Stop Nato Updates on Libyan war: 6 April, 2011

6 April 2011 — Stop NATO

NATO’s New Humanitarian Intervention: Words And Pictures

  • Libyan Rebel Commander: Weapons Supplied By “Allied Countries”
  • NATO Shouldn’t Arm Libyan Insurgents: Russian Foreign Minister
  • Deputy Commander: Libyan Rebels Shouldn’t Doubt NATO Support
  • “Historic Time” For AFRICOM: Transferred Libyan War To NATO
  • Africa Union Head Condemns Western Military Intervention In Libya, Ivory Coast
  • White House Authorized CIA Operations Inside Libya
  • Pentagon Chief In Saudi Arabia To Discuss $60 Billion Weapons Deal, Containing Iran, Interceptor
  • Missile Collaboration, “Evolutionary Versus Revolutionary” Changes In Arab World
  • Gates Meets Saudi King, Defense Minister On Good Versus Bad Arab Uprisings

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Libya Newslinks 5-6 April 2011

6 April 2011 18:50:43 —

6 April 2011

And the king of all, Sir Duke By Chris Searle

6 April 2011 — Morning Star

[I’ve snuck an excellent video in to this tribute to Mike Westbrook. WB.]

Mike Westbrook is nothing less than a British jazz genius, an utter original and virtuoso of the big band as well as much smaller groups.

I remember in the early ’70s, when Westbrook was living in east London, he brought his small marching band – very close to a Salvation Army formation – to the E1 Festival on Bigland Green in Stepney, as well as to demonstrations for causes from Troops Out to the imprisoned Shrewsbury building workers.

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I started to wonder then whose influence drove forward his huge musical brain and imagination. I should have known, and On Duke’s Birthday reveals it completely.

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Jon Hendricks and The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra – Soul for Sale

The Lincoln Center Jazz Orchestra, led by trumpeter Wynton Marsalis, play the tune “Soul for Sale”, featuring Jon Hendricks on vocals. The selection is part of Wynton’s Pulitzer-winning jazz epic about slavery, “Blood on the Fields”. Broadcast in the summer of 1997 on a fantastic but short-lived PBS show called “Sessions at West 54th”.

Arms sales to Libya haunt Europeans By Staff Writers

5 April 2011 —

Cairo (UPI) – Large-scale sales of weapons and other military equipment to Libya have come back to haunt European powers as they seek to bring down Moammar Gadhafi, with Britain, France and Italy using the same advanced combat jets they once tried to sell to his regime.

Not for the first time, the world’s arms manufacturers — largely from the United States and Europe — find themselves in the awkward position of having sold weapons to unsavory regimes that became international pariahs and have turned the arms on their own people.

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Our Man in Tripoli”: Islamic Terrorists Join Libya’s Pro-Democracy Opposition By Prof. Michel Chossudovsky

3 April, 2011 — Global Research

Concepts are Turned Upside Down: The US-NATO military alliance is supporting a rebellion integrated by Islamic terrorists, in the name of the “War on Terrorism”…

There are various factions within the Libyan opposition: Royalists, defectors from the Qadhafi regime including the Minister of Justice and more recently the Foreign Minister, Moussa Koussa, members of the Libyan Armed Forces, the National Front for the Salvation of Libya (NFSL) and the National Conference for the Libyan Opposition (NCLO) which acts as an umbrella organization.

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Western intervention has made an incredible mess in Libya – anti-war activist — RT

66 April, 2011 — RT

When a revolution takes place in a country – it is the business of the people in that country to conduct the revolution, believes anti-war activist John Reese from Stop the War Coalition.

­‘My point about the western intervention would be this: I do not think that they did intervene in order to assist a revolutionary process, I think they intervened in order to get control of the revolutionary process.’

The people coming to the fore of the Libyan opposition ‘were trained in the west, have links with the west and western security services and would not have come to the top had the west not intervened,’ evaluated Reese.

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Bahrain mostly Mainstream Newslinks 6 April 2011

6 April 2011 —

Dangerous change rattles Bahrain
Asia Times Online
By Derek Henry Flood MANAMA – Arriving at Bahrain’s small, formerly passive, international airport, two undesirable types of travelers are being singled out: those appearing to be journalists and those believed to be of Lebanese origin, irrespective of …

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Stop NATO News: 5 April, 2011

5 April 2011 — Stop NATO

Updates on Libyan war: April 5

NATO’s New Humanitarian Intervention: Words And Pictures

  • Obama Backs French Military Action, Tells Ivorian President To Abdicate
  • Russia Calls For Emergency UN Security Council Meeting On Foreign Military Intervention In Ivory Coast
  • African Union Head Condemns Western Military Intervention In Libya, Ivory Coast
  • French Military Destroys Ivorian Vehicles, Anti-Aircraft Sites, State TV Station
  • French, UN Troops Attack Ivory Coast Military Camp
  • NATO Afghan Commander Next CIA Chief, NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander Starvidis Next Military Chief?
  • Governor: NATO Troops Kill Six Civilians In Northern Afghanistan
  • Hungarian Troops Back From Afghanistan: NATO Strategic Airlift Operation Reaches 4,000 Flight Hours
  • 60th Anniversary Of SHAPE: Operational Expansion Of NATO To Three Continents, Indian Ocean
  • Philippines: 6,500 U.S. Troops In Joint Military Exercises

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 5 April, 2011: Palestinians, Israelis Mourn Murder of Artist Activist Juliano Mer Khamis

5 April, 2011 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Palestinian Killed in Gaza Buffer Zone
IMEMC – Tuesday April 05, 2011 – 13:45, A Palestinian man has been killed in the buffer zone of the Gaza Strip, on Tuesday. The Israeli military has claimed that they shot the man as he was armed, and approaching the border, but Palestinian medical sources have stated that no weapon was found at the scene.

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Information Clearing House Newsletter: Most Say it is Time for Someone New as President

5 April, 2011 — Information Clearing House

A Genuine Tragedy Unfolds
Bahrain and Saudi Arabia’s Rulers Goose-Step to the Brink of the Abyss

While we are diverted by the opera-bouffe spectacle of the civil war in Libya’s desert, a genuine tragedy-and potential geopolitical trainwreck-is unfolding in Bahrain.

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