance with that principle, in December 2009 a British judge granted an arrest warrant against Tzipi Livni, who had been the foreign minister during Israel’s assault on Gaza a year earlier. It was withdrawn when it emerged that she had not travelled here after all, but the Labour government, backed by the Conservative leadership, expressed outrage that the warrant had been issued.

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Cuba50.org culture news & events 30 March 2011

30 March 2011 — Cuba Update

Welcome to the Cuba50 newsletter – for Cuban cultural events in the UK. For many more see http://www.cuba50.org/ or contact office@cuba50.org

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Cuban filmmaker Gerardo Chijona presents new feature, ‘Boletin al Paraiso’ (ticket to Paradise), to Cuban audiences, as it goes on national release. The film is about a group of young people and explores the subject of HIV AIDS in Cuba in the ’90s. more>>

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