Rick Rozoff: NATO Transitions To Terror Bombing of Libya

On the evening of April 30, a Libyan government spokesman announced that an air strike by NATO had killed Muammar Gaddafi's 29-year old son Saif al-Arab, three of the former's grandchildren, all under twelve years of age, and several friends and neighbors. The attack followed by only a few hours a television address by Gaddafi, in which he appealed to NATO nations for a ceasefire and negotiations after six weeks of bombings and cruise missile attacks against his country. His comments included the questions: "Why are you attacking us? Why are you killing our children? Why are you destroying our infrastructure?" As he spoke, NATO warplanes struck government buildings near the broadcasting facility where he was speaking, with the transmission going out on three occasions. The government accused NATO of attempting to kill Gaddafi in the attack! It was the latest in a steadily mounting series of air attacks on or near the Libyan capital, including a bombardment on April 20 that killed seven civilians and wounded 18 in a suburb of Tripoli, and an air raid that targeted Gaddafi's compound among strikes on several military and civilian locations two days later, killing three people and destroying the leader's office in his Tripoli residence. A Libyan official informed journalists of what was self-evident: "It was an attempt to assassinate Colonel Gaddafi."

F. William Engdahl: Framing Libya and Reframing War!

The most remarkable facet of NATO's war against Libya is the "fact" that "world opinion", that ever so nebulous thing, has accepted an overt military aggression against a sovereign country guilty of no violation of the UN Charter in an act of de-facto neo-colonialism, a "humanitarian" war in violation of basic precepts of the laws of nations. The world has accepted it without realizing the implications if the war against Gadddafi's Libya is allowed to succeed in "forced regime change". At issue is not whether or not Gaddafi is good or evil. At issue is the very concept of the civilized law of nations and of just or unjust wars. The Libya "campaign" represents the attempt to force application of a dangerous new concept into the norms of "accepted international law." That concept is what is termed by its creators "Responsibility to Protect". UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon has stated that the justification for the use of force in Libya was based on "humanitarian grounds", and referred to the principle known as Responsibility to Protect, "a new international security and human rights norm" to address the international community's failure to prevent and stop genocides, war crimes, ethnic cleansing and crimes against humanity. An American President, Barack Obama, has invoked this novel new concept as justification for what is "de facto" an unlawful US-led military war of aggression and acquisition. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton as Presidential candidate in 2008, said about the concept: "In adopting the principle of the responsibility to protect, the United Nations accepted the principle that mass atrocities that take place in one state are the concern of all states". Nice words, but also highly dangerous!


NATO Massacres Civilians in Libya!

Finally, the truth about the massacres of civilians has come out of Libya. While the armed forces of Colonel Al-Qathafi are fighting against Islamic terrorists, NATO is distinguishing itself by slaughtering civilians. Just recently, seven children were murdered by a "heroic" NATO pilot, who enjoyed seeing the blood of slaughtered children on the arid desert sand. Thus, seven children, four girls and three boys were blasted to pieces by a NATO bomb near Brega, according to a local doctor, who had to give the sad news to the childrens' grieving parents. Among other atrocities, a hospital and a civilian home was attacked in Mizdah in western Libya, and several civilians, including an old lady with a baby were murdered by NATO missiles. Then, according to the Vatican, 40 civilians were slaughtered in Tripoli. The massacres began when CIA agents, operating in collusion with Prime Minister Cameron and President Sarkozy, began the slaughter without realizing that the so-called "rebels" they were targeting, still have links with Al-Qaeda, which was admitted by their leader, Hakim Al-Hasidi, who enjoyed the game of fighting NATO forces in Afghanistan, saying: "It's just something to do".

Dr. Coldwell: Thirty Little Known Facts About America!

