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Al-Qaida leader urges kidnapping of westerners to exchange for jihadists

Al-Qaida leader urges kidnapping of westerners to exchange for jihadists | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Ayman al-Zawahiri urges unity in audio interview Expresses solidarity with Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood The al-Qaida chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has called on Muslims to kidnap westerners, particularly Americans, who could then be exchanged for jailed...
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Gaddafi son's trial resumes in Tripoli - World Bulletin

Gaddafi son's trial resumes in Tripoli - World Bulletin | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Along with Saif al-Islam, several leading figures of his father's regime are standing trial, including former intelligence chief Abdullah Senussi (Gaddafi son's trial resumes in Tripoli: Along with Saif al-Islam, several leading figures of his...
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Confirmed: U.S. Armed Al Qaeda to Topple Libya’s Gaddaffi

Confirmed: U.S. Armed Al Qaeda to Topple Libya’s Gaddaffi | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
We reported in 2012 that the U.S. supported Al Qaeda in Libya in its effort to topple Gadaffi: The U.S. supported opposition which overthrew Libya’s Gadaffi was largely comprised of Al Qaeda terror...
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Jordan Releases Libyan as Ambassador Still Held

Jordan Releases Libyan as Ambassador Still Held | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Jordan has released a Libyan serving a life sentence for a plan to suicide bomb an airport as its ambassador to Libya remains held captive by gunmen there.
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Ucrânia − Motivo para otimismo: John Kerry e o desespero de “último recurso”

Ucrânia − Motivo para otimismo: John Kerry e o desespero de “último recurso” | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Ouvindo Kerry hoje, passei por várias emoções contraditórias. Primeiro, me incomodou, depois meu incômodo virou fúria, depois comecei a achar engraçado e, afinal, me senti muito feliz. Explico.   Primeiro, claro, meu estômago sempre fica embrulhado quando ouço esserepresentante prototípico de plutocrata-1% falando ao mundo como se fosse alguma espécie de bedel de escola/Imperador, a repreender alunos que se comportaram mal e ameaçando-os com uma surra. Todos sabemos que gente como Obama ou Baby Bush não passam de fantoches, carcaças vazias exibidas ao público zumbificado, como “O Presidente e Comandante-em-chefe”, quando, de fato, esses sujeitos não passam de porta-vozes. Kerry não é da classe de Dick Cheney ou James Baker. Esse pessoal é gente que aparece quando o fantoche-em-chefe faz alguma merda e é preciso algum cérebro na linha de frente. Considero todos esses profundamente repugnantes (embora não consiga deixar de admirar as fantásticas habilidades diplomáticas de James Baker).  
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Gerald Celente exclusive interview with RT TV international

MR. GERALD CELENTE IS A PUBLISHER of "THE TRENDS JOURNAL"
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Lavrov: Kerry's 'prosecutorial' RT assault unacceptable

Lavrov: Kerry's 'prosecutorial' RT assault unacceptable | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Russia's Foreign minister Sergey Lavrov has lashed out at US Secretary of State John Kerry over his 'prosecutorial' remarks about RT.
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Don’t Bait the Bears

Don’t Bait the Bears | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

Back in 1961 a CIA agent and I approached Thomas Lejus, who won the 1959 boys’ singles championship for the Soviet Union at Wimbledon. We took him to Café Royal, where Oscar Wilde and Whistler and other such swells used to hang their top hats. The agent spoke first. “Thomas, if you decide to stay in the West, we will give you a Ford car with an automatic reclining roof and a large electric fridge, and make sure your life is comfortable in America.” Thomas was a university graduate and he sort of scratched his head. “You mean you want me to leave the land of Pushkin for a car with an automatic roof and a fridge?”

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Clandestinos — «running on empty» Rita Veloso

Clandestinos — «running on empty» Rita Veloso | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

Já por várias vezes escrevi textos com as minhas memórias do período da ditadura e da revolução. Neles, adoto sempre uma perspetiva feliz, dada pelos olhos da criança que era. O Sol e o mar de Peniche, as brincadeiras nas visitas ao meu pai, as ingenuidades de uma criança que tinha de lidar com termos confusos, como clandestinidade ou preso político. Afinal, se não guardarmos da infância memórias felizes, de quando guardaremos? No entanto, é óbvio que essa perspetiva resulta de um filtro aplicado a uma realidade bem diferente. 

