Libya Newslinks 8 June 2011

8 June 2011 —

SCF: China calls for prompt ceasefire in Libya

North Africa NATO Plans for Libya Without Gadhafi Voice of America
NATO says it is committed to its military campaign against forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and is preparing for a Libya without the authoritarian leader. NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Wednesday after a meeting of …

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Turkey’s Not-So-Subtle Shift on Syria By M K Bhadrakumar

7 June 2011 — MRZine Asia Times

An old story from Istanbul in the Ottoman era mentions a Turkish imam who killed a Christian and confessed the crime, whereupon he was advised by the judge to talk things over with the mufti who told him privately that a good Muslim never admitted felony against infidels and he should simply recant his confession.  The mufti advised the greatly confused pious imam that a lie was feasible under the Koran and all he needed to do to remit his sin for speaking untruth was to feed bread to dogs.

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National Security Archive Update, June 8, 2011: “Del Silencio a la Memoria: Acto para celebrar el Informe del AHPN”

8 June 2011 — National Security Archive

Contacto: Kate Doyle – 646/670-8841

Hoy, el National Security Archive publica en su sitio de web una copia del informe “Del Silencio a la Memoria: Revelaciones del Archivo Histórico de la Policía Nacional”.  Además del informe, el Archivo publica una copia del discurso de Kate Doyle (directora del Proyecto de Documentación de Guatemala) que ella dio durante la ceremonia del anuncio de la publicación del informe. La ceremonia se celebró en la Universidad de San Carlos en Guatemala City, Guatemala en el 7 junio 2011.

Today, the National Security Archive publishes a copy of the report “Of Silence to the Memory: Revelations of the Historical File of the National Police”. Besides the report, the File publishes a copy of the speech of Kate Doyle (director of the Project of Documentation of Guatemala) who gave it at the ceremony of the announcement of the publication of the report. The ceremony was celebrated in in the University of San Carlos in Guatemala City, Guatemala in 7 June 2011.

***An English version of the electronic briefing book will be posted soon.***

See the complete posting on the Archive’s web site.

Apartheid, Sand Nigger Style: The Tunisian Model for a New Colonialism in Libya? By Nathaniel X. Turner

8 June 2011 — Black Agenda Report

‘One only has to visit Tunisia and Libya and see the difference between the people of both nations.’

Tripoli, Libya – The Great White Fathers of Europe and the United States excel in lies, lies and damnable lies. ‘’Humanitarian intervention’ by Europeans in Africa is always a subterfuge for theft, mass murder, and sadism’ – Europe’s main export to the world. ‘This is a new scramble for the African Continent.’

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Black Agenda Report 8 June 2011: Fake Prison Reform – The Real Deal on Libya – Obama's Black Critics

8 June 2011 — Black Agenda Report – News, commentary and analysis from the black left

What Fake Reform of the Prison State Looks Like: Georgia’s Criminal Justice Reform Commission
by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon
In Georgia, where prisoners staged a brief and courageous strike for their human rights last December, the state’s new governor is talking “prison reform.” But the vision of Georgia’s new commission on criminal justice reform seems to be less about healing the wounds caused by racist hyper-incarceration than saving the state money. What kind of “prison reform” does that lead to?

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U.S. Agency Sabotages Haiti Earthquake Aid By Glen Ford

7 June 2011 — Black Agenda ReportA Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford

It was the unkindest cut of all. A U.S. Agency for International Development report claims Haiti, the United Nations and the Red Cross all conspired to exaggerate the death and displacement toll from last year’s earthquake. In doing so, it ‘calls into question both Haiti’s financial needs and the trustworthiness of its government.’ There are plenty of Americans who are predisposed to believe the slander – a libel written in oceans of blood. Continue reading

Libyan rebels are foreign terrorists – Russian Communist leader

8 June 2011 — RT


A Libyan rebel fighter (AFP Photo / Odd Andersen)

The leader of the Russian Communist Party believes the so-called opposition in Libya is made up of employees of foreign oil companies and terrorists.

­Nevertheless, he said Russia was capable of mediating the crisis and of leading Libya to a peaceful settlement.

In the official written address distributed by the press service of the Communist Party of the Russian Federation on Wednesday, the party leader, Gennadiy Zyuganov, said that the Libyan opposition was getting its support and financing from Western nations.

