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Take a Look & check out How Guantanamo Torture Center is a paradise compared with Libyan Torture Centers

Take a Look & check out How Guantanamo Torture Center is a paradise compared with Libyan Torture Centers | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
حوار مع فاطمة بنيران- رئيسة التجمع العالمي من أجل ليبيا موحدة وديمقراطية حاوره: فهيم الصوراني Photo: © خاص ب
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Putin: I envy Obama, because he can spy and get away with it - YouTube

I envy Obama because he can spy on his allies without any consequences, said Putin when asked about how his relations had changed with the US following Snowd...
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UNSMIL head calls for national dialogue and reconciliation | Libya ...

UNSMIL head calls for national dialogue and reconciliation | Libya ... | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
The Head of the UN Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Tarek Mitri, told a press conference yesterday that the UN Security Council was deeply troubled by the spread of weapons in the country and called for national ...
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NSA methods reminiscent of those used in USSR under Stalin – Lavrov

NSA methods reminiscent of those used in USSR under Stalin – Lavrov | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Russia’s Foreign Minister has compared the way NSA obtains permission for its surveillance with the way Soviet people received sentences in Stalin-era courts.
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Libya Debates Sharia - AllAfrica.com

Libya Debates Sharia - AllAfrica.com | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Libya Debates Sharia
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Tripoli — Libya's General National Congress (GNC) voted earlier this month to make Sharia a "source of legislation", worrying moderate Libyans who fear the law's impact.
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Francis Dumps U.S. Cardinal Who Is Outspoken Critic Of Abortion, Gay Marriage - #FrancisRocks

Francis Dumps U.S. Cardinal Who Is Outspoken Critic Of Abortion, Gay Marriage - #FrancisRocks | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
ST. LOUIS (AP) -- Pope Francis announced changes in the influential Vatican office that evaluates and nominates candidates for bishop around the world.Cardinal Donald Wuerl of Washington was appointed Monday to the Congregation for Bishops.
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UNBELIEVABLE: Adra massacre: Terrorists show photos of those they beheaded #FSA #Syria #Alqaeda

UNBELIEVABLE: Adra massacre: Terrorists show photos of those they beheaded #FSA #Syria #Alqaeda | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
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US considers request to train Libyan forces - USA TODAY

US considers request to train Libyan forces - USA TODAY | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
US considers request to train Libyan forces USA TODAY WASHINGTON — The United States is considering a request to train 5,000 to 8,000 Libyan troops outside the country as part of a broad international effort to strengthen Libya's weak central...
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Militia kills many in Tripoli: Dysfunctional Libya and the shadow of anti Syria policies

Militia kills many in Tripoli: Dysfunctional Libya and the shadow of anti Syria policies | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Militia kills many in Tripoli: Dysfunctional Libya and the shadow of  anti Syria policies Omar Abdullah Ismail and Lee Jay Walker  Modern Tokyo Times  Gulf and Western powers have proved time and a...
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Libya blocks UN guard force plan

Libya blocks UN guard force plan | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
New York — Libya has blocked a UN plan to send more than 200 soldiers to the troubled country to guard UN staff, diplomats and officials said Monday.
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In Syria, Be Careful Who You Behead

In Syria, Be Careful Who You Behead | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
One of Al Qaeda’s most important allies in Syria has taken significant steps to distance itself from the terror group ov…
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Obama Turned Benghazi into Al Qaeda Terrorist Hub | FrontPage Magazine

Obama Turned Benghazi into Al Qaeda Terrorist Hub | FrontPage Magazine | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Every week, about a dozen Syrians arrive at Benghazi’s airport (RT @PaulWilko657: 'Obama Turned Benghazi into Al Qaeda Terrorist Hub' by Daniel Greenfield http://t.co/zCmFCdNbDz What has been achieved...
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Libyan Autonomy Group Will Not Reopen Oil Ports, Challenges Tripoli

Libyan Autonomy Group Will Not Reopen Oil Ports, Challenges Tripoli | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
A movement pushing for greater autonomy in eastern Libya said on Sunday it would not end the blockade of several oil-exporting ports, dashing hopes of a resolution to a three-month standoff with th...
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Amnesty Int'l: Al-Qaeda in Syria kidnaps, tortures, executes prisoners in secret jails

Amnesty Int'l: Al-Qaeda in Syria kidnaps, tortures, executes prisoners in secret jails | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Abductions, torture, killing, sharia courts, secret prisons with “inhuman” conditions – that’s what an Al-Qaeda-linked jihadist group in Syria is accused of in the latest report by Amnesty International.
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Libyan coastguard catches 195 migrants | Libya Herald

Libyan coastguard catches 195 migrants | Libya Herald | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Libyan coastguard catches 195 migrants. Tripoli, 17 December 2013: The Libyan coastguard picked up two boats of migrants bound for Europe yesterday, one of which was discovered during a routine patrol.
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Pepe Escobar :: China vs US 'sea-to-shining-sea'

Pepe Escobar  :: China vs US 'sea-to-shining-sea' | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

"It happened now and it will happen again: a near-collision between an American and a Chinese naval vessel in the South China Sea. 

