Military Situation In Libya On April 9, 2019 (Map Update)

10 April 2019 — South FRONT

  • Forces loyal to the Government of National Accord (GNA) recaptured Tripoli Airport and Swani from the Libyan National Army (LNA). Clashes in the area are ongoing as the LNA attempts to fend off the GNA counter-attack;
  • LNA warplanes bombed a military runway of Tripoli’s Mitiga airport;
  • LNA units kicked off an offensive to enricle the city of Sirte controlled by pro-GNA forces;
  • A group of ISIS terrorists supported by 13 vehicles attacked al-Fougaha, killing 3 people who were recently freed from Ghaduwah. ISIS members also set fire to the Municipal Police HQ and three houses.

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Climate Catastrophe and Extinction Rebellion by Paul Street

10 April 2019 — The Greanville Post

Catastrophes, self inflicted

“Vote if you think it’ll make any difference but don’t drink the full Kool Aid of American electoral fake-representative politics, the longtime graveyard of American social movements…”

In the last years of his life, Dr. Martin Luther King spoke against what he called “the triple evils that are interrelated” – economic inequality, racism, and militarism. If King were alive today, he’d be talking about the five evils that are interrelated, adding patriarchy and Ecocide, the destruction of livable ecology.  He’d also be noting the dangerous rise of a new national and global fascism linked to the presidency of a malignant racist who glories in accelerating humanity’s environmental self-destruction while the media obsesses over matters of far slighter relevance.

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RAY McGOVERN: Unaccountable Media Faced with Dilemma in Next Phase of Deep State-gate

9 April 2019 — Consortium News

Now that the media has been exposed for wrongly siding with the intelligence agencies, how will it handle Devin Nunes’s criminal referrals in Deep State-gate?, asks Ray McGovern.

By Ray McGovern
Special to Consortium News

Readers of The Washington Post on Monday were treated to more of the same from editorial page chief Fred Hiatt. Hiatt, who won his spurs by promoting misleading “intelligence” about weapons of mass destruction in Iraq and suffered no consequences, is at it again.

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Battlefield Libya: Fruits of US-NATO Regime Change By Tony Cartalucci

10 April 2019 — New Eastern Outlook

 Libya is back in the news, as fighting escalates around the capital, Tripoli

Forces under the control of Khalifa Haftar – a former Libyan general under the government of Muammar Qaddafi – turned opposition during the 2011 US-led NATO intervention – turned “opposition” again against the UN-backed “Government of National Accord” (GNA) seated in Tripoli – have most recently reached Tripoli’s airport.

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Happy Birthday, Paul Robeson!

9 April 2019 — Seven Stories Press

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Celebrate the life and legacy of singer, actor, civil rights activist, organizer, and scholar, Paul Robeson, on April 9th, the 121st anniversary of his birth. Egalitarian and anti-fascist, he was a victim of the House Committee on Un-American Activities and he was subsequently blacklisted in the entertainment industry for his leftist politics.

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Haiti Facing Worst Crisis Since 1986? By Nancy Roc

10 April 2019 — Global Research

While Haiti’s failure is reaching a peak, the international community’s behavior needs to change to allow Haitians to turn things around themselves.

“Here we go again in #Haiti. Another messy morning in #PAP where getting gas has become a matter of who you know because pumps are only delivering on a privilege basis. This station at Bois-Patate says it’s only giving diesel to intl organizations”. This tweet from Miami Herald’s Caribbean correspondent, Jacqueline Charles, on April 2, 2019, captures the mood of what Haitians face on a daily basis..  And not just for fuel.

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Washington’s Attempt to Impose its Will on the EU Stirs Anti-American Moods By Grete Mautner

10 April 2019 — New Eastern Outlook


The untamed desire of the Trump administration to impose all sorts of conditions and restrictions on the way that Europe operates is clearly leading to an abrupt increase in anti-American moods across various social layers of the European society. Practically speaking, there’s an avid hatred visible all across the EU towards Trump’s use of the ‘Al Capone approach’ , which is typical for American businessmen who would try to brute force their way into foreign markets and influence them in any way possible.

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Don’t expect US-Iran war before 2021 by M. K. BHADRAKUMAR

10 April 2019 — Indian Punchline

(Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps commanders report directly to Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei (R))

There is no reason to disbelieve the boast by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu claiming credit personally for US President Donald Trump’s decision to designate Iran’s elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) as a “foreign terrorist organisation” under American law. It is common knowledge that all major decisions and most minor decisions by Trump regarding the West Asian situation are dictated by Israel’s interests.

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Venezuela Newslinks 10 April 2019

10 April 2019 19:43 — The New Dark Age

There may be some duplication due to cross-posting

External players threaten Venezuela’s security, says Russia’s UN envoy

US caused billions of dollars in damage to Venezuela since 2013 – Russian envoy to UN

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