Video: The Shape of Things to Come in Libya: Interview with Michael Parenti By Sean Thomas

7 September 2011 — MRZine

Michael Parenti: Expect the same thing as you saw happened in Yugoslavia and in Eastern Europe.  There will be a massive privatization taking place.  The public economy that the Gaddafi government had built over 40 years, which included public subsidies for housing, for education, for healthcare — all those things will be privatized.  The oil fields will be handed over to private companies for private profit.  Death squads will come in to clean up those who might still have a commitment to a social wage or a communal wage.  This is what we have to look forward to, and that was the real intention.  It was to overthrow the government, it wasn’t any humanitarian concern, it wasn’t any concern for democracy.

Michael Parenti is the author of 23 books.  His latest book is The Face of Imperialism.  This video was released by Russia Today on 21 August 2011.  Cf. David D. Kirkpatrick, “Libyans Turn Wrath on Dark-Skinned Migrants” (New York Times, 4 September 2011).

BP Profit From Torture By Craig Murray

7 September 2011 — Craig Murray

These are the ‘democrats’?!

Just when you thought that nothing could be more sickening than the revelation that the mad Mahdi Blair was godfather to the baptism of Murdoch’s daughter in the River Jordan…

Kudos to the Daily Mail for outing BP’s Mark Allen as the MI6 man who wrote the sickeningly jaunty message to Gadaffi henchman Moussa Koussa on the rendition to terrible torture of a Libyan dissident and his wife and family. Lest we forget, this is the message:

I congratulate you on the safe arrival of Abu Abd Allah Sadiq. This is the least we could do for you and for Libya to demonstrate the remarkable relationship we have built over recent years.

Allen then moved seamlessly from MI6 to a £200,000 pa job at BP working on their relationships with Gadaffi and other Arab dictators. We can only hope that one day Egypt emerges from military government to democracy and its security files too are opened. But I am willing to bet that MI6 and CIA shredders have been put in to Cairo government offices and will be working ceaselessly for the next few days. Expect the odd fire too.

How US-led regime change warriors train and misuse bloggers for their dirty games

17 August 2011 — Mein Parteibuch Zweitblog


Logo of US-led regime change warriors

Sometimes even the notorious Zionist hasbara trolls can be useful to reveal something interesting. Here it’s a network of bloggers trained by US-led “soft war” warriors to be used for US-led regime change operations. A few days ago CNN and a self-styled London based anti-Syrian propaganda organisation calling itself Syrian Observatory for Human Rights spread an updated version of the Kuwaiti incubator lie. Basically the story was that Syrian security killed babies in incubators in Hama, widely a copy of the well-known fairy tale fabricated by Lauri Fitz-Pegado with PR company Hill & Knowlton to prepare the public ground for the US-led invasion of Iraq back in 1990.

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UPDATE FROM THE ELECTRONIC INTIFADA: EI exclusive: Israel involvement in BDS lawsuit exposed | Holy Land 5 interview | And more …

7 September 2011 — Electronic Intifada


Uncovered: Israel’s role in planned US lawsuit to fight BDS
By Ali Abunimah, 6 September 2011
An exclusive investigation finds that pro-Israel activists, backed by an Islamophobic pro-Israel group and with the knowledge of the Israeli government is planning to take legal action to force the Olympia Food Co-op to rescind its historic decision to boycott Israeli products.

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 6 September, 2011: Uncovered: Israel’s role in planned US lawsuit to fight BDS

6 September 2011 , 2011 — VTJP


International Middle East Media Center

U.S. Concerned About Deteriorating Israeli-Turkish Relations
IMEMC – Wednesday September 07, 2011 – 01:20, U.S. Department of State spokesperson, Victoria Noland, stated Tuesday that Washington is deeply concerned regarding the deteriorating relations between Israel and Turkey, the Arabs48 news website reported.

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Libya Newslinks 6-7 September 2011

7 September 2011 —

7 September 2011
Lauren Ploch, “Africa Command: U.S. Strategic Interests and the Role of the U.S. Military in Africa” Today at 08:17
As envisioned by the Department of Defense (DOD), AFRICOM aims to promote U.S. strategic objectives and protect U.S. interests in the region by working with African states and regional organizations to help strengthen their defense capabilities so that they are better able to contribute to regional stability and security.

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Updates on Libyan war/Stop NATO news: September 7, 2011

7 September 2011 — Stop NATO

  • Indian Link To NATO ABM System Targets China, Pakistan, Iran, Russia
  • Afghanistan: 1,645 Dead, 13,609 Wounded In America’s Longest War
  • Afghan War: Czech Defense Minister Inspects New Special Forces Base
  • Dutch Defense Minister: New Afghan Mission ‘Primarily Military’
  • U.S. Carrier Strike Group Visits Malaysia
  • Africa Partnership Station: U.S. Guided Missile Warship In Mauritius
  • U.S. Firm Gets $46 Million To Build Third Egyptian Military Center
  • CIA Increases Military Operations In Asia
  • America’s Post-9/11 Legacy: Era Of Endless War
  • War With China A Self-Fulfilling Prophecy?

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Information Clearing House Newsletter 6 September, 2011: Robert Gates : Israel Is an Ungrateful Ally

6 September, 2011 — Information Clearing House

Western Powers Have Syria in Their Sights
By Jean Shaoul
The threats are being taken seriously by Tehran. “Syria is the front-runner in Middle Eastern resistance (to Israel) and NATO cannot intimidate this country with an attack … If, God forbid, such a thing happened, NATO would drown in a quagmire from which it would never be able to escape.” Irans Foreign Minister:

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