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The Ongoing Killing Of a Good Man in 21st Century
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Blackwater considered itself above the law, US state department was warned

Blackwater considered itself above the law, US state department was warned | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Department told of lax oversight at firm with $1bn contract to protect US diplomats weeks before Blackwater guards killed 17 IraqisA state department investigator warned that the private security firm Blackwater considered itself above the law,...
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Moderate Syrian Rebel Application Form

Moderate Syrian Rebel Application Form | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Welcome to the United States’ Moderate Syrian Rebel Vetting Process...
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81.47% of Libyans reject representative democracy

81.47% of Libyans reject representative democracy | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Only 630,000 Libyans out of 3.4 million eligible voters turned out to cast their ballot in the 25 June 2014 parliamentary elections, an actual participation rate of 18.52%.
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ELECTION 2014: The view from Tripoli's polling centres - Libya Herald

ELECTION 2014: The view from Tripoli's polling centres - Libya Herald | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
ELECTION 2014: The view from Tripoli's polling centres
Libya Herald
Braving heats of over 40 degrees centigrade, Tripoli's voters cast their ballots today across the city's electoral constituencies.
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Libyan human rights activist Salwa Bughaighis killed - BBC News

Libyan human rights activist Salwa Bughaighis killed - BBC News | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
BBC News
Libyan human rights activist Salwa Bughaighis killed
BBC News
A prominent Libyan human rights lawyer and activist has been assassinated in her home in Benghazi.
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Prominent human rights activist shot dead in Libya - RTE.ie

Prominent human rights activist shot dead in Libya - RTE.ie | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Prominent human rights activist shot dead in Libya RTE.ie The US ambassador to Libya, Deborah Jones called the news "heartbreaking", and on her Twitter account denounced "a cowardly, despicable, shameful act against a courageous woman and true...
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Libyans vote hoping to end post-Gaddafi chaos - Saudi Gazette

Libyans vote hoping to end post-Gaddafi chaos - Saudi Gazette | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Saudi Gazette Libyans vote hoping to end post-Gaddafi chaos Saudi Gazette TRIPOLI — Libyans were voting Wednesday in a legislative election the authorities hope will end political turmoil and deadly violence that has gripped the country since the...
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​Famous Barcelona bullring may be converted into Europe’s biggest mosque

​Famous Barcelona bullring may be converted into Europe’s biggest mosque | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
The Emir of Qatar has reportedly agreed to roll out €2.2 billion ($2.99 bn) to convert Barcelona's Monumental bullring into a 40,000-capacity mosque, the biggest in Europe, by 2020, if the city council approves the project.
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Libya and the Project for a New American Century - a review of 'Toppling Qaddafi' by Christopher Chivvis - Invent the Future

Libya and the Project for a New American Century - a review of 'Toppling Qaddafi' by Christopher Chivvis - Invent the Future | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
This is an expanded version of an article that appeared in the Morning Star on 16 June, 2014. While a few books have been written about the 2011 Libya war from a critical, anti-imperialist perspective (the most important being Cynthia McKinney’s The Illegal War on Libya and Maximilian Forte’s Slouching Towards Sirte), Topping Qaddafi is the first attempt by a mainstream western political scientist to provide a retrospective justification for the war. The author, Christopher Chivvis, works at a US government-funded think-tank (RAND Corporation) and is a well-connected analyst whose articles have been published in Foreign Policy, the International Herald[...]
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John Kerry "Shocked And Humiliated" On First Day Of Middle-East Tour | Zero Hedge

John Kerry "Shocked And Humiliated" On First Day Of Middle-East Tour | Zero Hedge | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
John Kerry came, saw and as usual made a horse ass out of himself.
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UN security council appeals for peaceful vote in Libya - The Daily Star

UN security council appeals for peaceful vote in Libya - The Daily Star | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
The Daily Star UN security council appeals for peaceful vote in Libya The Daily Star In a statement, council members "emphasized that these elections are an important step in Libya's transition towards stable democratic governance and an...
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Beware Libya’s ‘Fair Dictator’ / Or NATO Democracies ...

Beware Libya’s ‘Fair Dictator’ / Or NATO Democracies ... | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Backing a strongman like General Hifter may further undermine America’s damaged credibility in the region.
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Judge Who Sentenced Saddam Hussein To Death Has Been Executed By ISIS, Local Media Reports | Zero Hedge

Judge Who Sentenced Saddam Hussein To Death Has Been Executed By ISIS, Local Media Reports | Zero Hedge | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Back in 2006, after the second US invasion of Iraq culminated if not with the discovery of the WMDs (which were the pretext for the invasion in the first place), but the unearthing (literally) and kangaroo court trial of Saddam Hussein, the US was quick to announce "mission accomplished." Recent events have made a mockery of that claim, however what is truly the straw that broke the back of poetic justice, to mix metaphors, are reports from local media that as part of its blitzcampaign to take over northern Iraq, ISIS found and the promptly executed Rauf Rashid Abd al-Rahman, the judge who sentenced Saddam to death: a death which to many was the crowning moment of the second US invasion of Iraq, and the confirmation of successful US foreign policy.
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Isis announces Islamic caliphate in area straddling Iraq and Syria

