NATO Newslinks 14 June 2011

14 June 2011 — williambowles.info

NATO refuses to rule out bombing Libyan Roman ruins
CNN International
By the CNN Wire Staff NATO cannot verify rebel claims that Gadhafi may be hiding rockets at the UNESCO World Heritage site of Leptis Magna. (CNN) — NATO refused to say Tuesday whether or not it would bomb ancient Roman ruins in Libya if it knew …
http://edition.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/06/14/libya.war/

Stress blamed for attacks by Afghan forces on NATO troops
USA Today
By Tom Vanden Brook, USA TODAY WASHINGTON — The number of attacks by
Afghan security forces on US and allied troops has increased dramatically
this year, prompting commanders to seek ways to ease combat stress among
Afghan troops, according to a NATO …
http://www.usatoday.com/news/military/2011-06-14-afghan-attacks-combat-stress_n.htm

UK Navy chief see hard choices looming on Libya
The Associated Press
Britain’s naval chief Admiral Mark Stanhope said he was comfortable with
NATO’s decision to extend the Libya operation to the end of September.
Beyond that, he said, the government would need to make “challenging
decisions. …
http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5g-1klAAJL27lDQz5-4vWjaQiWlcw?docId=ad07f0b17f2d444a825bb9db6e8ebaf3

NATO general: Serbia will not be pressured to join the alliance
The Canadian Press
BELGRADE, Serbia — NATO will not pressure Serbia to join, but wants to
boost ties with the Balkan country it bombed in 1999, a senior NATO
official said Tuesday. “Serbia is a key factor of regional stability,” Gen.
Stephane Abrial, Supreme Allied …
http://www.google.com/hostednews/canadianpress/article/ALeqM5ibs9XE7JRP6t6GEy-eBjwji_rlsg?docId=7144036

Is the U.S.-European Relationship Really in Decline?
The Atlantic
By James Joyner The leaders of France, the US, Germany, and the UK pose for
a family photo at the NATO summit in Lisbon. Reuters The blistering
farewell speech to NATO by US defense secretary Robert Gates warning of a
“dim, if not dismal” future for …
http://www.theatlantic.com/international/archive/2011/06/is-the-us-european-relationship-really-in-decline/240398/

MPs to debate, vote on extending Libya mission
CTV.ca
(AP Photo/Hassan Ammar) MPs on Tuesday will debate and vote on a proposed
extension of Canada’s role in the NATO mission to Libya. The military
mission began in February with the goal of enforcing a no-fly zone and
protecting civilians from Libyan …
http://edmonton.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20110614/libya-extension-vote-110614/20110614/?hub=EdmontonHome

S. Korea, NATO to discuss security challenges at policy consultations
Xinhua
SEOUL, June 14 (Xinhua) — South Korea and the North Atlantic Treaty
Organization (NATO) are scheduled to hold a meeting Tuesday over security
cooperation, the foreign ministry here said Tuesday. The fourth annual
consultations at NATO Headquarters in …
http://news.xinhuanet.com/english2010/world/2011-06/14/c_13929167.htm

Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi hides Grad missiles from NATO raids in the ruins …
The Australian
Rebel commanders in the city of Misrata said that Libyan government troops
had moved Grad rockets and munitions into the World Heritage Site, on the
coast between Misrata and Tripoli, to avoid NATO bombing. “We received
information yesterday that …
http://www.theaustralian.com.au/libyan-leader-muammar-gaddafi-hides-grad-missiles-from-nato-raids-in-the-ruins-of-leptis-magna/story-fn7ycml4-1226074787510

S.Africa says NATO abusing UN resolution on Libya
Reuters
CAPE TOWN, June 14 (Reuters) – NATO is abusing a United Nations resolution
to protect Libyan civilians from Muammar Gaddafi’s forces in order to
pursue regime change and political assassinations, South African President
Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday. …
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/14/libya-safrica-idUSJ8E7EP03220110614

Seven NATO oil tankers destroyed in bomb blast in Pakistan
DailyIndia.com
Peshawar, June 14(ANI): At least seven tankers carrying fuel for NATO
troops in Afghanistan were gutted when a bomb planted in one of the
vehicles exploded at a terminal in the Kyber region in Pakistan. “A bomb
fitted with a timer blew up an oil tanker …
http://www.dailyindia.com/show/445198.php

NATO’s Libyan Misadventure is No Joke
American Thinker
A review of DVDs of those fine, funny shows of yore should be high on
anyone’s list who’s been following NATO’s misadventure in Libya. Incoming
Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta may want to take a look-see. After
watching a few episodes of each show, …
http://www.americanthinker.com/2011/06/natos_libyan_misadventure_is_no_joke.html

