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A Long Ferment in the Middle East »» by PATRICK COCKBURN

A Long Ferment in the Middle East »» by PATRICK COCKBURN | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

Soon after the Libyan capital fell to the rebels in August 2011 I got to know a 32-year-old man called Ahmed Abdullah al-Ghadamsi. We met when he tried to evict me from my hotel room, which he said was needed for members of the National Transitional Council, in effect the provisional government of Libya. I wasn’t happy about being moved because the hotel, the Radisson Blu on Tripoli’s seafront, was full of journalists and there was nowhere else to stay. But Ahmed promised to find me another room, and he was as good as his word.

He was lending a hand to the provisional government, he said, because he was strongly opposed to Gaddafi – as was the rest of his family. He came from the Fornaj district of the city, and was contemptuous of the efforts of government spies to penetrate its network of extended families. He derided Gaddafi’s absurd personality cult and his fear of subversive ideas: ‘Books used to be more difficult to bring into the country than weapons. You had to leave them at the airport for two or three months so they could be checked.’ He had spent six years studying in Norway and spoke Norwegian as well as English; on returning to Libya he got a job on the staff of the Radisson Blu. One of Gaddafi’s sons, Al-Saadi, had a suite in the hotel, and he watched the ruling family and their friends doing business and enjoying themselves.

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What is Greenwald Covering Up? - BFP Roundtable #02 - YouTube

What is Greenwald Covering Up? - BFP Roundtable #02 - YouTube | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
via BoilingFrogsPost.com: http://ur1.ca/g86gf Welcome to the second pilot edition of BFP Roundtable. In this episode James, Guillermo and I discuss the contr...
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Libya releases 4 US military personnel detained earlier – US defense official

Libya releases 4 US military personnel detained earlier – US defense official | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Four US military personnel detained by the Libyan government have been released, US officials have confirmed.
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Libyan police officer gunned down in Benghazi - Oman Tribune

Libyan police officer gunned down in Benghazi - Oman Tribune | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Libyan police officer gunned down in Benghazi
Oman Tribune
Libyan police officer gunned down in Benghazi. BENGHAZI/TRIPOLI A Libyan police officer was killed and ...
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The Lies Behind The West’s War On Libya

The Lies Behind The West’s War On Libya | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
It was Gaddafi’s Libya that offered all of Africa its first revolution in modern times – connecting the entire continent by telephone, television, radio broadcasting and several other technological...
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Leah Lesley Christensen's curator insight, December 27, 2013 6:31 AM

"all 50 African nations should quit the United Nations and only return if their longstanding demand is finally met, a seat for the entire African federation or nothing. This non-violent method is the only weapon of justice available to the poor and weak that we are. We should simply quit the United Nations because this organisation, by its very structure and hierarchy, is at the service of the most powerful."

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EXCLUSIVE »» 9-11 WTC fires and collapses were a lie, steel melts at 1500°C – David Conner

EXCLUSIVE »» 9-11 WTC fires and collapses were a lie, steel melts at 1500°C – David Conner | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
The most obvious and easily provable discrepancy in the official version with regard to the collapse of the World Trade Center buildings on September 11, 2013 lies in the way the buildings "collapsed
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Ex-UK Chief of Defense Says Obama's Regime Change in Libya a Mistake - FrontPage Magazine #Gaddafi #Saif

Ex-UK Chief of Defense Says Obama's Regime Change in Libya a Mistake - FrontPage Magazine #Gaddafi #Saif | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
FrontPage Magazine
Ex-UK Chief of Defense Says Obama's Regime Change in Libya a Mistake
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General Sir David Richards was the head of the British armed forces when the regime change campaign in Libya began.
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Rebel leader Ibrahim Jedran seeks separate government for eastern Libya - Washington Times

Rebel leader Ibrahim Jedran seeks separate government for eastern Libya - Washington Times | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Rebel leader Ibrahim Jedran seeks separate government for eastern Libya
Washington Times
AJDABIYA, Libya | Ibrahim Jedran, the leader of eastern Libya's rebels, is exercising a three-part strategy to dominate this beleaguered North African nation.
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Susan Rice [ AKA Gaddafi Mercenaries Inventor] defends Benghazi interviews #Libya #UN #US

Susan Rice [ AKA Gaddafi Mercenaries Inventor]  defends Benghazi interviews #Libya #UN #US | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
National Security Adviser Susan Rice says she has no regrets about taking the Sunday show interviews that brought her career under fire in September 2012.
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Twitter / LibyaFromFrance: Tripoli is drowned again it ...

