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New Benghazi Revelations: Ambassador Stevens Was in Libya to Buy Back Missiles Clinton Had Sold to Al-Qaeda - Atlas Shrugs

New Benghazi Revelations: Ambassador Stevens Was in Libya to Buy Back Missiles Clinton Had Sold to Al-Qaeda - Atlas Shrugs | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

More whistleblowers will emerge shortly in the escalating Benghazi scandal, according to two former U.S. diplomats who spoke with PJ Media Monday afternoon.

These whistleblowers, colleagues of the former diplomats, are currently securing legal counsel because they work in areas not fully protected by the Whistleblower law.

According to the diplomats, what these whistleblowers will say will be at least as explosive as what we have already learned about the scandal, including details about what really transpired in Benghazi that are potentially devastating to both Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton.

The former diplomats inform PJM the new revelations concentrate in two areas — what Ambassador Chris Stevens was actually doing in Benghazi and the pressure put on General Carter Ham, then in command of U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) and therefore responsible for Libya, not to act to protect jeopardized U.S. personnel.

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Libya 'Talking Points' Emails Put Petraeus Back In Spotlight - WBUR

Libya 'Talking Points' Emails Put Petraeus Back In Spotlight - WBUR | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
NPR Libya 'Talking Points' Emails Put Petraeus Back In Spotlight WBUR Former CIA Director David Petraeus is under renewed scrutiny over the role he played in creating the discredited "talking points" about the attack that killed four Americans last...
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EU approves sending border security advisers to Libya - Reuters

EU approves sending border security advisers to Libya - Reuters | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Middle East Online EU approves sending border security advisers to Libya Reuters BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union governments approved a mission on Wednesday to help Libya improve its border security in response to concerns that Islamist...
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Savage Rage: 'London terror attack mirrors Syria atrocities'

The brutal killing has shaken the UK sparking fears of terrorism returning to the capital. RT's Polly Boiko looks at what could lie behind the attack and its...
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Antiwar.com Sues FBI After Secret Surveillance by Kelley B. Vlahos -- Antiwar.com

Antiwar.com Sues FBI After Secret Surveillance by Kelley B. Vlahos -- Antiwar.com | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

WASHINGTON – Antiwar.com is taking the FBI to court.

The website’s founder and managing editor Eric Garris, along with longtime editorial director Justin Raimondo, filed a lawsuit in federal court today, demanding the release of records they believe the FBI is keeping on them and the 17-year-old online magazine.

Antiwar.com says this is one more example of post-9/11 government overreach, and a stark reminder that the First Amendment has been treated as little more than a speed bump on the road to a government surveillance state. The lawsuit is particularly timely, considering recent scandals in which the Department of Justice secretly seized months of journalists’ phone records at the Associated Press, and did the same and more to a FOX News reporter, while the IRS is acknowledging it singled out conservative groups that criticize the government for extra scrutiny.

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Libya: bomb explodes in front of Catholic Church on Independent Catholic News

Libya: bomb explodes in front of Catholic Church on Independent Catholic News | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
A bomb exploded in front of the Catholic Church of the Immaculate Conception in Benghazi on the night of 17 May, Fides reports. They put a bomb at the entrance of the corridor leading to the courtyard where there is the door of the church.
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:( »» Libya war weapons may be killing central Africa elephants : UN

:(  »» Libya war weapons may be killing central Africa elephants : UN | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Armed groups in central Africa are using powerful weapons, some of which may be left over from the civil war in Libya, to kill elephants for their ivory, the United Nations said...
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Libya – Law By The Gun #Libya #Gaddafi #GNC #NATO

Libya – Law By The Gun #Libya #Gaddafi #GNC #NATO | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
LIBYA has a more dangerous transition phase that is easily overlooked. Muammar Gaddafi’s death 18 months ago has left a country in more turmoil than most opponents of Gaddafi expected.
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ALL WAS A INFAMOUS LIE »» Thomas Sowell: Lies about Libya are beginning to crumble #Gaddafi #Libya #NATO