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John Kerry attacks RT during Ukraine address - WE LOVE RT, Mr Kerry

US Secretary of State John Kerry delivered statement on Ukraine late Thursday during which he took aim at RT (Russia Today) network which he called a "propag...
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Americans Were Asked To Place European Countries On A Map. Here’s What They Wrote:

Americans Were Asked To Place European Countries On A Map. Here’s What They Wrote: | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
How sure are you of your geographical knowledge? Buzzfeed recently put Americans' geographical knowledge to the test with a survey in which participants had to write in countries' names on a blank European political map. Unfortunately, they didn't fare too well, but some of their responses are ...
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Lots start to know where is Portugal place ;) 

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1+ »»52 Year-Old French Banker Jumps To Her Death In Paris (After Questioning Her Superiors)

1+ »»52 Year-Old French Banker Jumps To Her Death In Paris (After Questioning Her Superiors) | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
There have been 13 senior financial services executives deaths around the world this year, but the most notable thing about the sad suicide of the 14th, a 52-year-old banker at France's Bred-Banque-Populaire, is she is the first female. As Le Parisien reports, Lydia (no surname given) jumped from the bank's Paris headquarter's 14th floor shortly before 10am. FranceTV added that sources said "she questioned her superiors before jumping out the window," but the bank denies it noting that she had been in therpapy for several years.
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Senate Report Confirms Ethical Breaches of Health Professionals in CIA Torture Program

Senate Report Confirms Ethical Breaches of Health Professionals in CIA Torture Program | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
The leaked summary of the findings from the Senate Select Intelligence Committee's report confirm previous reporting by Physicians for Human Rights (PHR): The CIA enlisted health professionals to u...
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Confirmed: U.S. Armed Al Qaeda to Topple Libya’s Gaddaffi

Confirmed: U.S. Armed Al Qaeda to Topple Libya’s Gaddaffi | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
The Best in Uncensored News Information and Analysis (Confirmed: U.S. Armed Al Qaeda to Topple Libya’s Gaddaffi http://t.co/bTTmS1F7hP)
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US and Europe Push Confrontation with Russia Toward War

US and Europe Push Confrontation with Russia Toward War | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
US President Barack Obama and allied leaders in Europe pushed the standoff with Russia over Ukraine further to the brink of war on Friday. As troops of the Western-backed, ultra-nationalist regime ...
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Brotherhood leaders leave Qatar for Libya: report - gulfnews.com

Brotherhood leaders leave Qatar for Libya: report - gulfnews.com | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Brotherhood leaders leave Qatar for Libya: report
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Dubai: Dozens of Muslim Brotherhood leaders reportedly deported by Qatar have arrived in Libya, a London-based daily said.
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Amnesty International | Libya: Trial of former officials including Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi marred by flaws

Amnesty International | Libya: Trial of former officials including Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi marred by flaws | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

 

Amnesty International experts available for interview

Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi and Libya’s former intelligence chief, Abdallah al-Senussi, are among 37 former government officials who are standing trial in Libya on charges relating to the 2011 uprising and subsequent armed conflict. Their court proceedings – via video link for some of the defendants –resumes on Sunday, 27 April. 

Libya has repeatedly insisted it is able to ensure a fair trial for all defendants. However, Amnesty International has serious doubts about the capacity of Libya’s judiciary to guarantee a fair trial for former members of the al-Gaddafi regime.

The International Criminal Court (ICC) has also charged Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi and Abdallah al-Senussi with crimes against humanity. 

Amnesty International has released the following Questions and Answers document providing a detailed analysis of its key concerns about the trial: 

Trial of former Libyan officials including Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi and Abdallah al-Senussi

On 14 April a court ordered that Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi, who remains in militia custody, and six other defendants held in Misratah may be tried via video link, a move that will seriously undermine their rights to a fair trial. For further information see: Libya: Trial of former al-Gaddafi officials by video link a farce

Magdalena Mughrabi, Amnesty International's Libya researcher, and Solomon Sacco, the organization’s Senior Legal Advisor, have been following the trial proceedings and are available for interview from London

Possible talking points:

•Flaws in Libya’s current justice system

•Impact of lawlessness and insecurity on lawyers and judges

•Defendants’ detention conditions 

•Decision to allow trial by video link for Saif al-Islam Gaddafi

•The role of the International Criminal Court (ICC)

To arrange an interview, please contact: 

Amnesty International’s press office on press@amnesty.org or call +44 (0) 20 7413 5511 or Out of Hours press mobile:  +44 (0) 777 847 2126

 

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The Vineyard of the Saker - John Kerry and the "last resort" rule as a cause for optimism

The Vineyard of the Saker - John Kerry and the "last resort" rule as a cause for optimism | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

 

  [First a small announcement: I will contact the "Saker correspondents" over the week-end with details about how we will get organized and the kind of stuff we will do.  Over 40 people have responded to my offer and I am happy to announce that we got all five continents covered.  Another seven candidates have not answered my request to confirm their desire to participate: "fsd", "cc", "sl", "y", "aa", "ov" and "fg".  If you are still interested, please email me over the week-end.]
-------Listening to Kerry today I went through a series of rather contradictory emotions.  First, I felt disgusted, then my disgust turned to anger, then to outright amazement and, by the end, I actually felt rather happy.  Let me explain why.

