Stop Nato Updates on Libyan war 15 April 2011

15 April 2011 — Stop NATO

  • NATO’s Cargo Delivery May Be Excuse For Ground Invasion Of Libya
  • NATO’s Air War Against Libya: 2,337 Sorties, 950 Air Strikes Since March 31
  • NATO To Continue Libyan War “As Long As Necessary”
  • Libyan War: NATO And EU To Hold Unprecedented Joint Meeting
  • French Defense Minister: “Three Great Countries” Can Decide Libya’s Fate
  • Video And Text: Obama Praises Qatari Emir For Support Of NATO’s War Against Libya, Promotion Of “Democracy In The Middle East”
  • Qatar Ready To Step Up Arming Of Libyan Insurgents: Emir
  • Bahrain: 2,000 Foreign Troops Deployed As 31 Killed, 600 Arrested
  • Belarus Slams U.S. News Media Over Libya Mercenaries Lie
  • Prime Minister: Libyan Crisis Affects Ukraine’s Economy, BRICS Must Ensure World Stability

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Libya newslinks 15 April 2011

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Libya newslinks 15 April 2011

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‘West using depleted uranium in Libya’

15 April, 2011 — Global Research

Western coalition forces have been using depleted uranium in their airstrikes on crisis-hit Libya, says an expert, despite the forces’ denial of using the highly-poisonous metal.

Conn Hallinan, a columnist with Foreign Policy in Focus, told Russia Today news network on Wednesday that after examining the impact wounds left on tanks in Libya, he is almost certain that depleted uranium is being utilized.

‘Politically, it’s a bad idea. Medically, it’s an extremely bad idea. It’s just one of those things that’s an effective weapon that you have to step away from,’ he went on to say.

He added that given the amount of depleted uranium in the hands of Washington, the US military is going to only further saturate foreign battlefields with the toxic metal for years to come.

Depleted uranium has a half-life of 4.5 billion years and has thus earned the title ‘The silent killer that will never stop killing’ in troubled Libya.

Shells, bombs and cruise missiles tipped with depleted uranium and tungsten easily pierce through heavy armor and fortifications.

Air, water and soil are also contaminated when such weapons are used.

Dr. Doug Rokke, the ex-director of the Pentagon’s Depleted Uranium Project, says there is no way to totally decontaminate an area hit with uranium.

Serious long-term health problems caused by the use of depleted uranium in bombs can range from cancer to leukemia and genetic mutations.

The United Nations has prohibited the manufacture, testing, use, sale and stockpiling of depleted uranium weapons.

The US dropped thousands of depleted uranium bombs on the Iraq city of Fallujah in 2003, which killed thousands of people.

A great proportion of all births in Fallujah since the strike have suffered from abnormalities and the rate of mutation among newborns is higher than what was found in Japan after America attacked the Asian country during the Second World War.

US, British, French, Canadian, Danish and Belgian warplanes have launched strikes on Libya since March 19 under UN Security Council Resolution 1973 that authorized ‘all necessary measures’ to protect civilians.

This is while Libya continues to be struck with the conflict between revolutionaries and forces loyal to the North African country’s embattled leader Muammar Gaddafi.

AFP says that Gaddafi’s forces have killed at least 10,000 people during the ongoing fighting; and Libya’s National Transition Council said Tuesday that another 30,000 were wounded and 20,000 more are still missing.

The West Versus China: A New Cold War Begins on Libyan Soil By Patrick Henningsen

15 APRIL 2011 — Global Research21st Century Wire

The question as to why US-led NATO forces are determined to engineer a regime change in Libya is now becoming clear. While media pundits and political experts still argue over whether the Libyan rebel gangs are actually being backed and directed by US, UK and Israel intelligence agencies, broader long-range Western policy objectives for Libya are being completely ignored.

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Stop Nato Updates on Libya war: 14 April 2011

14 April 2011 — Stop NATO

  • Civilian Casualties Reported As NATO Warplanes Bomb Libyan Capital
  • NATO Chief Requests More Warplanes For Ground Attacks
  • France: Increase NATO Bombing Of Libya Despite BRICS Nations’ Concerns
  • Libya, Ivory Coast: Russia Warns Of Dangerous Tendency
  • NATO’s Libya War: Over 2,100 Air Missions, Nearly 900 Strikes Since March 31
  • Libyan War: Canadian Warplanes Fly Almost 100 Missions
  • U.S. Warplanes Fly 97 Libyan Combat Missions In Nine Days
  • BRICS Leaders Condemn NATO Role In Libyan Conflict
  • BRICS Summit: Russia Opposes NATO’s Role In Libyan War
  • Video And Text: State Department, Pentagon Use Social Media For Cyberwarfare In Middle East
  • Ruling Party: Soros Plans Libyan Scenario For Ukraine
  • Clinton: U.S. Committed To Completion Of NATO Libyan War Mission
  • Berlin: NATO Assembles 50 Foreign Ministers On Libyan, Afghan Wars
  • Africa: Long History Of French Military Intervention
  • Libya Bombing: Hasty Call For Recolonization Of Africa
  • Qatar: NATO Powers Push Gaddafi Ouster, Support Opposition
  • War Allies: U.S.’s Biden, Qatar’s Emir Hail “Historic Partnership”
  • Spain To Continue Air, Naval Roles In NATO’s Libyan War

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Stop Nato Updates on Libyan war: 13 April 2011

13 April 2011 — Stop NATO

  • NATO’s Libyan Air War: 2,038 Sorties, 832 Combat Missions
  • Video And Text: NATO Using Depleted Uranium In Libya
  • Pentagon Provides Continued Support For NATO’s War Against Libya
  • U.S. Confident Of NATO “Success” In Libya
  • Italian Foreign Minister: Libyan Rebels Ask NATO For Arms
  • U.S. Endgame In Libya

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Ten Years Of Media Lens – Some Questions And Answers

14 April, 2011 — Media Lens

It has been a long, winding road from Southampton’s Giddy Bridge public house in 2001, where David Edwards first put to David Cromwell the possibility of starting some kind of media watch site. The idea seemed absolutely right, in fact blindingly obvious: why had we not thought of it before? Why had nobody else thought of it? Instantly agreeing to go ahead, we toasted our website with additional beers and a packet of cheese & onion – the name came later.

Within two months, our first media alert was sent to a handful of readers on July 9, 2001, and polite emails began trickling into the inboxes of quizzical, unsuspecting journalists.

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Stop NATO News: 13 April, 2011

13 April, 2011 — Stop NATO

  • Berlin: NATO Assembles 50 Foreign Ministers On Libyan, Afghan Wars
  • Afghanistan: U.S. Combat Mission Until 2015, Continued Involvement Afterward
  • U.S.-Pakistan Tensions Reaching Boiling Point
  • Pakistan Condemns Resumption Of Deadly U.S. Missile Attacks
  • Pakistan: Plans For Large-Scale Sit-In Along NATO Supply Route
  • Africa: Long History Of French Military Intervention
  • Ivory Coast: World Bank Chief To Meet With Ex-IMF Official Ouattara’s Regime
  • Videos And Text: Americans Unwittingly Sponsor Nation’s Wars

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