ALL WAS A INFAMOUS LIE »» Thomas Sowell: Lies about Libya are beginning to crumble #Gaddafi #Libya #NATO | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
There can be honest differences of opinion on many subjects. But there can also be dishonest differences. Last week's testimony under oath about events in Benghazi on Sept.
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Libya: Bulgarian Nataliya Apostolova new EU delegation chief - Egypt - ANSAMed.it

Libya: Bulgarian Nataliya Apostolova new EU delegation chief - Egypt - ANSAMed.it | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Libya: Bulgarian Nataliya Apostolova new EU delegation chief, Nominated by Ashton today, she is currently Cairo deputy chief, , Egypt, Ansa
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Video on Demand :: View and Buy - Tunisia: Benghazi US embassy attackers tear gassed off streets - Ruptly

Video on Demand :: View and Buy - Tunisia: Benghazi US embassy attackers tear gassed off streets - Ruptly | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
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As Pepe Says " This is a journalistic NUCLEAR BOMB. " »» The Last of the Semites - Al Jazeera English #Israel #Qatar #Zionism #Semitism

Copy of Joseph Massad article censored from Al Jazeera English website by management.
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Interview of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to Al Mayadeen TV-channel 13 May 2013 #Syria #Russia #US #EU

Interview of Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov to Al Mayadeen TV-channel 13 May 2013 #Syria #Russia #US #EU | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

Question: I would like to start our conversation from your last international contacts and, first of all, from your meeting with US Secretary of State in Moscow on 7 May. The day after he left Moscow, John Kerry made a statement in Rome that there is no place for President Bashar al-Assad in the new transitional government. There were also statements that the White House had not made its final decision about armament of the opposition and is waiting for the results of the investigation of the use of chemical weapons in SAR to make this decision. We know about the agreements reached between Russia and the USA in Moscow, however, we would still like to understand why we have heard other statements, which do not fit within the framework of the agreements reached the day before, as soon as the US Secretary of State left Moscow.

Sergey Lavrov: I will start from stating that we had very good negotiations, when John Kerry was in Moscow. He had a long conversation with the President of Russia Vladimir Putin, during which they touched upon the topic of Syria and several other international problems along with a detailed discussion of a number of bilateral issues. As to Syria, John Kerry provided the analysis that is very close to what we talk about, when spotting threats as a result of preservation of status quo and stimulation of the inexorable opposition to grab power, solve the problem in a military way. We talk (and John Kerry supported it) about the need to stop bloodshed, start political negotiations according to the logic established in the Geneva Communiqué of 30 June 2012, which was signed by almost all key external players affecting the situation in Syria one way or another. John Kerry opted in favour of convention of the next international meeting with participation of the parties to stimulate them to move in the political direction of formation of a transitional governing body based on unanimous consent of SAR Government and all the opposition groups, to make them prepare stable agreements ensuring safety and rights of all the ethnic, religious and other groups in Syria.

We have been advocating for such forum for a sufficiently long time. We proposed to convene Geneva-2 last August. That time our Western partners, Arab participants of the Geneva process and Turkey told that they were not ready yet. Our American, French and British colleagues, Europeans in general, talked in favour of the unity of the opposition on a constructive platform of readiness to negotiations. The National Coalition was created; however,unfortunately, it was formed on an absolutely opposite platform – overthrow of the regime and dismantling of all institutes. The decision of the League of Arab States that the National Coalition is the only representative of the Syrian people and should occupy the place of Syria in LAS did not help either. To that end,the question arises: what about the rest of opposition groups, because the National Coalition is not the only group? There is an external opposition that is not represented in the coalition, there is an internal opposition as well, which has never left Syria and opts for the internal reform of the country.

On this background, we welcome the consent of Americans represented by John Kerry to the concept of holding the conference without preconditions (no preconditions were formulated in things we have coordinated with our US colleague). The President of Russia Vladimir Putin supported the idea expressed by the US Secretary of State, and placed me in charge of formulating ideas on paper together with my US colleague, as we did by voicing them at the jointpress-conference. I have agreed with John Kerry that we will secure consent of the governments to the formulated propositions. The President Vladimir Putin is also working with a number of countries, which have to be involved into such conference, but the American party will continue its efforts in uniting the opposition on a platform of support of such approach.

