Major Media Promote War on Libya

When imperial America wants war, peace advocates are shut out by official rhetoric and hawkish media reports supporting militarism, not diplomatic efforts to achieve peace. Those for it aren’t heard. Hugo Chavez’s government is one. On February 28, Venezuela’s Foreign Minister, Nicolas Maduro, warned against belligerence saying:

We would be against any military intervention against the Arabic people of Libya, and I’m sure that all peoples of the world would support a struggle against any interventionism that some powerful countries would commit against it….Arabic people who are in a process of rebellion, seeking a better destiny, (can) find their way to peace. (Venezuelans understand) very difficult times, (but have) gone about finding our ways to independence, democracy, and freedom, which in our case” is Bolarivarianism.

Just as we were against the invasion of Iraq and the massacre of the Palestinian people of Gaza, we would be against any military (attack or) invasion of Libya.

Chavez added: We “want peace for this country and for the peoples of the world. Those who immediately condemn Libya don’t talk about (Israel’s) bombing (of Gaza, America assault on) Fallujah, and the thousands and thousands of deaths including children, women, and whole families. They are quiet about the bombing and massacres in Iraq, in Afghanistan, so they don’t have the right to condemn anyone,” especially from unverified reports.

Amidst hawkish official rhetoric and supportive media reports, Chavez and Maduro are shut out, unheard voices in the wilderness outside Venezuela and parts of Latin America.

Official US Policy: War Yes, Peace No

For imperial America, giving peace a chance isn’t an option when war is planned to destroy another nation, replace its leader with a more amenable one, and plunder its resources. In Libya, its to exploit its vast energy reserves and people, commodities for greater profit.

A previous article said Gaddafi without question is despotic, governing by “fear and cronyism,” treating Libya as his “private estate,” as well as spawning a hierarchy of corrupt officials, disdainful of popular interests.

The same holds for dozens of other countries, most of which Washington supports, some as close allies. Ones allied with America escape media scrutiny, their crimes airbrushed from daily reports. Enemies, however, are pilloried, including by unverified misreporting, willfully distorting the truth, violating good journalism principles.

Until it closed at year end 2005, Chicago’s famed City News Bureau gave young reporters rigorous training, explained in its notable principle: “If your mother tells you she loves you, check it out with two independent sources.” In other words, get it right or not at all, what’s absent in today’s deplorable reporting, from Fox to The New York Times, BBC and others, offering managed, not real news and information.

Fox News especially, as America’s official voice of right wing politics. On US television, it’s in full battle mode, beating the drums of war, its staff under strict management guidelines, manipulating facts to be hardline.

As a result, news anchor Jon Scott said, “If I were President Obama, I would unilaterally” impose a no-fly zone, no matter that doing so is an act of war. Bill O’Reilly called Obama’s position “beyond wimpy.” Sean Hannity wonders when America will attack Libya, calling Obama “extraordinarily weak.” Glenn Beck said Wisconsin protests prove the Caliphate’s presence in America. Other hosts are just as extreme. No wonder Fairness and Accuracy in Media (FAIR) calls Fox “the most biased name in news.” It reports. It decides. Truth is nowhere in sight.

The New York Times editorial headlined, “Qaddafi’s Crimes and fantasies,” matched Fox, saying:

His “crimes continue to mount.” Citing unverified reports, it said “Libyan Air Force warplanes bombed rebel-controlled areas in the eastern part of the country. Libyan special forces mounted ground assaults on two breakaway cities near the capital. (Finally), the United States (EU and UN want) Qaddafi and his cronies to go (and) called on the International Criminal Court to investigate potential war crimes.”

This is the same paper that exonerated Washington and Britain for fabricating Iraq WMD intelligence to justify war, citing London’s whitewash Hutton inquiry in its January 29, 2004 editorial headlined, “Testing Two Leaders; Tony Blair, Vindicated.”

