The Islamist militant group Ansar al-Sharia has declared Benghazi an ‘Islamic Emirate’ after claiming to have taken total control of Libya's second largest city, seizing military barracks with rockets and ammunition.
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...
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...
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.
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...
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.
NBCNews.com A Look at Libya's Most Active Armed Groups Voice of America Zintan: Al-Zintan Revolutionaries Military Council, based in the western Nafusa mountains near the town of Zintan, is an umbrella group of militias.
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...
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...
TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Booms of outgoing artillery shaking the ground, militia fighters from the remote Libyan mountain town of Zintan hunker down in the passenger terminal to defend Tripoli airport, the (It's town vs.
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
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.
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.
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...
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...
Sky News Australia Tripoli fire rages as warplane crashes Sky News Australia The clashes, the most violent since the 2011 revolt, started with a July 13 assault on the airport by armed groups, mainly Islamists.
Middle East Eye A glimpse into Tripoli's wreckage Middle East Eye 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.
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.