Video: 'Western countries fighting for Libya’s oil fields like piranhas' — RT

22 August 2011 — RT

Months of chaos await Libya if the NATO-led operation in the country topples Muammar Gaddafi, political analyst William Engdahl told RT, but regime change would suit Western oil interests.

‘They are eventually going to topple Gaddafi,’ he said. ‘And I think what Libya is going to face after that is a period of prolonged chaos. Nobody knows the outcome.’

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Video: ‘Western countries fighting for Libya’s oil fields like piranhas’ — RT

22 August 2011 — RT

Months of chaos await Libya if the NATO-led operation in the country topples Muammar Gaddafi, political analyst William Engdahl told RT, but regime change would suit Western oil interests.

‘They are eventually going to topple Gaddafi,’ he said. ‘And I think what Libya is going to face after that is a period of prolonged chaos. Nobody knows the outcome.’

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Libya Newslinks 22 August 2011

22 August 2011 — williambowles.info

Libya Revolution Puts Obama Administration on Alert for Pitfalls of Transition
Fox News
AP People celebrate the capture in Tripoli of Muammar al-Qaddafi’s son and one-time heir apparent, Seif al-Islam, at the rebel-held town of Benghazi, Libya, Aug. 22. With another Arab country on the cusp of deposing its leader, US and European leaders …
http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2011/08/22/libyan-revolution-raises-immediate-questions-over-what-comes-next/

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Gunshots during RT live from Tripoli — RT

22 August 2011 — RT

Journalist Mahdi Nazemroaya, who is stationed in a central Tripoli hotel with the international press, says the journalists are being targeted by the rebels and the NATO forces that support them. While he is speaking to RT, shooting can be heard.

‘They are specifically targeting the areas where international journalists are, to sow panic here,’ he argued. ‘NATO has done all the heavy work. This is a NATO war. They heavily bombed cities west of [Tripoli], they’ve bombed all night, without even 10 seconds of stopping. They have bombed this entire city and NATO landed the insurgents on the coast of Tripoli.’

But the city’s defenders are not pessimistic, continues Nazemroaya.

‘The situation has gone tenser,’ said Nazemroaya. ‘More members of the hotel stuff have returned with guns. Obviously they have been fighting. These are volunteers, not soldiers. They returned with a picture which is not a picture of loss and they are confident.’

Gunshots during RT live from Tripoli — RT

22 August 2011 — RT

Journalist Mahdi Nazemroaya, who is stationed in a central Tripoli hotel with the international press, says the journalists are being targeted by the rebels and the NATO forces that support them. While he is speaking to RT, shooting can be heard.

‘They are specifically targeting the areas where international journalists are, to sow panic here,’ he argued. ‘NATO has done all the heavy work. This is a NATO war. They heavily bombed cities west of [Tripoli], they’ve bombed all night, without even 10 seconds of stopping. They have bombed this entire city and NATO landed the insurgents on the coast of Tripoli.’

But the city’s defenders are not pessimistic, continues Nazemroaya.

‘The situation has gone tenser,’ said Nazemroaya. ‘More members of the hotel stuff have returned with guns. Obviously they have been fighting. These are volunteers, not soldiers. They returned with a picture which is not a picture of loss and they are confident.’

Video: LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD (PROJECT 12, 8/12)

22 August 2011 — YouTube

LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD (Project 12, 8/12) Directed and Edited by Diran Lyons: http://lyonspotter.blogspot.com

LIVE FREE OR DIE HARD (Project 12, 8/12) features a series of crafted statements that originated as part of detailed political commentaries written by members at democraticunderground.com during the months of July and August 2011.

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Mainstream media are waging a Psychological War on People of Tripoli

22 August 2011 — Mathaba

The mainstream media are working with NATO to spread disinformation and waging a psychological war on the people of Tripoli. Watch the real report directly from Tripoli.

Mahdi Nazemrova, a reporter and political analyst in Tripoli, says that what the world is witnessing is NATO’s war against Libya. NATO is in control and the ‘rebels’ follow NATO’s lead. The ‘rebels’ sporadic attacks in Tripoli have been aimed to break down the morale and cause panic in NATO’s psychological war.

The mainstream media are an arm of NATO to spread disinformation. NATO has been bombing the civilian security checkpoints guarded by volunteers with the help of the mainstream media reporters locating them in Tripoli. The role of the mainstream media is to spread lies, acting as part of the NATO’s war machine.

The truth reporters, most independent reporters, are now being shot at and hunted by the snipers.

Wikileaks Newslinks 22 August 2011

22 August 2011 — williambowles.info

Former WikiLeaks associate destroyed potentially explosive documents
The Tech Herald
by Steve Ragan – Aug 22 2011, 06:00 Daniel Domscheit-Berg, the former spokesperson for WikiLeaks, is said to have destroyed more than 3000 documents, taken when he left the organization. Based on statements from WikiLeaks, the documents would have been …
http://www.thetechherald.com/article.php/201134/7536/Former-WikiLeaks-associate-destroyed-potentially-explosive-documents

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Syria Newslinks 22 August 2011

22 August 2011 — williambowles.info

U.N. council to hold special meeting on Syria
CNN International
By the CNN Wire Staff (CNN) — The UN Human Rights Council is scheduled to meet Monday in Geneva, Switzerland, to discuss allegations of human rights violations in Syria. The special meeting comes after the United Nations sent a humanitarian mission to …
http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/meast/08/22/syria.unrest/

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 21 August, 2011: Israel’s Convenient War on Gaza

21 August , 2011 — VTJP

News

International Middle East Media Center

Egyptian Hacker Hacks Into Netanyahu’s Website
IMEMC – Monday August 22, 2011 – 03:22, An Egyptian hacker managed on Sunday to hack into the website of Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, and placed a picture of Egyptian soldiers raising the Egyptian flag in Sinai during the October, 6, 1973, on the sites’ homepage.

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'Rebels being gathered in Tripoli for a purpose' — RT

22 August 2011 — RT

Independent journalist Lizzie Phelan who is in Tripoli says allowing the rebels inside the capital could well be a strategic move on the part of Libya troops who have corralled the rebels into a single location.

She argues that loyalist forces remain in de facto control of the city.

Most of the rebels who are not busy looting are now gathering on the Green Square in the center of Tripoli waving flags.

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‘Rebels being gathered in Tripoli for a purpose’ — RT

22 August 2011 — RT

Independent journalist Lizzie Phelan who is in Tripoli says allowing the rebels inside the capital could well be a strategic move on the part of Libya troops who have corralled the rebels into a single location.

She argues that loyalist forces remain in de facto control of the city.

Most of the rebels who are not busy looting are now gathering on the Green Square in the center of Tripoli waving flags.

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Notice regarding the shooting of Franklin Lamb in Libya

22 August 2011

The Palestine Civil Rights Campaign-Lebanon confirms reports that FranklinLamb was shot at approximately 11:45 a.m. on Sunday August 21 in Tripoli,Libya outside of the Corinthia Hotel where he has been staying.

Franklin had just returned from a 90 minute bicycle tour of central Tripoli and was walking past the Hotel swimming pool when he was hit in his right leg. Witnesses report having seen sniper fire coming from the roof of the Marriott Hotel across from the Corinthia.

Franklin is basicly OK. The bullet has been removed and he is resting comfortably and wishes that no one be concerned because he will be fine.

Internet has been cut in Libya and events inside Tripoli are unclear. The PCRC will advise if events warrant.

In solidarity,

Paula