Despite clear indictable evidence, The Times endorsed the findings for being “fully consistent with the information available to British intelligence (and Washington) at that time and that no claims then known to be false or unreliable were concluded.” In fact, they were independently exposed as false and misleading, though nonetheless used to wage war.

Moreover, discredited reporter Judith Miller wrote daily propaganda, functioning as a Pentagon press agent, not a legitimate journalist. Commenting on her earlier, Alex Cockburn said:

With Miller, we (sunk) to the level of straight press handout. Lay all Judith Miller….stories end to end, from late 2001 to June 2003, and you (got) a desolate picture of a reporter with an agenda, both manipulating and being manipulated by US government officials, Iraqi exiles and defectors, an entire Noah’s Ark of scam-artists.

Worst of all was The Times, itself, for giving her daily front page space, then never adequately apologizing when their complicity was exposed. Powerful media outlets never have to say they’re sorry. They stay in full battle mode against new targets.

Now Times editors have the audacity to advocate Libyan intervention for reasons other than humanitarian, including asset freezes, a no-fly zone, harsh sanctions, travel bans, encouraged insurrection, criminal prosecution, stopping just short of endorsing war, but expect that to change if Washington attacks.

The Washington Post is just as belligerent, its February 21 editorial headlined, “Moammar Gaddafi must pay for atrocities,” saying:

His “beleaguered dictatorship (is) waging war against its own people and committing atrocities that demand not just condemnation but action by the outside world,” accusing Gaddafi of committing genocide based on mostly unverified reports, according to reliable independent in-country sources. Nonetheless, the Post endorses “regime change” and International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecution, ignoring far greater Bush and Obama administration crimes, ongoing daily but not reported.

On March 2, a Wall Street Journal editorial headlined, “The Reluctant American,” saying:

The moral and strategic case for US leadership in Libya is obvious. A terrorist regime is slaughtering its people who will appreciate America’s support and protection. A bloody civil war could create chaos that turns Libya into a northern African failed state, an ideal home for terrorist groups. The US should support a provisional government that can take over when the regime collapses….What is Obama waiting for?

Ask beleaguered Iraqis and Afghans if they appreciate US intervention, occupation, mass destruction, genocide, depravation, disease, and for many living early deaths! Ask them if they recommend this for Libyans! Ask them if they prefer America to Saddam and Taliban rulers!

Ask Kosovars and Serbs! Ask Koreans and Southeast Asians with long memories! Ask Central and Latin Americans! Ask Somalis and other African nationals! Ask Palestinians! Ask Libyans if they know what awaits them if America intervenes! If not, explain and let them decide! It won’t for Washington’s military option, growing more imminent daily.

On February 28, New York writers, Mark Landler and Thom Shanker, headlined, “US Readies Military Options on Libya,” saying:

“The United States began moving warships toward Libya and froze $30 billion in (its) assets on Monday,” ahead of plundering them, Libyan oil, and other resources, not mentioned in The Times report.

Conflict looks increasingly likely. Both Obama and Hillary Clinton want Gaddafi out “without further violence or delay.” “No option is off the table,” said Clinton, stopping just short of declaring war. Secretaries of State can’t do it. Neither can presidents, but it hasn’t stopped them since December 8, 1941, the last time America legally went to war.

In meetings with NATO allies, said The Times, “European officials have resisted military action,” but didn’t rule it out. “Should NATO get involved in a civil war to the south of the Mediterranean,” asked French Prime Minister Francosi Fillon? “It is a question that at least merits some reflection before being launched,” weasel words perhaps ahead of proceeding.

Pentagon officials want an international action mandate, either from NATO or the UN, usually easily pressured to get. War winds are blowing. Expect anything ahead, especially if misreporting incites it the way it precedes all US wars.

