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Post time 2011-3-23 17:44:05 |Display all floors

Germany pulls out of NATO operations

Germany abstained in the UNSC resolution on Libya and they have decided not to join
the United States in its quest to bomb Libyans. Intelligence sources revealed that
the CIA is planning something lethal for Merkel .

Watch your back, Merkel and when you meet with Hillary Clinton next time. Hillary
will be your poison ivy!

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Germany pulls out of NATO operations

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Germany has pulled out of NATO operations in the Mediterranean due to the disagreement
over the forces' mission in Libya.


The German defense ministry said on Tuesday that Berlin pulled out of any military
operations in the Mediterranean following the Western military alliance's
involvement in the Libya conflict, DPA reported.

A ministry spokesman said two frigates and two other ships with a
crew of 550 would be reverted to German command.

Some 60 to 70 German troops participating in NATO-operated AWACS
surveillance operations in the Mediterranean would also be withdrawn,
according to the ministry.

Following the disputes among NATO members over the military
intervention in Libya, they met in Brussels to mend differences over
what role the alliance should play in Libya.

France says the takeover of the operations by NATO will alienate Arab states,
however, Italy believes that NATO should take control of the military campaign in Libya.

Meanwhile, the head of the Italian Senate's defense affairs committee,
Gianpiero Cantoni, said the French policy is motivated by a desire to secure
oil contracts with a future Libyan government.

US President Barack Obama, French President Nicolas Sarkozy and
British Prime Minister David Cameron have agreed NATO should play an
important role in the command structure of the Libya mission, the White House said.

"They reviewed the substantial progress that's been made in terms of halting
the advance of Gaddafi's forces on Benghazi as well as the establishment
of a no-fly zone," said White House spokesman Ben Rhodes.

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US lawmaker targets Libya strike funding

And then the FBI will show him his file and he will capitulate .....

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US lawmaker targets Libya strike funding

Dennis Kucinich targets cost of Libya strike

J.D. Pooley
AFP
Tuesday, March 22, 2011


WASHINGTON (AFP) - A US lawmaker on Tuesday called military strikes to enforce a
UN-approved no-fly zone in Libya "yet another war we cannot afford" and said he would
seek to deny US funds for the operation.

Representative Dennis Kucinich, who is from the left flank of President Barack Obama's
Democratic party, said he would try to attach an amendment blocking spending for the
effort to a broader bill.

"We have already spent trillions of dollars on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, both of
which descended into unwinnable quagmires. Now, the president is plunging the
United States into yet another war we cannot afford," Kucinich said in a statement.

The lawmaker, who has repeatedly offered legislation aimed at pulling US forces
out of Afghanistan, also accused Obama (Nobel Peace Prize award- 2009) of a "clear subversion" of
the US Constitution, which reserves the right to declare war for the US Congress.

And he complained that Obama had yet to notify the congress "of long-term plans or
goals following initial air strikes in the country."

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Post time 2011-3-23 19:04:14 |Display all floors

Stop Bombing Libya

"We can't because we bestowed upon ourselves the 'policeman' (or Gestapo) of the World" said the Washington Witch and
the Nobel Peace Prize winner for 2009 - Obama!

US Global Tyranny will be rendered impotent, dismantled and finally consigned to the rubbish bin of history.

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Stop Bombing Libya

by Prof. Marjorie Cohn          
Global Research, March 22, 2011

Since Saturday night, the United States, France, and Britain have been bombing Libya with cruise missiles,
B-2 stealth bombers, F-16 and F-15 fighter jets, and Harrier attack jets. There is no reliable estimate of the
number of civilians killed. The U.S. has taken the lead in the punishing bombing campaign to carry out United
Nations Security Council Resolution 1973.

The resolution authorizes UN Member States “to take all necessary measures . . . to protect civilians and
civilian populated areas under threat of attack in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, including Benghazi, while
excluding a foreign occupation force of any form on any part of Libyan territory.” The military action taken
exceeds the bounds of the “all necessary measures” authorization.

“All necessary measures” should first have been peaceful measures to settle the conflict. But peaceful
means were not exhausted before Obama began bombing Libya. A high level international team – consisting
of representatives from the Arab League, the Organization of African Unity, and the UN Secretary General – should
have been dispatched to Tripoli to attempt to negotiate a real cease-fire, and set up a mechanism for
elections and for protecting civilians.

There is no doubt that Muammar Qaddafi has been brutally repressing Libyans in order to maintain his
power. But the purpose of the United Nations is to maintain international peace and security. The burgeoning
conflict in Libya is a civil war, which arguably does not constitute a threat to international peace and security.

The UN Charter commands that all Members settle their international disputes by peaceful means, to maintain
international peace, security, and justice. Members must also refrain from the threat or use of force against
the territorial integrity or political independence of any state or in any manner inconsistent with the Purposes
of the United Nations.

Only when a State acts in self-defense, in response to an armed attack by one country against another, can
it militarily attack another State under the UN Charter. The need for self-defense must be overwhelming,
leaving no choice of means, and no moment for deliberation. Libya has not attacked another country. The
United States, France and Britain are not acting in self-defense. Humanitarian concerns do not constitute
-defense.

The UN Charter does not permit the use of military force for humanitarian interventions. But the UN General
Assembly embraced a norm of “Responsibility to Protect” in the Outcome Document of the 2005 World Summit.
Paragraph 138 of that document says each individual State has the responsibility to protect its populations from
genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing, and crimes against humanity. Paragraph
139 adds that the international community, through the United Nations, also has “the responsibility to use
appropriate diplomatic, humanitarian and other peaceful means, in accordance with Chapters VI and VIII of
the Charter, to help protect populations from genocide, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity.”

