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THINK ▶ ЗАШТО? WHY? Revisiting NATO atrocities in Yugoslavia after 15 yrs (Part 2)

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▶ CrossTalk: After Crimea - Who's on Right Side of History? - YouTube

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Turkey shoots down Syrian army jet inside Syria

Turkey shoots down Syrian army jet inside Syria | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Turkey's army has shot down a Syrian plane, claiming that it crossed Turkish airspace, at a volatile border region where Syrian army has been engaged in heavy clashes with extremist militant groups.
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ALERTE INFO. Libye : torturé et battu, Saadi Kadhafi serait actuellement dans le coma #Libya #Feb17Crimes

ALERTE INFO. Libye : torturé et battu, Saadi Kadhafi serait actuellement dans le coma #Libya #Feb17Crimes | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Sans nouvelle de Saadi, depuis la forfaiture du régime corrompu du Niger et son arrestation, nos réseaux libyens nous ont fait état que le fils du defunt Frère Guide Mouammar Kadhafi  serait au plu...
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Check »» @AMNESTY is ROTTEN »» Made in Russia: Crimea’s grim human rights predicament |

Check »» @AMNESTY is ROTTEN »» Made in Russia: Crimea’s grim human rights predicament | | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
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Pro-Russian protesters attend a rally in Simferopol, Crimea following the region being formally annexed by the Russian Federation on 21 March 2014. © DMITRY SEREBRYAKOV/AFP/Getty Images

Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s Secretary General, gives a rundown of the repression that awaits Crimea’s residents.

Two decades of stuttering human rights reform in Ukraine was almost scuppered overnight when, on 16 January this year, the Parliament in Kyiv railroaded through a raft of new legislation to restrict the freedoms of expression, association and assembly.

A virtual carbon-copy of laws adopted in neighbouring Russia in recent years, they were tailor-made to give the Ukrainian authorities increased powers to prosecute those involved in the anti-government protests in Kyiv’s central Maydan Square, as well as silence dissent more widely.

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Libyan army, oil rebels clash, 16 wounded - The Star Online

Libyan army, oil rebels clash, 16 wounded - The Star Online | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Libyan army, oil rebels clash, 16 wounded The Star Online BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Libyan rebels occupying oil ports clashed with troops on Saturday when they attacked an army base, wounding 16 people before tribal leaders brokered an end to the...
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Bomb explodes on runway of Libya's main airport - The Standard Digital News

Bomb explodes on runway of Libya's main airport - The Standard Digital News | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Bomb explodes on runway of Libya's main airport The Standard Digital News Tripoli, Libya: A bomb exploded on the runway of Libya's main airport on Friday, the transport minister said, highlighting the deteriorating security situation in the north...
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Italy says its citizen kidnapped in Libya, needs medical help - Reuters

Italy says its citizen kidnapped in Libya, needs medical help - Reuters | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
The Daily Star Italy says its citizen kidnapped in Libya, needs medical help Reuters Italy's Foreign Ministry has issued several warnings for its citizens not to travel to that part of the country, where Libya's government troops on Saturday fought...
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redecastorphoto: E as elites dos EUA? Estarão, talvez, recuperando a sanidade mental?

redecastorphoto: E as elites dos EUA? Estarão, talvez, recuperando a sanidade mental? | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
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▶ Moscow and Crimea light up skies with fireworks to celebrate reunion

Moscow and Crimea are celebrating their reunion, after the republic officially became part of Russia. The majority of Crimeans voted to leave Ukraine and joi...
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Governo ucraniano entrega 23 colónias do Estado ao partido nacionalista

Governo ucraniano entrega 23 colónias do Estado ao partido nacionalista | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
O líder do Setor de Direita, Dmitri Yarosh, conseguiu obter o consentimento do governo para entregar ao seu partido os bens e os fundos de 23 colônias de férias da juventude, a &n
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Yes, There Are Bad Guys in the Ukrainian Government BY Andrew Foxall , Oren Kessler

Yes, There Are Bad Guys in the Ukrainian Government BY Andrew Foxall , Oren Kessler | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
It's time for a frank conversation about some of the unsavory characters in Kiev.
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The Libya Intervention Was an Illegal Failure. Thus: Hooray for ...

The Libya Intervention Was an Illegal Failure. Thus: Hooray for ... | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Three years ago, the UN approved NATO action in Libya to impose a no-fly zone and head off an allegedly imminent bloodbath perpetrated by the Gadhafi regime. Days before this third anniversary, the Libyan parliament ...
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▶ Schizophrenia? Ukraine interim PM's policy twists and turns - YouTube

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​China, Crimea and Pashtunistan By Pepe Escobar

​China, Crimea and Pashtunistan By Pepe Escobar | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
At the center of the simultaneous tumult faced by both Afghanistan and Pakistan stands the ultimate taboo: Pashtunistan. How does the dream of a common Pashtun land connect to the secession of Crimea from Ukraine? And what does China think about all this?
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How Crimea Plays in Beijing :: Pepe Escobar » CounterPunch #Russia #China #US #NATO #BRICS

How Crimea Plays in Beijing :: Pepe Escobar » CounterPunch #Russia #China #US #NATO #BRICS | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

“We are paying very close attention to the situation in Ukraine. We hope all parties can calmly maintain restraint to prevent the situation from further escalating and worsening. Political resolution and dialogue is the only way out.”

