Libya Newslinks 21 October 2011: Latest

21 October 2011 — williambowles.info

Libyan Leaders Appear to Differ Over Qaddafi Burial
New York Times
By KAREEM FAHIM and RICK GLADSTONE MISURATA, Libya — Euphoria in Libya over the death of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi was tempered on Friday by frictions and confusion over where and when to bury the former strongman, as well as a formal request by the …
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/10/22/world/africa/libyan-leaders-appear-to-wrangle-over-qaddafi-burial.html

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NATO Has Assassinated Gaddafi — Now the Puppets Can Dance by Boots Riley

21 October 2011 — MRZine

NATO has assassinated Gaddafi.  Now the puppets can dance.  This is not about democracy, as the “new” leaders are a combination of his ex-cabinet officials and ex-Mujahideen who took out the People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan in the 80s and installed the Taliban for the CIA.

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Imperial Massacres By Alexander Cockburn

21 October 2011 — CounterpunchCounterPunch Diary—

Denied post mortem imagery of Osama bin Laden and Anwar al-Awlaki, the world now has at its disposal photographs of Muammar Qaddafi, dispatched with a bullet to the head after being wounded by NATO’s ground troops outside Sirte. Did the terminal command, Finish Him Off, come via cell phone from the US State Department whose Secretary, Hillary Clinton, had earlier called for his death, or by dint of local initiative?

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Gaddafi death: Envoy slams ‘sadistic’ triumphalism — RT

21 October 2011 — Gaddafi death: Envoy slams ‘sadistic’ triumphalism — RT

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Dmitry Rogozin (RIA Novosti / Kirill Kallinikov)

 Russia’s NATO envoy has written in his microblog that the Western elation over the death of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi could have sadistic grounds.

­‘The faces of the leaders of ‘world democracies’ are so happy, as if they remembered how they hanged stray cats in basements in their childhoods,’ Russian envoy to NATO and the leader of the Congress of Russian Communities, Dmitry Rogozin, wrote in his twitter status on Friday.

This statement apparently is a reply to the international reaction to the death of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, who was killed as the forces of the National Transitional Council stormed the town of Sirte on Thursday.

Rogozin currently holds the position of Russia’s envoy to NATO and he was among the first Russian politicians to embrace the opportunities of social networks. He often shares his views on international politics via his Twitter account, and these posts have repeatedly made news in Russian and international media.

Rogozin is also the leader of the Congress of Russian Communities – the organization of ethnic Russians living abroad aimed at protecting their interests and strengthening the ties with the Motherland.

On Thursday evening Rogozin told Russian radio Echo of Moscow that NATO was directly involved in the operation to kill the former Libyan leader. ‘Apparently there were orders that oriented the military servicemen who are in Libya and that directed them to ensure the physical elimination of Gaddafi,’ Rogozin said.

The official added that Russia must make a conclusion from the existing situation. ‘We must bear in mind who we are dealing with in the face of Western democracies,’ Rogozin said.

Wikileaks Newslinks 21 October 2011

21 October 2011 — williambowles.info

WikiLeaks cables provide limited vindication for Malema
Mail & Guardian Online
The Botswana government gave the United States the green light to explore the possibility of establishing an Africa Command (Africom) base in the country when the issue was raised four years ago, American diplomatic cables published by WikiLeaks show. …
http://mg.co.za/article/2011-10-21-wikileaks-cables-provide-limited-vindication-for-malema/

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Video Intermission: Occupy Is NOT An Obama Reelection Campaign

21 October 2011 — Wild-Wild Left

Stephen C. Webster writing at RawStory notes that ‘Speaking to a ‘We Are Change’ activist at ‘Occupy Wall Street’ this week, political hip-hop artist Immortal Technique threw down the gauntlet to those in the media who characterize the anti-corruption movement as a partisan affair, suggesting that the 99 Percent are willing to ‘sacrifice’ President Barack Obama’s second term if it would send a message powerful enough to spark change.’