The IRS is NOT a Government Agency. It IS an Agency of the International Monetary Fund. The United States has NOT had a "Treasury" since 1921. The US Treasury is now the IMF - see Presidential Documents Volume 29, No.4, page 654. The US Treasury IS now the IMF -Presidential Documents, Volume 29, No. 4, page 113-22 USC 285-288. The US does NOT have any employees, because there is no longer a United States: No more reorganizations. After 200 years of bankruptcy, it is finally over - See Executive Order 12803. The FCC, CIA, FBI, and NSA were never a part of the US Government, even though the US Government held sock in these alleged "Agencies". Social Security Numbers are issued by the UN - United Nations - through the IMF. The application for a Social Security number is the SS5 form. The new SS5 forms do not state who publishes them, while the older forms state they are for "our" Department of Treasury. There are NO Judicial Courts in America, nor have there been any since 1789. Judges do NOT enforce Statutes and Codes - That is done by Executive Administrators. (FRC v. GE US 464, Keller v. Potomac Elec. Co., 261 US 428 1 Stat.138-178. According to GATT, you MUST have a Social Security Number . House Report 103-826. New York City is defined in the Federal Regulations as the United Nations. Rudolph Guiliani stated on C-Span that New York City is the Capital of the world. For once, he told the truth. CFR Chap. 111 subpart B 422.103 (b) (2) (2). Social Security is NOT insurance or a contract. Nor is there a "Trust Fund". Helvering v. Davis, 301 US 619 Steward Co. v. Davis, 301 US 548.

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts: The Agendas Behind The Bin Laden News Event

The US government's bin Laden story was so poorly crafted that it did not last 48 hours before being fundamentally altered: Indeed, the new story put out on Tuesday by White House press secretary Jay Carney bears little resemblance to the original Sunday evening story. The "fierce firefight" did NOT occur. Osama bin Laden did NOT hide behind a woman. Indeed, bin Laden, Carney said, "was not armed." The firefight story was instantly suspicious since not a single SEAL got a scratch, despite being up against al Qaeda, described by former Pentagon chief Donald Rumsfeld as "the most dangerous, best trained, vicious killers on the face of the earth." Every original story detail has been changed. It wasn't bin Laden's wife who was murdered by the Navy SEALS, but his son Hamza. Carney blamed the changed story on "the fog of war", but there was no firefight, so where did that fog come from? The White House has also had to abandon the story that "President" Obama and his "national security team" watched tensely as events unfolded in real time, with the operation conveyed into the White House by cameras on the SEAL's helmets. If Obama had, in effect, been watching, he might have noticed that there was no "firefight", and thus, no "kills" during such so-called firefight.


The Media War on Libya - Justifying War through Lies and Fabrications!

The Violence in Benghazi: The epicenter of the violence in Libya is Benghazi, located near the boundaries of the coastal region of Cyrenaica or Barqua. According to our US government's sources: On the evening of February 15, the demonstrations began, when several hundred people gathered in front of the Benghazi police headquarters to protest the arrest of an attorney and human rights activist Fethi Tarbel. As the February 17 "day of rage" neared, protests escalated in Benghazi and other cities, despite reported police attempts at dispersion with water cannons, tear gas, rubber bullets, and batons. There were multiple reports of protesters setting police and other government buildings on fire. The maelstrom erupted in Benghazi after a group of protesters entered into a local barracks to take the weapons in the armory. When this happened, the Libyan forces in the local garrison reacted by firing upon the protesters. From there, the situation in Benghazi escalated and things spiraled out of control. A pause is in order, and has to be taken here. This is where critical analysis is needed: There are two ways to perceive the events in Benghazi: One perspective is from the viewpoint of a revolutionary, and the other is from the perspective of the state and the soldiers. If all biases are put aside, both perspectives will have their adherents.


The Media War against Libya: Justifying War Through Lies and Fabrications!