This, via Chinese Vice Foreign Minister Li Baodong, is Beijing’s quite measured, official interpretation of what’s happening in Ukraine, tailored for global consumption.

But here, in a People’s Daily editorial, is what the leadership is really thinking. And the focus is clearly on the dangers of regime  change, the “West’s inability to understand the lessons of history”, and “the final battlefield of the Cold War.”

Yet again the West misinterpreted China’s abstention from the UN Security Council vote on a US-backed resolution condemning the Crimeareferendum. The spin was that Russia – which vetoed the resolution – was “isolated”. It’s not. And the way Beijing plays geopolitics shows it’s not.

Oh, Samantha …

The herd of elephants in the (Ukraine) room, in terms of global opinion, is how the authentic “international community” – from the G-20 to the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) – who has had enough of the Exceptionalist Hypocrisy Show, has fully understood, and even applauded, that at least one country on the planet has the balls to clearly say “F**k the US”. Russia under President Vladimir Putin may harbor quite a few distortions, just like any other nation. But this is not a dinner party; this is realpolitik. To face down the US Leviathan, nothing short of a bad ass such as Putin will suffice.

NATO – or shorthand for the Pentagon dominating European wimps – keeps issuing threats and spewing out “consequences”. What are they going to do – launch a barrage of ICBMs equipped with nuclear warheads against Moscow?

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Russian Foreign Ministry to retaliate against US with 'mirror-like' sanctions

Russian Foreign Ministry to retaliate against US with 'mirror-like' sanctions | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Russia has slapped its own sanctions on the US in retaliation for the White House black list. The Russian Foreign Ministry has made public a list of politicians and functionaries who are officially b
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Tunisian diplomat kidnapped in Libyan capital: minister - Reuters

Tunisian diplomat kidnapped in Libyan capital: minister - Reuters | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Tunisian diplomat kidnapped in Libyan capital: minister Reuters TUNIS (Reuters) - Unidentified gunmen have kidnapped a Tunisian diplomat in Tripoli, Tunisia's foreign minister said on Saturday, one of a string of diplomatic abductions in the Libyan...
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US forces hand seized tanker back to Libya - WFMZ Allentown

US forces hand seized tanker back to Libya - WFMZ Allentown | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
US forces hand seized tanker back to Libya
WFMZ Allentown
U.S. forces have handed possession of a tanker carrying an illegal oil shipment back to the Libyan government, the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli said Saturday.
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Tunisian diplomat kidnapped in Libyan capital - minister - Reuters

Tunisian diplomat kidnapped in Libyan capital - minister - Reuters | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
AFP Tunisian diplomat kidnapped in Libyan capital - minister Reuters TUNIS (Reuters) - Unidentified gunmen have kidnapped a Tunisian diplomat in Tripoli, Tunisia's foreign minister said on Saturday, one of a string of diplomatic abductions in the...
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The new Cold War "shield"

The new Cold War "shield" | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Washington is making hay of its defeat in Ukraine: it is getting the Europeans to cut themselves off economically from Russia and is (...) [Voltaire Network]
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Pepe Escobar :: ​China, Crimea and Pashtunistan

Pepe Escobar :: ​China, Crimea and Pashtunistan | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
At the center of the simultaneous tumult faced by both Afghanistan and Pakistan stands the ultimate taboo: Pashtunistan. How does the dream of a common Pashtun land connect to the secession of Crimea from Ukraine? And what does China think about all this?
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LIBYA - Brotherhood makes up with militia - Africa Intelligence (subscription)

LIBYA - Brotherhood makes up with militia - Africa Intelligence (subscription) | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
LIBYA - Brotherhood makes up with militia
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The brigades are champing at the bit to take on the powerful Zintan militia that backed Zeidan to the bitter end.
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PEPE ESCOBAR :: Russian sanctions as war and farce #Germany #Merkel #Putin #Russia #ATO #EU #US

PEPE ESCOBAR  :: Russian sanctions as war and farce #Germany #Merkel #Putin #Russia #ATO #EU #US | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

If we come to a minefield, our infantry attacks exactly as if it was not there - Marshal Georgy Zhukov

Let's start with the serious stuff. As Russia's Federation Council ratifies a treaty with Crimea, concluding the formal annexation, Ukraine signs the political chapters of an association agreement with the European Union (EU). The signing of the full EU agreement will only happen later in 2014.

These are the facts on the ground. Now let's turn to comedy hour - also known as the sanctions war.

The oh-so democratic EU has punished the democratic Crimea



referendum by sanctioning 33 Russians and Crimeans with asset freezes and travel bans, according to that Magritte-style walking fiction, European Council President Van Rompuy. The EU also canceled the EU-Russia summit in Sochi on June 3. And the vast, Kafkaesque bureaucracy of the European Commission (EC) has taken time out from subsidizing European cows to prepare for "possible economic sanctions", according to German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

 

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Personnel Change or Personal Change? Rethinking Libya's ...

Personnel Change or Personal Change? Rethinking Libya's ... | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Nearly three years after the fall of the Qaddafi regime, Libya's revolution has stalled. Militias continue to run rampant as the government struggles to perform basic functions. Theoretically to protect the revolution, Libya passed ...
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