First, of course, my stomach turns every time I hear this prototypical representative of the 1%er plutocracy speakingto the world as if he was some kind of Emperor-schoolteacher scolding a class of rather dumb and unruly kids for theirbad behavior and promising them a spanking.  We all know that folks like Obama or Baby Bush are just puppets, a mostly empty shell shown to the zombified public as "The President and Commander in Chief" while in reality these guys are basically spokesmen.  Not so Kerry.  He is in the Dick Cheney or James Baker class, not quite at the top of the power pyramid, but much higher up.  These are the folks who step in when the mindless puppet makes a mess and some brains are needed on the frontlines.  I find these people profoundly repulsive (though I could not help admiring James Baker's fantastic diplomatic skills).

My initial disgust turned into rage when I heard Kerry speak such lies that out to make even a politician feel ashamed of himself.   Most of what Kerry said could quite literally be turned around by 180 degrees and become true.  Even though I am now 50 years old and I have seen all sorts of lies, deceptions, betrayals and falsehoods over the years, I still have a naive voice in me screaming "how can he say that?", "does he not feel horribly ashamed?", "how can he live with himself?".  I know.  I am naive and idealistic.  I just cannot get used to it.  Even after 50 years.
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U.S. Department of State »» Sanctions: How Did We Get Here? :: [ ENOUGH TO GO TO HAGUE! LIARS!] #Russia

An overview of the steps that have led the United States and the international community to apply sanctions on those responsible for violating Ukraine's sove...
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Advice to @BarackObama: with Lavrov u can't play! »» ‘Russian agents captured in Ukraine? Show them!’ – Lavrov

Advice to @BarackObama: with Lavrov u can't play! »» ‘Russian agents captured in Ukraine? Show them!’ – Lavrov | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov has dismissed as “not serious” reports of Russian agents captured in Ukraine. He accused US politicians of distorting facts and wrongfully interpreting the Geneva agreement on de-escalation.
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Overthrowing Fascism: Portugal and "The Right to Rebellion" Miguel Urbano Rodrigues

Overthrowing Fascism: Portugal and "The Right to Rebellion" Miguel Urbano Rodrigues | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

Forty years have passed since April 25, 1974.

Today throughout the country the Portuguese people will celebrate the anniversary of the overthrow of fascism.

The goal of the military coup that morning was to end the colonial war. But within a few hours the torrential participation of the people changed thedirection and purpose of the movement. That the masses took to the streets pushed the captains of April to make a revolution in which the alliance between the people and the Armed Forces Movement played a decisive role.

It was a revolution unlike anything known about before that time. In 18 months, in the context of a class struggle that grew ever sharper, Portugal made greater historical advances than it had in the previous three centuries. Since the 1871 Paris Commune there had been nothing like the April Revolution in Western Europe for making such enormous social gains in such a brief period. No prior agrarian reform had ever been so ambitious.

How far would this revolution go?

 
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Al Gore Promotes Population Control: Africans Must Have Their Fertility “Managed”

Al Gore Promotes Population Control: Africans Must Have Their Fertility “Managed” | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
Al Gore is coming under fire for promoting population control in Africa, saying that citizens of African nations must have their fertility "managed." Tim Gra
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Did U.S. choose war in Libya over Gadhafi abdication?

Did U.S. choose war in Libya over Gadhafi abdication? | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it

More than Benghazi skeletons should haunt Hillary Clinton’s expected 2016 presidential bid. It now seems that the entire war in Libya – where thousands died in a civil war in which no U.S. interest was at stake – might well have been averted on her watch and, of course, that of President Obama. How? In March 2011, immediately after NATO’s punishing bombing campaign began, Moammar Gadhafi was “ready to step aside,” says retired Rear Adm. Charles R. Kubic, U.S. Navy. “He was willing to go into exile and was willing to end the hostilities.”

What happened? According to Kubic, the Obama administration chose to continue the war without permitting a peace parley to go forward.



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Watch: Killary Clinton blasts Edward Snowden for fleeing to Russia and China

Watch: Killary Clinton blasts Edward Snowden for fleeing to Russia and China | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
"I have a hard time thinking that somebody who is a champion of privacy and liberty has taken refuge in Russia under Putin's authority."
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Criminal Investigation of the Nobel Peace Prize

Criminal Investigation of the Nobel Peace Prize | Saif al Islam | Scoop.it
The management of the Nobel Peace Prize has become a case for the Norwegian police, following a request for criminal investigation from 16 prominent Scandinavians, parliamentarians, lawyers, author...
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