These efforts are continuing. I heard about the statements made by John Kerry in Rome, and about statements of other colleagues of ours. I presume that it is difficult to persuade the opposition. Unlike the Government of Syria, that made a sufficiently positive statement in response to the Russian-American initiative, it has not done it, but was ambiguous by saying that, in fact, it would welcome any initiative, which could stop violence, but Bashar al-Assad should “disappear” first – that is, they expressed again the approaches that have been causes of the deadlock in the Syrian crisis for many months. Therefore, we continue our actions and contacts with many partners. The President Vladimir Putin had a meeting with the UK Prime Minister David Cameron in Sochi some days ago, where they also supported the Russian-American initiative. I know that another meeting of opposition forces attracted to the National Coalition is scheduled in Istanbul in a few days, presumably on 19-20 May. Immediately after that, the National Coordination Committee will hold a meeting of the internal constructive patriotic opposition in Madrid, I think. We will see what approaches will be expressed as a result of these events.

We think that we need to refuse from preconditions, because we need to be realistic rather than because we like or dislike somebody. While realism and taking care of interests of the Syrian people require stopping violence as soon as possible without any preconditions. Any preconditions will only drag on this vicious circle of bloodshed.

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Cabinet shake-up begins in Libya under new law - Washington Times LAW = GUNS LAW

Cabinet shake-up begins in Libya under new law - Washington Times LAW = GUNS LAW | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
DigitalJournal.com Cabinet shake-up begins in Libya under new law Washington Times “We are dealing with a law that is going to cause a lot of problems ahead,” Hassan El Amin, former chairman of Libya's parliamentary human rights committee, said in...
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Bulgarian appointed head of EU delegation to Libya - New Europe #EU #Libya

Bulgarian appointed head of EU delegation to Libya - New Europe #EU #Libya | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
New Europe Bulgarian appointed head of EU delegation to Libya New Europe The current EU's Deputy Head of Delegation to Egypt, Nataliya Apostolova, was appointed to lead the delegation of the European Union (EU) to Libya, the High Representative for...
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AUDIO :: Libya’s Counter-Revolution

AUDIO :: Libya’s Counter-Revolution | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Libya's Counter-Revolution: 'Africa's Wealth & Resources For The African People, Managed By The African People' With Gerald Perriera This week on Heart Of Africa, Kudakwashe hosts respected int...
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Syria : One Year After the Houla Massacre. New Report on Official vs. Real Truth | Global Research

Syria : One Year After the Houla Massacre. New Report on Official vs. Real Truth | Global Research | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

A week from now it will be one year since the world first heard about the horrors of a place in Syria called “Houla.” On the afternoon and evening of Friday, May 25, 2012, a reported 108 civilians were massacred there. They were executed inside their homes, with guns and “sharp tools,” and maybe a little bit from shelling as well. As the reader might recall, most of the victims were entire families, included some 49 younger children and even babies.

Anyone who had to watch the video results might recall having the bottom drop from their stomach with dread, and the lingering depression after. Many people, naturally, wanted revenge for that.

According to activists, all of the victim families were Sunni Muslim. It was of course blamed on the Syrian Arab Army – the only ones with artillery, if blades aren’t so clear -  and their allied “Shabiha,” militias from surrounding villages, of the same Alawite faith of president Assad. None of these features was completely new, but this was by many measures the worst, most massive, most unambiguous massacres of innocents to date.