The events which were conducive to the NATO-led war on Libya, including the enormous media distortion and misinformation have played a major role in opening the door of war in North Africa. The "media" has done nothing less than create create a justification for war through a series of lies. The starting epicenter of the violence in Libya was Benghazi, which is located within the boundaries of the coastal region of Cyrenaica or Barqua. According to the US government's own sources: On the evening of February 15, 2011, the demonstrations began, when several hundred people gathered in front of the Benghazi police headquarters to protest the arrest of an attorney and human rights activist Fethi Tarbel. As the February 17 "day of rage" neared, protests escalated in Benghazi police headquarters to protest the arrest of attorney and human rights activist Fethi Tarbei. As the February 17 deadline "day of rage" neared, protests escalated in Benghazi police headquarters to protest the arrest of attorney and human rights activist Fethi Tarbei. There were multiple reports of protesters setting police and other government buildings on fire.

Adam Hochschild: What Will It Take To End Our Destructive, Pointless Wars?

If you can still obtain the World War I Classic: "Joyeux Noel" I urge you to buy it, and make your children and grandchildren sit in front of this classic movie and observe the consequences of destructive wars to our "enlightened humanity". My grandfather served in our German Army on the Western Front, and every time he was reminded of the horrors of that war, even that very strong man cried incessantly: Even more than my experiences in Vietnam, where I had the misfortune to order our mortars in Trung Lap to fire on enemy soldiers near our base, the First World War was a triumph of absolute butchery, ultimately leading to the government of Adolf Hitler, himself a victim of Allied Mustard Gas attacks. What if, from the very beginning, everyone killed in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars had been buried in a single large cemetery easily to the American public? Would it have brought the fighting to a halt more quickly if we could have seen the hundreds and thousands of tombstones, military and civilian, spreading hill after hill, field after field, across the entire landscape? I found myself thinking about this recently, while visiting the narrow strip of of northern France and Belgium that has the densest concentration of young men's graves in the world. This was the old Western Front of the "First World War", but today it is the final resting place of several million soldiers, all of those who died during the prime of their life!

Rush Limbaugh:Congratulations, M. President, for Continuing Bush Anti-Terror Policy!

Today, we need to congratulate President Obama. He has done something extremely effective, and when he does, this needs to be pointed out: "President" Obama has continued the Bush Policy of keeping a military presence in the Middle East. He did NOT scrub the mission to "GET" bin Laden. In fact, it may be that President Obama single-handedly came up with the technique to "pull this off". You see, the military wanted to go in there and bomb, as they always do. They wanted to go in there to drop missiles and launch bombs. But President Obama, perhaps the only qualified member in the room to deal with this, insisted on the use of Special Forces. No one else in the room thought of this. Not a single intelligence national security adviser, came up with the idea of using SEAL Team 6, or any of the Special Forces. Our military wanted to go in there and scorch the earth, leaving no evidence or anything after the mission, but President Obama single-handedly understood what was at stake here: He alone understood the need to get DNA to prove the death. Obama also understood the aftermath, alone understood that there would be doubting Thomases if the place were just obliterated, without finding evidence of Bin Laden's whereabouts.

Michel Chossudovsky: Who is Behind the Protest Movement?

There is sufficient evidence of gross media manipulation and falsification from the outset of the "protest movement" in southern Syria on March 17th. The Western media has presented the events in Syria as "part of the broader pro-democracy protest movement, spreading "spontaneously" from Tunisia, to Egypt, and from Libya to Syria. Media coverage has focused on the Syrian police and armed forces, which are accused of indiscriminately shooting and killing unarmed pro-democracy demonstrators. While these police shootings did indeed occur, what the media failed to mention is that among the demonstrators were armed gunmen as well as snipers, who were shooting at both the security forces and the protesters. The death figures presented in the reports are often unsubstantiated. Many of the reports are "according to witnesses". The images and video footages aired on Al Jazeera and CNN do not always correspond to the events which are being covered by the news reports. There is certainly cause for social unrest and mass protest in Syria: Unemployment has increased in recent years, social conditions have deteriorated, particularly since the adoption in 2006 of sweeping "economic reforms" under IMF guidance.


Enver Masud: Predicted in March 2010: Staging bin Laden's "Death"!