Chapter VI of the Charter requires parties to a dispute likely to endanger the maintenance of international
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Post time 2011-3-23 19:15:56 |Display all floors

The Libyan Crusade - Imperial Hypocrisy

The Libyan Crusade

Imperial Hypocrisy

By GEORGE KAZOLIAS
March 22, 2011

First I want to make it clear: Qaddafi does not like me and I don't like him. He refused me a visa to report there more than once.. He refused me a visa to report there more than once.

But I have to voice my opinion against this war on Libya because it is wrong and risks creating a disaster and turmoil which will last for years.

Lets begin with European hypocrisy. British PM Blair (he of Iraq war) ran to Libya as soon as he could to embrace Qaddafi and sell him arms. PM Gordon Brown freed the man convicted of blowing up a Pan Am jet over Lockerbie, Scotland. French President Sarkozy has been selling arms to Qaddafi for years too. He welcomed the Colonel to Paris in great Pomp and Circumstance despite criticisms from some of his own ministers and promised him a nuclear reactor. The Colonel's son Seif says Libya bankrolled Sarkozy's 2007 election campaign. I believe this because such practice is standard in French politics. If the media were not so war-hungry they could look at the proof Seif says he has.

The President of the Transition Council was Qaddafi's Justice Minister! The Council has transferred food distribution from the markets to the Mosques, a sign of things to come. The Imams are back in power. We may be helping people who really don't like us.

Make no mistake. This war is about oil. Plain and simple. These Europeans have no trouble dealing with tyrants when they can make a fast buck, just like the US does with the petrol monarchies in the Persian Gulf.

The US does not have a dog in this fight.

The conflict is also tribal. The revolt began in the Benghazi based Zuwayya tribe of Eastern Libya, the tribe of the King overthrown by Qaddafi in 1969. It is the tribe reported to have sent the most Jihadis to fight with Al Qaeda against US troops in Iraq. The revolt is being led, in part, by Royalists and Islamic Fundamentalists and I don't see them crying for 'democracy'.

Thanks to the revolt, each tribe is now heavily armed and will be fighting for its own control over the oil under their tribal land. This could lead to a de facto partition of Libya with warfare for years to come. Libya could well become a new Somalia, but one with lots of oil.

Was this revolt spontaneous? Then explain to me how, on the very first day, there were thousands of flags from the Monarchy on the streets of Benghazi?

It is not our job to go around fixing everybody else's problems. And in this case we may just be breaking it more.

One last word on our Nobel Peace Prize President. On Sunday he was in Brazil trying to sell F-18 Fighters, downplaying the French Rafale. They are both competing in the skies of Libya like bullies on a playground. Ah, war is such a good showroom for the arms merchants.

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Post time 2011-3-24 13:00:04 |Display all floors

Considerable number of people killed in coalition airstrikes near Tripoli

The United States intends to make sovereign nations not in "submission to US Global Tyranny"
as KILLING FIELDS and they will make a big huha when these nations wage asymmetric warfare
(or 'terrorist' activities in the vile words of the United States) against it and its own axis.

Well, these bullied nations would take turn to transform the United States, UK, France ,,, into streets of blood.
That would be true retribution indeed and deservedly too.,,,

This will be another episode down the death road for the US Global Tyrant and its own-axis-of-tyranny!....

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Considerable number of people killed in coalition airstrikes near Tripoli

© AFP/ GIUSEPPE CACACE
04:10 24/03/2011

A considerable number of people was killed after coalition forces delivered air strikes on a residential area near Libya's capital of Tripoli, France Press reported citing JANA news agency.

"Bombs dropped by a colonial aggressor on Tajoura district hit a residential area killing a considerable number of people," a Libyan military source was quoted as saying.

He added that another airstrike delivered in the same location was intended against rescuers, who were looking for survivors in the area.

Airstrikes, which have been carried out by international coalition warplanes since Saturday, have caused significant damage to Libya's defense facilities. Libyan state television has reported that at least 60 civilians have been killed and over 150 wounded by the attacks.

The UN Security Council imposed a no-fly zone over Libya last Friday allowing "all necessary measures" to protect civilians from leader Muammar Gaddafi's attacks on rebel-held towns.

MOSCOW, March 24 (RIA Novosti)

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Post time 2011-3-24 13:30:51 |Display all floors
Originally posted by laoda1 at 24-3-2011 15:00
The United States intends to make sovereign nations not in "submission to US Global Tyranny"
as KILLING FIELDS and they will make a big huha when these nations wage asymmetric warfare
...


and of course the talking heads on the US/UK media are screaming that they have not killed any civilians with their attacks - and of course we all know that pigs do fly and pink elephants roam the streets after dark in Amsterdam ...........
Man created god before god created man and the world has been in turmoil ever since. Dots freak some people out - so they join them with lines that aren't really there.

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Post time 2011-3-24 13:35:30 |Display all floors

Eiffel Tower emptied due to 'suspicious package'

SO SOOOOOON ...............

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Eiffel Tower emptied due to 'suspicious package'

Mar 24, 2011

PARIS - POLICE evacuated visitors from the Eiffel Tower in Paris on Wednesday due to a 'suspicious package' found at the base of the landmark structure, one of the most visited tourist sites in the world.

The evacuation of some 4,000 people began after an anonymous call was received at about 4pm, police said.

Police were still canvassing the area two hours later, the source said.

This is the fourth bomb scare and evacuation at the historic monument since September. The previous three incidents were all false alerts.

In late February, around 1,700 people were evacuated from the Tower, which was reopened the next day. -- AFP

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