The JAMAHIRIYA: TWIGHLIGHT or a NEW DAWN for MANKIND

Gaddafi speech today Translated by اسكندر بيك
 
En 2010 à Tripoli. (REUTERS)
01 SEPT. 2011 ANNIVERSARY of al-Fathah REVOLUTUON of ’69
In the name of God the Merciful:
First of all,  I Congratulate you for Eid Alfeter Almubark; and,  I will read the Quran for our martyrs whom gave their blood for our land, and will yet still give blood for Libya ,
so-as to not be colony of France , or subject to the traitors or to anybody else from among the crusaders.I tell you the colonisers  will be finished, and also the traitors!  Traitors and agents cannot continue, because they do not  have the ability to have supporters. They are agents to the
colonisers, and the colonisers are unaccepted to the people .
Now NATO is being destroyed but they are looking for exist.
The Power of the people can  not be handed over to them. Women can’t handed to them. The Libyan people want to rule themselves.
Martyrdom can not be forgotten, tribes who lost their sons can not forget this.
So, you want to rule Libyan people ? are we animals for you to rule over us?
They will be finished to soon. You have Continued to resist. Tripoli has continued to resist. In every area of Tripoli , attack their check point , and then do check point as they do.  Every tribe has to control an area in Tripoli.  And youth too: make check points  on the streets.  Do not fear them. You are millions, so attack them from everywhere.
Who can control the armed Alnwahi Alrabaa ?  Who can control Warshfanaa tribe ?  They will never be able to.
Who can control the armed Ben Walled ? Who can control the armed Sirte?  Now all tribes are armed!  Ben Walled, Sirte, Sabha, Aljfarah, Misurata, who aren’t armed ?
Our brothers in Barqa ( East )–we can’t go there.  But who can contol the Ben Waled or the Almashashia Tribe  without permission from these tribes, you cannot cross over there.  All of  you are armed; therefore make it hell to them.
Of course the enemy has  Advanced Technology; and  they do not want you to listen to my voice; so,  they destroyed our TV because they fear my voice:  it is “so dangerous” to the colonisers to hear me we contact with my tribes, for that is dangerous to the  colonisers and the agents of colonisers.
They are afraid of our voice, which means that this is a weak colonialisation. If they were strong, why would they cut our communications to silence the truth?
Why have they made you listen only to their radio and TV channels?  They want you to listen only to their lies about the situation on the ground, and to make you surrender.
They want you to be afraid of them, because they are running out of money to continue the fight.
But all this just proves that the enemy is weak; for if they were not weak,  they will not bomb the TV, and they would allow us to contact with each other. BUT,  they are afraid of our tribes to be in contact.
This just proves that they are weak;  and only bid to  impose upon you to watch their channels. This proves that they are weak. That is why they are afraid of my voice to be listened by my Libyan people. Because they are weak and afraid , this is a trick.  All what you are listening from them  are lies, false lies.
Let it be a  long war, until we win. They can not rule Libya, because we are armed. They will have to surrender to the Libyan people.
They haven’t anything other than agents. The colonisers will not be here always. They will be finished soon. NATO will not protect those agents always.
They want you to be afraid, because they do not have breath !
They cut all communications, because they do not have breathe.
They made this plan to own our oil and occupy our Land .  Therefore, do not give up to those agents .
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William Blum: Libya and the world we live in. ( 4)
By William Blum. Les Blough, Editor
Killing Hope (William Blum). Additions by Axis of Logic
Friday, 02 Sept 2011

http://axisoflogic.com/artman/publish/Article_63682.shtml


THE HOLY TRIUMVIRATE –


NATO/EU/UNITED STATES

During Muammar Qaddafi’s 41 year long leadership of Libya, the country was brought out of deep poverty and illiteracy. Using Libya’s petroleum wealth, his government provided Libyans with free health care, education, housing, water and food sovereignty.Numbered among Qaddafi’s many feats was Libya’s water system said to be the 8th Wonder of the World, turning desert sand into fertile agricultural land. He led other African nations toward sovereign pride, independent of western governments. The Trimvirate feared Col. Qaddafi and charged him with crimes against humanity. Their stated mission is to kill him. Qaddafi’s son, Saif al-Islam holds degrees in Engineering Science from Al Fateh University, an MBA from Vienna’s IMADEC University and a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics. He was bringing Libya and Africa into a new era of democracy and independence.Saif speaks fluent English, German, French and Arabic and is also an accomplished artist. In Libya’s International Art Exhibit, “The Desert Is Not Silent,” his paintings were lauded by a host of international corporations in 2002-2005. The Triumvirate refused to allow Saif to lead Libya’s offer of a peace settlement in April 2011, demanding his arrest and trial at the ICC.

Libya and the world we live in
by William Blum

“Why are you attacking us? Why are you killing our children? Why are you destroying our infrastructure?”

– Television address by Libyan Leader
Muammar Gaddafi, April 30, 2011

A few hours later NATO hit a target in Tripoli, killing Gaddafi’s 29-year-old son Saif al-Arab, three of Gaddafi’s grandchildren, all under twelve years of age, and several friends and neighbors.

In his TV address, Gaddafi had appealed to the NATO nations for a cease-fire and negotiations after six weeks of bombings and cruise missile attacks against his country.

Well, let’s see if we can derive some understanding of the complex Libyan turmoil.

The Holy Triumvirate — The United States, NATO and the European Union — recognizes no higher power and believes, literally, that it can do whatever it wants in the world, to whomever it wants, for as long as it wants, and call it whatever it wants, like “humanitarian”.

If The Holy Triumvirate decides that it doesn’t want to overthrow the government in Syria or in Egypt or Tunisia or Bahrain or Saudi Arabia or Yemen or Jordan, no matter how cruel, oppressive, or religiously intolerant those governments are with their people, no matter how much they impoverish and torture their people, no matter how many protesters they shoot dead in their Freedom Square, the Triumvirate will simply not overthrow them.

If the Triumvirate decides that it wants to overthrow the government of Libya, though that government is secular and has used its oil wealth for the benefit of the people of Libya and Africa perhaps more than any government in all of Africa and the Middle East, but keeps insisting over the years on challenging the Triumvirate’s imperial ambitions in Africa and raising its demands on the Triumvirate’s oil companies, then the Triumvirate will simply overthrow the government of Libya.

If the Triumvirate wants to punish Gaddafi and his sons it will arrange with the Triumvirate’s friends at the International Criminal Court to issue arrest warrants for them.

If the Triumvirate doesn’t want to punish the leaders of Syria, Egypt, Tunisia, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Yemen, and Jordan it will simply not ask the ICC to issue arrest warrants for them. Ever since the Court first formed in 1998, the United States has refused to ratify it and has done its best to denigrate it and throw barriers in its way because Washington is concerned that American officials might one day be indicted for their many war crimes and crimes against humanity. Bill Richardson, as US ambassador to the UN, said to the world in 1998 that the United States should be exempt from the court’s prosecution because it has “special global responsibilities”. But this doesn’t stop the United States from using the Court when it suits the purposes of American foreign policy.

If the Triumvirate wants to support a rebel military force to overthrow the government of Libya then it does not matter how fanatically religious, al-Qaeda-related,1 executing-beheading-torturing, monarchist, or factionally split various groups of that rebel force are at times, the Triumvirate will support it, as it did certain forces in Afghanistan and Iraq, and hope that after victory the Libyan force will not turn out as jihadist as it did in Afghanistan, or as fratricidal as in Iraq. One potential source of conflict within the rebels, and within the country if ruled by them, is that a constitutional declaration made by the rebel council states that, while guaranteeing democracy and the rights of non-Muslims, “Islam is the religion of the state and the principle source of legislation in Islamic Jurisprudence.”2

Adding to the list of the rebels’ charming qualities we have the Amnesty International report that the rebels have been conducting mass arrests of black people across the nation, terming all of them “foreign mercenaries” but with growing evidence that a large number were simply migrant workers. Reported Reuters (August 29):

“On Saturday, reporters saw the putrefying bodies of 22 men of African origin on a Tripoli beach. Volunteers who had come to bury them said they were mercenaries whom rebels had shot dead.” To complete this portrait of the West’s newest darlings we have this report from The Independent of London (August 27): “The killings were pitiless. They had taken place at a makeshift hospital, in a tent marked clearly with the symbols of the Islamic crescent. Some of the dead were on stretchers, attached to intravenous drips. Some were on the back of an ambulance that had been shot at. A few were on the ground, seemingly attempting to crawl to safety when the bullets came.”

If the Triumvirate’s propaganda is clever enough and deceptive enough and paints a graphic picture of Gaddafi-initiated high tragedy in Libya, many American and European progressives will insist that though they never, ever support imperialism they’re making an exception this time because …

  • The Libyan people are being saved from a “massacre”, both actual and potential. This massacre, however, seems to have been grossly exaggerated by the Triumvirate, al Jazeera TV, and that station’s owner, the government of Qatar; and nothing approaching reputable evidence of a massacre has been offered, neither a mass grave or anything else; the massacre stories appear to be on a par with the Viagra-rape stories spread by al Jazeera (the Fox News of the Libyan uprising). Qatar, it should be noted, has played an active military role in the civil war on the side of NATO. It should be further noted that the main massacre in Libya has been six months of daily Triumvirate bombing, killing an unknown number of people and ruining much of the infrastructure.Michigan U. Prof. Juan Cole, the quintessential true-believer in the good intentions of American foreign policy who nevertheless manages to have a regular voice in progressive media, recently wrote that “Qaddafi was not a man to compromise … his military machine would mow down the revolutionaries if it were allowed to.” Is that clear, class? We all know of course that Sarkozy, Obama, and Cameron made compromises without end in their devastation of Libya; they didn’t, for example, use any nuclear weapons.
  • The United Nations gave its approval for military intervention; i.e., the leading members of the Triumvirate gave their approval, after Russia and China cowardly abstained instead of exercising their veto power; (perhaps hoping to receive the same courtesy from the US, UK and France when Russia or China is the aggressor nation).
  • The people of Libya are being “liberated”, whatever in the world that means, now or in the future. Gaddafi is a “dictator” they insist. That may indeed be the proper term to use for the man, but it must still be asked: Is he a relatively benevolent dictator or is he the other kind so favored by Washington? It must also be asked: Since the United States has habitually supported dictators for the entire past century, why not this one?