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‘West scenario dividing Libya’

‘West scenario dividing Libya’ | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
A political analyst says the West is dividing Syria by engineering the al-Qaeda militancy.
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KEEP THE ADVICES 4 UR OWN Country »» 8 Things the US Should Be Doing in #Libya: Effective Immediately

KEEP THE ADVICES 4 UR OWN Country »» 8 Things the US Should Be Doing in #Libya: Effective Immediately | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Many in Washington now dismiss further assistance to Libya as useless: the Libyans themselves are fractious and have limited 'absorbtive capacity.' At the same time, it is wrong to say we have no influence in Libya, or that we have no means of...
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Insurgents fight with Libyan weapons – Army

Insurgents fight with Libyan weapons – Army | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
The troops deployed to flush out Boko Haram insurgents from Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states, yesterday, encountered intense resistance from sect members who were armed with sophisticated weapons from Libya...
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FBI identifies 5 suspects in Benghazi attack; no arrests yet

FBI identifies 5 suspects in Benghazi attack; no arrests yet | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
U.S. officials say they have identified five men they believe might be behind the attack on the diplomatic mission in Benghazi, Libya.
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5 Serbs released from Libya after 21 months in captivity #Libya #Serbia #Gaddafi #Diplomacy

5 Serbs released from Libya after 21 months in captivity #Libya #Serbia #Gaddafi #Diplomacy | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Officials say five Serbian citizens have returned home after spending 21 months in captivity in Libya.
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Britain conspiring to kill Syria talks :: @WilliamJHague or the Greed of Syrian Blood

Britain conspiring to kill Syria talks :: @WilliamJHague or the Greed of Syrian Blood | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Britain is seeking to kill any hope of possible talks between Syrians even before they start.
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How Syria’s Rebels Aren’t Winning the War: The Anatomy of a Battle | TIME.com

How Syria’s Rebels Aren’t Winning the War: The Anatomy of a Battle | TIME.com | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
The short message screeched over a walkie-talkie, prompting the half a dozen rebels in the room who had been lounging on flat mattresses and drinking tea to jump to their feet, grab their guns and run out of the door.
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Pepe Escobar :: Asad habla, Rusia actúa [ Castellano] #Siria #Rusia #Qatar #EUA #Iral #Iran #OTAN

Pepe Escobar :: Asad habla, Rusia actúa [ Castellano] #Siria #Rusia #Qatar #EUA #Iral #Iran #OTAN | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

Así que Bashar al-Asad ha hablado, exclusivamente con el periódico argentino Clarín [hay una inmensa diáspora siria en Argentina, así como en el vecino Brasil).

Viendo a través de la niebla de la histeria occidental, hizo algunas observaciones valiosas. El historial muestra que sí, que el régimen ha aceptado varias veces hablar con la oposición; pero la miríada de grupos “rebeldes” sin una dirigencia creíble y unificada, siempre se ha negado. Por lo tanto no existe un camino al alto el fuego que pueda finalmente acordarse en una cumbre, como la próxima conferencia en Ginebra de EE.UU. y Rusia.

Asad tiene algo de sentido cuando dice: "Nosotros no podemos discutir una hoja de ruta con una parte si no sabemos quiénes son”.

Bueno, a estas alturas cualquiera que observe la tragedia siria sabe quiénes son en su mayoría. Se sabe que el Ejército de Caníbales Sirios No-libres, perdón el Ejército Libre Sirio (ELS), es una colección variopinta de señores de la guerra, gángsteres y oportunistas de todo tipo cruzados con yihadistas de la línea dura del tipo de Jabhat al-Nusra (pero también con otros grupos vinculados a al Qaida o inspirados en él).

Reuters tardó meses en admitir finalmente que los yihadistas dominan el show sobre el terreno [1]. Un comandante “rebelde” incluso se quejó a Reuters, “Nusra es ahora dos Nusras. Uno que sigue la agenda de al Qaida de una gran nación islámica y otro que es sirio con una agenda nacional para ayudarnos a combatir a Asad”. Lo que no dijo es que el grupo realmente efectivo está vinculado a al Qaida.

Siria es ahora el Infierno de las Milicias; muy parecido a Irak a mediados de los años 2000, muy parecido al “liberado” Estado fracasado libio. Esta afganización/somalización es una consecuencia directa de la interferencia del eje OTAN/CCG/Israel [2]. Por lo tanto Asad también tiene razón cuando dice que Occidente está avivando el fuego y que solo está interesado en el cambio de régimen, sea cual sea el coste.

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