Stop Nato Updates on Libyan war: 9 April 2011

9 April 2011 — Stop NATO

  • NATO, Recolonization Of Africa, BRICS And Silent Lambs
  • Post-Cold War NATO Expansion: No Neutrals Left In Europe
  • U.S. Considers Sending Ground Troops To Libya
  • Libya, AFRICOM And The U.S. Scramble For Africa
  • After Libya And Ivory Coast, Obama Condemns Syria
  • Western Nations Must Abandon Illusion Of World Domination
  • Libyan War In Fourth Week: West Tries To Avoid Quagmire

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STOP NATO News: 8 April, 2011

8 April, 2011 — Stop NATO

Updates on Libyan war: April 8 2011

From Ivory Coast To Libya And Beyond: Africa Threatened With Western Military Subjugation

  • No To War – No To NATO Network Congress In Dublin
  • U.S. Prepares For Landmark Interceptor Missile Test
  • Georgia Ready To Join NATO In “2-3 Years”
  • Abkhazia: Two Georgian Special Forces, Russian Soldier Killed In Shootout
  • Germany Backs Georgia On “Occupied Territories”
  • Guam Military Buildup Projects Continue

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video: Eight arrested in Nabi Saleh demonstration: Six Palestinians and two Israeli supporters?

8 April, 2011

This Friday (8/4/11) Nabi Saleh demonstration against the settlements and occupation was joined by a group of West Bank March 15 activists and was larger than usual. Some 80 people marched through the village’s main street and then crossed into the fields to reach the spring and land being stolen and threatened by settlers. This turn to the fields also helped the protesters avoiding being fired at by the Israeli soldiers who awaited them down the street. Even before the marchers could reach the village’s main road, Israeli soldiers came to stop them, throwing stun and tear gas grenades and shooting rubber-coated metal bullets at a non-violent protest. This, however, did not deter the protesters, who kept standing in front of the soldiers in defiance. The soldiers than turned to violently arresting two Palestinian protesters and attempting to arrest a third one.

After the soldiers left the fields with the arrested, protesters regathered and managed to cross the main road and into the hill that overlooks the village’s spring. The army was too slow to respond but when it did, it attacked the protesters, shooting tear gas canisters at them, as they moved further away. The protesters than marched back through the village and into its center. During this time the army had already swarmed the village, taking over roofs, throwing tear gas and stun grenades, and arresting four Palestinian by-standers. When the peaceful march reached the village’s center, two Israeli supporters — who, according to the army, have violated a closed military zone order — were also arrested. A third was detained shortly.

Three of the Palestinian arrestees have already been released. The two Israelis are also likely to be released this evening. The three other Palestinians may be taken to Ofer military prison, where they will be subjected to a harsh military legal system, specifically designated for a prolonged imprisonment of Palestinians without a viable trial.

NYT Calls for Protecting Libyan Civilians by Escalating War–Like in Fallujah By Peter Hart

8 April 2011 — FAIR Blog

Afraid of NATO killing civilians in Libya? The New York Times editorial page (4/8/11) sees the way forward by ramping up the war:

There is a much better option: the American A-10 and AC-130 aircraft used earlier in the Libya fighting and still on standby status….

But no other country has aircraft comparable to America’s A-10, which is known as the Warthog, designed to attack tanks and other armored vehicles, or to the AC-130 ground-attack gunship, which is ideally suited for carefully sorting out targets in populated areas.

AC-130s were used frequently in the Iraq War, particularly in the bloody fight in the city of Fallujah–which was not often characterized by the careful sorting of targets. The Times established a record of downplaying the civilian deaths there, which might help explain why their editorial page has such faith in the careful sorting properties of these aircraft.

Miles Davis and John Lee Hooker ‘Bank Robbery’

9 April 2011 — Jazz on the Tube

The Hot Spot is a 1990 American drama film directed by Dennis Hopper and based on the 1952 book Hell Hath No Fury by Charles Williams. It stars Don Johnson, Virginia Madsen, and Jennifer Connelly, and features a score by Jack Nitzsche played by John Lee Hooker, Miles Davis, Taj Mahal and Roy Rogers.

STOP NATO News: 8 April, 2011

8 April, 2011 — Stop NATO

Updates on Libyan war: April 8 2011

From Ivory Coast To Libya And Beyond: Africa Threatened With Western Military Subjugation

  • No To War – No To NATO Network Congress In Dublin
  • U.S. Prepares For Landmark Interceptor Missile Test
  • Georgia Ready To Join NATO In “2-3 Years”
  • Abkhazia: Two Georgian Special Forces, Russian Soldier Killed In Shootout
  • Germany Backs Georgia On “Occupied Territories”
  • Guam Military Buildup Projects Continue

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NATO and Libyan rebels play the blame game — RT

9 April 2011 — RT

Anger is growing among anti-Gaddafi rebels after NATO’s second friendly fire bombing raid resulted in more rebel deaths with no overt apology from the alliance following.

­NATO’s leadership is coming under more and more fire over its military operations in Libya for being ineffective and making mistakes.

It is now nine days since NATO took command of the Libyan operation from the US. In the last week alone, two confirmed friendly fire NATO air strikes left a total of over 20 rebels dead and dozens injured, so there is no wonder tensions are running high in the desert. Particularly because NATO’s Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen, while publicly regretting the loss of lives, has not come out and said that he as the leader of the coalition is sorry for the unfortunate strikes.

NATO is essentially arguing that it was not aware that rebels were using tanks prior to the ill-fated air strikes and mistook them for Gaddafi troops.

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Libya newslinks 8-9 April 2011

9 April 2011 19:09 — creative-i.info

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Gilbert Achcar’s Defense of Humanitarian Intervention By Edward S. Herman

9 April 2011 — MRZine

Gilbert Achcar defends the recently “UN-authorized” imperialist intervention in Libya on the ground that general principles may require exceptions in concrete cases.  “Every general rule admits of exceptions.  This includes the general rule that UN-authorized military interventions by imperialist powers are purely reactionary ones, and can never achieve a humanitarian or positive purpose.”1

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 8 April, 2011: Goldstone has paved the path for a second Gaza war

8 April, 2011 — VTJP

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International Middle East Media Center

Ten Palestinians Killed In Gaza Since Thursday
IMEMC – Friday April 08, 2011 – 14:38, Medical Sources in Gaza stated that the number of Palestinians killed by Israeli shells since Thursday arrived to ten. A woman and her daughter were the latest casualty until the time of this report.

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