The Triumvirate, and its fawning media, would have the world believe that what’s happened in Libya is just another example of the Arab Spring, a popular uprising by non-violent protestors against a dictator for the proverbial freedom and democracy, spreading spontaneously from Tunisia and Egypt, which sandwich Libya. But there are several reasons to question this analysis in favor of seeing the Libyan rebels’ uprising as a planned and violent attempt to take power in behalf of their own political movement, however heterogeneous that movement might appear to be in its early stage. For example:

  1. They soon began flying the flag of the monarchy that Gaddafi had overthrown
  2. They were an armed and violent rebellion almost from the beginning; within a few days, we could read of “citizens armed with weapons seized from army bases”3 and of “the policemen who had participated in the clash were caught and hanged by protesters”4
  3. Their revolt took place not in the capital but in the heart of the country’s oil region; they then began oil production and declared that foreign countries would be rewarded oil-wise in relation to how much each country aided their cause
  4. They soon set up a Central Bank, a rather bizarre thing for a protest movement
  5. International support came quickly, even beforehand, from Qatar andal Jazeera to the CIA and French intelligence

The notion that a leader does not have the right to put down an armed rebellion against the state is too absurd to discuss.

Not very long ago, Iraq and Libya were the two most modern and secular states in the Mideast/North Africa world with perhaps the highest standards of living in the region. Then the United States of America came along and saw fit to make a basket case of each one. The desire to get rid of Gaddafi had been building for years; the Libyan leader had never been a reliable pawn; then the Arab Spring provided the excellent opportunity and cover. As to Why? Take your pick of the following:

  • Gaddafi’s plans to conduct Libya’s trading in Africa in raw materials and oil in a new currency — the gold African dinar, a change that could have delivered a serious blow to the US’s dominant position in the world economy. (In 2000, Saddam Hussein announced Iraqi oil would be traded in euros, not dollars; sanctions and an invasion followed.) For further discussion see here.
  • A host-country site for Africom, the US Africa Command, one of six regional commands the Pentagon has divided the world into. Many African countries approached to be the host have declined, at times in relatively strong terms. Africom at present is headquartered in Stuttgart, Germany. According to a State Department official: “We’ve got a big image problem down there. … Public opinion is really against getting into bed with the US. They just don’t trust the US.”5
  • An American military base to replace the one closed down by Gaddafi after he took power in 1969. There’s only one such base in Africa, in Djibouti. Watch for one in Libya sometime after the dust has settled. It’ll perhaps be situated close to the American oil wells. Or perhaps the people of Libya will be given a choice — an American base or a NATO base.
  • Another example of NATO desperate to find a raison d’être for its existence since the end of the Cold War and the Warsaw Pact.
  • Gaddafi’s role in creating the African Union. The corporate bosses never like it when their wage slaves set up a union. The Libyan leader has also supported a United States of Africa for he knows that an Africa of 54 independent states will continue to be picked off one by one and abused and exploited by the members of the Triumvirate. Gaddafi has moreover demanded greater power for smaller countries in the United Nations.
  • The claim by Gaddafi’s son, Saif el Islam, that Libya had helped to fund Nicolas Sarkozy’s election campaign6 could have humiliated the French president and explain his obsessiveness and haste in wanting to be seen as playing the major role in implementing the “no fly zone” and other measures against Gaddafi. A contributing factor may have been the fact that France has been weakened in its former colonies and neo-colonies in Africa and the Middle East, due in part to Gaddafi’s influence.
  • Gaddafi has been an outstanding supporter of the Palestinian cause and critic of Israeli policies; and on occasion has taken other African and Arab countries, as well as the West, to task for their not matching his policies or rhetoric; one more reason for his lack of popularity amongst world leaders of all stripes.
  • In January, 2009, Gaddafi made known that he was considering nationalizing the foreign oil companies in Libya.7 He also has another bargaining chip: the prospect of utilizing Russian, Chinese and Indian oil companies. During the current period of hostilities, he invited these countries to make up for lost production. But such scenarios will now not take place. The Triumvirate will instead seek to privatize the National Oil Corporation, transferring Libya’s oil wealth into foreign hands.
  • The American Empire is troubled by any threat to its hegemony. In the present historical period the empire is concerned mainly with Russia and China. China has extensive energy investments and construction investments in Libya and elsewhere in Africa. The average American neither knows nor cares about this. The average American imperialist cares greatly, if for no other reason than in this time of rising demands for cuts to the military budget it’s vital that powerful “enemies” be named and maintained.
  • For yet more reasons, see the article “Why Regime Change in Libya?” by Ismael Hossein-zadeh, and the US diplomatic cables released by Wikileaks — Wikileaks reference 07TRIPOLI967 11-15-07 (includes acomplaint about Libyan “resource nationalism”)

A word from the man the world’s mightiest
military powers have been trying to kill.

Recollections of My Life
by Col. Muammar Gaddafi, April 8, 2011 (excerpts):

Now, I am under attack by the biggest force in military history, my little African son, Obama wants to kill me, to take away the freedom of our country, to take away our free housing, our free medicine, our free education, our free food, and replace it with American style thievery, called “capitalism,” but all of us in the Third World know what that means, it means corporations run the countries, run the world, and the people suffer, so, there is no alternative for me, I must make my stand, and if Allah wishes, I shall die by following his path, the path that has made our country rich with farmland, with food and health, and even allowed us to help our African and Arab brothers and sisters to work here with us … I do not wish to die, but if it comes to that, to save this land, my people, all the thousands who are all my children, then so be it. … In the West, some have called me “mad”, “crazy”. They know the truth but continue to lie, they know that our land is independent and free, not in the colonial grip.
Axis of Logic: On April 5, 2011, Libyan government spokesman Mussa Ibrahim told western journalists it was ready to negotiate reforms,”What kind of political system is implemented in the country? This is negotiable, we can talk about it. We can have anything, elections, referendums.”The US/NATO/EU mercenaries flatly rejected a peace deal that would allow Qaddafi’s son, Saif Al-Islam to assume leadership to carry out those reforms. Ibrahim responded, “We think he is very important to lead any transition to a democratic and transparent model.” The Triumvirate replied with the ultimatum: Qaddafi must surrender to them for trial before the International Criminal Court or they will kill him.

Note: The image of the EU/NATO/US flags, photos of Col. Qaddafi & Saif Al-Islam Qaddafi, related comments beneath the photos and the last paragraph were added to William Blum’s essay by Axis of Logic

Source: Killing Hope

Notes (William Blum)

  1. For example, see: The Telegraph (London), August 30, 2011: “Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, the Libyan rebel leader, has said jihadists who fought against allied troops in Iraq are on the front lines of the battle against Muammar Gaddafi’s regime.” There is a plethora of other reports detailing the ties between the rebels and radical Islamist groups.
  2. Washington Post, August 31, 2011
  3. McClatchy Newspapers, February 20, 2011
  4. Wikipedia, Timeline of the 2011 Libyan civil war, February 19, 2011
  5. The Guardian (London), June 25, 2007
  6. The Guardian (London), March 16, 2011
  7. Reuters, January 21, 2009
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Stop the NATO-Libyan Rebel Genocide against Sirte; Outrage Grows in Washington DC Over the Rebel Commander in Tripoli, the al Qaeda Terrorist Killer Belhadj/Hasadi/Hasidi

The US-led Northern Atlantic Terror Organization NATO still bombs the towns and people in Libya and sends their armed stooges to hunt black people and other alleged supporters of the Libyan government. Though there is not much, what the Libyan people can do against the terrorists’ bombs, today is the first day of international revenge.

Wikileaks just published an editorial taking pride of contributing to the US-led series of regime change operations in the arab world publicly known as the „Arab spring.“ The terrorists just admitted that their predatory war of aggression against Libya has already cost the life of 50.000 people. Wikileaks did not find a single word of regret for all the black people murdered in Libya by US-led terrorists, but expressed only regret that a recent breach of Wikileaks secrecy publicly exposed US-collaborators.

But the most cynical sentence in Wikileaks’ statement is this one:

Every day that the corrupt leadership of a country or organization knows of a pending WikiLeaks disclosure is a day spent planning how to crush revolution and reform.

Cryptome Timeline of 19 July 2010 shows, that in July 2010 Wikileaks got the secret US-embassy cables well before July 2010 and the whole world knew it at that time. But instead of publishing the material instantly, Julian Assange decided to hold the cables back until the end of November 2010. Even then Wikileaks did not publish all cables, but only small portions, it let the corrupt propaganda outlets of NATO-countries set the spin for the cables and strictly censored all the names of the collaborators with the global US terror regime.

In the meantime the US-led global terror regime had enough time to plan on how to deal with the leak. In August 2010 Barack Obama signed his secret „Presidential Study Directive 11“ in which he ordered all US agencies to prepare for a series of US-led regime changes in the arab world. The US plan was to stage a set of regime changes, switching one corrupt governemnt of US puppets against another regime of US puppets, to mask these US-led regime change operations as spontanous revolutions and to deflect public attention and shame from the most corrupt governemnt in the world: itself.

