Imagine that the New York Times revealed that five Senators were known to be taking bribes from a particular corporation. Some days later the Washington Post runs a story saying they had independent sources suggesting that four Senators were taking bribes from that same corporation but goes on to state that this was nothing new as the story was already covered, neglecting to mention that three of the four names were different than those previously reported by the Times. This is hard to imagine because eight named Senators in a scandal is not the same as five named Senators, and because healthy competition between papers would tend to point out the information missed by a rival. Yet, this is, at least numerically, what happened following the October 22nd, 2010 release of the Iraq War Logs by WikiLeaks.
7 March 2011 — creative-i.info
- Fareed Zakaria’s Contra Solution in Libya
- Nato ‘weighing action on Libya’
- The Independent: Libya capture a ‘misunderstanding’
- Former PM calls for talks to end Libya deadlock
- BBC VIDEO: John Simpson under fire in Libya
- US and allies step up military and intelligence operations in Libya
- Who’s backing the eastern rebels?
- Manipulating the UN is part of the West’s usual games
- BBC: Daily View: Reaction to SAS in Libya
- Stop NATO News March 7, 2011
- Thousands of Migrant Workers Stranded at Libyan Borders and Ports As Violent Clashes Spread: Video Report by Anjali Kamat in Benghazi
- Money as a weapon in West’s war on Libya
- Hopes of Peaceful Revolution in Libya End as Opposition Prepares for Long Battle Against Gaddafi Forces
- Gaddafi’s onslaught on Libyan rebels
- Rebels fight for Libya’s Ras Lanuf
- VJ Um Amel, “Asl? Ü. Bâli and Ziad Abu-Rish on International Intervention in Libya: A Documentary Remix”
- Insurrection and Military Intervention: The US-NATO Attempted Coup d’Etat in Libya?
- BBC: Hague approved SAS Libya mission
- The Independent: UK counts cost of botched SAS mission
7 March 2011
“Despite the situation in Libya remaining unresolved, one thing is now certain: the president of the United States is now in control of the money, and this gives him a powerful tool … ‘Most countries consider the freezing of their assets an act of economic warfare'” — ‘Money as a weapon in West’s war on Libya‘, RT, 7 March 2011
In the West, revolution is something we are not very familiar with although it’s something the Left talk about an awful lot, other peoples’ revolutions that is.
7 March 2011 — Return of the Public
To form itself the public has to break existing political forms. — John Dewey
The culture secretary Jeremy Hunt last week decided to allow News Corporation’s takeover of BSkyB. Once Murdoch agreed not seek outright ownership of Sky News Hunt was happy for him to buy out the other shareholders. The company is now Murdoch’s for the buying.
7 March, 2011 — RT
As the violence continues in Libya, the US has been sending warships and more troops in that direction, fueling speculation of a military intervention. Some believe, however, that the West has already launched its war against Gaddafi’s regime.
According to specialist in US sanctions, Michael Krinksy, the latest freezing of Muammar Gaddafi and his family foreign assets comes as the main weapon in this war. ‘Most countries consider the freezing of their assets an act of economic warfare,’ he said.
Some estimate that Libyan foreign assets amount to as much as US$ 100 billion, believed to be spread across the globe in investment. The question now is what happens to this fortune, especially the US$ 30 billion which the US has frozen, essentially cutting Libya off from the entire US banking system.
Despite the situation in Libya remaining unresolved, one thing is now certain: the president of the United States is now in control of the money, and this gives him a powerful tool.
4 March, 2011 — Global Research
In contrast with what is happening in Egypt and Tunisia, Libya occupies the first spot on the Human Development Index for Africa and it has the highest life expectancy on the continent. Education and health receive special attention from the State. The cultural level of its population is without a doubt the highest. Its problems are of a different sort. The population wasn’t lacking food and essential social services. The country needed an abundant foreign labour force to carry out ambitious plans for production and social development.
6 March 2011 — RT
Eight British soldiers who were captured while accompanying a UK diplomat on a secret mission are reported to have been released by anti-Gaddafi forces in Libya.
The eight Special Air Service officers were in the eastern part of the country escorting a junior diplomat who was supposed to negotiate with the rebels. They were seized on Sunday by anti-government protesters, who said they were outraged by the incident, seeing it as foreign intervention into Libya’s internal affairs.
The group was taken to the city of Benghazi. The eight SAS soldiers were released later the same day and left the country, according to Sky News sources.
6 March, 2011 — VTJP
Pink Floyd singer joins cultural boycott of Israel
IMEMC – Monday March 07, 2011 – 03:08, The former lead singer of the rock band Pink Floyd, Roger Waters, is the latest artist to voice support for the boycott of Israel, in an effort to pressure the state to end its occupation of Palestinian land, and comply with international law and signed agreements.
6 March 2011 — Mathaba.net
A very informative and honest report on the real situation in Libya. The so-called western media and Jazeera along with it, are clearly beyond all redemption.
We continue the publication of information, coming to the Editor of the St. Petersburg Center for Middle East Studies MEAST.RU from medical staff in Libya.
In 1969, Colonel Muammar Gadaffi, aged 27, overthrew the elderly King Idris, who was in Turkey for medical treatment.
Inspired by the Free Officers in Egypt, Gadaffi and his fellow colonels force-marched the fragile Libyan state and even more fragile Libyan society into social change.
6 March 2011– creative-i.info
Saudi Arabia releases Shiite cleric after Shiites staged protests
The Canadian Press
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi authorities have released a Shiite cleric two days after Shiites in the eastern region demonstrated demanding his release. Tawfiq al-Amer, who was arrested last week after he called for a constitutional monarchy, …
6 March 2011 — creative-i.info
Qaddafi strikes back at Libya rebels’ western advance
Christian Science Monitor
Forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi pushed back Sunday against a rebel advance toward Mr. Qaddafi’s hometown of Sirte from Libya’s ‘liberated’ east. Rebels walk forward as smoke raises from mortar and tank shelling during a fight against …