Information Clearing House Newsletter 27 March 2012: Afghan Massacre and the Obama Cover-Up

27 March 2012 Information Clearing House


The Massacre of the Afghan 17 and the Obama Cover-Up

By James Petras

The ever-complicit Obama regime constructed an elaborate cover-up, exposing the Administration up to charges of conspiracy to suppress the essential facts, falsify data and obstruct justice: All are grounds for criminal prosecution and impeachment.

http://www.informationclearinghouse.info/article30922.htm

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It’s an (English) dog’s life By William Bowles

4 December 2011

”I had to leave my dog in Iran’ – UK ambassador, BBC News, 2 December 2011

If I remember correctly, my mother told me that it was the outbreak of the Spanish Civil War in 1936 that prompted her to join the British Communist Party. The parallels with Libya today are not lost on me. Spain was the place that Hitler used to perfect aerial bombardment with Guernica as our testament to that particular piece of barbarity, just as today the Empire uses entire countries as target practice and to try out new weapons systems on ‘them’.

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…and Gaddafi was what? Bad, yes. Now open your Citizenship Readers to page 45….

15 November 2011 — Wild Wild Left

I suppose because the average Libyan is now doomed to years of social chaos, misery and poverty, western consensus media have redoubled their efforts to remind us just how heinous Gaddafi was. I know it’s near to useless to try to hold them responsible or awaken any vestigial conscience lurking in a journalist’s tiny head, but I make the effort occasionally. The specific story I emailed the BBC about is below but the overall coverage is the irritant. Continue reading

Libya Newslinks 27 August 2011

27 August 2011 — williambowles.info

In Libya, Gas Prices Rise As Rebels Seek Control
NPR
Libyan rebel leaders say they’re negotiating with regime loyalists in holdout towns. Rebel supporters burn books on the philosophy of Gadhafi in Tripoli on Saturday. Libyan rebel leaders say they’re negotiating with regime loyalists in holdout towns. …
http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=139992738&ps=cprs

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Libya’s War for “The Abaya”: Women’s Rights and NATO’s Support of Pro-Islamist Rebels By Susan Lindauer

27 July 2011 — Global Research

For European bankers, it’s a war for Libya’s Gold. For oil corporations, it’s a war for Cheap Crude (now threatening to destroy Libya’s oil infrastructure, just like Iraq). But for Libya’s women, it’s a fierce, knock down battle over the Abaya— an Islamic style of dress that critics say deprives women of self-expression and identity.

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This is what empires do By William Bowles

19 June 2011 — Strategic Culture Foundation

I’m sure that somewhere, in a university or institute, researchers have produced an analysis that measures the rise in the number of armed conflicts as a ratio of the increase in economic instability as capitalism goes into one of its periodic meltdowns. Meltdowns that almost invariably end in large-scale war/s as a means of consuming surplus capital, taking out competitors, getting rid of surplus labour, grabbing new markets, extending the sphere of empire… yada, yada, yada…

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Wikileaks Newslinks 6 June 2011: Wikileaks: Inside story of Megrahi’s return home

6 June 2011 — williambowles.info

Wikileaks’ Julian Assange wades into superinjunctions
TechEye
The Wikileaks founder, who is currently fighting extradition to Sweden, where he has faced allegations of sexual assault, has decided to ruffle feathers by claiming that the FBI tried to bribe the organisation’s staff. That’s according to the Daily …
www.techeye.net/business/wikileaks-julian-assange-wades-into-superinjunctions

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Arms sales to Libya haunt Europeans By Staff Writers

5 April 2011 — Spacewar.com

Cairo (UPI) – Large-scale sales of weapons and other military equipment to Libya have come back to haunt European powers as they seek to bring down Moammar Gadhafi, with Britain, France and Italy using the same advanced combat jets they once tried to sell to his regime.

Not for the first time, the world’s arms manufacturers — largely from the United States and Europe — find themselves in the awkward position of having sold weapons to unsavory regimes that became international pariahs and have turned the arms on their own people.

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