Arriving First in Syria By Franklin Lamb

6 September 2013 — Greanville Post

Damascus – Will 1000 American ‘Human Shields’ Stop Another Criminal War?

Human shields in Iraq

A sort of roller coaster atmosphere pervades Damascus these days with “good” and “bad” news rising and falling, often by the quarter hour. Much of the population is monitoring closely the news and quickly expressing their interpretations of the latest media reports and rumors as well as predicting the fairly precise timing of the now assumed American attack on their country.

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Syria Countdown: an Update from Damascus By Franklin Lamb

3 September 2013 — Greanville Post

Aftermath of Israeli strike. Naturally no one in the American establishment criticizes Israel for general banditry in its foreign policy

Aftermath of Israeli strike. Naturally no one in the American establishment criticizes Israel for warmongering and general banditry in its foreign policy. In a powder keg of a region, Israel is the permanently lit fuse.

Washington’s ill-considered criminal attack will aid and abet these largely Gulf financed militia and provide justification, in their minds for literally hundreds of often competing jihadist groups to spread carnage across Syria. The innocent in the USA and the West will also eventually suffer a severe pay back price as was the case on 9/11/2001 and a decade later on 9/11/2011. And on and on it goes.

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Syrian war hits Beirut By Franklin Lamb

10 July 2013 — Counterpunch

DAHIYEH, Beirut – This observer’s neighbors seemed to believe, especially over the past year, as most of us did, that the war in Syria would, in one form or another, spill into our neighborhood, Dahiyeh, the Hezbollah stronghold in south Beirut near the Shatila and Burj el Barajeh Palestinian refugee camps.

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The Oft-Predicted Fickle Syrian ‘Tipping Point’ Has Tipped By Franklin Lamb

2 March, 2013 — Damascus

This observer lost count more than a year ago of the sheer number of predictions by analysts and lobbyists that the “tipping point” signaling the Assad government’s collapse was a sure thing and would happen any time now. “It’s just a matter of days, not weeks” President Obama declared back in 2011.

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Libya Newslinks 12-14 November 2011

14 November 2011 —

14 November 2011
Libyan scenario unfolding in Syria Today at 13:02
The ‘illegitimate’ decision to suspend Syria from the Arab League has received wide support from the EU and the US. Russia, however, has strongly opposed the measure, which is starting to look like another step on the…

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Video: 25 Aug 2011: Indy Journalist Franklin Lamb Shot; Others Shot at and Threatened by CNN

25 August 2011 — RT

Independent Journalist Mahdi Nazemroaya threatened by CNN staff (producer) and fired on at Tripoli hotel by NATO backed terrorists and snipers.

NATO has provided direct armed cover to these armed gangs, who have no political project, no dream for Libya and are filled with hatred. All they want is to destroy this beautiful city, especially the tribes, the families and the neighborhoods, that are well known for supporting the Leader of this country.

According to Dr. Musa Ibrahim more than 1300 martyrs and more than 5000 wounded people from todays NATO bombings.

Rayyisse, Censorship and Hollywood Qatar around Bab Al Aziziya

24 August 2011 — Waterput

Rayyisse is an Algerian who has played an important role in fighting the western NATO Propaganda through hundreds of videos on his youtube channel about the situation in Libya (1). This morning I noticed that he uploaded a video which presents arguments for the use of fake footage by the western media in order to make people believe that Bab Al Aziziya would be about to fall. This video was somehow removed. I can give you the comments that were placed by him. If anyone can inform me about this new example of censorship, please let me know.

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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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Whither Gaddafi and Libya? By Franklin Lamb

22 August 2011 — Dandelion Salad

The large gold framed portrait of Colonel Muammar Qaddafi that adorned the wall behind the reception desk of my hotel since it opened many years ago has vanished. Also gone are the 72 green flags that flew on the white poles have also been removed. It’s not polite to inquire of the skeleton staff about who removed these items because the act of removal could become very serious offenses depending on the final outcome here. But, my friend Ismail, manning the front desk, just grinned at me when I commented on the hotel’s fine new mirror that hangs in the leader’s space.

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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,


Libya Newslinks 20-21 August 2011

21 August 2011 —

21 August 2011
Libya rebels seek to avoid Tripoli battle
By Peter Apps, Political Risk Correspondent LONDON (Reuters) – Libyan rebel forces ill-equipped to fight their way into a city the size of Tripoli may look to locally brokered deals or a burgeoning popular uprising to break the will of Muammar …

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End Game For Benghazi Rebels As Libyan Tribes Prepare To Weigh In By Franklin Lamb

3 August 2011 — Global ResearchCountercurrents

Tripoli : On July 30, the day before this 97.5 per cent Muslim country began the holy month of Ramadan, NATO spokesperson Roland Lavoie has been lamely attempting to explain to the press at the Rixos Hotel and internationally, why NATO was forced to bomb three Tripoli TV towers at the Libyan Broadcasting Authority, killing three journalists/technicians and wounding 15 others.

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