Taliban onslaught undermines peace effort
Asia Times Online
Saljuki was speaking after a series of Taliban actions across Afghanistan,
the most recent being twin attacks carried out on May 30 in the western
city of Herat – one of them on a North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)
facility – leaving at least …
http://www.atimes.com/atimes/South_Asia/MF15Df03.html

NATO pursuit of GMTI project finally nears last step
Flightglobal
By Stephen Trimble Despite no lack of interest, acquiring a dedicated
platform to detect ground moving targets on radar has eluded NATO for 20
years. Casualties in the quest among NATO’s European partners lay strewn
across the historical records like …
http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2011/06/14/357669/nato-pursuit-of-gmti-project-finally-nears-last-step.html

Air Commodore Garry Porter, Former Assistant Director Transformation, NATO …
Sacramento Bee
Air Commodore Garry Porter is to chair the 9th Annual Military Satellites
(http://www.milsatellites.com) conference being held in London on 12th-14th
July 2011. ‘Having presented in 2009 and chaired last year’s Conference, I
can genuinely recommend …
http://www.sacbee.com/2011/06/14/3698672/air-commodore-garry-porter-former.html

NATO commander in Malta for talks
DI-VE
by di-ve.com – editorial@di-ve.com NATO’s Supreme Allied Commander in
Europe, Admiral James Stavridis, is in Malta for talks with Prime Minister
Lawrence Gonzi, in a visit which was not formally announced by the Maltese
government. …
http://www.di-ve.com/Default.aspx?ID=72&Action=1&NewsId=84000&newscategory=36

Nato commander: Libya resources sufficient for now
Deccan Chronicle
One of Nato’s top commanders said on Tuesday the alliance has sufficient
means to conduct its Libya campaign but warned that the issue of resources
“will become critical” if the conflict dragged on. “At this stage the
forces engaged do have the means …
http://www.deccanchronicle.com/channels/world/others/nato-commander-libya-resources-sufficient-now-380

Estonia training Nato ‘techies’ for cyberwar
EUobserver.com
EUOBSERVER / TALLINN – In an unassuming, renovated military barracks dating
back to tsarist times, Nato’s cyber defence centre (CCD COE) in Tallinn is
training computer experts to secure networks from attacks. “Don’t expect
any flashy screens with 3D …
http://euobserver.com/9/32479

US, Poland sign aviation accord
Arab News
By REUTERS WARSAW: NATO allies Poland and the United States signed a deal
on Monday for the stationing of US Air Force personnel on Polish soil, a
symbolically important move for Warsaw as it keeps a nervous eye on
neighboring Russia. …
http://arabnews.com/world/article454148.ece

Does NATO best serve US and EU strategic interests?
NL-Aid
The product of the early Cold War and US containment policy intended to
forge a military sphere of influence that was also a political and economic
sphere west of the Iron Curtain and south of the ‘Northern Tier’ (Greece,
Turkey and Iran), NATO became …
http://www.nl-aid.org/continent/europe/does-nato-best-serve-us-and-eu-strategic-interests/

Nato oil tanker drivers demand security
Business Recorder
According to administration sources, an explosive device detonated on
Monday in one of the Nato supply oil tankers at the Torkham parking
terminal near the border setting ablaze two more oil tankers nearby. A
local driver informed that he saw five oil …
http://www.brecorder.com/pakistan/general-news/16990-nato-oil-tanker-drivers-demand-security.html

Baku still hoping NATO assembly will pass Karabakh document
News.Az
The Azerbaijani delegation to the NATO Parliamentary Assembly is seeking to
have the assembly adopt a document on Karabakh. A member of the Azerbaijani
delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly, MP Malahat Ibrahimgizi, told
Trend news agency that work …
http://www.news.az/articles/karabakh/38356

PAC demands tax on Nato containers
The News International
ISLAMABAD: The members of public account committee have demanded to collect
revenue for Pakistan from the Nato containers supplying oil and others to
Afghanistan through leveling tax on it, Geo News reported. Public Accounts
Committee has granted …
http://www.thenews.com.pk/NewsDetail.aspx?ID=17010

Time to go, Muammar
Jerusalem Post
NATO forces are fighting an air campaign in support of the rebels that has
intensified since the beginning of June with more attacks on Gaddafi’s
compound in Tripoli. A dramatic threshold has been crossed with the
involvement of helicopter gunships …
http://www.jpost.com/Opinion/Op-EdContributors/Article.aspx?id=224869

