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The Ongoing Killing Of a Good Man in 21st Century
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Tripoli's Salafist community fears being stereotyped, persecuted - The Daily Star

Tripoli's Salafist community fears being stereotyped, persecuted - The Daily Star | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
The Daily Star Tripoli's Salafist community fears being stereotyped, persecuted The Daily Star TRIPOLI, Lebanon: The northern city of Tripoli has become a metropolis of fear, with its residents drowning in anxiety and weighed down with concern for...
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Articles: Dangerous Times: Putin slaps down Euro-American Fantasyland

Articles: Dangerous Times: Putin slaps down Euro-American Fantasyland | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

When JFK looked weak to Nikita Khrushchev, we got the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1963. When Jimmy Carter bear-hugged Brezhnev, we got the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. When Bill Clinton failed to stop Bin Laden for seven whole years, we got 9/11/01 in New York City.

And when Obama clowned it up for the world, alienating our allies and bowing down to our deadly enemies, we got this week’s Russian invasion of the Ukraine.

And that’s only the beginning. Just you watch.

Putin is establishing a naval presence in Venezuela and Cuba. He already has a major naval base in Syria. He wants to control Middle Eastern oil, and by making Iran and Saudi Arabia dependent on him, he might be able to do it.

 

Obama has systematically dismantled Western and U.S. defenses, stabbed allies like Egypt’s Mubarak in the back, invaded Libya without a shred of justification, and backed murderous reactionary gangsters in Syria, Libya, Iran, and Egypt. Our president betrayed U.S. personnel in Benghazi, and purged our top military leaders. Soon he will turn over Iraq to Iran, andAfghanistan to the Taliban. When, through our bottomless folly, Iran gets the bomb, it will control both sides of the Persian Gulf, and run the Middle East through Turkey, Syria, and Lebanon.

 

The day after Putin predictably invaded the Ukraine, SecState John Kerry assured us that the new Tsar of all Russia would build up the Ukrainian economy --- after stealing its resources, as usual. In the White House Obama said several tough words out loud. But nobody now believes that the West will defend Eastern Europe, because America is led by a wet sock puppet and Europe has cannibalized its defenses to buy welfare votes from millions of radicalized Muslims. Russia is run by a KGB colonel, a seriously expansionist ruler, and nobody in the West is the least bit prepared. Germany curries favor with Moscow by paying extra-high prices for Russia’s natural gas. We’ve lost the plot -- but Putin hasn’t.

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ASHTONISH »»» M of A - Ukraine: Ashton Phonecall On Maidan Snipers #EU #Kiev #Nazis #Snipers

Someone recorded a phone call between the Estonian foreign minister Paet and the EU high representative Ashton.

Paet reports from his talks with somewhat neutral people on the Maidan, including some Olga that Ashton also knows, during a recent visit in Kiev:

there is no trust of the people in the new government (2:35)all of them in the new government have a dirty past (2:50)the trust level (towards the new government) is absolutely low (3:20)enormous pressure against (party of the region) members of parliament (3:40)"uninvited visitors" enter in the night on party members (3:50)journalists who were with me saw during the day that one member of parliament was just beaten in front of the parliament (4:00)people will not leave the street before *real* reforms start, it is not enough that there is just change of government (4:20)the same Olga (from a civil society group) told me that people killed by snipers on both sides, among policemen and people on the street, that they were the same sniperskilling people from both sides, she showed me some photos and said she has a medical doctor and that it is the same handwriting and the same type of bullets and it is disturbing that the new coalition now don't want to investigate (8:25)There is now stronger and stronger understanding that behind snipers it was not Yanukovich but it was somebody from the new coalition. (8:55)it discredited itself from the very beginning this new coalition (9:20)

Ashton says "gosh" to the sniper revelation but then plays over it.

Note: This call does not prove that the snipers came from the new coalition site. But it is a hint that this must be investigated.