Notable was Al Jazeera’s March 1 report headlining: “Battles rage in Libya,” saying:

Gaddifi’s forces stepped up attacks, including “fighter jets bomb(ing) an ammunition depot in the eastern city of Ajdabiya.” Up to 2,000 deaths were reported in Tripoli. Many thousands fled. Gaddafi remains defiant.

Most of what Al Jajeera and Western media report isn’t verified. Yet it’s inflammatory enough to stoke war for “humanitarian intervention,” the usual bogus reason America and Western nations use, the same one earlier for Iraq, Afghanistan and other imperial interventions. Affected nations are never the same.

Breaching Libyan Sovereignty

Britain and Germany already launched air operations to evacuate their citizens. France is sending two or more planeloads of aid to opposition forces in Benghazi. Italy suspended its Libyan nonaggression treaty, saying the state no longer exists, an outrageous assertion.

In a BBC interview, Gaddafi called Western actions “betrayal,” adding: “They have no morals.” Indeed not and never did, despite Big Oil profiting handsomely in Libya, and Gaddafi offering his security forces for America’s “war on terror.”

Nonetheless, he’s targeted for removal, State Department spokesman PJ Crowley saying US officials have “been reaching out…to a range of figures within the opposition.” Hillary Clinton added: “We are going to be ready and prepared to offer any kind of assistance that anyone wishes to have from the US.” Nothing is ruled out, including weapons, intervention and war.

Nothing is said about client regimes engaged in similar or worse practices, including killing, arresting, torturing, and otherwise abusing thousands of its citizens. Decades of Israeli atrocities are ignored. So are those of Iraq and Afghanistan puppet governments, proxy force belligerence in Somalia and elsewhere, and numerous global client states doing the same things.

Only outlier leaders are vilified, in Gaddafi’s case an embraced one now betrayed for broader aims. Washington seeks greater regional dominance. Doing it requires compliant leaders, willing to let America and European nations colonize their countries, plunder their resources, exploit their people, and provide locations for new Pentagon bases. For six and half million Libyans, that awaits them as Washington moves in for the kill.

Final Comments

According to Russia Today (RT) television:

Russia’s military has been monitoring Libya by satellite since unrest began for accurate information about what, in fact, is ongoing. Its Joint Staff confirms no evidence of air strikes or destruction on the ground. Reports from US media, BBC, other Western sources, and Al Jazeera are entirely bogus.

Writer Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, a Middle East/Central Asian special, maintains reliable Libyan contacts, essential for accurate accounts on the ground.

On March 2, he said the following:

— “Qaddafi still has control over much of the country.”

— “There are claims that cities have fallen, but in reality old videos or (ones) of other cities are being shown (in airing) these reports….to the public.”

— “The words ‘claim’ and ‘claimed’ are now systematically being used….to (corroborate) distorted or incorrect information.”

— World attention is on Libya, excluding other vital events “in the Arab world – such as the continued protests and demands of the Egyptian people (and others regionally) for authentic democracy,” jobs, better wages, and other social issues.

— “Reports have been made (about) fighting in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, (saying) parts of it have fallen, when it has been peaceful for days.”

— “On February 26, 2011, claims were (falsely) made that all the main cities were not in Qaddafi’s control.” In fact, he controls the following ones: “Sabha (in central Libya), Sirt/Surt (on the coastal mid-point of Libya), Ghat (on the southern border with Algeria), Al-Jufra, Al-Azizya (close to Tripoli) and Tripoli itself.”

— Media reports ignore Qaddafi “trying to negotiate with the places not under his control.”

— Most important: Outrageous misreporting persists, “blowing the violence out of proportion to justify foreign intervention.”

It’s coming – Washington-led naked aggression justified as “humanitarian intervention.” In fact, it’s imperial lawlessness against another target before advancing to the next one.

While one-sidely focusing on Libya, Western media ignore the March 1 Amnesty International (AI) report titled, “Tunisia in Revolt: State Violence during Anti Government Protests,” saying:

During December and January protests, Tunisian security forces engaged in “unlawful killings and acts of brutality….act(ing) with reckless disregard for human life in all too many cases,” according to Malcolm Smart, AI’s Middle East and North African program director.