Attorney General Eric Holder told a House panel this month that bin Laden "will never appear in an American courtroom." Others who have examined the evidence, and the so-called "bin Laden tapes" have concluded that bin Laden is dead. US Defense Secretary Robert Gates admitted that the US has had no reliable information on the whereabouts of Osama Bin Laden in years, but the US needed a "neat" ending to its war on fghanistan. Staging bin Laden's death will be seen as a fitting end to a genocidal war for the control of energy resources. Of course, it will have to be done, so that visual identification is not possible. We suspect that when bin Laden is "killed", we'll just have to trust the folks that lied us into war to confirm they "got him". I'm sorry, but I don't write "Bullshit on my Blog", so you'll just have to trust me - If you compare me and Obama side by side, that won't be a difficult choice. Vote for Donald Trump as President, and our country will suddenly experience a remarkable renaissance! After all of the Bullshit From so many sources, I am looking forward to a great awakening of the heritage which defeated the British so many years ago! Let us begin to tear down the idiotic mentality, which has hampered the progress of our great country: Wolfgang Peter May, Captain, Armor, Advisory Team Leader in Vietnam.

Dr. Paul Craig Roberts - Bin Laden Lives: At least for those with little minds!

If today were April 1 and NOT May , we could dismiss the news of his death as a weird April fool's joke. As it is, we must believe that the Obama government has unlimited belief in the gullibility of Americans. Think about it! What are the chances that a person "allegedly" suffering from kidney disease, and requiring dialysis, and, in addition, afflicted with diabetes and low blood pressure, survived in mountain hideaways for a decade? "If" bin Laden were able to acquire dialysis equipment and medical care, that his condition required, would not the shipment of dialysis equipment point to his location? Why did it take ten tears to find him? Consider also the claims, repeated by a triumphalist US media celebrating bin Laden's death, that bin Laden used his millions to to bankroll terrorist training camps in Sudan, the Phillipines, and Afghanistan, sending "holy warriors" to foment revolution and fight with fundamentalist Muslim forces across North Africa, in Chechnya, Tajikistan and Bosnia? That's a lot of activity for mere millions to to bankroll, unless the US had put him in charge of our "Pentagon", but the main question is: How was bin Laden able to move his money about? What banking system was helping him? The US government has always succeeded in seizing the assets of people, and even those of entire countries, Libya being the most recent. Why not bin Laden's? Was he carrying $100 million dollars in gold coins? No doubt, President Obama was in desperate need of a victory - anything at all before the next presidential election campaign. Looks as though he found one, though it had to be fabricated out of thin air - Most Americans have been adequately trained to believe whatever bullshit our government dishes out!


UPI.com: Iran Says Israeli Jets Preparing To Strike!

Israeli fighter jets are conducting drills at a military base in Iraq, in preparation for a strike on Iran, the Islamic Republic's Press TV reported. The report said that the Israeli planes participating in the drills include F-15, F016, F-18 and F-22 fighter jets. It said they have conducted week-long exercises, flying mostly at night. Press TV said its report was based on information received from a source close to Moqtada al-Sadr's group in Iraq. Sadr is considered to be one of the most influential religious political figures in Iraq, but holds no official title. He has repeatedly called for the immediate withdrawal of US led coalition troops and the UN forces deployed in Iraq. The air drills are being conducted in collaboration with the US military, the report said. It said that Iraq was not informed of the exercises. The US maintains a number of military bases in Iraq, and the government in Baghdad is not involved in any military activities occurring there, the report said. There was no official comment on the report by Israeli government or military officials. Last month, Brigadier General Mohammed Ali Safari, the commander of the Revolutionary Guards, declared that Israeli and American military bases in the Middle East are within range of of Iran's missiles!

Media Lies and Fabrications: How to Restore Truth in Media Reporting!

A few years ago, Global Research published an important article by Peter Phillips, entitled: "How to Restore Truth in Media Reporting?" In it, they made some very substantial statements in regard to the important role of the media: We are a nation awash in a sea of information, yet we have a paucity of understanding. We are a country where over a quarter of the population know the names of all five members of the fictitious family from "the Simpsons", yet only one in a thousand can name all the rights protected under the amendment to the US Constitution. Journalistic values have been sold out to commercial interests, and not even our core, national and constitutionally protected values are sacred. Tens of thousands of Americans engaged in various social justice issues constantly witness how corporate media marginalize, denigrate or simply ignore their concerns. Activist groups, working on issues like 9/11 truth, election fraud, impeachment, war propaganda, civil liberties and torture, and many corporate-caused environmental crises have been systematically excluded from mainstream news and the national conversation leading to a genuine truth emergency in the country as a whole. Now, however, a growing number of activists are finally saying "enough!" and joining forces to address this truth emergency in the country as a whole. They are working to reveal the common corporate denominators behind the crises we face, to develop networks of trustworthy news sources, that tell the people what is really going on!

Did We Kill Osama Bin Laden

Our so-called "news-media" more likely the purveyors of really old, rotten and extremely SMELLY news, got their targets crossed once more, trying to pass off Osama Bin Laden's death as an exciting media event: Only Gordon Duff, Staff Writer and Senior Editor of the veterans today.com site got it right. They got their first reports of Bin Laden's death "yesterday" about a week ago. Reports outlining his trek to Pakistan began dotting the internet and news services. Fortunately, they began to "smell" something "cooking", surrounded by the foul odor of rotten eggs. 12 hours later, the ensuing media circus began, but Gordon wisely distanced his paper from the ensuing bullshit: It was either "sour grapes" or "do the work." Had this been even eight years ago, Gordon might have been cheering himself. Today, in the bright light of reason, we know that 9/11 NEVER INVOLVED HIJACKERS, or "bin Laden". Last night, statements made by Obama were filled with wild conjecture, hardly different than the "birthers" he had been bashing. Then again, why would bin Laden have to be killed and his body dumped in in the ocean?


PRESS TV: West Lacks Political Target in Libya

Though NATO air strikes on Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi's compound have killedhis son and grandchildren, as battles between the revolutionaries and the army continue in the African country, in an interview viewed with Press TV, Hirsham Jaber, director of the Middle East Center for Studies and Public Relations from Beirut, commented on the current situation in Libya: The following is a transcript of his interview: "NATO says it targets Gaddafi's command centers and not specifically Gaddafi himself. However, Gaddafi's son and grandchildren were killed in a recent NATO air strike on his compound. Would you presume that that NATO's strikes are specified to kill Gaddafi? Though we are not certain that we have complete information that Gaddafi was in the building that they bombed, Bab al-Aziza was NOT a military target. Some of them, like Italy and Germany have said that Gaddafi or even his regime is NOT their business! They said that they are in Libya according to UN resolution 1973, that protects civilians, though they have not been able to protect the civilians for two months. The estimated number of killed civilians is around twelve to fifteen thousand!

O'REILLY: Donald Trump's Run For President Is REAL!

There has been a lot of speculation over whether or not Donald Trump is actually running for president, or whether it is all just a big publicity stunt for his current season of the Celebrity Apprentice. If it is the latter, it is apparently working. But it appears that Trump might actually be telling the truth when he says he wants to be president. Appearing on The O'Reilly Factor, Bernie Goldberg reported that, according to his source, Trump REALLY is going to run! "I spoke to someone today, Bill. Someone who was in a position to know, and that person told me that Donald Trump has made up his mind, and that as of today, barring any unforeseen circumstances, he will run for the nomination of the Republican Party. "What they don't understand, even the journalists that I have a lot of respect for, what they don't understand is that millions of Americans who live between Manhattan and Malibu, think that that Donald Trump's greatest asset is that he is NOT a politician, that he doesn't talk like or think like a politician, or think like one! He is a businessman, and most politicians couldn't run a lemonade stand. That is the disconnect between the journalists who will be covering Donald Trump, and the people they are reporting for - The people who live in the United States of America! Need a war hero, Mr. Trump? I served in Vietnam as an Advisory Team Leader, first north of Kontum, and later in the "Iron Triangle", the most violently defended terrain in Vietnam, near the huge American Base of the 25th Infantry Division. Once a week, I loaded my jeep trailer full of rats caught in Trung Lap, and drove my jeep down a mined road, so that the 25th Division Doctor could keep his area clear of bubonic plague. The doctor gassed the rats, and his people combed their fur for fleas. - We all do what we have to, to save our troops!