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 20 October, 2011: Oxfam: Settlers cost Palestinian farmers over $500,000 this harvest

20 October 2011 — VTJP

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Erekat: Israel is responsible for collapsing of peace process
IMEMC – Thursday October 20, 2011 – 18:55, Dr. Saeb Erekat, member of the central committee of Fatah Movement and Palestinian negotiation chief, held a meeting with the Portuguese former president, Goerge Sambouo, top representative of UN-debate among civilizations, the Palestinian News Agency, Maan, reported earlier on Thursday.

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Greece: cradle of austerity — RT

21 October 2011 — Greece: cradle of austerity — RT

Greece wakes up this morning to a new age of austerity. Parliament has passed a fresh package of pay cuts and tax hikes in attempt to stave off bankruptcy. The decision has been met with violent unrest in Athens.

­Protests in Greece have become a common occurrence, but behind the rallies is public anger at years of austerity.

For the people that has meant wage cuts many people by 30 per cent in most cases. On top of that, tax hikes, cuts to pensions and cuts to public spending.

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Greece: cradle of austerity — RT

21 October 2011 — Greece: cradle of austerity — RT

Greece wakes up this morning to a new age of austerity. Parliament has passed a fresh package of pay cuts and tax hikes in attempt to stave off bankruptcy. The decision has been met with violent unrest in Athens.

­Protests in Greece have become a common occurrence, but behind the rallies is public anger at years of austerity.

For the people that has meant wage cuts many people by 30 per cent in most cases. On top of that, tax hikes, cuts to pensions and cuts to public spending.

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Saif al-Islam is captured in Zliten – NTC — RT

21 October 2011 — Saif al-Islam is captured in Zliten – NTC — RT

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Saif Gaddafi (AFP Photo / Mahmud Turkia)

Colonel Gaddafi’s highest-profile son and heir apparent, Saif al-Islam, has been captured in the western Libyan town of Zliten. Earlier, the eldest son Motassim was killed along with his father.

Saif al-Islam, who was reported either killed or captured in the capturing of Sirte, was thought to be at large in the desert, a member of the National Transitional Council earlier told Al Jazeera TV network.

Meanwhile Motassim’s dead body was shown on local TV lying on a stretcher with his chest bare. The report did not specify where the picture was taken. Apparently Motassim, who used to be a security advisor for Muammar Gaddafi, was captured along with his father and summarily executed. Earlier unconfirmed reports said he had been taken alive.

Some reports say both bodies are now on display for everyone to see, and that people are free to take pictures of themselves with their slain enemies.

The only child of the late Gaddafi who may still be in Libya is Khamis. The military officer was reported killed in late August, but that was at least the third report of his death over the time of the conflict. His whereabouts are unknown.

Other members of the Gaddafi family are in Algeria and Niger. The NTC wants them to be extradited for trial in Libya, but the two neighboring countries refuse to do so.

Occupy Actions: From Wall Street to a Campus Near You? By Alan Sears

21 October 2011 — The Bullet • Socialist Project E-Bulletin No. 560 Toronto New Socialists

The Occupy Wall Street movement and the mobilizations of the ‘indignant’ in Europe have sparked solidarity actions in many places around the world. October 15, 2011 was a massive day of action that included over 60 marches in Spain, a huge demonstration of over 100,000 in Rome and Occupy actions in cities and towns across North America and in many other places.

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Video Claims Gaddafi still alive

21 October 2011 — Mathaba News

The spokesman for ‘Afrisynergy’ T West, explains that the NATO-rebels have lied repeatedly in the past about capturing and killing Muammar Gaddafi, capturing of his sons and about the death of some of his sons while it has been proven that the Libyan Jamahiriya government consistently spoke the truth.

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The End of History: Now that the CIA’s proxy army has murdered Gadhafi, what next for Libya? By Paul Craig Roberts

21 October 2011 — Global Research – The End of History: Now that the CIA’s proxy army has murdered Gadhafi, what next for Libya?

If Washington’s plans succeed, Libya will become another American puppet state. Most of the cities, towns, and infrastructure have been destroyed by air strikes by the air forces of the US and Washington’s NATO puppets. US and European firms will now get juicy contracts, financed by US taxpayers, to rebuild Libya. The new real estate will be carefully allocated to lubricate a new ruling class picked by Washington. This will put Libya firmly under Washington’s thumb.

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