Stop NATO News March 2, 2011

2 March 2011 — Stop NATO

  1. Pan-European Security System: NATO Recruits Ukraine For Interceptor Missile System, Rapid Deployment Force, Cyber Warfare Operations, Horn Of Africa Deployment
  2. Georgian Afghan War Deployments, Deaths “Down Payment On Admission Into NATO”: U.S. Ambassador
  3. Wave Of Attacks Kill Seven NATO Soldiers In Afghanistan
  4. NATO Musters Military Resources For Confrontation With Libya
  5. Afghanistan: Extending Canada’s Longest War
  6. Report: NATO Bases Ready As Hundreds Of U.S., British And French Special Forces Operate In Libya
  7. NATO Libya Intervention Plan: Bypass UN, Recognize Rebel Regime To Authorize Intervention
  8. Russia: Inexcusable For International Community To Gloss Over Brutal Crimes In Kosovo
  9. Sao Tome: Pentagon’s Africa Partnership Station Ship In Gulf Of Guinea: Angola, Cameroon, Cape Verde, Gabon, Nigeria, Senegal and Sierra Leone To Follow
  10. Detailed Scenario For Japanese-Russian War Over Kurils Islands
  11. U.S. Deploys Warships, Senior U.S. Official Wants “Two Bullets Into The Heads Of Gadhafi And Son”
  12. U.S. And NATO Invasion Of Libya? West Plays “Weapons Of Mass Destruction” And “Humanitarian Intervention” Cards
  13. Middle East Turbulence Disrupts The World, West Not Satisfied Until Turmoil Reaches Russia And China
  14. NATO Air Strike Kills Nine Afghan Children: Governor
  15. Criminal Satraps: The Wrong Choice In Kosovo
  16. Canada Deploys Warship, Troops For Blockade Of Libya
  17. Georgian Army Transformed, Modernized To Meet NATO Standards
  18. U.S. Amphibious Assault Ships, Marines Cross Suez For Libya Blockade, Intervention
  19. Warship Deployment: U.S. Launches Interceptor Missile Program In Mediterranean
  20. Report: Russia To Deploy Missiles, Combat Helicopters On Kurils
  21. Brussels: NATO’s 28 Defense Chiefs Meet As European Union Holds Crisis Summit On Libya And North Africa
  22. Poland’s Pro-American Foreign Minister: North Africa Unrest “Strengthens Need For US Military In Europe”
  23. Arab League: Syria Urges Rejection Of Western Libyan Intervention
  24. Afghan MPs: Harsh Punishment For NATO Over Massacre Of Civilians
  25. Kurils: U.S.-Japan-South Korea Axis Also Aimed At Russia

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Media Lens: Tyranny And Rebellion – The Breaking Of The Corporate Media Monopoly

2 March, 2011 — Media Lens

Historian Howard Zinn (1922-2010), would be remembered above all for his humanity and warmth, were it not for the crystal clarity of his insight. In ‘A Power That Governments Can’t Suppress,’ he wrote:

‘There is a tendency to think that what we see in the present moment will continue. We forget how often we have been astonished by the sudden crumbling of institutions, by extraordinary changes in people’s thoughts, by unexpected eruptions of rebellion against tyrannies, by the quick collapse of systems of power that seemed invincible.’ (Zinn, A Power That Governments Can’t Suppress, City Lights, 2007, p.267)

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Black Africans Live in Fear in “Free Libya” By Yoshie Furuhashi

2 March 2011 — MRZine

Al Jazeera reports that Black African workers now live in fear in the rebel-held territories in Libya. Some of them have been attacked by mobs, others have been imprisoned, and some of their homes and workshops have been torched. “Many African workers say they felt safer under the Gaddafi regime,” says Al Jazeera’s Jacky Rowland, reporting from Benghazi.

Before this video report, there have already been warning signs: “Among the spray-painted graffiti in Beida, some denounce foreign workers and call Mr Qaddafi a Jew,” as noted by The Economist a week ago for instance.

“What we are looking at here,” says Rowland, “is the ugly face of the revolution.” Al Jazeera reports on this “ugly face” as if the channel had nothing to do with its emergence, chalking it up to “racism” that “when law and order break down . . . can rise to the surface.” However, it is none other than Al Jazeera, together with Western corporate media, that, conveying Libyan rebel testimonies without independently verifying their accuracy, has been working hard to spread the very rumors that it now pretends to deplore: “Eastern Libya is rife with rumors about African mercenaries brought in by Gaddafi to put down the uprising.”

If Al Jazeera now sees an ugly face in Libya, it is only looking at the face of a monster for whose birth it served as chief midwife, passing off a neoliberal pro-imperialist civic-military coup d’état against a neoliberal pro-imperialist regime — aka the sorriest of bourgeois faction fights — as a “revolution”1 and inciting people to join it. That is very clever of the Gulf Arab ruling classes, whose interests now clearly shape what Al Jazeera says and what it doesn’t say. There is certainly no better way to disfigure the Arab Revolt, which is now threatening them at home.

1 It will probably take some time before the rest of the Left catches on to the fraud perpetrated on us.

Yoshie Furuhashi is Editor of MRZine.

An Empire of Lies: The CIA and the Western Media By Jonathan Cook

28 February, 2011 — Global Research

Last week the Guardian, Britain’s main liberal newspaper, ran an exclusive report on the belated confessions of an Iraqi exile, Rafeed al-Janabi, codenamed “Curveball” by the CIA. Eight years ago, Janabi played a key behind-the-scenes role — if an inadvertent one — in making possible the US invasion of Iraq. His testimony bolstered claims by the Bush administration that Iraq’s president, Saddam Hussein, had developed an advanced programme producing weapons of mass destruction.

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Information Clearing House Newsletter 1 March, 2011: The War Party's Atrocity Porn

1 March, 2011 — Information Clearing House

‘US Builds Up Then Usurps Dictators’
By Press TV
For those of us old enough to remember the events of 1979 in Iran, this is a rerun of an old movie where America had frozen bank accounts that the Shah had left in America and never paid the money back.

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 28 February, 2011: Israeli Settlers Demand Firing Of Bus Driver For Crime Of ‘being Arab’

28 February, 2011 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Jerusalem, Nablus roads blocked by Israeli settlers in protest against outpost removal
IMEMC – Tuesday March 01, 2011 – 03:35, Hundreds of Israeli settlers blocked the Nablus road in the northern West Bank, and dozens more tried to block a main road in Jerusalem on Monday, calling for the Israeli government to allow the expansion of a settlement colony located in the northern West Bank.

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