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NATO’s “Alternate Universe” in Libya By Wayne Madsen

8 June 2011 — Strategic Culture Foundation

The Pentagon and its NATO partners are engaged in one of the most obvious and intensive propaganda ploys in their military operations against Libya since the days leading up to the ‘Coalition of the Willing’ attack on Iraq. Suggestions that the government of Muammar Qaddafi is on its last legs and that life in Tripoli has drawn to a standstill as a result of the NATO bombing campaign are not based on reality, as any unbiased observer who has recently been in Tripoli, has witnessed…

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NATO Newslinks 8 June 2011

8 June 2011 —

NATO: Time to plan for post-Gadhafi Libya
CNN International
By the CNN Wire Staff NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen: “We will keep up the pressure for as long as it takes.” (CNN) — It is time to start planning for what to do in Libya after leader Moammar Gadhafi’s departure “because Gadhafi’s reign …

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Libyan war updates/Stop NATO news: June 8, 2011

8 June 2011 — Stop NATO

  • NATO’s Libyan Air War: 10,177 Sorties, 3,860 Combat Missions
  • Sixty Blasts Tear Through Tripoli As NATO Steps Up Bombing
  • NATO Defense Chiefs Discuss Libya As Tripoli Bombing Is Intensified
  • No NATO Operations In Syria And Yemen…Except With UN Resolutions
  • Expanded Shanghai Cooperation Organization Can Offset U.S.-Dominated Unipolar World, Eastern NATO
  • New Silk Road Could Revitalize War-Torn Afghanistan
  • American Drone Reported Shot Down In Afghanistan
  • 150,000 NATO Troops Destroy Afghan Agricultural Base, Fuel Opium Production
  • NATO Holds 60-Nation Strategic Military Conference In Serbia
  • Moroccan Navy Participates In NATO Mediterranean Exercise
  • U.S. Energy Envoy Lauds Political, Strategic Importance Of Trans-Eurasian Pipeline Projects

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Yemen Newslinks 8 June 2011

8 June 2011 —

Yemen: Political talks open as Saleh recovers in Riyadh
BBC News
Yemen’s ruling party has opened talks with the country’s main opposition coalition following the departure of President Ali Abdullah Saleh to Saudi Arabia for medical treatment. Protesters have called on the acting president, Abd-Rabbu Mansour Hadi, …

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Wikileaks Newslinks 8 June 2011

8 June 2011 —

WikiLeaks: India told US to beware of Pakistan’s ‘game’ in Afghanistan
The Express Tribune
A WikiLeaks cable filed by US Political Counselor Uzra Zeya in New Delhi in February last year contains details of his meeting with YK Sinha, India’s A/S equivalent for Afghanistan. The US diplomat wrote: Sinha told PolCouns that India welcomes …

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Bahrain Newslinks 8 June 2011

8 June 2011 —

US presses crown prince to ease Bahrain crackdown
Los Angeles Times
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bahrain’s crown prince, Salman bin Hamad Khalifa, speak with reporters at the State Department. (Jim Watson / AFP/Getty Images / June 7, 2011) By Paul Richter, Los Angeles Times President Obama pressed …,0,1208477.story

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Bradley Manning Newslinks 8 June 2011

8 June 2011 —

1 in 4 US Hackers are FBI Informants, Report Says
The Guardian gives the example of Adrian Lamo, a convicted hacker who ratted out Bradley Manning last year. Manning, a US Army intelligence analyst, passed classified documents on to Lamo, who turned around and passed those documents right back to the …

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Corporate Media’s Capital Crimes Against Libya – and Humanity By Glen Ford

8 June 2011 — Black Agenda RadioA Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford

Western reporters in Tripoli dismiss the casualties inflicted by their own countries’ bombs on Libyan civilians, but are careful to alert NATO when they themselves venture outside their hotels. The war criminals and their corporate media are morally – and probably legally – indistinguishable. ‘As facilitators of those crimes – through ceaseless propaganda, lies and demonization of those targeted by the United States – the corporate media are just as guilty of the grossest human rights violations as the government they serve.’ Continue reading

Gaza: A View From the Ground A South African Perspective By Patrick Bond

8 June 2011 — The Bullet – Socialist Project • E-Bulletin No. 514

Here in Palestine, disgust expressed by civil society reformers about Barack Obama’s May 19 policy speech on the Middle East and North Africa confirms that political reconciliation between Washington and fast-rising Arab democrats is impossible.

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