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– Russia: US-Backed Opposition Leader Gunned Down in Moscow (NEO, Feb 28, 2015):
By Tony Cartalucci
Martyrdom on demand: if not of use alive, perhaps of use dead? US-backed opposition groups in Russia have so far failed utterly to produce results. Their transparent subservience to Washington coupled with their distasteful brand of politics has left a rather unpleasant taste in the mouth of most Russians. Each attempt to spread the “virus” of color revolution to Moscow, as US Senator John McCain called it, has failed – and each attempt has fallen progressively flatter.
Russian President Vladimir Putin has never been more popular. His ability to weather serial provocations aimed at Russia by NATO has made him a champion against the perceived growing injustice exacted against the developing world by an increasingly militaristic and exploitative West.
So when US-backed opposition groups in Russia decided to gather again this coming March 1, Sunday, many wondered just exactly what they expected to accomplish.
– West’s action in Libya in 2011 was a ‘mistake’ – Italy’s foreign ministry (RT, Dec 5, 2014):
Western countries made a ‘mistake’ three years ago, when they intervened in Libya to overthrow the Gaddafi regime, according to Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs. The statement came amid reports of the US discussing airstrikes on Libya’s territory.
“Three years ago we might have made a mistake, when international forces interfered without thinking through the scenario, what will happen afterwards. Italian voice was too weak,” Italy’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Paolo Gentiloni said in a TV interview with national broadcaster RAI, as quoted by Tass news agency.
“It was when Saddam Hussein abandoned the petro-dollar, that he became a target, when Muammar Gaddafi introduced the gold dinar, that he became a target, when Iran went off the petro-dollar and opened an oil bourse trading in many different currencies, that it became a target”
– James Fetzer
– Libya Coming Full Circle. When A Deemed “Conspiracy Theory” Becomes Reality (Global Research, June 18, 2014):
In the duration of the “revolutionary frenzy” that categorized western media coverage of the Libyan Civil War in 2011, public audiences were captivated with both tales of rebels aspiring for “democracy” and with complimenting stories of unabated brutality by Gaddafi forces.
Without any serious mainstream criticism, an imperialist mythology centered on the interventionist doctrine of the “Responsibility to Protect” was cemented in public consciousness with even usually non-mainstream and “anti-imperialist” figures such as Juan Cole deliberately misrepresenting the situation in Libya. In Cole’s perspective, no reference to armed militants from the start of the conflict or the role of extremism and western premeditation found its way into the narrative and he predicted a simplistic narrative where the overthrow of Gaddafi would lead the region into an era of unity, prosperity and freedom.
H/t reader Squodgy:
“Here’s one worth pursuing. For all those who know it was a CIA hit to stop the Beirout Ambassador’s lacky reporting on the Iran Contra deals.
Poor old Dr. Swire. All he ever wanted was an admission of the truth as to why his daughter was killed.”
From the article:
Abolghassem Mesbahi, a former Iranian intelligence officer who defected to Germany in the 1990s and who once reported directly to Iran’s former president, Akbar Hashemiu Rafsanjani, claims that the supreme leader, Ayatollah Khomeini, ordered the destruction of the Pan Am airliner in retaliation for the USS Vincennes airstrike on an Iran Air passenger jet over the Persian Gulf six months earlier.
He ‘defected’, which means that he will say pretty much everything his new masters want him to.
So now it was Iran. How convenient.
Meet some of the real terrorists out there:
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– New Lockerbie report says Libyan was framed to conceal the real bombers (Independent, March 11, 2014):
On 11 September 1989, eight months after Pan Am Flight 103 was blown out of the skies above Lockerbie killing all 259 people on board and 11 people on the ground, a US congressional committee in Washington DC was given information on the mass murder by an associate director of the FBI.
The committee was told that analysis and leaks from western intelligence services, intercepted messages from Tehran and Damascus, and other material gathered by the US National Security Agency (NSA) meant the identification of those responsible was now possible. The organisation that the Congress members were pointed towards was the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, General Command (PFLP-GC).