Isis announces Islamic caliphate in area straddling Iraq and Syria | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Jihadist group challenges al-Qaida as it changes name to Islamic State and pledges to free Palestine in video Isis declares caliphate in Iraq and Syria live updatesIslamist militants have declared an Islamic "caliphate" in an area straddling Iraq...
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“O império português é talvez o mais flexível a gerir populações coloniais até ao século XVIII”

“O império português é talvez o mais flexível a gerir populações coloniais até ao século XVIII” | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Francisco Bethencourt faz uma história do racismo no mundo ocidental. É uma obra surpreendente, publicada em inglês, e que traz à historiografia portuguesa uma ambição temática a que não estamos habituados.
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Libyan Black so called African Mercenary Executed by Libyans in Benghazi GRAPHIC - YouTube

Here is one of many more videos showing what kind of racist crimes against black Libyan people the so called eastern Libyan „rebels for freedom an democracy"... (#MyLibya? #Saif.
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Libya to move new parliament to Benghazi despite collapse of security - Reuters

Libya to move new parliament to Benghazi despite collapse of security - Reuters | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Libya to move new parliament to Benghazi despite collapse of security Reuters On Wednesday, the North African state elected a new assembly in a vote marred by a very low turnout and violence, opening a new chapter in Libya's bumpy transition...
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Libyan activist shot dead in Benghazi, 3 killed in eastern Libya - Middle East Eye

Libyan activist shot dead in Benghazi, 3 killed in eastern Libya - Middle East Eye | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Middle East Eye Libyan activist shot dead in Benghazi, 3 killed in eastern Libya Middle East Eye Human rights activist Salwa Bugaighis was shot dead by unknown assailants at her home in the restive east Libyan city of Benghazi late Wednesday,...
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How to stop Libya becoming another Iraq - CNN (blog)

How to stop Libya becoming another Iraq - CNN (blog) | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
How to stop Libya becoming another Iraq
CNN (blog)
Editor's note: Najla Elmangoush is the dean of Centre of Gender Studies at the Libya Institute for Advanced Studies in Tripoli.
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Libya: Whipped, Beaten, and Hung from Trees | Human Rights Watch #Saif #Libya #Ethics

Libya: Whipped, Beaten, and Hung from Trees | Human Rights Watch #Saif #Libya #Ethics | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
(Tripoli) – Guards in migrant detention centers under Libyan government control have tortured and otherwise abused migrants and asylum seekers, including with severe whippings, beatings, and electric shocks.
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▶ Terror Toy: CIA makes demonic Bin Laden action figure so kids fear Al-Qaeda - YouTube

As if drones, satellites and tracking devices to thwart al-Qaeda in Pakistan were not enough, the CIA was also once considering. RT's Marina Portnaya reports...
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Iraqis Are Not ‘Abstractions’ By Ray McGovern

When I saw the Washington Post’s banner headline, “U.S. sees risk in Iraq airstrikes,” I thought, “doesn’t that say it all.” The Post apparently didn’t deem it newsworthy to publish a story headlined: “Iraqis see risk in U.S. airstrikes.” Then, in an accompanying article, authors Gregg Jaffe and Kevin Maurer observed nonchalantly that “Iraq and the Iraqi people remain something of an abstraction,” a point that drove me to distraction.

Further putting me in a bad mood, the story’s first paragraph about the latest bloody debacle in Iraq declared: “The sudden collapse of Iraqi forces in the face of lightly armed insurgents has catalyzed an emotional debate within the U.S. military about a war that, just a few years ago, seemed on the brink of going down in history as a success.”

Fresh in my mind was Robert Parry’s article that same day (June 19) exposing the myth of the “successful surge” in Iraq. That, in turn, had prompted me to re-read my own retrospective on the celebrated “surge” of 2007, reconstructing the play-by-play on its genesis and how, with the help of media cheerleaders, that myth enabled President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney to ride off into the sunset on Jan. 20, 2009, to all appearances not having lost the war in Iraq.

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Gaddafi's son faces murder charge - IndiaVision Latest Breaking ...

Gaddafi's son faces murder charge - IndiaVision Latest Breaking ... | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Tripoli : Saadi Gaddafi, the son of Libya's former leader Muammar Gaddafi, was charged with the murder of his football teammate in a court here Sunday, the media reported. Saadi was presented before the court for the first ...
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The Truth of Libya (Finally) Goes Mainstream | New Eastern Outlook

The Truth of Libya (Finally) Goes Mainstream | New Eastern Outlook | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
One of the principal lies told about Libya and Gaddafi was the totally unsubstantiated claim of “massacres” by... http://t.co/qclHjzua9R
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Jihadism and the Petroleum Industry, by Thierry Meyssan

Jihadism and the Petroleum Industry, by Thierry Meyssan | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
While the Western media portray the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant as a group of jihadists reciting the Qur'an, the ISIL has started the oil war in Iraq.
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