by Felicity Arbuthnot
6 April, 2011
“The assessment is that we have taken out 30 percent of the military capacity of Gaddafi.” (Brigadier General Mark van Uhm, senior NATO staff officer, 5th April 2011.)
On 29th March, freshly back from a good will tour of the Middle East, with a bunch of arms salesmen in tow, as bombs rained down on Libya, Prime Minister David Cameron, welcomed Foreign Ministers from more than forty countries to a London Conference: “To help the Libyan people in their hour of need.” (i)
by William Bowles
Crossposted on Strategic Culture Foundation
April 6, 2011
“This is pure hypocrisy and demagogy, they are already giving weapons to the rebels, and not only that: they are interfering in the struggle of the Libyan people,” he said, adding that this action is against international law and the United Nations Charter.” — Miguel D’Escoto
One thing should surely be clear and that is the pivotal role played by the corporate/state media in selling the Libyan ‘no-fly zone’ and the subsequent invasion by the Empire, albeit by first ‘softening up the enemy’ and then as illegal arms supplier. Thus the ‘rebels’, about whom absolutely nothing is known, become the West’s ‘democratic’ torch-bearers and all pretence at it being some kind of ‘humanitarian intervention’, is dropped.
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SenatorSanders on Apr 6, 2011
Sen. Sanders, a member of the Senate Budget Committee, spoke on the floor of the U.S. Senate about the outrageous budget proposals from House Republicans.
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by Finian Cunningham
April 6, 2011
When Saudi-led military forces intervened in Bahrain on March 14, it was declared by the Bahraini government and its allies among the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) states of Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Qatar, Oman and the United Arab Emirates that the unprecedented move was a matter of urgency, needed to “restore order and stability” to the tiny Persian Gulf island kingdom. An arcane GCC defence pact was invoked – the Arabian Peninsula Shield – even though legal experts pointed out that such a provision was only applicable in the event of one of the six Gulf states coming under attack from an external enemy.