It is the U.S. goverment which invaded Afghanistan and Iraq, causing the death of millions of innocent people there. It is the U.S. government which based devilishly uses predator drones to more or less randomly kill people in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen. It is the U.S. government who sends special operation forces to perform „kill operations“ and has the nerve of calling the rumors to identify targets for the killers „intelligence.“ It is the U.S. government which enables the zionist apartheid regime to oppress and slaughter the indigenious population of Palestine. It is the U.S. government which supports all wars of aggresion of the zionist regime against it’s neighbor coutries and shieds the zionist regime from being persucuted for it’s world wide acts of murderous terror. It is the U.S. government which regularly performs regime change operations in the whole world to bring puppet governments to power, which do not serve the interests it’s people but it’s masters in the U.S. The U.S. government does all this for the sake that their banksters and corporations dominate and plunder the world.

The recent most criminal act of the U.S. government was murdering tens of thousands of Libyans and bombing Libya into ashes so that Libya will need it’s financial assets for reconstructing Libya instead of being able to invest it in other African nations to help Africa overcome the neocolonalism of World Bank, IMF and CFA-Franc. And Wikileaks claims to be proud to have assisted the USA with that murderous plunder, censoring it’s cable leak to help the U.S. terror regime to keep it’s collaborateurs secret, so that these U.S. collaborateurs can continue to act as U.S. agents of infuence. But #Fail.

It’s a mistake to trust the U.S. government. The U.S. terror regime is not trustworthy. Not at all. For nothing. Who ever talks to the U.S. govenment and it’s agent of terror in it’s world wide fortresses it calls embassies shall know that now and forever. The Wikileaks cables are out as undeletable Torrent in the internet – uncensored, with all names of US-collaborators exposed, plainly readable in clear lettersf ro everyone.

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To those who cry for Libyans  to give-up, here is my reply:
Personal Integrity is very important if one wishes to live with ones self.
and another thing I thought of on this is when St. Peter objected to what Jesus said about sacrificing his life; 
and Peter then said "no never Lord, 
no one shall take your life, I'll make sure."Jesus answered-"Get thee hence satan" .
The will of God and what must be done and accomplished is beyond mortal life. Believe in this cause for the SURVIVAL 
OF THE HOLY AND GLORIOUS JAMAHIRIYA. 
It must survive. Think of what really will be destroyed if the West took-over Libya and threw-out the JAMAHIRIYA system. 
Think! What a total loss that would be...

Who said the ICC does not give death penalties? Do you not think they will not twist his positive good intentions into 
a maskarade of Hitler's ugliness and 
then execute them all?
All the Western media is already doubling over in demonising the whole Gadhafi clan. Cannot you see what they are 
setting-up? There would never be a fair trial.
They are smearing the family in fabricated mud already. Saying al-Gadhafi and his sons gang-raped their women 
soldiers. They are saying that they are sadistic 
and women beaters. They are calling them alcoholics and Nero-istic rulers!!!
You are only fooling yourselves if you trust Western Judgement. I will not be a defeatest; nor should the Gadhafis.
Perhaps I idealise too much. Perhaps I see here the playout of the real "LORD of the Rings" in our so-called 
"modern" world. EVIL MUST BE defeated. 
The truth must be honored and all the inhumanity exposed. It cannot be done if you just run away from it all.
NO NOT A MOVIE---besides it was a book first---or more if you believe that Tolkien had genetic memory...BUT 
that is not the point. I love the 
Gadhafis too. Yes, even more than my persoanl family members. I anguish with them, cry with them, feel 
with them. You are wrong if you think 
elsewise. I live by our brother-leaders words. He is now the bread of my existence. I will not be like 
St. Peter; BUT I also know that the 
JAMAHIRIYA will NOTbe defeated. It will be glorious. Muammar, SAIF and KHAMIS will not be slain. They 
are protected by Guardian Angels and 
God himself. You must believe that and be not discouraged. EVIL CANNOT BE VICTORIOUS.
I am Corsican. This runs deep in my blood. None of us want another Ponte Novo. Still none of us want to 
see LIBYA as another AFGHANASTAN or 
IRAQ. NEVER! GOD IS WITH Muammar al-Gadhafi and with KHAMIS and hopefully with SAIF!
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HOW DO WE RESPOND TO NATO’S WAR CRIMES IN LIBYA?

02 Friday Sept 2011

Posted by 
NATO Enabling War Crimes

Cutting off a city from food & war is a war crime – again the ICC demonstrates its utter worthlessness.

Tony Cartalucci

According to Fox News, a Libyan rebel “spokesman” recently boasted, “in the end, we
will get [the city of] Sirte, even if we have to cut water and electricity and let NATO pound it with airstrikes.” Sirte is one of many cities still standing in defiance of NATO’s operations to seize the nation of 6 million people, impose upon them an”internationally approved” government, and begin pilfering their resources under the guise of “economic liberalization.” Rebels have intentionally surrounded Sirte to cut off electricity as well as the flow of supplies including food and cooking gas in a bid to literally “starve the city into submission,” as reported by the London Telegraph. This latest boast by rebels, now operating openly with notorious Al Qaeda members leading their fighters, and still with full military support from NATO, seems to suggests that water will be cut as well.

According to the International Committee of the Red Cross, the denial of humanitarian assistance is a crime under international law. The Red Cross adds that “a massacre is not necessarily committed only with knives.” While many will attempt to portray the premeditated creation of a humanitarian disaster as “more humane” than taking the city of Sirte by force – rebels have in fact already tried to take the city by force and were soundly repelled. NATO airstrikes have apparently proved ineffective and other cities are now bolstering their defenses and rejecting calls by the NATO-backed Al Qaeda fighters to surrender. As the deadline for NATO’s military intervention grows increasingly nearer, their efforts to seize the nation have become increasingly more desperate and in proportion more depraved.

As has been pointed out and now clearly evident in Tripoli, the Benghazi rebels backed by NATO are not motivated by inclinations of “democracy” but rather tribal, ethnic, and viciously racial prejudices. Reuters has recently tried to whitewash what is essentially wholesale genocide being waged against Tripoli’s black population by the Benghazi rebels led by Al Qaeda’s notorious al-Hasidi. The targeting of Tripoli’s black population has been entirely written off by the corporate media as rebels pursuing “suspected mercenaries.” Why then would Sirte, Bani Waled, or any other city still standing soundly in defiance of these rebels and NATO, surrender and subject themselves to ensured genocide?

We are faced with a textbook case of a very real crime against humanity, yet the International Criminal Court is utterly silent, as are the voices in the UN that were vigorously clamoring to authorize war against Libya back in March of 2011. Silent also are the fraudulent George Soros Open Society-funded Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International (page 10) organizations. The ICC and the supporting myriad of
contrived rights advocates once again demonstrates they are illegitimate institutions contrived solely to serve Wall Street and London’s interests in a clearly one-sided manner. It is no wonder why the African Union has wholly rejected the International Criminal Court’s decisions made against Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi or why nations across the world exhibit increasing hostility toward “independent” NGOs like Human Rights Watch, Freedom House, and Amnesty International. Nations should not be expected to permit such organizations to operate within their borders when in reality their goal is not defending human rights but finding a predicate for foreign military intervention on behalf of the corporate-financier interests that fund them.

Who Watches the “Watchers?”

So who does the world turn to when the “international community” begins recklessly mass-murdering entire populations, shutting off entire cities from food and water to “starve them into submission,” and “pound” civilian populations with airstrikes? The answer is, we turn to ourselves – the individual – who on a daily basis have facilitated in the first place the corporations and banks of Wall Street and London who are the perpetrators of these horrendous crimes. We have created these world-spanning financial and corporate empires, given them the power to act against entire nation-states with absolute impunity, so it must be we the people who rein back in this terrible power.

Just as we gave them this power by dedicating our time, money, talents, and attention to them, we can take it backby denying them likewise our time, money, talents, and attention. Turn to local alternatives, do without when we can,and entirely replace these corporations with local solutions systematically. If these elitists impose regulations to prevent such activity, take a cue from the brave people of America’s Northeast who have passed local ordinances to cancel out US federal dictates. Ultimately, we must remember that these people are not the progressive, enlightened, caretakers of humanity they attempt to portray themselves as.

The global elite are essentially violent thugs, dressing up their tyranny with the trappings of religion, civilization, political legitimacy,and faux progress. We must be prepared defend ourselves, our communities, and our nation-states intellectually, politically, socially, financially, and physically. Our denial of this terrible and ever-growing tyranny will not spare us when its attention finally shifts toward our homes, families, businesses, and communities. Just as the Soviets or the Nazis worked their way from foreigners, then the fringes of society, before it began cannibalizing its own people, so too will this global Wall Street-London tyranny. It was the Iraqis yesterday, it is the Libyans today, it may be the Syrians tomorrow, but inevitably it will be all of us. Better to stand up now than allow the tragic wheel of history to make yet another predictable revolution.

For a kist of many of the corporations responsible for these increasingly egregious crimes against humanity, please see, “Naming Names.”

SEE:
WEBSTER TARPLEY: SIRTE, GENOCIDE, THE RESISTANCE IN LIBYA WILL NEVER CEASE
LIBYA: THE GREATEST BETRAYAL
NATO’S WEB OF DECEIT IN LIBYAN WAR
TRIPOLI STANDS IN DEFIANCE OF NATO
EVERY AIRSTRIKE, NATO’S HUMILIATION INCREASES
WEBSTER TARPLEY’S LIBYA COMMENTARIES
IF NATO IS WINNING WHY ARE THEY STILL BOMBING? [UPDATE AUGUST 31]


The Problem With ANONYMOUS: Conclusion?