“People detained by the security forces were also systematically beaten or subjected to other ill-treatment, according to (corroborated) evidence” obtained. Innocent bystanders were killed in cold blood, some shot from behind. Death, injury and arrest numbers are far higher than acknowledged. Major media sources, including Al Jazeera, largely suppress this.

Brutal Egyptian military treatment is also ignored, including mass arrests, disappearances and torture. An Egyptian human rights group said thousands are in military custody. Many have been beaten or tortured. US media ignored Egypt after Mubarak was ousted, despite protests, strikes and violence continuing after a brief quiet period.

On February 15, AI condemned Bahrain’s “heavy-handed….excessive police force” violence, including killings against peaceful protesters. An eyewitness said police, without provocation, opened fire on demonstrators, wanting a new constitution and democratically elected government.

In its January 11 report titled, “Crackdown in Bahrain: human rights at the crossroads,” AI cited serious human rights abuses, including suppressing free expression, closing critical web sites, and banning opposition publications, besides arrests, killings, beatings and other abuses.

US major media reports suppress client regime crimes. Only leaders Washington opposes draw attention, mostly by distorted misreporting. Major focus now is on Gaddafi to provide legitimacy for imperial intervention. As issue is replacing one despot with another willing to open Libya to Western colonization, ahead of regional expansion for greater plunder, exploitation and profits.

Arabs and North Africans want democratic change. Washington and Western allies plan raw power to suppress it. Battle lines are drawn. Sustained popular resistance is essential for real reform, what people want, not dark forces allied against them repressively, especially America treating all developing countries as exploitable low-hanging fruit. What better time than now to stop it.

Stephen Lendman wrote How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government Collusion and Class War. Contact him at: lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net. Also visit his blog site and listen to The Global Research News Hour on RepublicBroadcasting.org Mondays from 11AM-1PM US Central time for cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests. All programs are archived for easy listening. Read other articles by Stephen.

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  1. MichaelKenny said on March 2nd, 2011 at 8:30am #

    Poor Mr Lendman! The idea that Europe is going to invade Libya just isn’t selling! European leaders are saying what they always say: “Bla-bla-bla and we’re trying to keep out of this”. And they’re doing what they always do: nothing! That’s meaning of the two quotes above and, of course, of Cameron coming down clearly against an invasion. If the US hawks want to invade Libya, they’ll have to do it all by themselves! And, of course, the more the US bogs itself down in unwinnable wars, the bigger will be its defeat. And the bigger the defeat, the longer before American opinion is willing to launch any further wars. The only loser is Israel and, as the old saying goes, it couldn’t happen to nicer people!

  2. Ismail Zayid said on March 2nd, 2011 at 10:47am #

    This sustained process of disinformation, by major American and Western European media, is a longstanding one. The crimes and killing by the US in Iraq and Israel in Gaza are not worthy of significant mention, by these media, let alone condemnation or calling for sanctions. The crimes committed by Qaddafi are deplorable, but they are not comparable to the crimes being committed against the Iraqis or Palestinians.

    It is time to put an end to this selective concern for human life and suffering and treat all human beings, including Iraqis, Afghanis and Palestinians, as equally deserving of concern.

  3. mary said on March 2nd, 2011 at 1:23pm #

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  4. shabnam said on March 2nd, 2011 at 10:09pm #

    In the United States Fox News and websites close to neocons is not the only source of propaganda information against Gaddafi in order to form public Opinion to make invasion and killing of Libyan people ‘natural’ for their ignorant citizens, like in Iraq and Afghanistan.

