Syria may become another Iraq – author — RT

7 June 2011 — RT

France and Britain are building the diplomatic pressure against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, saying he has lost his legitimacy. They are calling for a special UN resolution on Syria, which Russia strongly opposes. Author Jean Bricmont says that what France and Britain are doing is ‘crazy.’

‘They haven’t finished the war with Libya, which was supposed to last days, not weeks and months, and now they are going to start another war with Syria,’ Bricmont said. ‘I believe they think they have a unique capability to solve all the problems in the world, which is not true.’

Bricmont also voiced grave doubts about NATO saying its main goal in Libya is to protect civilians.

‘Civilians are being killed in Libya by NATO – I doubt Syrians need such help,’ the author told RT. ‘There’s been a demonstration of Syrians in Paris asking not to intervene in Syria.’

Bricmont stated that the Syrian situation is very different from the one in Libya. If the government collapses in Syria, he said, it would have a far bigger effect on the Middle East than the fall of the Gaddafi regime.

‘If the Syrian regime collapses, it is going to be another Iraq,’ Bricmont declared. ‘It seems certain the people hate the Assad regime and want it to go no matter what. The problem is Syria is militarily stronger than Libya, so it will be more difficult to intervene there.

Israeli bullets killed protesters, yet Syria is reponsible say Israel, US

7 June 2011 — Electronic Intifada

The Government of Israel, which has occupied the Syrian Golan Heights since 1967, has stated its intention to complain to the United Nations over the march from Syria on the occupied Golan Heights yesterday. At least twenty persons are reported to have been killed by Israeli fire during a protest marking Naksa Day or the 1967 occupation of Arab lands.

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Yemen Newslinks 7 June 2011

7 June 2011 — williambowles.info

Morning Star: Help for expats in war zone by Our Foreign Desk
BBC: Yemen’s Saleh ‘gravely wounded’

BBC: Clashes rock south Yemen cities

SCF: Iran urges Yemeni people not to allow foreign meddling

UK marines on Yemen exit standby

Socialist Worker: Yemen after Saleh?

SCF: EU leaders call on Yemeni people to reconcile

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Going Rogue: NATO War Crimes in Libya By Susan Lindauer

7 June 2011 — Dissident Voice

It’s a story CNN won’t report. Late at night there’s a pounding on the door in Misurata. Armed soldiers force young Libyan women out of their beds at gun-point. Hustling the women and teenagers into trucks, the soldiers rush the women to gang bang parties for NATO rebels or else rape them in front of their husbands or fathers. When NATO rebels finish their rape sport, the soldiers cut the women’s throats.

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Jimmie Lunceford and His Dance Orchestra 1936

7 June 2011 — Mosaic Records

A Vitaphone short subject which is important for being the only real glimpse we have of this dynamic big band filmed in NYC July 1936. Willie Smith, Joe Thomas, Paul Webster and Jimmy Crawford are among the band members featured which also includes spots for vocalist Myra Johnson and the dance team of the Three Brown Jacks.

NATO Newslinks 7 June 2011: Gates Says NATO Forces Ready for Decisive Blow in Afghanistan

7 June 2011 — williambowles.info

Libya crisis: Tripoli hit by Nato air strikes
BBC News
Huge explosions have rocked the Libyan capital, Tripoli, during a series of air strikes by low-flying Nato jets. Some of the blasts appeared to strike close to the compound of Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi. The attacks came as diplomatic pressure …
www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13682853

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Updates on Libyan war/Stop NATO news: June 7, 2011

7 June 2011 — Stop NATO

  • 81-Day War Against Libya: Over 10,000 NATO Sorties
  • Video And Text: NATO Intensifies Bombing Of Tripoli
  • Eurasian Heartland: U.S. Breathes Life Into New Cold War
  • Strait Of Malacca: U.S. To Establish New Base In Singapore
  • U.S. To Expand Military Presence In Asia: Gates
  • Largest-Ever U.S.-India Military Deal
  • Indian Ocean: The Focus Of New Rivalries
  • Australian Defence Minister To Attend NATO/ISAF Defense Chiefs Meeting
  • U.S. Warship Docks In Romania For NATO Missile Shield System
  • Romania: U.S. Marines Conduct Drone Training For Combat Zone Use
  • Estonia: 300 Experts Attend NATO Cyber Conflict Conference
  • British Defence Official Discusses Georgia’s NATO Integration
  • Britain To Assign Security Adviser To Georgian Military
  • Azerbaijan’s Defense Chief To Attend NATO’s Afghan War Council
  • SIPRI: Nuclear Threat Still High Despite Weapons Cuts

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Wikileaks Newslinks 7 June 2011

7 June 2011 — williambowles.info

WikiLeaks: 500 Baloch and Sindhi separatists in Afghanistan
The Express Tribune
PHOTO: AFP A WikiLeaks cable reveals that the Afghan government admitted to hosting about 500 Baloch and Sindhi separatists in a camp in Kandahar. According to the cable, the Afghan Interior Minister Hanif Atmar claimed there is a refugee camp in …
tribune.com.pk/story/184045/wikileaks-500-baloch-and-sindhi-separatists-in-afghanistan/

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