Posted: 2011/09/04
From: Mathabahttp://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=628496
Mathaba is vindicated in its position on ANONYMOUS
For the history, start by readingThe Problem With Anonymous. That article shows the history of ANONYMOUS in trying to hack Libyan Jamahiriya websites.We clearly stated that the problem with “Anonymous” is exactly that: it has no ideology. It has no set of principles. It has no charter or platform. It has no points of reference.The only trademark slogans are:

“We are anonymous. We are legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.”

As Mathaba reader ImpulseRelay noted:

God’s people don’t hide behind masks because they fear no evil. God’s people do not say things like “we do not forgive and we do not forget expect us”. If God decided today to stop forgiving us and forgetting our sins we are all doomed… Anonymous would have been righteous had they said we must bring all our brothers and sisters to the truth and let them decide. You do not fight the enemy by being just like them. It is also an old war tactic to infiltrate your enemy’s ranks by showing your enemy a false enemy of yours. If NATO says they are our enemy it will be easy for the people who NATO has attacked to believe that these people will be friends. Is the enemy of your enemy your friend or is the enemy of your enemy one of their greatest collaborators? Be very careful who you let sit at your table especially if your enemy know who they are.

Yet ANONYMOUS then flip flop and side with the Truth on Libya and Muammar Qaddafi.

Mathaba reader Rachel Baroni observes:

“We are legion” I guess Anonymous is not so secret after all… hmmm an unforgiving legion…  For He said to him. “Come out of the man, uncleaned spirit!”  Then He asked “what is your name?”  And he answered saying “My name is Legion; for we are many”.  A Legion of unclean spirits whose logo is a zombie with the laurel leaves…

But which ANONYMOUS and all of them or just a group? Anyone can copy their video and black-white letter head and post anything.

Reader Trixin points out the absurdity of trying to go under such a name as Anonymous:

“Anonymous is anyone and everyone who wishes to fly the banner of Anonymous. We’re all anons.”

That’s exactly what they want others to think! I’m not (part of) ANONYMOUS. They don’t speak and act in my name. They are doing the wrong things! And I think most of them do it on purpose.

“They posted anonymously for a cause, thus they are Anonymous.”

I think it’s worth to differentiate anonymous(ly) from ANONYMOUS. Not everyone who wants to stay anonymous is part of the group ANONYMOUS. I think most are not!

BTW some infos about this PSYOP/COINTELPRO:http://www.sott.net/articles/show/234259-The-New-COINTELPRO-Cyberwarfare-hacktivists-and-the-Subversion-of-Anonymous

Qaddafi4Ever comments:

So Anonymous wanna go around and hack Qaddafi sites, but now they say they’re for him? Sound like flip-flops to me!

ImpulseRealy replies:

If a group is not constant in it’s vision and goal then it will not be your constant ally in times of crises. Flip flopping is never desired in someone you trust to watch your back. Russia is a prime example. No, Anonymous is not to be trusted… I agree with Qaddafi4ever on this.

Other readers express their concerns that ANONYMOUS appears to have a history of being on the globalist banker elite side:

This is NOT by ANONYMOUS. ANONYMOUS is a globalists asset. Check their “Operations”. This Videos [supporting Libya and Qaddafi against the banker war] are either uploaded by someone pretending to be part of ANONYMOUS, or it is kind of an new marketing strategy to address different people with different “product varieties” to gain broader trust. — Trixin

For what is considered the ‘central’ asset of Anonymous, check outwww.anonops.org. — EpicFallGuy

When we tried to visit that link, all we got was “Website Offline, No Cached Version Available”, which is a rather unusual message. That site in any case is illegally registered as it does not contain valid registry information and gives a Skype VOIP number as contact: +852.81720004

Trixin presents an argument:

What did ANONYMOUS really do till now?

They support WikiLeaks. And it’s hard to trust them: 9/11: “silly conspiracy theory” (Assange)
Ask yourself: what did WikiLeaks publish and what didn’t they publish? It’s mostly stuff that is completely irrelevant, material that is known for long time and some things that obviously are filtered or even planted. …
For more information on this: see for example:
http://www.infowars.com/how-th…
http://www.infowars.com/wikile…

They are a secret society. How to trust them?

They break into some sites (Visa, Mastercard and Paypal, …) to pretend to be Anti-MegaCorps and nearly the only thing they publish is the names and passwords of some poor users. Well done? (Please research this yourself via web search).

They try to start some silly (because unsuccessful) “protests/riots” so that the globalists can react with marshal law (with getting support from the majority of sheeple). Latest example:http://www.infowars.com/anonym…

They advertise themselves as protesting against the Bohemian Grove and then not even 50 people come to the entrance of that site, and on the wrong day! http://www.infowars.com/%E2%80…

They do OPs against the Iranian government pretending to be on the side of the “protesters” and so are on the US/Globalist/NATO/NWO side of this conflict. Do some research on the background of the Iranian “protesters” and you’ll find the usual globalist sponsored terror groups…

So my point is:

ANONYMOUS pretend to be:

  • Anti-MegaCorp (Pro people)
  • Anti-Secrecy (Pro-WikiLeaks)
  • Anti-Globalist (Bohemian Grove, WallStreet)
  • Anti-Regimes (Pro-Democracy)

But this is what takes effect through ANONYMOUS actions:

  • Anti-People (e.g. stolen and published usernames and passwords; killed people, see below, …)
  • Pro-Secrecy (they are a secret society; so secret becomes “cool”/accepted)
  • Pro-Globalist (marshall law/police state/unfree internet laws/…)
  • Pro-Regimes (of course only ugly Pro-NWO/-Globalists regimes)

Classical professionally done PSYOP!

(Just to come back to the videos posted here. There seems to be too much truth and to few “hidden agendas/targets” in it to be published by a PSYOP; perhaps a well done “Anti-PSYOP-PSYOP” 😎  ? )

“The best way to control the opposition is to lead it ourselves.”— Vladimir Ilyich Lenin

Mia says:

Western Anonymous led by CIA and followed by naive people are working against Gaddafi in a ‘operation Libya’, but a lot of Eastern anonymous separated from them, when they found out their intentions and fake fight against NATO and US government. That’s the whole truth. Don’t be misguided.

And again underlining the entire problem with Anonymous not having adopted The Green Charter, Qaddafi4ever points out:

They might “try” to piss off NATO, but that doesn’t change the fact they hacked many pro-Qaddafi websites. They have also hacked and taken offline pro-Syrian Ba’athist websites and they have no intention on stopping whatever it is they’re doing.

There is no difference between a “Western” Anonymous or “Eastern” Anonymous! Since they have no command structure, leadership, goals, etc., they’re just a group that is open to literally anyone to join, which makes it easy for anyone to do stuff under their name.

An anonymous reader says that so long as the message is good, who cares:

It does not matter if Anonymous flip flops as long as the TRUTH OF LIBYA come out and you have to remember the Anonymous is everyone and anyone. Anonymous can be any goverment in the world but can also be any person or group of person. By the action that Anonymous does will speak for itself, if it attack and do harm then you will know that it no good but if inform like it has done in this case about Libya then you know is good.

So, we are back to square one: The Problem With Anonymous.

The way forward for the genuine and good hacktivists whether at Anonymous or not, and whether remaining anonymous or not, is clear. Adopt the clear set of rights and freedoms which were drafted by millions in the Libyan Jamahiriya in 1988 and adopted by the Green Charter Committees (the international movement of Muammar Qaddafi) in 1999: The Green Charter.

Form yourselves into Green Charter Committees, anonymously in secret or in public, and reproduce the Operation Libya Truth video and claim it as your own — then at least people will know what you stand for. After all the web site of the Green Charter Committees — www.greencharter.com — belongs to everyone and can be copied, adapted, re-posted, circulated.

If the real person or founder or coordinator or whoever behind ANONYMOUS is reading this and we are sure you are, then you too, embrace the Green Charter Movement and run with it — enter the NATO web sites and post links towww.greencharter.com
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Al Jazeera slanders Kucinich in an effort to delegitimize his opposition to the unauthorized war in Libya

By Madison Ruppert

http://endthelie.com/2011/08/31/al-jazeera-slanders-kucinich-in-an-effort-to-delegitimize-his-opposition-to-the-unauthorized-war-in-libya/#axzz1WraTfbMd

Editor of End the Lie

http://endthelie.com/2011/08/31/saif-al-islam-embarrasses-rebels-yet-again-counters-constant-opposition-disinformation/#axzz1WraTfbMd

The prolific propaganda house out of Qatar known as al Jazeera is at it again, this time claiming that an internal Libyan document offers proof of how Dennis Kucinich was attempting to build up a defense for Gaddafi’s second son, Saif al-Islam.

Their coverage of this also emphasizes that Kucinich was looking for evidence of the rebels’ ties to al Qaeda.

However, they paint this as if Kucinich was looking for “any possible links within rebel ranks to al-Qaeda” in order to defend Saif al-Islam and sue the United States, NATO and United Nations.

One must question the legitimacy of anything presented by the rebels, as they are admitted liars who will happily deceive the international community so long as it serves their interests.

I have previously covered just a few of the many examples of these lies and disinformation, and I think this most recent instance could very well be another example of how rebels and their apologists either misrepresent the facts or lie completely to benefit themselves.

Kucinich has already proven the al Jazeera coverage to be misleading and illegitimate in a statement to the Atlantic Wire in which he said, “Al Jazeera found a document written by a Libyan bureaucrat to other Libyan bureaucrats. All it proves is that the Libyans were reading the Washington Post… I can’t help what the Libyans put in their files… Any implication I was doing anything other than trying to bring an end to an unauthorized war is fiction.”