    The so called ‘progressive’ media are actively spreading fake information and demonizing Gaddafi in Western capitals to help their terrorist government to invade and occupy the country and steal the Libyan resources so they can improve their broken economy to create ‘jobs’ for these ignorant people to keep them in line and on their side like in the past. Americans are complicit in their government’s crimes against humanity. Most of the ‘progressive’ media act exactly like NED agents who are active in AFL-CIO ‘solidarity’ centers, ‘Human rights’, ‘Open Society’, ‘Youth solidarity’, ‘women movement, ‘freedom house’ and other organization in other nation to divide the population and destabilize the country for foreign intervention and occupation which led partition and stealing of that country’s resources, like Iraq and Sudan.

    One of these sites is “veterans today”, Gordon Duff, who demands: AMERICA MUST ATTACK GADDAFI NOW!
    He writes:

    {The brutality in Libya can’t be allowed to continue. Colonel Gaddafi, through his sweetheart deals with oil companies and his “good friends” like former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, has managed to remain in power for over 40 years. America has prepared to topple his rule a dozen times, each time he has maneuvered, bribed and cajoled, each time he has managed to survive.}

    This site is viewed by many as ‘progressive’. He is advocating invasion, terrorist act, murder of thousands of people to serve the interest of Imperialism, yet these liars hide themselves behind ‘progressives’ to hide their motif yet they are talking with the same language as war criminals in Pentagon, State Department and the WH. He has no shame. These crimes are committed under ‘humanitarian intervention’.

    Another site is ‘informed comment’ where is printing the propaganda of Al jazeera against Gaddafi to his audience. We should know that Al Jazeera is the mogul media in the Persian Gulf in the service of the United States’ agenda in the region. He spread disinformation when writes:

    {Another indication of the murderous and duplicitous character of the Qaddafi regime was that it sent a fighter jet to bomb a rebel-held air base at Ajdabiya, though the Tripoli government immediately denied it .}

    But Russia exposed the lies of Al Jazeera, US propaganda voice in the region, which is regularlyused by Juan Cole, to fool the ‘progressive’. The Russian military exposed Al Jazeera’s lies:

    {According to Al Jazeera and BBC, on February 22 Libyan government inflicted airstrikes on Benghazi — the country’s largest city — and on the capital Tripoli. However, the Russian military, monitoring the unrest via satellite from the very beginning, says nothing of the sort was going on on the ground.}

    Why ‘informed comment’ spread propaganda by repeating Al Jazeera lies?
    Juan Cole still views Iranian election as ‘fraud’ despite the fact that many idependant polls, before and after the election, showed otherwise. He is using Iranian opposition stooges to spread lies. He is giving KUSHA, a green stooge, space on his site, to spread lies about Iran. Kusha is demanding ‘NO FLY ZONE’ which is an ACT OF WAR. This green stooge knows what ‘no fly zone’ did to Iraq, yet he siding with zinofascists like Lieberman and Richard Haas, demanding ‘no fly zone’ in Libya, so they bomb Libya daily using FAKE ‘violation’ to force Gaddafi out and partition the country, like in Iraq, to steal Libyan resources.
    This green stooge wants American ‘democracy’ go to every single country on the planet, like the wish of ‘informed comment’.

    Another ‘progressive’ site that is spreading disinformation against Libya, is “Unrepentant Marxist’ hiding under ‘anti imperialism’ banner!!

    {http://louisproyect.wordpress.com/2011/02/27/qaddafi-and-the-monthly-review/}

    David Rothscum in “The world Cheers as the CIA Plunges Libya into Chaos” writes:

    {So where does this sudden uprising come from? The answer is that the same groups the US has been funding for decades are now taking their chance to gain control over the nation. A group recently arrested in Libya consisted of dozens of foreign nationals that were involved in numerous acts of looting and sabotage. The Libyan government could not rule out links to Israel.
    Before the chaos erupted, Libya had a lower incarceration rate than the Czech republic. It ranked 61st. Libya had the lowest infant mortality rate of all of Africa. Libya had the highest life expectancy of all of Africa. Less than 5% of the population was undernourished. In response to the rising food prices around the world, the government of Libya abolished ALL taxes on food.