From Russia, The Curse of American Presidents!

The scar on the head of President Obama has generated plenty of rumors. Bloggers from the US put forward their own version - he has been zombied by aliens, or the Masons conducted a secret surgery on his brain, reports The Daily Mail. Blogger Ben Hart wrote: "Maybe it was brain surgery? It is possible that this influenced his style of thinking. Is he really an alien from another planet?" While bloggers continue to build a conspiracy theory, Yoki offers its own investigation of mystical events in the lives of American presidents. It is hard to say who was the first one to pay attention to the enigma of the untimely death of American presidents elected in years divisible by 20. This phenomenon is now the subject of numerous studies of specialists in magic and numerology. They are still concerned whether this is a coincidence or regularity: In 1840, William Henry Harrison was elected as US president, and he died before the end of his term in office. In 1860, Abraham Lincoln became president, and was later assassinated. Heads of the White House elected in 1880 (James A. Garfield), 1900 (William McKinley), and 1920 (Warren G. Harding) also died for various reasons before the end of their terms!

Dr. Ashraf Ezzat: All Arabs to March on Israel on May 15th!

All of the popular uprisings that swept through the Arab world have been preplanned and officially launched on "facebook" pages weeks in advance. Pro-Israel lobbying: An Israeli Cabinet minister, the Anti-Defamation League (ADL), and a massive American-Zionist campaign have succeeded in pressuring Facebook into removing the "third Intifada" page, which clearly calls for an all-Arab uprising against Israel. According to the facebook "cause" page, the plan for the intifada would go as follows: Friday, May 13th - In Egypt, the epicenter of the Arab world, the biggest Arab country and from Tahrir square at the heart of Cairo, where the whole Arab spring has sprung and gained fervent momentum, this massive Arab intifada will be launched. Millions will gather once again in Tahrir square at the heart of Cairo, but this time to call for an all Arab march toward Israel. This mass protest will come two days prior to the actual march, as a clear message to Israel and the rest of the world, that liberating Palestine is the core cause for every Arab in the Middle East, and that restoring Jerusalem is all Arab's sacred mission. Sunday, May 15th - To commemorate the Palestinian exodus day 1948 (Nakba), when well over 750,000 Palestinians were forcibly expelled from their homeland by Israel, angry Arab protesters from Egypt, Jordan, Syria, and Lebanon, along with their Palestinian brothers from Gaza and the occupied west bank will advance toward Israel, in what will be called the third intifada!

Egypt Warns Israel: Don't Interfere With Opening of Gaza Border Crossing!

Chief of Staff of the Egyptian Armed Forces General Sami Anan warned Israel against interfering with Egypt's plan to open the Rafah border crossing with Gaza on a permanent basis, saying it was not a matter of Israel's concern, Army Radio reported on Saturday. Egypt announced this week that it intended to permanently open the border crossing with Gaza within the next few days. The announcement indicates a significant change in the policy on Gaza, which before Egypt's uprising, was operated in conjunction with Israel. The opening of Rafah will allow the flow of people and goods in and out of Gaza without Israel's permission or supervision, which had not been the case up until now. An Israeli official on Friday told The Wall Street Journal that Israel was troubled by the recent developments in Egypt, saying they could affect Israel's national security at a strategic level. Israel's blockade on Gaza has been a policy used in conjunction with Egyptian police to weaken Hamas, which has ruled over the strip since 2007. Rafah's opening would be a violation of an agreement reached in 2005 between the United States, Egypt, and the European Union, which gives EU monitors access to the crossing. The monitors were to reassure Israel that weapons and militants would not get into Gaza after its pullout from the territory in the fall of 2005.