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Mar 20, 2011, 12:47:20 AM3/20/11
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"Force is all-conquering, but its victories are short-lived." -
Abraham Lincoln


"Make the lie big, make it simple, keep saying it, and eventually
they will believe it." - Adolph Hitler


"In war, truth is the first casualty." - Aeschylus


Number Of Iraqis Slaughtered Since The U.S. Invaded Iraq "1,421,933"



Number of U.S. Military Personnel Sacrificed (Officially acknowledged)
In America's War On Iraq: 4,757 icasualties.org/oif/

Number Of International Occupation Force Troops Slaughtered In
Afghanistan : 2,372


Cost of War in Iraq & Afghanistan $1,167,786,654,914


The UN Security Council Has Not Authorized Regime Change in Libya

By Robert Naiman

Some of the reporting on the Security Council resolution has been
misleading. The Security Council has not authorized military action
for any purpose. The Security Council has authorized military action
necessary to protect civilians.



Libya, Hypocrisy and Betrayal by the United Nations

By Felicity Arbuthnot

Shame on France, shame on Britain and the US and a UN avowed: "...
to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war. Every
shattered body, every child maimed or blown to bits, every widow,
widower, orphan, will have their name of those countries, and the
UN., written in their blood in their place of death.



Washington and the Civilians of Libya

By Lawrence Davidson

It was Oscar Wilde who once said that "the true hypocrite is the
one who ceases to perceive his deception, the one who lies with



Selective Nature of UN Intervention

By Sasha Simic

When Israel bombed Gaza at the end of 2008 in a brutal action which
killed 1,300 people and destroyed 20,000 buildings, there was no
question of the US allowing the UN to impose a no-fly zone over
Gaza to protect its people, 50% of which are children.



The Dead, The Dying And The Wounded Murder On The Streets Of Yemen
- 42 Protesters Killed

Shocking Video

Medical sources said the death toll was likely to rise.



George Carlin - Who Really Controls America


Warning - Some viewers may be offended by adult language.



8 insurgents killed in Afghanistan's Badghis province:

Eight Taliban insurgents were killed Friday night in Afghanistan's
Badghis province, some 555 km northwest of capital city Kabul as
NATO-led troops and Afghan forces pounded militants' hideouts, an
official said Saturday.



Guard kills two NATO occupation force soldiers in Afghanistan:

A security guard in Afghanistan killed two foreign soldiers working
with NATO-led troops, the alliance military said Saturday.



Pakistani tribesmen say to take revenge of drone attack:

Two U.S. drone aircraft Thursday fired four missiles into North
Waziristan on the participants of a jirga or tribal council, who
had gathered to resolve dispute over the sale of mines in the area.



Pentagon: U.S. launches missile strike in Libya:

U.S. Pentagon says 110 Tomahawk missiles hit more than 20 targets


France fires on Libyan military vehicle:

French Defense Ministry spokesman Thierry Burkhard says the strike
was reported around 1645 GMT Saturday.



U.S. says five-nation coalition launching Libya strikes:

A coalition of the United States and four other nations launched
military action against Libya on Saturday, officials said, as the
West tries to force Muammar Gaddafi from power.



Libya TV: airstrikes hit civilian areas in Tripoli:

Libyan TV claims that airstrikes have hit civilian areas in the
capital, Tripoli, but the report couldn't be independently confirmed.



U.S. says five-nation coalition launching Libya strikes:

A coalition of the United States and four other nations launched
military action against Libya on Saturday, officials said, as the
West tries to force Muammar Gaddafi from power.




Britain and the USA have bombed Libya with more than one hundred
Tomahawk cruise missiles. These are not precision guided weapons
but weapons of mass destruction that will create many civilian
casualties in Libya.



Officials: US missile attack on Libya prepared:

One official said the U.S. intends to limit its involvement b at
least in the initial stages b to helping protect French and other
air missions by taking out Libyan air defenses.



Gaddafi says UN action invalid, rebels hit:

The Libyan leader says he sent a message to US President Barack
Obama defending his decision to attack rebel cities: "If you found
them taking over American cities by the force of arms, tell me what
you would do."



Libya says cease-fire holds, invites foreign observers:

Libya has asked Turkey, Malta and China to send observers to monitor
a cease-fire announced by the government, an official said, denying
reports that attacks on rebel lines were continuing.



Libya wants international observers, won't attack Benghazi:

French President Nicolas Sarkozy and US President Barack Obama
warned Gaddafi to not only end the attacks but also pull out all
his troops from the opposition stronghold. Sarkozy demanded that
the government restore electricity, gas and water services to the
affected areas. "This is not negotiable," Sarkozy said in a statement
from the Elysee Palace in Paris.



Germany rejects Libya ceasefire monitoring role:

Germany on Saturday dismissed a Libyan invitation to send observers
to monitor a ceasefire between government forces and rebels, saying
that only the United Nations should carry out the task.



Robert Fisk: First it was Saddam. Then Gaddafi. :

Now there's a vacancy for the West's favourite crackpot tyrant


Libya's No-Fly, No-Drive Zone:

If Gaddafi refuses to obey a cease-fire order, the international
coalition could agree on a hard strike against airfields and armored
columns, troop barracks, military headquarters and other military
facilities that already have been identified and targeted. A full-out
strike might cost between $500 million and $1 billion, according
to the CSBA analysis.



West overzealous on Libya:

The overzealousness of certain Western powers like Britain, France
and, as of late, the US, to interpret the resolution as an open-ended
use of force, is worrisome.