The USS Cowpens, a 10,000-ton guided-missile cruiser, got "too close" to a drill involving the Liaoning, China's first aircraft carrier, and its carrier task force, according to the Global Times. 

The US Pacific Fleet stressed that the cruiser had to take emergency measures to avoid a collision. Yet the Global Timesaccused the cruiser of "harassing" the Liaoning formation by taking "offensive actions". 

The paper spelt it loudly; "If the American navy and air force



always encroach near China's doorstep, confrontation is bound to take place." 

Quociente Cultural 's insight:

 « It will be helpful to remember that as early as the XVth century the Celestial Empire had much more massive presence on the seas than the Europeans.
Those were the years of admiral Zheng He's expeditions throughout South Asia Southeast Asia, East Africa and the Middle East with a fleet of two hundred ships, some of which were said to be as long as one hundred meters. He himself, was an intrepid navigator, a Muslim and a eunuch, representing the amazing standard reached by the Ming civilization: rich, complex, technologically advanced, with a much higher GDP than the whole Europe at that time .
Yet China stopped maritime expansion - the only real amazing African merchandise brought to the court was a giraffe that the admiral gave to the emperor - and forgot Admiral Zheng. The Celestial Empire feeling was it did not need anything more than it already had and China spent the next centuries to consolidate its borders in a system of "Tributaries States", which recognized the superiority and the centrality of China in exchange for redistributed benefits. The Silk Road - actually a network of trails and paths already tested for centuries - became once more the natural gateway to the West.
China had to regret it. The development of maritime mercantilism favored the subsequent European industrial power, allowed the West to get back to China in the nineteenth century with a few gunboats, imposing territorial concessions which also enjoyed extraterritoriality (they were exempted from the laws and control of Beijing) and a shocking " century of humiliation " through two opium wars.
In China this is still an issue. » Gabriele Battaglia 

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Libya blocks United Nations guard force plan

Libya blocks United Nations guard force plan | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
(AFP) -- Libya has blocked a U.N. plan to send more than 200 soldiers to the troubled country to guard U.N. staff, diplomats and officials said Monday.

The United Nations leadership received backing from the U.N.
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Syria, Al-Jaafari: The Game of Chemical Weapons Is Over, no more secret who is behind it - #Syria #UN

Syria's permanent representative to the UN Dr. Bashar Al-Jafaari press conference Following UN session on chemical weapons in Syria, He called for pressuring...
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Syria Atrocities: The US Directly Supports the Al Qaeda Terrorists

Syria Atrocities: The US Directly Supports the Al Qaeda Terrorists | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
 Who is behind these atrocities. What is the agenda. From the very outset of this conflict,  the Western military alliance has supported the "Al Qaeda affiliated rebels". "Affiliated" to Whom? That...
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RESISTANT ANTI-COLONIAL CINEMA OF GUINEA BISSAU

RESISTANT ANTI-COLONIAL CINEMA OF GUINEA BISSAU | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Fighting Colonialism Through Cinema
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Weathered in the darkness of Portuguese hegemony stands Guinea-Bissau, plunging its traumatized self in music.
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EU Delegation Visits Zintan.

EU Delegation Visits Zintan. | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Nataliya Apostolova, Head of the European Union Delegation to Libya, along with staff from the delegation, recently visited Zintan and exchanged views (EU Delegation Visits Zintan.
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UN Security Council Shows 'Grave Concern' on Libya

UN Security Council Shows 'Grave Concern' on Libya | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
The U.N. Security Council is expressing "grave concern" at the weakening security situation in Libya as the North African country struggles to control armed groups and transition to democracy.
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UN News - Security Council concerned at worsening security, political divisions in Libya

UN News - Security Council concerned at worsening security, political divisions in Libya | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
The Security Council today voiced its grave concern at the worsening security situation and political divisions in Libya which threaten to undermine the country’s democratic transition.
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East Libyan autonomy leader says will not reopen ports, challenges Tripoli - Reuters UK

East Libyan autonomy leader says will not reopen ports, challenges Tripoli - Reuters UK | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Sky News Australia East Libyan autonomy leader says will not reopen ports, challenges Tripoli Reuters UK AJDABIYA/TRIPOLI, Libya (Reuters) - The leader of a movement pushing for greater autonomy in eastern Libya said on Sunday he would not end the...
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Are We Facing a Second Somalia? #Libya

Are We Facing a Second Somalia? #Libya | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
The Libyan writer and political analyst Mustafa el-Fituri describes here the most important challenges that Libya must now overcome on its way to democracy (Two Years after the Overthrow of the Gaddafi Are We Facing a Second Somalia?
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