Of course the al Jazeera coverage made it appear that Kucinich had a close relationship with the Gaddafi regime and was attempting to work with them to provide a defense for Saif al-Islam in the ICC.

Another interesting point brought up by the al Jazeera coverage is the claim that David Welch, the former Assistant Secretary of State under the George W. Bush administration, advised the Gaddafi regime to utilize foreign intelligence agencies to undermine the rebel movement.

The alleged minutes claim that Welch advised the Gaddafi regime to use Israel to funnel intelligence that could impede the uprising.

This is in complete opposition to the facts and basic logic.

Why on Earth would Israel have any interest in setting back a group of rebels that openly supports them?

Why would Israel help Gaddafi crush an uprising which is led by individuals who have already declared their support of Israel?

The spokesperson for the Libyan rebels has already requested support from Israel and stated that if Israel supported them, they would support Israel.

When confronted with the fact that al Qaeda operatives are among the rebel forces, the rebel spokesman Ahmad Shabani told Haaretz that “Al-Qaida activists have been working for Gadhafi, among them Libyans and, according to reliable intelligence reports, foreigners who infiltrated the country’s porous borders.”

Who issued these reliable intelligence reports? Why have they not been made available if they are indeed reliable?

Shabani pointing out “foreigners who infiltrated the country’s porous borders” is laughable as well, seeing as the rebels have been working side-by-side with foreign intelligence agencies and covert operatives before the UnitedNations Security Council Resolution was even put on the table.

Shabani also said that the rebels are attempting to end the flow of arms from Libya into Gaza through Egypt.

To put it simply: even if the minutes are accurate and Welch advised the Gaddafi regime to utilize Israel to weaken his opposition, Welch would have simply been misinformed and wrong in advising such.

It must also be emphasized that Kucinich was never in direct contact with Gaddafi’s regime nor was he supporting their efforts nor was he attempting to help defend Saif al-Islam. While all of these facts are confirmed by Kucinich himself, al Jazeera and others will likely pretend that he was in league with Gaddafi when in reality he was attempting to support the rule of law and the truth and nothing  else.

Other Sources:

Secret files: US officials aided Gaddafi – Al Jazeera

Rebel spokesman to Haaretz: Libya needs world’s help, including Israel’s – Haaretz

Report: Libyan rebels seek Israel’s support – YNet News

More at EndtheLie.com – http://EndtheLie.com/2011/08/31/al-jazeera-slanders-kucinich-in-an-effort-to-delegitimize-his-opposition-to-the-unauthorized-war-in-libya/#ixzz1WrabNZeF

Al Jazeera slanders Kucinich in an effort to delegitimize his opposition to the unauthorized war in Libya

Posted: 2011/09/02
From: Source

Saif al-Islam embarrasses rebels yet again, counters constant opposition disinformation

Posted: 2011/09/02
From: Mathaba
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Saif al-Islam embarrasses rebels yet again, counters constant opposition disinformation

By Madison Ruppert
Editor of End the Lie

http://endthelie.com/2011/08/31/saif-al-islam-embarrasses-rebels-yet-again-counters-constant-opposition-disinformation/#axzz1WraTfbMd

In another embarrassing moment for the “victorious” rebels, who the mainstream media pretends has already won and conquered Libya in the name of the non-democratic, unaccountable al Qaeda-affiliated NationalTransitional Council, Saif al-Islam al-Gaddafi revealed that his father was not cornered.

I have previously shown how the rebels have absolutely no problem manufacturing lies from whole cloth and in doing so, mislead the entirety of the international community.

Even mainstream media outlets like the New York Times were being forced to cover this in order to save face among their support of the opposition deceivers.

Therefore, when we deal with any claims coming from the so-called “transitional government” in Libya or any of their supporters they must be thoroughly vetted and analyzed and not taken as gospel like the mainstreammedia would like us to.

Earlier I published an article about an al Jazeera report which, among other things, claimed that the conflict was over and that Gaddafi had been successfully toppled. Clearly, this is far from the reality of the situation in Libya.

In Saif al-Islam’s statements, broadcast on the Al Rai television network, he said that he was still residing in a Tripoli suburb and said that, “Our leadership is fine. We are drinking tea and coffee.”

As the New York Times points out, this “raised the possibility of more fighting and underscored the ability of the Qaddafis to frustrate the alliance of rebel forces that has become the effective government of Libya.”

This is just another piece of evidence proving that the rebels are not yet victorious, even if the corporate media and Western governments prefer to pretend that is the case.

The deputy chairman of the Transitional National Council or National Transitional Council (depending on what news outlet you happen to be reading), Abdel-Hafidh Ghoga, claimed that they located Gaddafi in the town of Bani Walid, South-East of the Libyan capital of Tripoli.

Just like the earlier claim that Gaddafi was hiding in the town of Sirte, this claim has not been substantiated in any way, shape, or form.

Even the New York Times had to admit this and did so by pointing out that, “Previous assertions by rebel forces concerning the whereabouts of Colonel Qaddafi and his family, routed from their Tripoli compound on Aug. 23, have proved premature or false.”

Just like the rest of the information coming from the opposition forces, chances are that this is just another lie meant to attempt to maintain support for their faltering “revolution” and regime change.

Ghoga revealed the mindset that has resulted in the many war crimes at the hands of rebels to go unchecked in a telephone interview with the New York Times.

He confirmed that Saadi al-Gaddafi, another son of Muammar Gaddafi’s, attempted to peacefully negotiate a coalition government with the opposition, which the rebels have absolutely no interest in.

Somewhat disturbingly, when Ghoga was asked about Saadi al-Gaddafi’s attempts to bring peace to Libya and end the conflict, he laughed out loud and said, “They have no choice, Qaddafi has no choice, he has to surrender by Saturday.”

Why the deadline of Saturday? The rebels have set so many dates and claimed far too many times that victory was in sight or that the Gaddafi regime was effectively toppled that one would not be wrong in saying that their deadlines and demands are all but totally worthless.

Based off of Gaddafi’s continued defiance of the demands of the rebels and their NATO allies, even when they were ransacking his Tripoli compound, I do not think that he will suddenly kowtow to their demands now.

Yet another unverified claim coming from the rebels is that Khamis, another son of Gaddafi, was murdered when he attempted to breach an opposition checkpoint on a road leading into Bani Walid.

Meanwhile, NATO is continuing their illegal bombing campaign on the sovereign nation of Libya (which has had its sovereignty all-but totally destroyed) unabated, claiming that their “mission is still ongoing as long as there is a threat against civilians.”

That statement might make one think that they will begin bombing the rebels next, as they are a clear danger to civilians in Libya, especially civilians who just happen to have darker skin.

Moussa Ibrahim, the spokesperson for the still-defiant Gaddafi regime, has said that roughly 1,000 people were murdered in a recent series of NATO airstrikes on the town of Sirte, where the rebels had claimed Gaddafi was located.

In an attempt to lessen the impact of this, the New York Times claims that Gaddafi and those loyal to him have exaggerated the extent of civilian casualties inflicted by NATO while in reality it is the mainstream media in the West that has attempted to ignore these killings completely.

The fact is that the Gaddafi regime has yet to be toppled as made clear by Ibrahim who said that they would not surrender Sirte, Bani Walid and Sabha by Saturday, as the rebels have demanded.

Furthermore, Saif al-Islam has said that they “are coming soon to liberate the Green Square in Tripoli” and that none of his father’s supporters or his father himself would surrender to rebel forces.

In his radio statement as reported by the Telegraph, Saif al-Islam reinforced their commitment to the Libyan people by saying that “We are going to die in our land. We would like to assure people that we are steadfast and the commander is doing well. We want to reassure the Libyan people that we are still here.”

Saif al-Islam continued to say, “We are fine. The leadership is fine and the leader is fine. We are happy, we are drinking coffee and tea with our companions and we are fighting.”

We must not pretend that this conflict is over and done with, as that is far from the case. Gaddafi has yet to be removed from power and the rebels are still a non-democratic, ragtag bunch of al Qaeda-affiliates, racist murderers and non-aligned parties who are in a state of complete disorganization.

This is not over and the opposition has a long road ahead of them if they can even successfully manage to topple Gaddafi, which is still highly questionable at this point.

More at EndtheLie.com – http://EndtheLie.com/2011/08/31/saif-al-islam-embarrasses-rebels-yet-again-counters-constant-opposition-disinformation/#ixzz1WrfbEevO

# GADDAFI THE FIGHTER: THIS IS THE TIME OF RESISTANCE!

par ELAC – Euro-Libyan Action Committees, vendredi 2 septembre 2011, 19:07

# GADDAFI THE FIGHTER: THIS IS THE TIME OF RESISTANCE!

 

 The fight continues:

“We must wage a campaign of attrition day and night until these lands are cleansed from these gangs and traitors”

ELAC-RESISTANCE – ALAC – MEDD-RCM – PCN-NCP

Muammar Gaddafi said that he “will not surrender” and “will continue the fight” in written excerpts from an audio message released Thursday by the courageous Arrai television. “We we will not surrender. We are not women and we will continue the fight,” he said according to the excerpts broadcast by the satellite channel Arai based in Syria, which announced that the audio message would be broadcast later.

Moammar Gadhafi’s son Seif al-Islam vowed this Wednesday to fight to the death, insisting no regime loyalists would surrender to the rebels.

Seif al-Islam said he was speaking from the “suburbs of Tripoli” and insisted his father was fine. “We are going to die in our land,” he said in an audio statement broadcast on Syria’s Al-Rai television, claiming he was speaking for loyalist leaders who had met in the Gadhafi bastion of Bani Walid. “No one is going to surrender.”

