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The Libyan Civil War: Critical Views: The Tripoli Masscres: Airport Road Mass Grave

The Libyan Civil War: Critical Views: The Tripoli Masscres: Airport Road Mass Grave | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

"If there were two graves of that scale found at the same time, wow... These are almost sure to hold people killed in that period when rebels were semi-violently freeing the country, mostly getting lots of hugs and defectors, and the loyalists were flee-killing all kinds of good Libyans who often tended to turn African with decay."

 

Check also the Post from 10/January http://libyancivilwar.blogspot.com/2012/01/khamis-brigade-shed-massacre-follow-up.html?spref=tw

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REPORT by AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL ~>LIBYA: RULE OF LAW OR RULE OF MILITIA ~ #Saif #Gaddafi #FEB17CRIMES #NTC #ICC

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US issues unusually firm condemnation of shelling of UN school in Gaza

US issues unusually firm condemnation of shelling of UN school in Gaza | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
US did not specifically accuse Israel of the shelling of girls school where 3,300 civilians were taking shelter, killing 15Follow live updates hereThe White House reacted to the shelling of a United Nations school in Gaza that killed at least 16...
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'World stands disgraced' as Israeli shelling of school kills at least 15

'World stands disgraced' as Israeli shelling of school kills at least 15 | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
UN condemns IDF attack on sleeping children as violation of international law Strike on crowded market in Shujai'iya during ceasefire kills 17 Death toll now more than 1,300 after three weeks of fightingUnited Nations officials described the...
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Why I Criticize Israel by ERIC DRAITSER » CounterPunch:

Why I Criticize Israel  by ERIC DRAITSER »  CounterPunch: | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

A friend of mine recently sent me a link to a podcast and transcript from prominent author, neuroscientist, and atheist Sam Harris entitled Why Don’t I Criticize Israel?. In it, Harris expressed his “enlightened” position on Israel/Palestine, one which he obviously feels is rooted in fairness, morality, and reason. I mean, hell, this is the founder and CEO of Project Reason after all. Despite my inclination to throw my laptop against the wall, lose my lunch, or simply rip out my hair, I managed to force myself to read the entire screed. Finally, with beads of rage-sweat forming on my forehead, and my face turning the color of Harris’s Stanford alma mater, I felt compelled to respond.

 

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Eurozona: Durão Barroso ameaça Portugueses discordantes > > > A Bertelsmann desmente-o

Eurozona: Durão Barroso ameaça Portugueses discordantes > > > A Bertelsmann desmente-o | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Fonte: Fundação Bertelsmann (ver referência no final) O Sr. Presidente da Comissão Europeia, Dr. Durão Barroso, afirmou ontem, na assinatura da outorga os subsídios da União Europeia (UE) ao nosso ...
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Misrata force accuses Zintanis of attacking Tripoli fuel depot

Misrata force accuses Zintanis of attacking Tripoli fuel depot | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
By Ashraf Abdul-Wahab. Tripoli, 30 July 2014: Central Region Libya Shield, which is based in Misrata and is part of the alliance that is trying to dislodge the Zintani Qaaqaa and Sawak brigades from Tripoli International Airport, has accused the...
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NATO's Global Offensive, by Manlio Dinucci

NATO's Global Offensive, by Manlio Dinucci | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
No holiday this summer for NATO; it's working overtime. In preparation for the Summit of Heads of State and Government on September 4-5 in Newport in Wales, NATO will set down the blueprint for '"strategic adaptation" for anti-Russia moves.
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Greece Sends Frigate Salamis to Libya; Greek Embassy in Tripoli Closed | News from Greeks in Africa, Asia, and South America

Greece Sends Frigate Salamis to Libya; Greek Embassy in Tripoli Closed | News from Greeks in Africa, Asia, and South America | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Greece has closed its embassy in Libya and is withdrawing its diplomatic staff from Tripoli as militia and Libyan troops are fighting for the city's control.
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A Look at Libya's Most Active Armed Groups - Voice of America

A Look at Libya's Most Active Armed Groups - Voice of America | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
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Zintan: Al-Zintan Revolutionaries Military Council, based in the western Nafusa mountains near the town of Zintan, is an umbrella group of militias.
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Islamist forces overrun Benghazi army base after battle: officials - Asharq Alawsat English