Farrakhan holds Press Conference on US-Sponsored, NATO-Led Assault on Libya …
Benzinga
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, of the Nation of Islam, will hold a
press conference, Wednesday, June 15, addressing the US-sponsored, NATO-led
bombing of Libya, UN-sanctioned military strikes and operations against the
North African nation. …
http://www.benzinga.com/press-releases/11/06/p1164686/farrakhan-holds-press-conference-on-us-sponsored-nato-led-assault-on-l

Is NATO Being Used by Washington In Libya to Hurt Chinese Interests?
OilPrice.com
As US Secretary of Defense continues his victory lap around US foreign
bases, scolding NATO allies along the way for failing to pull their weight
in the alliance, it is well worth noting that many of the NATO member
states committed only under intense …
http://oilprice.com/Geo-Politics/International/Is-NATO-Being-Used-by-Washington-In-Libya-to-Hurt-Chinese-Interests.html

Should the United States remain a member of NATO?
Wheeling Intelligencer
NATO – shmato…what’s wrong with an occasional US isolationist invasion,
$3 trillion in past and future expense in Afghanistan and Iraq is chump
change, and the lower class grunts can volunteer to handle the dangerous
aspects. its like family- they …
http://www.theintelligencer.net/page/polls.detail/id/3658/Should-the-United-States-remain—-.html

Qaddafi Running Out of Money: Ex-Bank Head
Bloomberg
(Source: Bloomberg) Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi’s rule may end in weeks
as international sanctions starve him of funds and rebels and NATO-led
forces cut off fuel shipments, said Farhat Bengdara, who ran Libya’s
central bank before defecting. …
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-06-13/qaddafi-running-out-of-money-ex-bank-head.html

Extend Libya Operation
Day Press News
Brussels, NATO defense ministers have endorsed the decision to extend
Operation Unified Protector by 90 days, Secretary General Anders Fogh
Rasmussen said here today. The extension authorizes NATO to continue
operations through the end of September, …
http://www.dp-news.com/en/detail.aspx?articleid=86844

NATO bombs hit Libyan town Al Jufrah – state TV
Reuters
RABAT, June 13 (Reuters) – Libyan state television reported on Monday that
the NATO-led military alliance was bombarding targets in the town of Al
Jufrah in central Libya. We welcome comments that advance the story
directly or with relevant tangential …
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/06/13/libya-strikes-idUSLDE75C1GS20110613

When will the USA and NATO decide that it’s Chavez’ turn?
VHeadline.com
Basically, the USA, France, England, Italy and their NATO allies have to
stop Gaddhafi from further spreading his ideas throughout the entire
African continent. His ideas would weaken the US dollar and other
non-gold-based currencies to the point that …
http://www.vheadline.com/readnews.asp?id=101979

NATO may have used uranium in Libya – ex-US congresswoman — RT
By RT
NATO has declared its intent to again expand military operations in Libya,
after Libyan government forces retook the port city of Zawiya from the
rebels.
http://rt.com/news/nato-libya-uranium-weapons/

Gaddafi-NATO Talks Possible: Kirsan Ilyumzhinovm
By The Huffington Post News Editors
MOSCOW — The Russian head of the World Chess Federation said Tuesday
after playing chess with Moammar Gadhafi that the Libyan leader is open to
talks with NATO and the country’s rebels. Kirsan Ilyumzhinov said Gadhafi
had told him that …
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/14/gaddafi-nato-talks-russia-_n_876555.html

NATO’s ‘alternate universe’ in Libya | San Francisco Bay View
By NatashaR
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. Journalists have a duty to
report the truth …
http://sfbayview.com/2011/natos-alternate-universe-in-libya/

Pan-African News Wire: NATO Pounds Libya While State Department …
By Pan-African News Wire
After nearly three months of US/NATO bombing operations over Libya, the
North African state has remained defiant in the face of one of the most
intense military operations by the imperialist countries of North America
and Western Europe …
http://panafricannews.blogspot.com/2011/06/nato-pounds-libya-while-state.html

Libyan war updates/Stop NATO news: June 14, 2011 « Stop NATO
By richardrozoff
Video And Text: NATO Air Strike Hits Libyan Medical Factory. NATO’s Top
Military Commander In Malta To Discuss Libyan War. NATO, South Korean
Partner Discuss East Asia, Afghanistan, Libya. U.S. Guided Missile Warship
Headed To Baltic …
http://rickrozoff.wordpress.com/2011/06/14/libyan-war-updatesstop-nato-news-june-14-2011/