“We must wage a campaign of attrition day and night until these lands are cleansed from these gangs and traitors,” he said in a statement broadcast on the Syrian-based TV channel. “We assure people that we are standing fast and the commander is in good condition,” Saif said, adding that there were 20,000 loyalist soldiers ready to defend Sirte.

Gadhafi’s chief spokesman, our brother Moussa Ibrahim, also rejected a rebel ultimatum for loyalists in Sirte to surrender by Saturday or face an attack. “No dignified honorable nation would accept an ultimatum from armed gangs,” he said.

The fight continues !

RESISTANCE, MOBILIZATION !

ELAC-RESISTANCE / Euro-Libyan Action Committees

ALAC / African-Libyan Action Committees

MEDD-RCM / Movement for European Direct Democracy (Paneuropean Network of the Libyan Revolutionary Committees Movement)

PCN-NCP

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More than 2000 worldwide US-collaborators publicly exposed

Posted: 2011/09/03
From: Sourcehttp://mathaba.net/news/?x=628476
US Protected “Strictly Protected” Sources Now Strictly Un-Protected

The US-led Northern Atlantic Terror Organization NATO still bombs the towns and people in Libya and sends their armed stooges to hunt black peopleand other alleged supporters of the Libyan government. Though there is not much, what the Libyan people can do against the terrorists’ bombs, today is the first day of international revenge.

Wikileaks just published an editorial taking pride of contributing to the US-led series of regime change operations in the arab world publicly known as the “Arab spring.” The terrorists just admitted that their predatory war of aggression against Libya has already cost the life of 50.000 people. Wikileaks did not find a single word of regret for all the black people murdered in Libya by US-led terrorists, but expressed only regret that a recent breach of Wikileaks secrecy publicly exposed US-collaborators.

But the most cynical sentence in Wikileaks’ statement is this one:

Every day that the corrupt leadership of a country or organization knows of a pending WikiLeaks disclosure is a day spent planning how to crush revolution and reform.

Cryptome Timeline of 19 July 2010 shows, that in July 2010 Wikileaks got the secret US-embassy cables well before July 2010 and the whole world knew it at that time. But instead of publishing the material instantly, Julian Assange decided to hold the cables back until the end of November 2010. Even then Wikileaks did not publish all cables, but only small portions, it let the corrupt propaganda outlets of NATO-countries set the spin for the cables and strictly censored all the names of the collaborators with the global US terror regime.

In the meantime the US-led global terror regime had enough time to plan on how to deal with the leak. In August 2010 Barack Obama signed his secret “Presidential Study Directive 11” in which he ordered all US agencies to prepare for a series of US-led regime changes in the arab world. The US plan was to stage a set of regime changes, switching one corrupt government of US puppets against another regime of US puppets, to mask these US-led regime change operations as spontanous revolutions and to deflect public attention and shame from the most corrupt governemnt in the world: itself.

It is the U.S. goverment which invaded Afghanistan and Iraq, causing the death of millions of innocent people there. It is the U.S. government which based devilishly uses predator drones to more or less randomly kill people in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Somalia and Yemen. It is the U.S. government who sends special operation forces to perform “kill operations” and has the nerve of calling the rumors to identify targets for the killers “intelligence.” It is the U.S. government which enables the zionist apartheid regime to oppress and slaughter the indigenious population of Palestine. It is the U.S. government which supports all wars of aggresion of the zionist regime against it’s neighbor coutries and shieds the zionist regime from being persucuted for it’s world wide acts of murderous terror. It is the U.S. government which regularly performs regime change operations in the whole world to bring puppet governments to power, which do not serve the interests it’s people but it’s masters in the U.S. The U.S. government does all this for the sake that their banksters and corporations dominate and plunder the world.

The recent most criminal act of the U.S. government was murdering tens of thousands of Libyans and bombing Libya into ashes so that Libya will need it’s financial assets for reconstructing Libya instead of being able to invest it in other African nations to help Africa overcome the neocolonalism of World Bank, IMF and CFA-Franc. And Wikileaks claims to be proud to have assisted the USA with that murderous plunder, censoring it’s cable leak to help the U.S. terror regime to keep it’s collaborateurs secret, so that these U.S. collaborateurs can continue to act as U.S. agents of infuence. But #Fail.

It’s a mistake to trust the U.S. government. The U.S. terror regime is not trustworthy. Not at all. For nothing. Who ever talks to the U.S. govenment and it’s agent of terror in it’s world wide fortresses it calls embassies shall know that now and forever. The Wikileaks cables are out as undeletable Torrent in the internet – uncensored, all the cables with all names of US-collaborators exposed, plainly readable in clear letters for everyone.

Have a look at: cat cables.csv | grep -i -B 1 “strictly protect”

2. AN AMERICAN JOURNALIST (STRICTLY PROTECT) WITH WELL-

2. WE SPOKE ON JUNE 30 WITH JORDAN TIMES REPORTER
LAMIS ANDONI (STRICTLY PROTECT), AUTHOR OF AN

CHRISTIAN CLERIC RESIDENT IN MOSUL, CHALDEAN
ARCHBISHOP GARMO (STRICTLY PROTECT),

2. SUMMARY: A MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD (MB) JOURNALIST
(STRICTLY PROTECT) REPORTED TO EMBOFF THAT THE

3. NEW MB \”SPOKESMAN\”: A VERY ACTIVE AND COMMITTED MB
JOURNALIST (STRICTLY PROTECT) WELL KNOWN TO EMBOFFS

NOTORIOUS CIVILIAN SUPPORTERS OF NORIEGA, SUCH AS
MARIO ROGNONI AND ISAAC HANONO (STRICTLY PROTECT),

2. SUMMARY. CHRISTIAN DEMOCRAT GUSTAVO CEDENO
(STRICTLY PROTECT), WAS ARRESTED BY REGIME

4. ACCORDING TO A DEPARTMENT HEAD AT THE INSTITUTE
OF STATE AND LAW (STRICTLY PROTECT), TWO KEY ITEMS ON

23. (LOU) F.B. AND X. DESCRIBED THE BRUTAL DEATH OF
ANOTHER PRISONER, SILVIJE SARIC (STRICTLY PROTECT),

23. (LOU) F.B. AND X. DESCRIBED THE BRUTAL DEATH OF
ANOTHER PRISONER, SILVIJE SARIC (STRICTLY PROTECT),

2. AN EXPATRIATE STAFFER FROM UNHCR\’S BANJA LUKA
OFFICE (STRICTLY PROTECT) DESCRIBED FOR US THE

3. ON DEC. 30, 1992, AN EXPATRIATE STAFFER FROM
UNHCR\’S BANJA LUKA OFFICE (STRICTLY PROTECT) MET AT

2. (LOU) MEHMED ARNAVTOVIC (STRICTLY PROTECT),

PAGE 03 ZAGREB 00827 02 OF 04 281646Z
(STRICTLY PROTECT), HEREAFTER REFERRED TO AS A.H.,

2. (LOU) ZEJCIR OSMIC (STRICTLY PROTECT), HEREAFTER

2. (LOU) ADMIR TOSKIC (STRICTLY PROTECT), HEREAFTER

14. (LOU) THE WITNESS CREDITS ONE SERB, A \”MAJOR
VOJKAN\” (STRICTLY PROTECT), WITH SAVING MANY

2. (LOU) SENAHID CAVALIC (STRICTLY PROTECT; WITNESS

A SERB FRIEND AND NEIGHBOR NAMED MIODRAG MITROVIC
(STRICTLY PROTECT). HIS FRIEND TOOK HIM INTO HIS OWN

CREDITS TWO SERB FRIENDS WHO WERE BIMEX WORKERS, SRETEN
VAJIC AND LAZO DODIC (BOTH STRICTLY PROTECT), FOR
ARRANGING HIS RELEASE. HE ALSO SAID MAKSO SIMEUNOVIC
(STRICTLY PROTECT), THE PRESIDENT OF THE SERBIAN

2. (LOU) AMIR DIDIC (STRICTLY PROTECT), HEREAFTER

CONTACT OF HIS THAT HE IS NOW IN SWEDEN. HIS
NAME (STRICTLY PROTECT – HE IS THOUGHT TO STILL

SABINA, MIRSAD, ZAHID AND MIRELA) ARE MENTIONED BELOW;
THEIR NAMES SHOULD ALSO BE STRICTLY PROTECTED. MRS.