Using snipers in such fashion is not uncommon. Snipers shooting at both sides in a civil conflicthave been documented during the coup attempt against Chavez as well as during the red-shirt vs. yellow-shirt conflicts in Thailand.

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Audio »» http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZEgJ0oo3OA8#t=61

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Kiev snipers hired by Maidan leaders - leaked EU's Catherine Ashton phone tape

Kiev snipers hired by Maidan leaders - leaked EU's Catherine Ashton phone tape | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
The snipers who shot at protesters and police in Kiev were allegedly hired by Maidan leaders, according to a leaked phone conversation between the EU foreign affairs chief Catherine Ashton and Estonian foreign affairs minister, which has emerged online.
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MANDATORY »» SYRICIDE - "We are the personification of waste" - #Syria #Syricide #Photos #Mankind #Ethics

MANDATORY »» SYRICIDE - "We are the personification of waste" - #Syria #Syricide #Photos #Mankind #Ethics | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

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"They fight and put to death in the belief there are two causes.
What they perceive as freedom in this world and what they think will be ultimate redemption in the next.

All it takes is one thought.

One thought to realize that all you have is now.
All our travails are as insigni­ficant as any minutia that exist on any spec that spins in the vast darkness and beyond.

We are nothing and yet .... we could be all

Nothing confounds or rips at the conscience of humanity than the willful slaughter of our most precious resource.  

So many children.

Innocence snuffed out for no other reason than the perception of social and religious boundar­ies.

How lost  is the mind that believes in the sanctif­ication of  suffering?

We are the personi­fication of waste ""  Syricide [ @Syricide ] 

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America’s Staggering Hypocrisy | #NATO #EU #Russia #Ukraine #Crimeia #Kiev #UN #Obama #Putin

America’s Staggering Hypocrisy | #NATO #EU #Russia #Ukraine #Crimeia #Kiev #UN #Obama #Putin | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

Exclusive: Official Washington is in deep umbrage over Russia’s intervention in Ukraine after a U.S.-backed coup overthrew the democratically elected president. Some top neocons want a new Cold War, but they don’t want anyone to note their staggering hypocrisy, writes Robert Parry.

By Robert Parry

Since World War II – and extending well into the Twenty-first Century – the United States has invaded or otherwise intervened in so many countries that it would be challenging to compile a complete list. Just last decade, there were full-scale U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq, plus American bombing operations from Pakistan to Yemen to Libya.

So, what is one to make of Secretary of State John Kerry’s pronouncement that Russia’s military intervention in the Crimea section of Ukraine – at the behest of the country’s deposed president – is a violation of international law that the United States would never countenance?

Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Victoria Nuland, a leading figure in supporting the coup against Ukraine’s President Vicktor Yanukovych. (U.S. State Department photo)

Kerry decried the Russian intervention as “aNineteenth Century act in the Twenty-first Century.” However, if memory serves, Sen. Kerry in 2002 voted along with most other members of the U.S. Congress to authorize President George W. Bush’s invasion of Iraqin 2003, which was also part of the Twenty-first Century. And, Kerry is a member of the Obama administration, which like its Bush predecessor, has been sending drones into the national territory of other nations to blow up various “enemy combatants.”

Are Kerry and pretty much everyone else in Official Washington so lacking in self-awareness that they don’t realize that they are condemning actions by Russian President Vladimir Putin that are far less egregious than what they themselves have done?