    People in Libya were rich. Libya had the highest gross domestic product (GDP) at purchasing power parity (PPP) per capita of all of Africa. The government took care to ensure that everyone in the country shared in the wealth. Libya had the highest Human Development Index of any country on the continent. The wealth was distributed equally. In Libya, a lower percentage of people lived below the poverty line than in the Netherlands.}
    {http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=23474}

    I was shocked to watch a war criminal and a liar, Susan Rice, at the UN was demanding the leader of Libya leave his country without NOW. Has she gone mad? Susan Rice is viewed by many not only a liar but also –“not competent to deal with the Libya crisis.” She is the one who spread “genocide” HOAX in Darfur where later WAS PROVEN UNTRUE by Mahmud Mamdani using reports and Statistics from the US State Department where she should have been using.

    Why do Americans allow an incompetent person represents them at the UN? Don’t you think the world is laughing at you when your ambassador at the UN ordering Libyan leader to get out of his country so you can STEAL Libyan resources? Is this statement not as stupid as the other statement “Palestinian should go to Argentina” made by Condoleezza Rice? Has “Rice” gone mad?

  5. shabnam said on March 3rd, 2011 at 8:37am #

    The propaganda campaign against Libya is on with full speed.
    Jason Ditz, Antiwar, writes:

    {Indeed, such endorsements of a US or NATO-led occupation are so common that Secretary of Defense Robert Gates today expressed concern during Congressional testimony over “loose talk” about the prospect of attacks or establishing a “no-fly zone.”}

    Who is talking about “No Fly Zone” except CIA supported ‘rebels’ or zinofascists including Haas, Lieberman, Green stooges, the ‘feminists’ war criminals, Susan Rice and Hillary Clinton? Is any African country wants Western countries establishing a “no-fly zone’? Are the Latin American countries want to establish “no-fly zone” in Libya? Are Muslim countries, more than 1.5 billion people, willing to establish “no-fly zone” by the same people who killed more than 1.5 million Iraqis?

    Iran and other countries have already protested and have their voices heard that they are against any military action in Libya including “no-fly zone”. Aren’t they count? The “no-fly zone” is an act of war. Did you know that?
    Recently Robert Gates, the secretary of defense, said:

    “In my opinion, any future defense secretary who advises the President to again send a big American land army into Asia or into the Middle East or Africa should have his head examined, as General MacArthur so delicately put it.”

    But this has not convinced the PHONY ‘feminists’, Clinton and Susan Rice, who are willing to massacre millions of people, like in Yugoslavia, Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere, to occupy the country and steal Libyan resources.
    Susan Rice at the UN said: “Gaddafi must get out” of his country now so US can take over to establish bases for other military operations against the regional countries to complete the project ‘The New Middle East’ which is required for “World Government”, AN IRON CAGE.

    Ditz brings Gates’ writes about ‘loose talk':

