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Destabilizing Libya: 12 killed in Libya tribal feud

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'al Qaeda-in-Libya', aka CIA assets, continue terrorising ordinary Libyans
At least 12 people have been killed in tribal clashes in the western Libyan town of Zlitan, local media reported yesterday, the latest in a growing number of violent incidents that have gripped the North African country since an armed revolt deposed Muammar Gaddafi's regime.

The fighting erupted late Thursday after a tribesman was killed by a rival tribe in the town, which is located some 120km south-east of the capital Tripoli, said the independent news agency Solidarity Press.

The two tribes are also at odds over whether to keep or remove a shrine in the town, added the report, citing a local source.
Around 40 people were also injured in the clashes.

Libya has seen a series of deadly clashes between rival tribes and militias since last year's ouster of Gaddafi.

In other developments, Libyan government forces confiscated rocket launchers and other weapons from a militia loyal to Gaddafi, the BBC reported, citing a government spokesman.

Light Sabers

Lebanon death toll at 15 as manufactured Syrian crisis spills across border

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Smoke rises during sectarian clashes between Sunni Muslims and Alawites in Tripoli, northern Lebanon August 24, 2012.
The number of people killed in fighting between pro- and anti-Syrian factions in the northern Lebanese port city of Tripoli this week has risen to 15, a security official said Saturday.

A 16-year-old boy died of wounds suffered during clashes on Friday night, the official told AFP, adding that a total of 112 had also been wounded since street battles first erupted in the city on Monday.

The fighting has pitted residents of the Sunni-dominated Bab el-Tebbaneh district and those of adjoining Jabal Mohsen, who mainly adhere to the Alawite offshoot of Shiite Islam _ the sect of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.

A ceasefire brokered by local officials was supposed to take effect Wednesday, but violence was reignited when a sniper killed a Sunni cleric on Friday.

War Whore

France defies Russia and China: calls for Syrian intervention without UN - WW III?

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Western terrorists celebrate killing civilians in Syria
International momentum for limited military intervention in Syria gathered pace yesterday amid opposition reports that 4000 people have been killed this month, the deadliest since the uprising began.

France signalled it would be willing to participate in a limited no-fly zone and suggested for the first time that such an operation could be mounted without reference to the UN Security Council, where Russia and China wield a veto.

The United States and Turkey have already discussed the possibility although Hillary Clinton, the US Secretary of State, has said ''greater in-depth analysis'' was needed.

But Jean-Yves Le Drian, the French Defence Minister called for the establishment of an ''international coalition'' to implement a no-fly zone - a choice of wording that suggests action outside the United Nations is being considered for the first time.

Mr Le Drian ruled out a no-fly zone over the whole of the country, saying such a step would be tantamount to war.

Comment: Sarkozy would be proud of Hollande leading France into illegal wars of aggression.


Light Sabers

2012 US Elections: Obamney vs. Rombama

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Professional spokesmen, representative not of the American people but of Fortune 500 multinational corporations and banks. Since the time of JP Morgan 100 years ago, the corporate-financier elite saw themselves as being above government, and national sovereignty as merely a regulatory obstacle they could lobby, bribe, and manipulate out of existence. In the past 100 years, the monied elite have gone from manipulating the presidency to now reducing the office to a public relations functionary of their collective interests.
A vote for Obama will bring war with Syria, Iran, and eventually Russia and China. The economy will continue to suffer in order to bolster the interests of off-shore corporate-financier interests, while the collective prospects of Americans continue to whither and blow away. A vote for Romney, however, will also bring war with Syria, Iran, and eventually Russia and China. The economy will also continue to suffer in order to bolster the interests of off-shore corporate-financier interests, while the collective prospects of Americans continue to whither and blow away. Why?

Because the White House is but a public relations front for the corporate-financier interests of Wall Street and London. A change of residence at the White House is no different than say, British Petroleum replacing its spokesman to superficially placate public opinion when in reality the exact same board of directors, overall agenda, and objectives remain firmly in place. Public perception then is managed by, not the primary motivation of, corporate-financier interests.

It is the absolute folly to believe that multi-billion dollar corporate-financier interests would subject their collective fate to the whims of the ignorant, uninformed, and essentially powerless voting masses every four years. Instead, what plays out every four years is theater designed to give the general public the illusion that they have some means of addressing their grievances without actually ever changing the prevailing balance of power in any meaningful way.

Star of David

'Made in Palestine' market choked by Fascist Israel

Israel's seizure of Palestinian land brings with it the added extra of a harsh economic blockade. Any products made there - are not only prevented from making their way to the outside world - but they're kept from the Israeli market as well. RT's Paula Slier takes a closer look at the hardships of Palestinian farmers and producers.


Eye 2

Al-CIA-duh massacres 200 people near Damascus, then pins their deaths on Assad

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America's Foreign Legion in Syria
Syrian opposition activists accused President Bashar al-Assad's forces of committing a massacre of scores of people in a town close to the capital that the army had just retaken from rebels.

More than 200 bodies were found in houses and basements around Daraya, a working-class Sunni town to the southwest of Damascus, according to activists who said most had been killed "execution-style" by troops on house-to-house raids.

Due to restrictions on non-state media in Syria, it was impossible to independently verify the accounts.