– Nuclear Power, National Security And The Dirty Bomb (The Market Oracle, Nov 12, 2013):
Although severely damaged by the world public opinion fallout from the Fukushima disaster, the nuclear industry continues to claim nuclear power is the low carbon, oil saving energy of the future. Taking the lifetime of the civil nuclear power industry as starting in the late 1950s, however, it has already had a long period through the 1980s and 1990s when world reactor orders and completions were often zero per year. Public confidence is weak.
The recent so-called Nuclear Renaissance, based on recentering reactor sales to developing and emerging countries of the South, featured the hard sell of Chernobyl- and Fukushima-sized power reactors to countries that are often unstable and fragile. This was symbolized by Nicolas Sarkozy’s attempt at making French reactor sales to Libya’s colonel Gaddafi in
2007, offloading as many as two 1970s-vintage reactors for reassembly in Libya, and recycling petrodollar billions.
The global security risks of this strategy are hard to exaggerate, but since business is business they are almost totally ignored, except and only in specific cases like Iran.
YouTube Added: 01.10.2013
This video documents how the U.S created Al”qaeda to foment ww3. And to be an extension of the U.S army, to overthrow the opposition forces, and keep the World bankers in power. World bankers need ww3 to acquire the existing powers they have not yet brought into control. After ww3 they will control us as slaves since there will be no more opposition. We need to stop ww3 and to do this we have to end the federal bank. We can do this by refusing to elect their president puppets into office again. Don’t be fooled again.
– Libya in Anarchy Two Years After Liberation (Veterans Today, Sep 27, 2013):
Libya in anarchy two years after NATO Humanitarian Liberation
In 2011 when Muhammar Qaddafi refused to leave quietly as ruler of Libya, the Obama Administration, hiding behind the skirts of the French, launched a ferocious bombing campaign and a “No Fly” zone over the country to aid the so-called fighters for democracy. The US lied to Russia and China with help of the (US-friendly) Gulf Cooperation Council about the Security Council Resolution on Libya and used it to illegally justify the war. The doctrine, “responsibility to protect” was used instead, the same doctrine Obama wants to use in Syria. It’s useful top look at Libya two years after the NATO humanitarian intervention.
Chaos in oil industry
– These Are The 7 Democratic And 3 Republican Senators Who Want To Start The Syrian War (ZeroHedge, Sep 4, 2013):
Starting a widely unpopular war which will inevitably escalate and will likely involve Russia and China, not to mention all the countries that neighbor Syria, and at best, result in a regime dominated by Al-Qaeda? No problem. Here are the Senators who voted to push America into the latest middle eastern war:
- Robert Menendez, D-N.J. – net worth from $317,005 to $680,000
- Barbara Boxer, D-Calif. – net worth from $1,147,008 to $5,380,000
- Ben Cardin, D-Md. – net worth from $1,416,074 to $3,998,000
- Jeanne Shaheen, D-N.H. – net worth from $1,692,382 to $5,223,360
- Chris Coons, D-Del. – net worth from $2,690,584 to $7,095,576
- Dick Durbin, D-Ill. – net worth from $1,208,567 to $1,443,564
- Tim Kaine, D-Va. – net worth from $667,015 to $1,507,000
- Bob Corker, R-Tenn. – net worth from $6,625,018 to $76,453,998
- John McCain, R-Ariz. – net worth from $3,226,239 to $15,247,981
- Jeff Flake, R-Ariz. – net worth from $-234,998 to $299,999
- Tom Udall, D-N.M.,
- Chris Murphy, D-Conn.,
- James Risch, R-Idaho,
- Marco Rubio, R-Fla.,
- Rand Paul, R-Ky.,
- Ron Johnson, R-Wis.,
- John Barrasso, R-Wyo.
- Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass