Another Stinging Blow for the Libyan Rebellion By Victor Kotsev

29 July 2011 — Global ResearchAsian Times

The killing of Libyan rebel military commander General Abdel Fattah Younes could lead to a violent split inside anti-government forces and comes as a major rebel offensive is failing to produce significant gains prior to the onset of the holy Muslim month of Ramadan in August when extremely hot weather and all-day fasts makes warfare very difficult and slow.

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El Salvador: The Truth Commission and the Jesuit Massacre

July 29, 2011 — COHA

This analysis was prepared by COHA Research Associate Jennifer Nerby

  • Twenty Salvadoran soldiers await trial in Spain for crimes against humanity perpetrated during the Salvadoran Civil War.
  • The extradition of war criminals to be tried under the Spanish judicial system draws attention to profound weaknesses in Salvadoran trial.
  • A growing number of Salvadorans are beginning to show unease that the nation’s moderate President Mauricio Funes will move the country beyond the social causes of conflict in the 1980s.

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Updates on Libyan war/Stop NATO news: July 30, 2011

30 July 2011 — Stop NATO

  • NATO Armored Vehicle Kills Child, Injures Seven Other Afghans
  • Mongolia: U.S. Leads NATO, Asian NATO Allies In Military Exercise
  • America’s Africa Partnership Station In East Africa
  • Call To Expand American Counterinsurgency Operations In Philippines
  • U.S. Military To Be Based In Australia To Confront China
  • U.S. Could Upgrade Polish Warships For Baltic Sea
  • Bulgaria: Pentagon Continues Upgrading Military Bases
  • U.S. Uses Romanian Air Base To Supply Afghan War

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The Israel Lobby’s Power Comes From the American Ruling Class

30 July 2011 — Al Jazeera

“Prince Walid bin Talal bin Abdelaziz Al-Saud, the second biggest shareholder in News Corporation after Murdoch, recently gave an interview, on his yacht, to the BBC flagship programme Newsnight. The Saudi prince declared himself “a good friend” of Rupert Murdoch and his son James Murdoch (probably the next executive to be charged by the police in the scandal). He defended both men briskly, but in doing so drew attention to the fact that he is the second biggest shareholder in the Murdoch empire, and that the Murdochs were major shareholders in his own Rotana media empire in the Middle East. An unholy alliance, surely? Mr Murdoch is the co-owner, with Prince Walid, of Fox News – one of the most virulently anti-Muslim television stations in the world. The station gives a megaphone to the likes of Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly and Sarah Palin. In the US, Fox’s role was to throw gallons of petrol on the flames Islamophobia which were leading to the burning of the Holy Quran by vigilantes.” Read the full article here

VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 29 July, 2011: Israeli Army Attacks Dutch Music Orchestra with Tear Gas

29 July , 2011 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

Settlers Attack Internationals With An Iron Bar
IMEMC – Friday July 29, 2011 – 12:12, Three settlers from the illegal West Bank settlement of Havat Maon harassed three Palestinian shepherds and attacked two internationals observers near Mesheha hill. The masked settlers threw stones at the internationals as well as hitting one of them with an iron bar on the head.

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Breaking news: Tragic cholera outbreak in Port de Paix killing scores of Haitians, HLLN, July 29, 2011

30 July 2011 — HLLN

Recommended HLLN Link: Cholera Haiti Whitewashing by Georgianne Nienaber, June 14, 2011, LA Progressive

Zili Dlo: Clean water for everyone in Haiti — Zili Dlo: Dlo pwòp pou tout moun — How can YOU help? –

We just received an urgent SOS from the area of Port De Paix (North western) Haiti on a severe cholera outbreak. Our info is that so many people in that City have taken ill and are dying that there’s no place to even hospitalize all who are sick and dying. Medical help is insufficient. Ezili’sHLLN has been prevailed upon to mobilize media interests in this on-going but neglected tragedy.

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New at Strategic Culture Foundation 23-30 July 2011

30 July 2011 — Strategic Culture Foundation

A US-Iran pantomime over Iraq
30.07.2011 | 10:25 | Melkulangara BHADRAKUMAR
 Al-Qaeda’s virulent Wahhabi, anti-Shi’ite ideology is sheer poison for Iran…The US has sought and obtained Iran’s acquiescence in its strategies in Iraq ever since the invasion in 2003…The “pro-West” Persian Gulf states are terrified of Shi’ite empowerment, for which they blame US misadventure in Iraq. On the other hand, Israel is hopping mad that it faces regional isolation and Obama isn’t resolute about vanquishing Iranian influence, especially in next-door Egypt, which used to be Israel’s playpen. And, of course, Israel dreads to think Iran may gain direct access to the Levant via Iraq…

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The best of FAIR’s Blog 29 July 2011

29 July 2011 — Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting

Here’s some of the week’s best media criticism from the FAIR Blog