    {Indeed, such endorsements of a US or NATO-led occupation are so common that Secretary of Defense Robert Gates today expressed concern during Congressional testimony over “loose talk” about the prospect of attacks or establishing a “no-fly zone.”}
    But Clinton, view it differently when she said: in case of Yugoslavia we were given the same kind of excuses.
    Gates insisted that the talk of a “no-fly zone” missed the obvious consequence, that such a zone would require a military attack on Libya to destroy Libyan air defense system.
    Yet Clinton like Susan Rice, are pushing for war and partition in Libya, like in Iraq, Sudan and elsewhere to expand the interest of the ‘Jewish state”. She made the following statement against Gaddafi:
    {Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, has said the government of Muammar Gaddafi must be held to account over atrocities committed in Libya as she reiterated calls for the leader to step down.}
    The world knows that Hillary Clinton and other Zionist stooges in Washington, not only supported Israel’s crimes against humanity when Israel was bombing Gazan, but she also protected the apartheid state when UN implicated the Judeofascists in war crimes against Palestinians. Furthermore, she supported construction of more Jewish settlements on Palestinian land, against international law, by voting against the recent resolution at the UN where everyone called it a stupid act.
    Are Jews really ‘chosen people’ that the world does not know, except the war criminals in Washington? Why these war criminals are not shipped to ICC, a brothel house, but Al Bashir based on FAKE CHARGE is referred to ICC that biased Judges act upon. Shame on the West and its war criminals, black and white.
    Meanwhile, the ‘informed comment’ is posting more biased reporting from MI6 (BBC) and Al Jazeera, supports the empire’s agenda in the Persian Gulf and beyond, on his site:
    {The BBC is reporting that Qaddafi’s forces were numerous and well-armed, and had intended to take Brega first and then roll on to Ajdabiya.
    Aljazeera English reports that people in Brega and Ajdabiya very much want a no-fly zone to be established by the outside world over Libya to remove the threat of air attacks from Tripoli,
    Qaddafi’s willingness to bomb his own civilian population FROM THE AIR is being likened by the Saudi newspaper al-Iqtisadiya [The Economy] to Israel’s routine use of bombing against the Israeli-occupied Gaza Strip.}
    This comparison seems to me extraordinary and a sign of how unpopular Qaddafi is among Arab intellectuals and in the Arab public.}
    Juan Cole does not tell his readers that the Saudis are puppets of US imperialism and Zionism and are stooges in the region to implement the US agenda to survive.
    Did the ‘progressives’ compared the war criminals at the State Department, WH to HITLER? Why “informed comment” spreading propaganda information to demonize another Arab leader like they did against Ahmadinejad? Who benefits?
    I am confident that Libyan people are not the beneficiary of this vicious campaign against Libya to bring fools on board to implement the empire’s agenda. No one trusts the western ‘progressive’ who form public opinion based on lies and FAKE reporting.

  6. shabnam said on March 3rd, 2011 at 9:07am #

    The “antiwar” writes:
    {Indeed, such endorsements of a US or NATO-led occupation are so common that Secretary of Defense Robert Gates today expressed concern during Congressional testimony over “loose talk” about the prospect of attacks or establishing a “no-fly zone.”}

    Who is talking about “No Fly Zone” except CIA supported ‘rebels’ or zionists such as Haas, Lieberman, the ‘feminists’ Susan Rice and Hillary Clinton? Is any African country wants Western countries establishing a “no-fly zone’? Are the Latin American countries want to establish “no-fly zone” in Libya? Are Muslim countries, more than 1.5 billion people, willing to establish “no-fly zone” by the same people who killed more than 1.5 million Iraqis?

    Iran and other countries have already raised their objection against any military action in Libya including “no-fly zone”. Aren’t they count? The “no-fly zone” is an act of war.

    Recently Robert Gates said:
    “In my opinion, any future defense secretary who advises the President to again send a big American land army into Asia or into the Middle East or Africa should have his head examined, as General MacArthur so delicately put it.”
    But this has not convinced Clinton and Susan Rice at all. Susan Rice at the UN said: “Gaddafi must get out” of his country now so US can take over to establish bases for other military operations against the regional countries to complete the project ‘The New Middle East’ which is required for “World Government”, AN IRON CAGE
    Gates’ uses ‘loose talk’ to explain what ‘no-fly zone’ means:

    {Indeed, such endorsements of a US or NATO-led occupation are so common that Secretary of Defense Robert Gates today expressed concern during Congressional testimony over “loose talk” about the prospect of attacks or establishing a “no-fly zone.”}

    {http://news.antiwar.com/2011/03/02/gates-warns-of-loose-talk-about-attacking-libya/}

    Clinton, view it differently when she said: in case of Yugoslavia we were given the same kind of excuses.
    Clinton made the following statement against Gaddafi:

    {Hillary Clinton, the US secretary of state, has said the government of Muammar Gaddafi must be held to account over atrocities committed in Libya as she reiterated calls for the leader to step down.}
    The world knows that Hillary Clinton only supported Israel’s crimes against humanity when Israel was bombing Gazan, but she protected the apartheid state when UN established war crimes were committed by the Zionists in Israel against Palestinians.