Islamist forces overrun Benghazi army base after battle: officials - Asharq Alawsat English | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Asharq Alawsat English Islamist forces overrun Benghazi army base after battle: officials Asharq Alawsat English Tripoli was quieter on Tuesday than over the last fortnight during which the two brigades of former rebels, mainly from the towns of...
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France evacuates ambassador, nationals out of Libya

The French government has temporarily closed its embassy and evacuated its ambassador to Libya out of the conflict-ridden country. The French foreign ministry said 39 other French nationals...
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UK embassy in Libya remains open as French flee fierce fighting

UK embassy in Libya remains open as French flee fierce fighting | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
France withdraws its diplomats, following example of US and Germany, and there is disquiet among some British officialsBritain's embassy in Tripoli was virtually the only diplomatic mission still open in Libya's war-torn capital on Wednesday as...
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Misrata force accuses Zintanis of attacking Tripoli fuel depot

Misrata force accuses Zintanis of attacking Tripoli fuel depot | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
By Ashraf Abdul-Wahab. Tripoli, 30 July 2014: Central Region Libya Shield, which is based in Misrata and is part of the alliance that is trying to dislodge the Zintani Qaaqaa and Sawak brigades from Tripoli International Airport, has accused the...
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The Vineyard of the Saker: Thinking the unthinkable

The Vineyard of the Saker: Thinking the unthinkable | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it



I have been putting off writing about this topic for a very long while.  In fact, I wrote several articles trying to explain the self-evident truism that the US/NATO/EU does not have a military option in the Ukrainian war.  First, in an article entitled Remembering the Important Lessons of the Cold War I tried to explain that the reason the Cold War did not turn into a hot, shooting, war is that both sides understood that they simply could never win and that any escalation in strikes and counter-strikes could very rapidly lead to a intercontinental nuclear war, something which neither side was willing to risk.   In a piece entitled Making Sense of Obama's Billion Dollar Hammer I tried to show that all the money the US will by pouring into "European security" is just a grandiose bribe for some European elites and that it had no real effect on the ground.  A few days later I posted an article entitled Why the US-Russian Nuclear Balance is as Solid as Ever in which I tried to dispel the myth prevalent in the West about the putative state of disrepair of the Russian military in general, and of the Russian nuclear forces in particular.  Lastly, in a piece entitled Short Reminder about US and Russian Nuclear Weapons I tried to show that in reality it was the US nuclear forces who were in a state of disrepair.  And over and over again, in many comments, I tried to lay out the reasons for which I simply did not believe that the US/NATO/EU would dare to attack Russia.  In summary, I will say this: the US is not nearly as powerful as the US propaganda claims.  Without going into long debates about what "victory" and "defeat" mean, I will just say that in my personal opinion the last time the US military fought well was in Korea, and even there it had to accept a draw.  After that, it was all downhill.  This is not the fault of the US solider, by the way, but by the fact that big money and politics got so heavily involved in the US military that they corrupted everything.  This is most evident in the USAF which still has superb pilots, but who are given a terrible choice: either fly on good but old aircraft or fly on new but terrible ones (I believe that given the choice, most would chose the former).  As for the European NATO allies, they are such a joke that they hardly deserve mention.  They even look bad on a parade.

As for a military option in the Ukraine, it appears unthinkable to me not only because, frankly, I don't see a single military in the West capable of taking on the Russian military in full-scale battle, but also because geography powerfully argues against such a crazy idea (the very same geography which would make it impossible for Russia to try to invade western or even central Europe).

And yet, something in all this very logical reasoning felt wrong to me.  A few days ago it finally hit me.  What bothered me was

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Malaysia Airlines MH17: Michael Bociurkiw talks about being first at the crash site

Malaysia Airlines MH17: Michael Bociurkiw talks about being first at the crash site | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Ukrainian-Canadian OSCE monitor Michael Bociurkiw talks to CBC News about his emotional experiences at the grisly crash site of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in eastern Ukraine.
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Gaza: nothing more shameful than attacking sleeping children, says Ban Ki-moon - video

UN secretary general Ban Ki-moon issues a statement on Gaza, during his visit to Costa Rica, after a school in the Palestinian territory, being used to shelter families, was shelled by Israeli forces on Wednesday.
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▶ Impact on camera: Moment Israeli shell hits crowded Gaza square - Even Hunters treat the Hunt like this

The moment an Israeli bomb smashes a Gaza market is caught on camera by an independent Palestinian television company. The Israeli strike targeted the outski...
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O genocídio de Israel | Icarabe.org

O genocídio de Israel | Icarabe.org | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

O mais famoso escritor israelense, Amoz Oz, chamou os extremistas judeus, autores da onda de ataques contra palestinos, de neonazistas hebreus.