PRESENT IN SYRIA, A MIDLEVEL OFFICIAL OF THE SOCIALIST
UNITY PARTY (STRICTLY PROTECT) GAVE US A LIST IN ARABIC

3. (C) RAHIMULLAH YUSUFZAI (STRICTLY PROTECT), RESPECTED REPORTER

WIDELY VIEWED AS SOURCES OF ROYAL RAKEOFFS. AS CHARACTERIZED BY
BILLIONAIRE PRINCE AL-WALID BIN TALAL (STRICTLY PROTECT) TO THE

OPERATE IN PALESTINIAN AREAS, ACCORDING TO PROMINENT WEST BANK
BUSINESSMAN AND BANKER YAHYA KADAMANI (STRICTLY PROTECT). KADAMANI

STATEMENT THAN MB MEMBER AND INTELLECTUAL IBRAHIM
GHARAIBEH (STRICTLY PROTECT) DESCRIBED TO POLOFF IN A

4. (C) CONSUL RECEIVED A TELEPHONE CALL FROM FORWARD
MADZIYA (STRICTLY PROTECT), THE TEACHER WITH WHOM THE

7. (C) SUPREME COURT CHIEF JUSTICE ANTHONY GUBBAY
(STRICTLY PROTECT) TOLD POLOFF NOVEMBER 10 THAT HE

LATER CALLED THE \”TWO CULTURES OF VIETNAM.\” THIS PANELIST
(STRICTLY PROTECT) LATER TOLD US THAT SHE HAD BEEN VERY

UNSURE, WITHOUT ADDITIONAL STUDY, WHETHER THE CONSTITUTION
WOULD PERMIT SUCH A MOVE. GUBBAY (STRICTLY PROTECT)

1. (C) FOLLOWING IS AN ACCOUNT BY CANADIAN DEPUTY HIGH
COMMISSIONER IN HARARE RON WILLSON (STRICTLY PROTECT) OF

LIKEWISE, WE HAVE HEARD FROM A CLOSE WORKING CONTACT
(STRICTLY PROTECT) AT THE LABOR MINISTRY, WHO CONSIDERS

MARRIED WITH TWO GROWN SONS. ONE OF HIS DEPUTIES AT MOLISA
(STRICTLY PROTECT) DESCRIBED HIM AS A STRONG SUPPORTER OF

22 FOR ITS MONTH-LONG SPRING SESSION, ACCORDING TO A KEY
SENIOR STAFFER AT THE NATIONAL ASSEMBLY (STRICTLY PROTECT).

2. (C) HIGH COURT JUDGE YUNUS OMERJEE (STRICTLY PROTECT

3. (C ) IN A MEETING WITH POL/C ON OCTOBER 6, THE
REVEREND NGUYEN NGOC HIEN (STRICTLY PROTECT) OF THE

WHO DESCRIBED HIMSELF AS THE CHAIRMAN OF VIET NAM GOOD
NEWS MISSIONS (STRICTLY PROTECT). TINH, WHO MET WITH

A FOREIGN MINISTRY CONTACT IN THE SOUTHEAST ASIA
DIVISION, ZULKEFLY MD NOOR (STRICTLY PROTECT) SAID

3. (C) PASTOR TINH, (STRICTLY PROTECT), A

1. (C) ON 7 JANUARY, THE HEAD OF THE MFA\’S BALKAN OFFICE,
MAURIZIO MASSARI (STRICTLY PROTECT) TOLD POLOFF THAT HE WAS

5. (C) During a December conversation with Polcouns,
attorney Hauwa Ibrahim (strictly protect), one of a quintet

Uwais had said he \”was waiting for the case,\” confided
Ibrahim. Uwais (strictly protect) made a similar statement

UNOFFICIALLY IN THE INTERFAITH GATHERING. MUHAMMED ESSLIMANI
(STRICTLY PROTECT) TOLD POLOFF THAT HE HAS BEEN WAGING AN

TO PLACE THE TRUTH AND JUSTICE COMMISSION UNDER PARLIAMENT\’S
AUTHORITY. (N.B. PLEASE STRICTLY PROTECT THIS LATTER POINT.

Colonel and ECOWAS staff member M. Dixon Dikio (please
strictly protect) told PolMilOff that a major breakdown of

FROM \”SOCIALIST WAYS OF THINKING; THEY WERE ALL COLLABORATORS
IN PAST AND CAN\’T SHAKE OLD WAYS\” (PLEASE STRICTLY PROTECT).

notetaker. (Note: Paras\’ handlers indicated that they
wanted the meeting to remain secret. Strictly protect. End

16. (C) Please strictly protect the fact that we have a copy

2. (C) On August 2, Ministry of Finance and Economic
Development Permanent Secretary Nick Ncube (strictly protect)

of adultery and sentenced to death by stoning. Poloffs twice
met Lawal\’s chief attorney Hauwa Ibrahim (strictly protect),

1. (C) Summary: On August 31, Codel Daschle met attorney
Hauwa Ibrahim (strictly protect) for a brief on the Amina

4. (C) On August 18, poloff met with Ibrahim Gharaibeh
(strictly protect) an East Banker and former member of the

labor groups, this communication was received via the AFL-CIO
Solidarity Center (strictly protect). According to

dated October 11 which the Diyarbakir Human Rights
Association (strictly protect) passed to Poloff, Aydiner

be competing with Shah Deniz gas.
4. (C) BOTAS General Manager Bildaci (strictly protect)

2. (C) Brian Dodson (strictly protect), a gas analyst for BP,

1.(C) On 21 December, EconChief met with Khalid Yousef Fulaij
(strictly protect), who serves as an Advisor on Petroleum

The GOH does not see how they can meet these targets.
Alvarado (strictly protect) has now proposed to the Cabinet

TRANSGRESSION. CHIEF OF THE GENERAL STAFF GEN KOLEV
(STRICTLY PROTECT) HAS ALSO LEVELED CHARGES OF

2. (S) EMBASSY LEGATT ON JANUARY 17 WAS TOLD BY THE ITALIAN
NATIONAL POLICE (STRICTLY PROTECT) THAT ON DECEMBER 9, 2002

GENOA-BASED PROSECUTORS WHO ARE INVESTIGATING THE CASE, AND
THEREFORE SHOULD BE STRICTLY PROTECTED. END COMMENT.

convention late into the night of January 5, PolCouns
met Tunji Abayomi (strictly protect), Obasanjo\’s

1. (S) THOMAS OSORIO (STRICTLY PROTECT), HEAD OF ICTY\’S

WITH CROATIA, WE MET MARCH 4 WITH ICTY ZAGREB OFFICE HEAD
THOMAS OSORIO (STRICTLY PROTECT THROUGHOUT). WHILE CALLING

relationship between Arabs and Turks might really be. The
Saudi political counselor (strictly protect) described Turks

4. (C) The Israeli DCM (strictly protect) confided that when

5 (C) The Moroccan DCM (strictly protect), who served in

6. (C) The Embassy of Pakistan DCM (strictly protect)

the need to communicate to the markets. IMF Mission Chief
(strictly protect) called the team \”totally incompetent\” and
a \”hopeless bunch.\” Central Bank Governor Serdengecti (also
strictly protect) said it was like having a bunch of

2. (C) Joshua Fumodoh (strictly protect), former president

King on board. By contrast, human rights activist Fawsi
Samhoury (strictly protect) was uncharacteristically cynical

2. (C) Sana\’a Al-Kitbi (strictly protect), Secretary-

2. (C) BP,s local BTC Co Managing Director Yashar Latifov
(strictly protect) told econoff that the timing of Bildaci,s

3. (C) On March 30 PolOff met with human rights activist
Fawzi Samhoury (strictly protect). Samhoury has attended

1. (C) ON APRIL 2, POLOFF MET WITH A LOCAL SAUDI LAWYER, DR.
BASIM ALIM (STRICTLY PROTECT), TO DISCUSS HIS OPEN LETTER TO

FUNDAMENTALIST. END NOTE.) THE MEETING WAS ALSO ATTENDED BY
DR. WALED FATEIHI (STRICTLY PROTECT), A U.S. EDUCATED

these divisions are having on Turkey\’s willingness to work
with the U.S. These contacts (strictly protect) include, but

1. (S) DURING A CATCH-UP SESSION, THE MFA DEPUTY OFFICE
DIRECTOR FOR EAST ASIA, PAOLA MUNZI (STRICTLY PROTECT),

4. (S) Dr. Ala\’a Al-Tameemi (strictly protect), a

1. (S) According to MFA Iraq Department Head Kerim Uras
(strictly protect), the GOT held a coordination meeting on

1. (S/NF) Poloff spoke with Washington-based American-Iranian
activist Mark Namdar (strictly protect) on May 3, 2003. Mr.

1. (SBU) IMF ResRep (strictly protect) told us late today

in particular, the positive points drawn out (paras 7 – 14
below). Yet Dermot Groome (strictly protect), a senior trial

testimony that seemed to be given in his favor. Registry
legal adviser Christian Rohde (strictly protect), who sees

Urso. Teti,s paper, a copy of which was obtained by the
Embassy (please strictly protect), reiterates familiar themes

4. (S/NOFORN) REQUESTING NOT TO BE QUOTED, DEBERNARDIN
(STRICTLY PROTECT) OPINED THAT FURTHER PUBLIC CRITICISM BY

3. (SBU) Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (BRSA)
Vice President Ercan Turkan (strictly protect) told us July

2. (S) With Celik at the venue were two influential Kurds: 1)
Ihsan Arslan (strictly protect throughout), an AK Party

4. (S) Arslan (strictly protect) offered that the DEHAP trip

APPROVAL AND INFLATION COMING DOWN, THE NORMALLY SKEPTICAL
SERDENGECTI (STRICTLY PROTECT) AGREED THAT TURKEY HAD A REAL

proposal that Majola act as chief prosecutor for some interim
period. Johnson (strictly protect), who served as acting

4. (C) Blewitt (strictly protect) said that he had not worked

the cleric\’s wife told ConGenOff recently. The
cleric, Ma Jingxin (strictly protect, had been drawing

which he very likely exceeded his brief, the Jordanian
Charge in Baghdad, Dimai Haddad (please strictly protect)

Remarks by Minh Pham, the Amcit head of the UNDP office
in Male (pls strictly protect), were particularly

to represent the needs of the Turkmen community. Ziyal
(strictly protect) complained that GC member Songul Chapuk

4. (C) In response to A/DCM\’s question regarding prospects
for an Italian pledge, Baiano (please strictly protect)

American Country Director of the AFL-CIO\’s Solidarity Center
in Nigeria (strictly protect), told Labor Officer that the

Econoff within hours of the meeting, John Pototsky, Managing
Director of Mobil (strictly protect), characterized the

NON-UNIFORMED POLICE ANXIOUS. LOCAL UNHCR INTERNATIONAL
STAFF (STRICTLY PROTECT) SAID SIMILAR MEASURES WERE SOMETIMES

NUMBERS\” (A THOUSAND OR TWO A MONTH) ACROSS THE VAN PROVINCE
BORDER. UNHCR CONTACTS (STRICTLY PROTECT) REPORTED SOMALIS,

