Video: Libyan rebel leader shakes hands with Sarkozy — RT

24 August 2011 — RT

President Sarkozy has guaranteed military assistance to the new Libyan government for as long as it is needed in a meeting with rebel leader Mahmoud Jibril in Paris. In turn, Jibril asked for France’s help in unfreezing Libyan assets.

‘We want to get Libya’s frozen assets as quickly as possible,’ Al Arabia cites Mahmoud Jibril as saying. Estimates of the amount of Libyan government assets held overseas range from $100 billion to $150 billion.

Meanwhile, a group of UN members led by France is now working on a UN resolution which could lift economic sanctions imposed on Libya and unfreeze the assets. It is reported the document could be adopted during the one of the next rounds of talks on Libya, either in Qatar and Turkey, or in New York.

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Video: Libyan rebel leader shakes hands with Sarkozy — RT

24 August 2011 — RT

President Sarkozy has guaranteed military assistance to the new Libyan government for as long as it is needed in a meeting with rebel leader Mahmoud Jibril in Paris. In turn, Jibril asked for France’s help in unfreezing Libyan assets.

‘We want to get Libya’s frozen assets as quickly as possible,’ Al Arabia cites Mahmoud Jibril as saying. Estimates of the amount of Libyan government assets held overseas range from $100 billion to $150 billion.

Meanwhile, a group of UN members led by France is now working on a UN resolution which could lift economic sanctions imposed on Libya and unfreeze the assets. It is reported the document could be adopted during the one of the next rounds of talks on Libya, either in Qatar and Turkey, or in New York.

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Information Clearing House Newsletter 24 August, 2011: FBI Organizes Almost All US Terror Plots: Report

24 August, 2011 — Information Clearing House

US Outsourcing Regime Change
NATO Partnership in Libya Serves as Model, Panetta Says

American Forces Press Service
“It is a good indication of the kind of partnership and alliances that we need to have for the future” US Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta
http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article28929.htm

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Libya Newslinks 24 August 2011

24 August 2011 — williambowles.info

Pro-Gadhafi forces try to halt rebels’ momentum
CNN
By the CNN Wire Staff Tripoli, Libya (CNN) — Libyan rebels weathered resistance from pro-Moammar Gadhafi forces in several volatile pockets across Tripoli on Wednesday, and a few dozen journalists kept hostage for days by the strongman’s armed …
http://www.cnn.com/2011/WORLD/africa/08/24/libya.war/

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Tripoli Port Notes By Franklin Lamb

24 August 2011 — CounterCurrents

Tripoli Port area: This observer’s tentative appraisal of Tuesdays events along the North Tripoli Port area as of late afternoon 8/23/11 is that the ‘65,000 well trained and well-armed troops’ hyped Sunday by the Gaddafi government don’t in fact exist and that the pockets of government troops here in Tripoli and across Libya that do, will continue to resist what it views as NATO aggression designed to usurp the country’s oil and add Libya to Africom.

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NATO’s Rebel Forces By Luis Rumbaut

24 August 2011 — MRZine

At its peak, the 26 of July Movement had some 300 fighters, ill fed and poorly armed, bitten by mosquitoes and accompanied by the rain.  Against them, Gen. Fulgencio Batista mobilized an army, a navy, an air force, a coast guard, and the Rural Guard, aside from a network of spies and irregular bands of enforcers at his command.

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Keiser Report: Bankers & Aliens (E175)

23 August 2011

RussiaToday on Aug 23, 2011 – This week Max Keiser and co-host, Stacy Herbert, notice that looking back is not an option when all the evidence is destroyed by the SEC and Max tries to explain the gold / Treasury conundrum. In the second half of the show Max talks to Catherine Austin Fitts about exponential fraud and the financial coup d’etat. KR on FB:

The Libyan Soldier: The True Heroes of NATO’s War By Glen Ford

24 August 2011 — Black Agenda Report

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford

Listen: http://traffic.libsyn.com/blackagendareport/20110824_gf_LibyaOne.mp3

NATO has proven it has the capacity to kill thousands of Libyan soldiers from the skies, but it cannot ‘convey honor and legitimacy’ to the rebels under its killer wings. ‘They are little more than extras for imperial theater, a mob that traveled to battle under the protective umbrella of American full spectrum dominance of the air.’ The incinerated bodies of her soldiers have secured Libya’s place in history. Continue reading

Obama’s Responsibility to Protect is a License to Kill By Glen Ford

24 August 2011 — Black Agenda Report

Listen: http://traffic.libsyn.com/blackagendareport/20110824_gf_LibyaTwo.mp3

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford

Believing the Libya assault to have been a shining success, the United States will feel confident in launching new aggressions under the insidious rubric of R2P – Responsibility to Protect. The 2004 invasion and of Haiti was the precedent, ‘when the United Nations Secretary General lent his seal of approval to the occupation and endorsed Washington’s interpretation of the Responsibility to Protect.’ Washington has turned international law on its head.
 
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