A conduta monstruosa desses judeus deve ser chamada pelo que é - neonazismo – afirmou o escritor israelense.

As declarações de Oz foram divulgadas no mundo, inclusive no Brasil. São a prova da “democracia” israelense e mostra a preocupação dos setores da sociedade daquele país com o extremismo judeu crescente, afirmam os defensores de Israel.

Oz é o porta-voz dos “liberais” em Israel. O problema com eles é que nunca falam a verdade por inteiro. Às vezes, falar meias verdades é pior que mentir. 

Oz não mencionou que os neonazistas hebreus vivem nos assentamentos judaicos construídos ilegalmente nos territórios palestinos ocupados em 1967. Omitiu que foram os “liberais” trabalhistas que começaram o processo ilegal da colonização da Palestina de 1967.

Hoje na Cisjordânia e Jerusalém oriental, há mais de seiscentos assentamentos judeus, com mais de seiscentos mil colonos judeus, que lá vivem ilegalmente, violando o Direito Internacional e solapando a paz.

Ocupar território, confiscar terras e bens, cercear direito de ir e vir,  é prática nazista. Israel ocupa a Palestina, confisca terras e bens dos palestinos, demole casas, destrói plantações, realiza punições coletivas contra um povo inteiro.

Israel comete crimes contra a humanidade matando civis palestinos e mantém bloqueio criminoso contra Gaza e Cisjordânia.

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Was Saif al-Islam right? ~ Of course Saif al Islam was always right!! #FreeSaif #Libya

Was Saif al-Islam right? ~ Of course Saif al Islam was always right!! #FreeSaif #Libya | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
On February 21, 2011, on that fateful night of rebellion in Tripoli, when Muammar Gaddafi was rumoured to have fled and on the way to Venezuela, all speculation about whether the regime had really fallen came to an end when Saif al-Islam Gaddafi...
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Temporary ceasefire in Tripoli, 75 bodies found in Benghazi

Temporary ceasefire in Tripoli, 75 bodies found in Benghazi | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
BENGHAZI/TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Rival Libyan militias fighting for control of Tripoli's airport agreed to a temporary ceasefire on Wednesday to allow firefighters to try to control a huge blaze at a fuel (Temporary ceasefire in Tripoli, 75 bodies found...
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▶ Divide & Ruin, The West's Imperial Strategy in an Age of Crisis - Dan Glazebrook

Divide and Ruin: The West's Imperial Strategy in an Age of Crisis is a collection of articles by British author Dan Glazebrook. http://www.bookdepository.com...
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Tripoli fire rages as warplane crashes - Sky News Australia

Tripoli fire rages as warplane crashes - Sky News Australia | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
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Tripoli fire rages as warplane crashes
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The clashes, the most violent since the 2011 revolt, started with a July 13 assault on the airport by armed groups, mainly Islamists.
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A glimpse into Tripoli's wreckage - Middle East Eye

A glimpse into Tripoli's wreckage - Middle East Eye | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Middle East Eye
A glimpse into Tripoli's wreckage
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Militias from the city of Zintan supporting Hifter and based in Tripoli's international airport came under attack 13 July by Islamist militias from Misrata.
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RAW: Fire raging at Libya oil depot overnight

A fire at the oil depot which supplies Libya's airport in the capital Tripoli continued to rage out of control on Tuesday. It was struck on Monday in the crossfire of warring militias battling...
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Libya: military plane brought down and fuel depot set on fire as violence escalates video

A fuel depot in Tripoli burns and Benghazi residents inspect a plane crash after a night of violence in Libya on Tuesday. At least 30 people were killed in fighting between Libyan forces and Islamist militants.
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▶ UN member breaks down after witnessing Israeli massacre of children - YouTube

Chris Gunness survived as a witness of genocide at a supermarket in Gaza. UN member for human rights breaks down after witnessing Israeli massacre of childre...
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