The Anti-Empire Report March 1st, 2011 by William Blum

1 March 2011 — www.killinghope.org

The Enduring Mystique of the Marshall Plan

Amidst all the stirring political upheavals in North Africa and the Middle East the name “Marshall Plan” keeps being repeated by political figures and media around the world as the key to rebuilding the economies of those societies to complement the political advances, which hopefully will be somewhat progressive. But caveat emptor. Let the buyer beware.

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Oman Mostly Mainstream Media Newslinks for 1 March 2011

1 March 2011 — creative-i.info

US Urges Oman to Show Restraint in Response to Rare Protests
Voice of America
The United States is urging Gulf ally Oman to show “restraint” and engage in dialogue in response to several days of anti-government protests that have turned violent and deadly. US State Department spokesman PJ Crowley said Monday Washington “regrets” …
www.voanews.com/english/news/US-Urges-Oman-to-Show-Restraint-in-Response-to-Rare-Protests-117142943.html

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Libya Mostly Mainstream Media Newslinks for 1 March 2011

1 March 2011 — creative-i.info

Experts Disagree on African Mercenaries in Libya
Voice of America
Photo: AP Within the first few days of the uprising against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi there were reports he had deployed sub-Saharan African mercenaries against the protesters. There is now a growing backlash of violence against sub-Saharan …
www.voanews.com/english/news/africa/Experts-Disagree-on-African-Mercenaries-in-Libya-117156253.html

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Saudi Arabia Mostly Mainstream Media Newslinks for 1 March 2011

1 March 2011 — creative-i.info

Could Saudi Arabia Be Next?
AOL News
With a wave of pro-democracy fervor sweeping the Middle East, could the region’s richest powerhouse, Saudi Arabia, be next to fall? Or perhaps the question should be: Can oil money buy stability? Weeks ago, the answer seemed to be “yes. …
www.aolnews.com/2011/03/01/could-saudi-arabia-be-next/

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“Airstrikes in Libya did not take place” – Russian military — RT

1 March, 2011 — RT

Russian military, monitoring the unrest in Libya via satellite, says airstrikes on Benghazi did not take place

The reports of Libya mobilizing its air force against its own people spread quickly around the world. However, Russia’s military chiefs say they have been monitoring from space – and the pictures tell a different story.

­According to Al Jazeera and BBC, on February 22 Libyan government inflicted airstrikes on Benghazi – the country’s largest city – and on the capital Tripoli. However, the Russian military, monitoring the unrest via satellite from the very beginning, says nothing of the sort was going on on the ground.

At this point, the Russian military is saying that, as far as they are concerned, the attacks some media were reporting have never occurred.

The same sources in Russia’s military establishment say they are also monitoring the situation around Libya’s oil pumping facilities.

“Airstrikes in Libya did not take place” – Russian military — RT

1 March, 2011 — RT

Russian military, monitoring the unrest in Libya via satellite, says airstrikes on Benghazi did not take place

The reports of Libya mobilizing its air force against its own people spread quickly around the world. However, Russia’s military chiefs say they have been monitoring from space – and the pictures tell a different story.

­According to Al Jazeera and BBC, on February 22 Libyan government inflicted airstrikes on Benghazi – the country’s largest city – and on the capital Tripoli. However, the Russian military, monitoring the unrest via satellite from the very beginning, says nothing of the sort was going on on the ground.

At this point, the Russian military is saying that, as far as they are concerned, the attacks some media were reporting have never occurred.

The same sources in Russia’s military establishment say they are also monitoring the situation around Libya’s oil pumping facilities.

Danger: Media Halfwits At Work By Thomas F Barton

1 March 2011 — Military Project

[Thanks to Thomas Barton for this, from the latest Military Resistance. Ed]

Halfwits in the media and agents of Gaddafi have slandered the revolutionary movement in Libya by repeatedly telling the same stupid lie: revolutionaries are flying the “monarchist” flag.

The Monarchist Flag Of King Idris, Last King Of Libya
[Note Crown: Duh]
libya-royal.jpgFlagspot.ne
The Libyan Flag Before Gaddafi Changed It
libya-post royal.jpgFlagspot.net
The Gaddafi Regime Libyan Flag
libya-gadafi.jpgFlagspot.net
The Flag Raised By Today’s Revolutionaries
libya-post royal.jpgFlagspot.net

Any idiot can plainly see this flag in photographs of revolutionaries showing a flag, even idiots that work for major media — see the flag in the photo from Al-Zawiya above, for example. Gaddafi apologists are not necessarily stupid; some know better and are simply despicable slanderers, yapping about “monarchist flags.”

Wikileaks Newslinks for 1 March, 2011

1 March, 2011 — creative-i.info

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange applies to trademark his name
The Guardian
WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange: following in the footsteps of Sarah Palin. Photograph: Chris Radburn/PA Julian Assange, the embattled WikiLeaks founder fighting extradition to Sweden over allegations of rape and sexual assault, has applied to …
www.guardian.co.uk/media/2011/feb/28/julian-assange-trademark-name

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Egypt Mostly Mainstream Newslinks for 1 March, 2011

1 March, 2011 — creative-i.info

Egypt bans Mubarak from travel, freezes assets
Washington Post
Investors sit by a soldier guarding the entrance to Egypt’s stock exchange market in Cairo ahead of the scheduled reopening Tuesday. (Nasser Nasser) By Steve Hendrix and James V. Grimaldi CAIRO – Egypt’s top prosecutor on Monday barred former president …
www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2011/02/28/AR2011022806392.html

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Yemen Mostly Mainstream Media Newslinks for 1 March, 2011

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Yemen wild card: Tribal loyalties
Christian Science Monitor
Anti-government protestors chant slogans during a demonstration demanding the resignation of Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, in Sanaa, Yemen, Sunday, Feb. 27. By Michael Horton, Correspondent / March 1, 2011 In an elegantly built stone house, …
www.csmonitor.com/World/Middle-East/2011/0301/Yemen-wild-card-Tribal-loyalties

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Bradley Manning Newslinks for 1 March, 2011

1 March, 2011 — creative-i.info

The WIKILEAKS NEWS & VIEWS Blog for Tuesday, Day 94
The Nation. (blog)
Cables on Saudi Arabia and royal spending, Anonymous takes down Koch Bros website, Kenya cables on mercenaries and politics, and op-eds on WikiLeaks, journalism and upcoming protests in support of Bradley Manning and WikiLeaks. How did Candide put it? …
www.thenation.com/blog/158911/wikileaks-news-views-blog-tuesday-day-94

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