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Libya moves parliament to new location after attack, vandalism killed 1 and ... - Vancouver Sun

Libya moves parliament to new location after attack, vandalism killed 1 and ... - Vancouver Sun | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
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Christian Shop Owner Shot in Libya « Persecution News

Christian Shop Owner Shot in Libya « Persecution News | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
An #Egyptian shopkeeper working in #Libya was shot on Sunday by terrorists after being identified as a Christian. http://t.co/amMxTI9liF
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Putin: US wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Libya distorted intl law

WATCH FULL VIDEO HERE http://youtu.be/QiKF8JN1qmk Wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya were distortions of intl law and UNSC resolution, says Vladimir Putin duri...
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+3 »» Officer among 3 killed in Libya's Benghazi: Security #Libya

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Two separate attacks in the restive eastern Libyan city of Benghazi left three people dead, including an air force officer, a security official said Tuesday.
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Saker: Some kind of attack on Crimea definitely happened yesterday

Saker: Some kind of attack on Crimea definitely happened yesterday | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

First, a shot bullet style news update from the Ukraine:

New government in Kiev declared that Russia had deployed 6'000 soldiers to the Ukraine.A car with 400kg of TNT-equivalent explosives was intercepted a a checkpoint yesterday in Crimea.  There is no word on the diver or possible passengers.Crimean authorities had decided to hold the referendum on the status of Crimea on March 30th, and not May 25th as originally decided.Gazprom is threatening to cancel the rebate on gas it had granted the Ukraine in December saying that the Ukraine had not paid on time.Authorities in Crimea have declared that nationalist insurgents had attempted to seize control of the building of the Internal Ministry building in Crimea.  That assault was repelled by local militias, but there are casualties.There are reports of a number of APC intercepted during an attempt to enter the Crimean peninsula.The Chairman of the Council of Ministers of Crimea, Sergei Aksionov, declared that Kiev had attempted to nominate a nationalist insurgents as commander of the internal ministry (police) affairs forces in Crimea and that armed insurgents had attempted to seize control of local government buildings.  He therefore appealed to Putin to help protect the Crimean Peninsula.Russia declared that it will act on Aksionov's request.Telephone, Internet and cell-phone connections were re-established in Crimea (they had been cut by unknown people yesterday)The Russian Parliament and the heads of the various parties represented there adopted an appeal to President Putin to take action to protect Crimea.
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There's No Room for Democracy in Libya's Extremist Hub - Foreign Policy (blog)

There's No Room for Democracy in Libya's Extremist Hub - Foreign Policy (blog) | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
There's No Room for Democracy in Libya's Extremist Hub
Foreign Policy (blog)
Things took a turn for the worst after Libya's revolutionaries captured and killed Muammar al-Qaddafi in Sirte in October 2011.
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LOL »»» Libya moves parliament to five-star Tripoli hotel after attack - CTV News

LOL »»» Libya moves parliament to five-star Tripoli hotel after attack - CTV News | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Columbus Ledger-Enquirer Libya moves parliament to five-star Tripoli hotel after attack CTV News TRIPOLI, Libya -- Libya's parliament moved into a five-star Tripoli hotel Monday, a day after rioters armed with knives and guns stormed the...
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Questions on Ukraine the West chooses not to answer #EU #US #Euromaidan #Russia #Ukraine

Questions on Ukraine the West chooses not to answer #EU #US #Euromaidan #Russia #Ukraine | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Ukrainian and Western refusal to answer Moscow’s hard questions explains Russia’s tough stance on the crisis in Kiev.
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Must Read »»» Spring fails in Ukrainian plunderlan By Pepe Escobar

Must Read »»» Spring fails in Ukrainian plunderlan By Pepe Escobar | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

Here's the US's exceptionalist promotion of "democracy" in action; Washington has recognized a coup d'etat in Ukraine that regime-changed a - for all its glaring faults - democratically elected government. 

And here is Russian President Vladimir Putin, already last year,talking about how Russia and China decided to trade in roubles and yuan, and stressing how Russia needs to quit the "excessive monopoly" of the US dollar. He had to be aware the Empire would strike back. 

Now there's more; Russian presidential adviser Sergey Glazyev 


told RIA Novosti, "Russia will abandon the US dollar as a reserve currency if the United States initiates sanctions against theRussian Federation." 

So the Empire struck back by giving "a little help" to regime change in the Ukraine. And Moscow counter-punched by takingcontrol of Crimea in less than a day without firing a shot - with or without crack Spetsnaz brigades (UK-based think tanks say they are; Putin says they are not). 

