Information Clearing House Newsletter 4 April, 2011: The First Great War of the 21st Century

4 April, 2011 — Information Clearing House

Mounting Evidence of CIA Ties to Libyan Rebels
By Patrick Martin
The Libyan rebel military is not the independent organ of a popular uprising against the Gaddafi dictatorship, but rather the creature of American imperialism, the most reactionary political force on the planet.
www.informationclearinghouse.info/article27817.htm

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 4 April, 2011: Israel okays 942 new settler homes in East Jerusalem

4 April, 2011 — VTJP

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UN Council: Will Not Retract Goldstone Report Due To Op-ed By Chief Investigator
IMEMC – Tuesday April 05, 2011 – 03:32, Richard Goldstone, the Chief Investigator of the UN Human Rights Council’s investigation into war crimes and violations by Israel and Hamas during Israel’s 2008-9 invasion of Gaza, created a diplomatic stir when he published an op-ed on Friday entitled “Reconsidering the Goldstone Report on Israeli War Crimes”.

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I believe I Saw Muammar Gadaffi On My Way To the Colosseum By Gaither Stewart

4 April 2011 — Greanville Post

The sting of satire can often underscore certain truths that straight prose rarely manages to touch.

Silvio Berlusconi. Until yesterday a loyal pal of Gaddafi's. Today, one of his executioners.

(Roma) A cold wind was blowing down Mussolini’s showpiece avenue. The Via dei Fori Imperiali is the site of victory parades. The victory over the duplicitous Ethiopians. The victory over the ambitious Libyans of East and West. The victory over the ferocious Albanians. It was about 3 p.m. Rain was in the air. The Roman Forum alongside the great avenue was relatively empty this last day of March. As each time I pass I stopped to observe the tourists looking at the ancient Roman ruins of numerous basilicas and arches and statues extending from the Campidoglio to the Colosseum.

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Media Lens: Yemen’s Useful Tyranny – The Forgotten History of Britain’s ‘Dirty War’: Part 2

4 April, 2011 — Media LensPart 1

Using declassified government files, historian Mark Curtis has exposed Britain‘s ‘dirty war’ in Yemen in the 1960s, which he describes as one of the ‘least known aspects of recent British history’. The war lasted almost a decade under both Tory and Labour governments, and cost around 200,000 lives.

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