Twitter / LibyaFromFrance: Tripoli is drowned again it ... | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Tripoli is drowned again it seems http://t.co/1LZGgrhU25
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allAfrica.com: Libya: Benghazi - Bombing At Checkpoint Kills 13

allAfrica.com: Libya: Benghazi - Bombing At Checkpoint Kills 13 | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience (Libya: Checkpoint Bombing Kills 13 http://t.co/vd9q6FvniW #Civil_Vision)
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First Suicide Bombing in Libya Since Fall of Gaddafi - KMBZ [ But attacks we lost the number ]

First Suicide Bombing in Libya Since Fall of Gaddafi - KMBZ [ But attacks we lost the number ] | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
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First Suicide Bombing in Libya Since Fall of Gaddafi
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BBC News reports that the attack is the first suicide bombing in Libya since the fall of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. The attack occurred in the village of Aguiria.
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Bersis suicide bomb death toll increases [13 dead] | Libya

Bersis suicide bomb death toll increases [13 dead] | Libya | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Bersis suicide bomb death toll increases. By Libya Herald Staff. Tripoli, 23 December 2013: The number killed and injured as a result of the Bersis checkpoint suicide blast has increased today to 13 dead, three injured, two of them with critical ...
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Boots on the Ground-Prison »» Libyan Government Holds 4 US Military Personnel - New York Times

Boots on the Ground-Prison »» Libyan Government Holds 4 US Military Personnel - New York Times | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Libyan Government Holds 4 US Military Personnel
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By MICHAEL R. GORDON and DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK. Published: December 27, 2013.
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Greenwald: US, British media are servants of security apparatus

Greenwald: US, British media are servants of security apparatus | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Journalist Glenn Greenwald condemned the mainstream media during an address at a German computer conference on Friday and accused his colleagues of failing to challenge erroneous remarks routinely made by government officials around the globe.
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Gunmen shoot officer dead in Benghazi: Officials - Press TV

Gunmen shoot officer dead in Benghazi: Officials - Press TV | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Press TV Gunmen shoot officer dead in Benghazi: Officials Press TV Since 2011, Benghazi has been the scene of numerous attacks and political assassinations amidst increasing power struggle among several militias who fought against Gaddafi during...
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Noam Chomsky: We’re no longer a functioning democracy, we’re really a plutocracy | The Raw Story

Noam Chomsky: We’re no longer a functioning democracy, we’re really a plutocracy | The Raw Story | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
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Will he Survive? Good Lucky »»» Misrata man walks for peace to Tripoli

Will he Survive? Good Lucky »»» Misrata man walks for peace to Tripoli | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
By Ashraf Abdul-Wahab and Ahmed Elumami. Tripoli, 25 December 2013: A 37-year athlete from Misrata has embarked on a 201-kilometre “peace” walk to Tripoli.
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MANDATORY »» 'West trying to 'flirt' with Islamic front in Syrian crisis' - Lavrov (EXCLUSIVE) - YouTube

RT talks to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov. He is worried that Western politicians are still trying to "flirt" with the Islamic front in Syria, altho...
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'Uma criança que morre de fome hoje é assassinada', diz Jean Ziegler - Prosa: O Globo

'Uma criança que morre de fome hoje é assassinada', diz Jean Ziegler - Prosa: O Globo | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Relator da ONU para o direito à alimentação entre 2000 e 2008, Jean Ziegler procura explicar por que ainda existe fome se a produção agrícola mundial é suficiente para alimentar toda a população e faz contundentes críticas à especulação nas bolsas...
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Libya: Political Transition Extended - New York Times

Libya: Political Transition Extended - New York Times | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
The Daily Star Libya: Political Transition Extended New York Times Libya's interim Parliament voted Monday to extend the country's postrevolutionary transition, giving itself an extra year to oversee the writing of a constitution and the holding of...
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PEPE ESCOBAR :: All in Play in the New Great Game | Dissident Voice #Politics #ME #Obama #Putin #China

PEPE ESCOBAR :: All in Play in the New Great Game | Dissident Voice #Politics #ME  #Obama #Putin #China | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

The big story of 2014 will be Iran. Of course, the big story of the early 21st century will never stop being US-China, but it’s in 2014 that we will know whether a comprehensive accord transcending the Iranian nuclear program is attainable; and in this case the myriad ramifications will affect all that’s in play in the New Great Game in Eurasia, including US-China.

As it stands, we have an interim deal of the P5+1 (the UN Security Council’s five permanent members plus Germany) with Iran, and no deal between the US and Afghanistan. So, once again, we have Afghanistan configured as a battleground between Iran and the House of Saud, part of a geopolitical game played out in overdrive since the US invasion of Iraq in 2003 along the northern rim of the Middle East all the way to Khorasan and South Asia.

Then there’s the element of Saudi paranoia, extrapolating from the future of Afghanistan to the prospect of a fully “rehabilitated” Iran becoming accepted by Western political/financial elites. This, by the way, has nothing to do with that fiction, the “international community”; after all, Iran was never banished by the BRICS, (i.e. Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa), the Non-Aligned Movement and the bulk of the developing world.

Those damned jihadis

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Twitter / libyanproud: Tripoli gets ready to drown ...

Twitter / libyanproud: Tripoli gets ready to drown ... | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Tripoli gets ready to drown again http://t.co/k4ewLm30r7
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Nelson Mandela's foreign policy triumph was to stand against the West - The Independent

Nelson Mandela's foreign policy triumph was to stand against the West - The Independent | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
The Independent Nelson Mandela's foreign policy triumph was to stand against the West The Independent There were connections to the end: a somewhat strange plot, involving former soldiers who had taken part in the attempted “Wonga Coup” in...
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