Putin's assessment of what happened in Ukraine is factually correct; "an anti-constitutional takeover and armed seizure of power". It's open to endless, mostly nasty debate whether the Kremlin overreacted or not. Considering the record of outright demonization of both Russia and Putin going on for years - and now reaching fever pitch - the Kremlin's swift reaction was quite measured. 

Putin applied Sun Tzu to the letter, and now plays the US against the EU. He has made it clear Moscow does not need to "invade" Ukraine. The 1997 Ukraine-Russia partition treaty specifically allows Russian troops in Crimea. And Russia after all is an active proponent of state sovereignty; it's under this principle that Moscow refuses a Western "intervention" in Syria. 

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Breaking: Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Catherine Ashton discuss Ukraine over the phone #ASHTON Out of #EU NOW!

Breaking: Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Catherine Ashton discuss Ukraine over the phone #ASHTON Out of #EU NOW! | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Officers of Security Service of Ukraine (SBU) loyal to the ousted President Viktor Yanukovich have hacked phones of Estonian Minister of Foreign Affairs Urma...
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Una filtración confirma que los francotiradores de Kiev fueron contratados por la oposición #CatherineAshton

Una filtración confirma que los francotiradores de Kiev fueron contratados por la oposición #CatherineAshton | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Filtran un supuesto diálogo entre el ministro de Asuntos Exteriores de Estonia, Urmas Paet, y la jefa de la diplomacia de la Unión Europea, Catherine Ashton , que confirma que los francotiradores de Kiev fueron contratados por la oposición.
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Manuel Ochsenreiter on RT about Western propaganda against Russia - YouTube

Manuel Ochsenreiter on RT about Western propaganda against Russia
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Israeli soldier's needless killing of Palestinian activist: punishable by death? - Sabbah Report

Israeli soldier's needless killing of Palestinian activist: punishable by death? - Sabbah Report | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
When the Yamam, Nahal and Shin Bet forces left, family members ran into the house. The neighborhood was now filled with piercing cries.
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Putin: Deploying military force is last resort, but we reserve right

Putin: Deploying military force is last resort, but we reserve right | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Russia will not go to war with the people of Ukraine, but will use its troops to protect citizens, if radicals with clout in Kiev now try to use violence against Ukrainian civilians, particularly ethnic Russians, Putin told the media.
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FULL VIDEO: Putin speaks Ukraine, Yanukovich, Maidan, Crimea - YouTube

Russia will not go to war with the people of Ukraine, but will use its troops to protect citizens, if radicals with clout in Kiev now try to use violence aga...
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LOL »» Official: Libyan TV national station assaulted - NATO Democracy Mirror #NDM #Libya

LOL »» Official: Libyan TV national station assaulted - NATO Democracy Mirror #NDM #Libya | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Official: Libyan TV national station assaulted MiamiHerald.com TRIPOLI, Libya -- Gunmen launched an attack on Libya's official television station on Tuesday, firing rocket-propelled grenades at the troops guarding it before they were driven off by...
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UN mission deplores attack against Libya's lawmakers, parliament building - UN News Centre

UN mission deplores attack against Libya's lawmakers, parliament building - UN News Centre | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
UN News Centre UN mission deplores attack against Libya's lawmakers, parliament building UN News Centre 3 March 2014 – The United Nations mission in Libya has strongly condemned the attack that took place on Sunday against the country's parliament...
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Ukraine, Omidyar and the Neo-Liberal Agenda » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names

Ukraine, Omidyar and the Neo-Liberal Agenda » CounterPunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Ukraine, Omidyar and the Neo-Liberal Agenda
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Libya is still in crisis - Deutsche Welle

Libya is still in crisis - Deutsche Welle | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Libya is still in crisis
Deutsche Welle
Like the commander, many members of these two brigades come from the small but influential town of Zintan, which provides military support to the Liberal party.
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