Comment: Horse Hockey! International press have always been free to travel throughout Syria, except when the terrorists sent there by the US, Israel and allies have blocked their access or killed them.

The real reason they can't "independently verify the accounts" is because these accounts are completely fictional.


"Assad's army has committed a massacre in Daraya," said Abu Kinan, an activist in the town, using an alias to protect himself from reprisals.

Comment: German intelligence working to bring 'al Qaeda' barbarians to power in Syria
Writing in Bild, longtime German war correspondent Jurgen Todenhofer accused the rebels of "deliberately killing civilians and then presenting them as victims of the government". He described this "massacre-marketing strategy" as being "among the most disgusting things that I have ever experienced in an armed conflict" .



Bad Guys

The Human Cost of War on Iran

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© Ronald L. Haeberle/ US ArmyThe bodies of Vietnamese men, women and children piled along a road in My Lai after a U.S. Army massacre on March 16, 1968.
As Israel threatens to bomb Iran, U.S. pundits are again pontificating about the necessity of war and opining about military tactics. Left out of their frame is the certainty of mass human suffering, a reality forgotten since the days of the Vietnam War, says former U.S. intelligence analyst Elizabeth Murray.

In late 2002, just prior to the launch of the U.S. "shock and awe" campaign against Iraq, I was invited to join a gathering of intelligence analysts at the U.S. Army War College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, to participate in an Iraq "war games" exercise. We were assigned specific roles and asked to "play out" various political and diplomatic scenarios that might unfold in the wake of a U.S. attack on Iraq.

A tall, heavy-set Iraqi-American, who was present as an observer and seated beside me on the final day, remarked quietly: "All these people are talking about strategic, political and military issues; no one here is talking about the hundreds of thousands of people - my people - that are going to die."

His words struck me as profoundly tragic, and the tears welling up behind his dark glasses made me feel suddenly ashamed to be there, aware of the complete absence of consideration for Iraqis. I struggled to find something to say that would console the man, but found myself at a loss.

All these years later, that incident has come back to haunt me as we approach the precipice of yet another deadly war. Will we allow ourselves to be blinded again?

Airplane

Drones to Watch Over UK Streets

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© Agence France-Presse/Max Nash
Unmanned police drones, comparable to those used in war zones such as Afghanistan, could soon be secretly watching over the streets of UK cities, according to a National Police Air Service director.
­The unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) are being considered to monitor crowded events in Britain, such as concerts and festivals, as soon as the aerial units become cost-effective.

"I see unmanned systems as part of the future. There is an aircraft over London all the time - every day, giving images back. Why does it need to be a very expensive helicopter? If somebody gave me an unmanned system that I could use as I use a helicopter at half the cost, within the regulations, I would buy it tomorrow." Superintendent Richard Watson said in a presentation to the defense industry, reports The Times.Some police precincts have tried using the remote-controlled system to curb crime. Now the idea is to implement the drone policy nationwide.

Chess

Israel, U.S. divided over latest IAEA report on Iran

Israel believes the report backs up claims that Tehran has sped up its nuclear project, while the White House insists that findings don't change the working assumption that there is still time to resolve the crisis diplomatically.
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© The Associated PressThe IAEA's Herman Nackaerts, Iran's Ambassador to the IAEA, Ali Asghar Soltanieh after talks at the permanent mission of Iran, Vienna, August 24, 2012.
Israel and the United States are split over the significance of a new International Atomic Energy Agency report expected to accuse Iran of installing hundreds of new centrifuges at its underground enrichment facility near Qom.

Israel believes that the IAEA report, due to be published this week, backs up claims that Tehran has accelerated its nuclear project. The White House, however, insists that the findings do nothing to alter the working assumption that there is still time to resolve the crisis diplomatically.

The new centrifuges are thought to be capable of enriching uranium to a level higher than the 20 percent needed for research purposes.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who met on Friday in Jerusalem with U.S. Congressmen Mike Rogers, who heads the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, said that the new information contained in the soon-to-be-released report is "further proof that Iran is galloping toward obtaining nuclear capability and that it continues to ignore the demands of the international community."

Handcuffs

Long Arm of the Law: UK Police Given Arrest Assange Order

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British police are to arrest Julian Assange "under any circumstances" if he attempts to flee the Ecuadorian embassy. The secret police documents revealing the order, were found in plain view outside the embassy, in the arms of London's...finest.

When Lewis Whyld of the Press Association snapped a photo of a few officers standing on the steps outside of the Knightsbridge embassy on Friday, he had no idea that Assange's fate was literally in one of the officer's hands.

The handwritten tactical brief, scrawled in barely legible scribble and partially obscured by the officer's arm, says that however Assange leaves the embassy - be it in a diplomatic car, container or bag - he should be arrested.

Brief - EQ. Embassy Brief Summary of current position Re: Assange. Action required Assange to be arrested under all circumstances. He comes out with dip immune [diplomatic immunity] as dip bag in dip bag in dip vehicle ARRESTED. Discuss possibilities of distraction SS10 to liaise...provide additional support," the visible portion of the "restricted" official document reads.

Despite diplomatic bags, containers and vehicles legally holding the same status as embassies, the document seems to entail that MET police would violate that immunity to seize Assange in the event of an escape.

The officers also appear to be prepared for any smokescreen allowing Assange to slip out of the embassy as the documents implores the officers to be vigilant for "the possibility of distraction."