Libya Newslinks 3 March 2012

3 March


Freed of Gadhafi, Libya’s instability only deepens

The Associated Press

BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) — A large map of Libya hangs on the wall in the home of Idris al-Rahel, with a line down the middle dividing the country in half. Al-Rahel, a former army officer, leads a movement to declare semiautonomy in eastern Libya, …


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NATO’s Double Game In Libya Under UN Cover Revealed By Akhtar Jamal

20 February 2012 — NATO’s Double Game In Libya Under UN Cover Revealed – Pakistan Observer

NATO double game in Libya under UN cover revealed
Suitcase size drones played decisive role

Islamabad: A Canadian newspaper has revealed an account of NATO’s double-game in Libya and disclosed how the NATO countries collaborated with each other to topple the Libyan regime and secretly supplied most sophisticated weapons and drones to Libyan rebels.

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Libya Newslinks 17 February 2012: Gays threaten the future of the human race says Libyan UN delegate

17 February

There are fifteen stories in today’s links, most from the MSM and twelve of the fifteen stories (some are essentially duplicates viz Business Week and TIME) have essentially the same headline: ‘A year after revolt, Libya mired in factional fighting’, or words to that effect. Predictably the BBC and Sky News headlines make no mention of this though the BBC does mention that militias roam unimpeded but ‘balances’ that with some PR from the White House about how the new ‘government will do something about “protect[ing] the rights of all the Libyan people”. The Sky News piece is all fireworks and a promise to do something about it as well (and one wouldn’t expect anything else from the Tripoli Post except fireworks). The final (and only) mention of the subject is about the outburst by the Libyan delegate to the UN alleging that ‘Gays threaten the continuation of the human race‘. I rest my case.

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The Arab Winter: Violence from a US-backed Egyptian military junta By Patrick Henningsen

21 December 2011 — Global Research

Now that the Arab Spring has come and gone, one of the features of the new Arab Winter is watching how a US/UK-backed brutal Egyptian military dictatorship has become increasingly more violent towards its own pro-reform, unarmed citizens.

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Libya Newslinks 30 November 2011

30 November 2011 —

Qaddafi’s Daughter Urges Libyans to Topple Interim Government
Fox News
Libya’s new leaders, who received the backing of the US, France, Britain and other countries in their fight against Qaddafi, appear eager to assure the world of their commitment to democracy and human rights. Interior Minister Fawzy Abdul-Ali …

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Libya Newslinks 19 November 2011

19 November 2011 —

Qaddafi son Saif caught in S. Libya
CBS News
Free Libya TV broadcast an image said to be Muammar Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam after his arrest in the south of Libya, Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011. (CBS) Muammar Qaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam — the only wanted member of the ousted ruling family to remain …

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Wikileaks Newslinks 28 October 2011

28 October 2011 —

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange to learn fate of extradition fight in …
Washington Post
LONDON — WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange will learn next week of the verdict in his fight against his extradition to Sweden to answer allegations of sexual misconduct, the organization said Thursday. WikiLeaks staffer Joseph Farrell said that …

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VTJP Palestine/Israel Newslinks 21 October, 2011: Israeli military and Zionists ambush olive harvest in Beit Furik

21 October 2011 — VTJP

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Resident Kidnapped In Bil’in, Dozens Treated For Effects of Teargas Inhalation
IMEMC – Saturday October 22, 2011 – 02:31, Israeli soldiers attacked the weekly nonviolent protest against the Annexation Wall and settlements, in Bil’in village, near the central West Bank city of Ramallah, and kidnapped one resident; dozens were treated for the effects of teargas inhalation.

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Libya Newslinks 21 October 2011: Latest

21 October 2011 —

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 …

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