    Furthermore, she supported construction of more Jewish settlements on the Palestinian land, against international law, by voting against the recent resolution at the UN.

  7. shabnam said on March 3rd, 2011 at 2:25pm #

    The American ‘progressives’, Mondoweiss, spread LIES of US imperailism voice in the region, Al Jazeera, to bring down Gaddafi to help US and Israel’s agenda in the region. The propaganda goes as follows:

    Report: Israeli Company Recruits Mercenaries to Support Gadhafi.

    Down with propagandists hiding Anti Arab leaders.

    {http://mondoweiss.net/2011/03/report-israel-company-recruiting-gadhafi-mercenaries.html}

  8. brianct said on March 4th, 2011 at 12:22am #

    yes shabnam, many bloggers and left wing types have taken the side of the cia trained NFSL!!!! Louis proyect, angry arab, niqnaq, Ive been banned by Louis from commenting on his site….

    Robert Gates is Secretary of War….

    ‘Qaddafi’s willingness to bomb his own civilian population FROM THE AIR is being likened by the Saudi newspaper al-Iqtisadiya [The Economy] to Israel’s routine use of bombing against the Israeli-occupied Gaza Strip.}’

    which he never did or has done:

    ‘The reports of Libya mobilizing its air force against its own people spread quickly around the world. However, Russia’s military chiefs say they have been monitoring from space – and the pictures tell a different story.

    According to Al Jazeera and BBC, on February 21 Libyan government inflicted airstrikes on Benghazi – the country’s largest city – and on the capital Tripoli. However, the Russian military, monitoring the unrest via satellite from the very beginning, says nothing of the sort was going on on the ground.

    At this point, the Russian military is saying that, as far as they are concerned, the attacks some media were reporting have never occurred.
    http://www.voltairenet.org/article168682.html

  9. shabnam said on March 4th, 2011 at 9:02am #

    Brianct:

    Thank you for your comment. You are absolutely right about these phony ‘leftists’ and fake ‘progressives’. You have add “informed comment” to your list since he is nothing but the voice of the State Department to for public opinion to make the job of killing more acceptable to its ignorant population by spreading Lies and unconfirmed reporting deliberately to form public opinion early in the process of committing another genocide, so it can be accepted and be internalized by the illiterate population.

    I have heard about niqnaq before but I don’t know who is behind this site. Is it Gordon Duff? You should definitely add Duff’s site “Veterans today” who advocating, with no shame, military action against Libya. This site wrote: US MUST ATTACK GADDAFI NOW!
    Look at the latest propaganda campaign against Gaddafi by Gordon Duff:

    {http://www.veteranstoday.com/2011/03/03/gordon-duff-israel-intervenes-in-libya-for-gaddafi}

    These agents think they can fool others with their websites.
    I came to be suspicious of Louis proyect earlier, especially after the Iranian election. He hide himself behind phony ‘anti imperialism’ banner, but his propaganda like other phony ‘progressives’ is in the interest of zionism and imperialism.

    Please read a book by Frances Stonor Saunders, “Who Paid the Piper: The CIA and the Cultural Cold War” where she exposes many “intellectuals”, including Jewish intellectuals, where their works supported by CIA to bring down the “enemy” in the cold war. Now, we have even more traitors who have infested ‘progressive’ camp to help CIA, excuse me NED, because this is their interests.

    Many have complained about Proyect site that this site does not allow them to post their opinions, because they have opposing views.

    {http://www.ratical.org/ratville/CAH/CIAcultCW.pdf}