Brother Jesse Blog: Farrakhan press conference on US-sponsored …
By Brother Jesse
The Honorable Minister Louis Farrakhan, of the Nation of Islam, will hold a
press conference, Wednesday, June 15, addressing the U.S.-sponsored,
NATO-led bombing of Libya, UN-sanctioned military strikes and operations
against the North …
http://jessemuhammad.blogs.finalcall.com/2011/06/farrakhan-press-conference-on-us.html

aangirfan: NATO BOMBS CIVILIANS IN LIBYA
By Anon
NATO BOMBS CIVILIANS IN LIBYA. Posted by Anon at 1:11 PM · Email This
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Comments (Atom) …
http://aangirfan.blogspot.com/2011/06/nato-bombs-civilians-in-libya.html

NATO’S LIBYAN WAR PROJECT A MAJOR FARCE…….. |
By KGS
NATO’S LIBYAN WAR PROJECT A MAJOR FARCE…….. Posted on 14/06/2011 by
KGS. The whole project is beginning to fall in on itself. Obama’s war. KGS.
Navy chief: Britain cannot keep up its role in Libya air war due to cuts

http://tundratabloids.com/2011/06/natos-libyan-war-project-a-major-farce.html

The Star’s editorial | Freeloading days are over for NATO …
American enthusiasm for the 62-year-old North American Treaty Organization
is, rightly, fading. On one level, this is a difficult truth to
acknowledge.
http://www.kansascity.com/2011/06/13/2947938/the-stars-editorial-freeloading.html

NATO Fuel Tankers Attacked in Pakistan – War On Terror News
By MsMarti –
13 June 2011 VOA News In the northwest, local officials say a bomb blast in
the Khyber tribal region destroyed at least four trucks carrying fuel for
NATO forces in neighboring Afghanistan. The trucks were parked at the main
border …
http://waronterrornews.typepad.com/home/2011/06/nato-fuel-tankers-attacked-in-pakistan.html

Activist Post: ‘NATO bombs civilians!’ – Cynthia McKinney from …
By Activist
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Tuesday, June 14, 2011. ‘NATO bombs civilians!’ – Cynthia McKinney from
Tripoli with truth (Video) …
http://www.activistpost.com/2011/06/nato-bombs-civilians-cynthia-mckinney.html

Bomb destroys seven Nato oil tankers in Pakistan – Article
PK/FORUMS US-NATO STRATEGY SERVED AL-QAEDA STRATEGY, via deliber support
+ strengthening of the Taliban fight agz the US-NATO in AFPAK in order to
polarize the Muslim World agz same. OSAMA = AL QAEDA BELIEVED THAT THE PAK
GOVT COULD …
http://www.rantburg.com/poparticle.php?D=2011-06-14&ID=324524

NATO: Anti-Gadhafi sentiment is growing dressed in Libya
By admin
CNN may perhaps not independently verify the authenticity of the article.
The rebels alleged it was confiscated from a high-ranking authorized
approaching.
http://cncppdh-dz.org/nato-anti-gadhafi-sentiment-is-growing-dressed-in-libya/

Afghanistan is the opportunity to show NATO’s relevance | German …
By Andrew Michta
Europe currently has other priorities, and that means NATO is firmly caught
up in a transatlantic drift. Europe’s focus on the eurozone crisis, and the
need to save its currency, has relegated transatlantic security to a
second-tier …
http://blog.gmfus.org/2011/06/afghanistan-is-the-opportunity-to-show-nato%E2%80%99s-relevance/

Nato oil tanker drivers demand security – Business Recorder …
By admin
Nato oil tanker drivers demand security. Business Recorder LANDIKOTAL:
Tribal transporters have complained.that the Torkham administration has
failed to take any concrete steps for security of the oil tankers and other
transporters …
http://pakistanvoices.com/current_affairs/nato-oil-tanker-drivers-demand-security-business-recorder/

Qadafi oo dheelaya Shatarangi iyo Nato oo dagaal kula jirta …
By wakaalad
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Somalia, Puntland and Somaliland.
http://puntlandnews24.com/archives/10156

Gates warns of ‘dismal future’ for NATO without urgent changes …
Outgoing U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates says NATO has become a
“two-tiered” alliance poorly equipped to deal with challenges, and with
members either …
http://www.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS/06/10/gates.nato/index.html?eref=rss_politics&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+rss%2Fcnn_allpolitics+(RSS%3A+Politics)

Robert Gates: Shaky Libya campaign shows NATO’s weaknesses, Robert …
In one of his last major addresses before his retirement this month,
Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates said Friday that NATO’s sometimes shaky
air campaign …
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fgw-gates-brussels-20110611,0,2865346.story?track=rss&utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+latimes%2Fnews%2Fnationworld%2Fworld+(L.A.+Times+-+World+News)

Expert warns NATO of cyber arms race
The world is entering an era of a cyber arms race where ever-more
sophisticated versions of malware are the weapons of choice of actors often
impossible to …
http://www.physorg.com/news/2011-06-expert-nato-cyber-arms.html

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