Russia's Zhirinovsky urges Muslim world to support Gaddafi :

The colorful leader of Russia's LDPR party, on Saturday called on
the Muslim world to unite and support Libyan strongman Muammar
Gaddafi. "Do not ditch Libya face to face with the juggernaut of
the North Atlantic bloc. Do not allow NATO to crush the democracy
in Libya, especially with regard to the fact, that this country
does not threaten anybody."



Venezuelabs Chavez condemns US, European allies for military
intervention in Libya:

He says the United Nations has binfringed on its fundamental
principlesb by backing the no-fly zone in Libya.



UN chief slams killing of Yemeni protesters:

bThe Secretary-General is deeply troubled by the continuing violence
and instability in Yemen,b his spokesperson Martin Nesirky said in
a statement, noting the use of live ammunition by the security



Yemen seethes as death toll climbs to 52:

Yemen seethed with anger Saturday as medics raised the death toll
from a sniper attack on protesters to 52 and thousands rallied
despite a state of emergency imposed by the autocratic regime.



Yemen protests: Evidence snipers shot to kill:

Photographs and amateur video footage have provided the first
compelling evidence that professional snipers shot to kill when
they opened fire on an anti-government demonstration in Yemen that
left at least 52 protesters dead.



UN chief slams Syria's crackdown on protests:

"The use of lethal force against peaceful demonstrators and their
arbitrary arrests are unacceptable," Ban said on Friday, according
his spokesman Martin Nesirky.



Syria mourners call for revolution as security forces fire tear

At least 10,000 demonstrate in Syria at funeral of two of five
protesters killed Friday by police fire during peaceful pro-democracy



Syrian police seal off city of Daraa after security forces kill
five protesters:

Cordon aimed at suppressing spread of conflict following demonstrations
and funeral processions http://bit.ly/gefYQm


30 Bahrain police chase protesters trying to rescue an injured man
with only seconds to spare : Video -

Bahrain men are desperately trying to rescue there friend.



UN Secretary-general deeply concerned about Bahraini crackdown:

The UN secretary-general, called King Hamad of the Gulf state on
Thursday to express his "deepest concern" about Bahrain''s use of
force, which allegedly includes security forces preventing doctors
from treating injured protesters.



Where are the UN resolutions to protect civilians in Bahrain?:

If you're rebelling against a dictator who's been a thorn in America's
side, you get airstrikes and UN resolutions; if you're rebelling
against tyrants who are forthcoming with their oil or ports, you're
lucky if the Secretary of State will bestir herself for a round of
finger-wagging as your comrades are coldly murdered in the streets.



Iran calls on Saudi Arabia, UAE to leave Bahrain "immediately":

"The oppressed people of Bahrain are a part of the Islamic world
and the Islamic Republic of Iran feels obligated to support them,"
the statement was cited as saying on Saturday.



Slain protester embodied woes of Bahrain's Shi'ites: -

Penniless, unmarried and unemployed, 30-year-old Ali Farhan embodied
many of the grievances that propelled Bahraini Shi'ites to protest
in the street -- only to be buried in a sandy grave.



Iraqis rally for third day of Bahrain protests:

Thousands of protesters in southern Iraq chanted slogans and carried
effigies of Gulf rulers on Saturday in a third day of rallies
supporting Shiite-led pro-democracy protests in Bahrain.



High turnout in Egyptian constitutional poll:

Voters to decide on a package of constitutional reforms in the first
election since Hosni Mubarak's overthrow.



Egypt crowd attacks reformist ElBaradei during first post-Mubarak

The Egyptian reform campaigner and former UN nuclear watchdog chief
attacked while attending a polling station, crowd of angry men hurl
stones at his car.



Israel strikes Gaza after massive mortar barrage on south:

Hamas claims responsibility for 10 of the more than 50 mortars fired
on southern Israel earlier in day; Gaza medics say five Hamas
officers and boy injured in Israeli air strike.



Gaza reports electrical blackouts following IDF strike:

A senior electrical company source in Gaza says an Israeli strike
in the Strip has damaged one of the main high voltage lines connecting
Gaza City and the northern Strip to electricity system.



Palin visits Israel in attempt to prove her foreign policy prowess:

Former U.S. vice presidential candidate is set to visit Israel next
week, where she will meet with Israel Prime Minister Netanyahu,
following in the footsteps of other Republican presidential nominee



Helen Thomas to Playboy: White House in pockets of the Israeli

Thomas told Playboy that "everybody knows my feelings about the
Palestinians," adding "sure, the Israelis have a right to existbbut
where they were born, not to come and take someone elsebs home.



IAEA: Japan mulls food ban near nuclear plant due to radioactive

Tests detect radioactive iodine, which can pose 'short-term' health
risk, in spinach and milk produced near Fukushima plant - first
known case of such contamination since March 11 earthquake and



Radioactive iodine found in Tokyo water:

As looming nuclear crisis threatens Japan, the government says small
amounts of radioactive iodine have been detected in tap water in
Tokyo and five other areas


Rubber Bullets Fly at Anti-Obama Protest In Rio:

bThey came after us with clubs and tear gas and attacked,b according
to protestor Thiago Hastenheiter. bThey chased us through the streets
and started firing rounds of rubber bullets.b


Nearly 20% of Florida homes are vacant:

On Thursday, the Census Bureau revealed that 18% -- or 1.6 million
-- of the Sunshine State's homes are sitting vacant. That's a rise
of more than 63% over the past 10 years.



"Let us be peace and joy"

Tom Feeley

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