1. (C) Ministry of Civil Affairs (MOCA) Director
General Wang Zhenyao (strictly protect) has helped

2. (S) Ecmin met with Dr. Aldo Doria (strictly protect

UNDERSCORE HIS DESIRE TO MAINTAIN CLOSE COOPERATION WITH THE
WAR CRIMES TRIBUNAL. TOM OSORIO (STRICTLY PROTECT), THE HEAD

Foreign Trade Ministry is actually part of the Industry
Ministry). de Mohr said (strictly protect) that he had

Valledupar. He reports directly to AUC military commander
Salvatore Mancuso. Mayor Pupo (strictly protect) told

trial against Berlusconi found the PM innocent. Gaetano
Pecorella (strictly protect), a key member of Berlusconi\’s

1. (C) FYI. Ambassador Lunstead met Feb. 3 with Minh
Pham (Amcit — strictly protect), the head of the UNDP

2. (C) DR. SILVIA ZUCCHINI (STRICTLY PROTECT), A FORMER

UNDP Resident Representative for the Maldives (Amcit–
strictly protect). Pham said he was hearing an

mistreatment by government authorities. (Note: According to
Max Furrer (strictly protect), Protection Coordinator for the

1.(C) A highly reliable senior official (strictly protect)

inter-Arab meetings, according Bahrain\’s PermRep in Geneva
(strictly protect). Our MFA source said he had briefed Ref A

Director for International Organization Affairs Ghassan
Shaikho (strictly protect). Before calling in his

MEPI-funded American Bar Association (ABA) legal advisor
(strictly protect) to review the files of the dismissed

4. (C) Our ABA legal advisor (strictly protect), who was

Al Arayed appears to be serious about reform. Our ABA legal
advisor (strictly protect) recommended criminal prosecution

corporation operating in an international market, KPC must
strictly protect its record on safety and standards in order

home. According to a reliable Embassy contact from the Youth
Forum (strictly protect) some of the men brushed past the

to the parliamentarians, for example. By contrast, neither
the King (strictly protect) nor the Crown Prince (strictly

4.(C) Director of Agreements and Treaties for the Directorate
of Legal Affairs Jameel al-Alawi (strictly protect) told P/E

(C) MFA IRAQ TASK FORCE DEPUTY DIRECTOR LUIGI MACCOTTA
(STRICTLY PROTECT) TOLD EMBASSY OFFICERS MARCH 30 THAT FM

discussing program specifics and spoke more generally about
Malawi. (Please strictly protect.) \”We\’re working on the

economy, and to push the GOT hard to ensure civilian control
of the military. Ruete (strictly protect) also offered his

8. (C) On April 23, EU Parliament President Cox\’s diplomatic
adviser Joe Dunne (strictly protect) told us that President

8. (C) According to Max Furrer (strictly protect), Protection

package for assistance would be too great to manage through
the UN. Verheugen\’s Cyprus Adviser (strictly protect) told

6. (C) Ruete (strictly protect throughout) noted that the

prosecutors fired earlier by Torres — Maria Cristina Munoz
and Mery Estela Gorzon (strictly protect both) — be

10. (SBU) Several members (strictly protect) of the provincial

(such as France) to impose their armaments standards upon the
entire EU. Collins (strictly protect) replied that \”the

Resident Representative in the Maldives Minh Pham (Amcit
— pls strictly protect) focused his remarks on the

of the Greens might be forced to seek a coalition with the
ELDR. Greens MEP Joost Lagendijk (strictly protect) also

2. (C) At a reception June 9, visiting IMF Mission Chief Reza
Moghadam (strictly protect) told

a course of events in the Niger Delta. JTF Commander BG Elias
Zamani (strictly protect) told Consulate Officers that after

3. (S/NF) Sam Ken (strictly protect), a senior militant Ijaw

1. (S) ON JUNE 17, UK EMBASSY POL COUNS FRANCIS CAMPBELL
(STRICTLY PROTECT) BRIEFED POLOFF ON HIS MEETING THE PREVIOUS

owns — could be a potential gold mine. Embassy has learned
from another U.S. corporate source (strictly protect origin)

1. (SBU) Summary: Post has spoken separately with the wife and
two of the adult children (strictly protect) of detained democracy

team plans to ask the current government to send an agrement
request ASAP. (Strictly protect — this is still

Ambassador had with the Doraleh port site manager, K.K. Menon
(strictly protect) on June 30. The informal \”proposal\” that

2. (SBU) According to family members (strictly protect), Khue

candid in discussing his party\’s delaying tactics. His
confidence needs to be strictly protected.)

6. (C) According to Abdulwahab (strictly protect), when the

7. (C) (Strictly protect) Iannuzzi and Ferrari Bravo both

5. (SBU) In a two-hour private meeting with Staffdel, Pastor Siu Y
Kim (strictly protect), head of the Southern Evangelical Church of

the former is part and parcel of the latter. Carlos
Rodriguez (strictly protect), President of the CUT, has

uncertainty towards the political future of the east. Father
Harry Miller (Amcit- strictly protect), a Jesuit priest who

1. (C/NF) According to UK Mission official Karen Betts
(strictly protect), the EU-3 are working to coordinate with

3. (SBU) Pastor Nguyen The Binh, head of the Southern Evangelical
Church of Vietnam (SECV) chapter in Danang (strictly protect),

9. (SBU) Father Tran Quoc Viet, a senior representative of the
Bishop of Danang and Quang Nam provinces (strictly protect) told

2. (C) Cypriot Military Representative to the European
Union, Lt. Colonel Pantelis Christophorou (strictly protect)

2. (SBU) Pastor Doan Trung Tin (strictly protect), Director of the

2. (C) Father Dario Echeverri (strictly protect), chairman of

3. (C) General Manager Alex Borges of BTC (strictly protect)

Acting Director General of Civil Aviation and Meteorology
Sultan al-Saifi (strictly protect) described to Econoff the

5. (SBU) Pastor Le Van Thien (strictly protect), a senior official

8. (SBU) Thich Tri Quang (strictly protect), head of the HCMC

9. (SBU) In discussions on October 22 and 27, Pastor Pham Dinh
Nhan (strictly protect), a leader of the Vietnam Evangelical

7. (S) UK political chief Sharma (strictly protect) told us

1. (SBU) According to Pham Dinh Nhan (strictly protect), a leader

5. (S) A report passed to us by the UK High Commission
(strictly protect) corroborated concerns about the Cox\’s

3. (C) Biato (strictly protect on this) said Garcia\’s highly

5. (SBU) Pastors Y Ta Hmok, Y Ky Eban and Huynh Kim Thoa (all
strictly protect), Chairmen of Dak Lak chapter of the Southern

10. (SBU) Bishop Nguyen Tich Duc and Father Tran Van Phuc, Chief
of Staff of the Dak Lak Diocese (both strictly protect), told us

5. (C) We spoke to Vlatko Cvrtila (strictly protect),

2. (C) Ambassador called on Adamkus\’s chief foreign policy
adviser Edminas Bagdonas (strictly protect) November 30 for a

outer district of HCMC, DAS Dugan met with Pastor Pham Dinh Nhan
(strictly protect), a leader of the Vietnam Evangelical Foundation

2. (C) Dutch working papers shared confidentially with
Poloff (strictly protect) reveal that the UK, Poland, Sweden,

tougher language, such as by dropping mention of a specific
date. A UK contact (strictly protect) involved in the

1. (C) Rob Swartbol (PM Balkenende\’s diplomatic advisor)
(STRICTLY PROTECT) told Ambassador Sobel late December 6 he

2. In a separate conversation with the DCM, Pieter de
Gooijer (MFA, European Integration) (STRICTLY PROTECT) said

2. (C) On December 26, poloff spoke with Jamshid Karimov
(strictly protect), a Jizzak-area journalist hired in

resembles his uncle, and by Jamshid\’s mother, Muslima
Karimova (strictly protect), the widow of President

5. (S) Perennial presidential candidate and opposition
politician Tunji Braithwaite (strictly protect) told CG that

6. (S) Professor Ukande Damachi (strictly protect), a

paid. A working group member from the PM\’s office, Aharon
Mor (strictly protect), contended that such a GOI claim would

pensions and restitution, in a December 8 meeting with
emboff. (Strictly protect Mor, per his request.) He

CHP mayor of Gaziantep Celal Dogan, according to Cevikce
(strictly protect). If they are unsuccessful in advancing

of General Intelligence at the Karama Border crossing, Lt.
Col. Al Sharafat (strictly protect), explained that Jordanian

SIPDIS
(strictly protect), both of whom work on Iran and attended

Austrian Interior Minister Liese Prokop (reported septel),
Helmut Krehlik (strictly protect), head of the Economics

4. (C) PolCounselor followed up Singer\’s statement on 21
January with a call to Marcel Biato (strictly protect),

4. (S) Ricard (strictly protect) told Poloff January 26 that,

and Economics, and Dr. Hatem al-Shanfari, Professor of
Economics and Finance (strictly protect), agreed to chat for

2. (C) IMF Resrep Hugh Bredenkamp (strictly protect) said

5. (SBU) According to Le Quang Liem (strictly protect), leader of

7. (SBU) Ms. Le Thi Phu Dung (strictly protect), wife of

(C) Will the Penal Chamber approve the extradition?
Domnguez Brito (strictly protect) says that they will and

police surveillance and says visitors\’ access may be restricted.
Separately, the Bishop of the Hue (strictly protect) told us that

7. (SBU) Poloff on February 17 also met with Bishop of the Hue,
Nguyen Nhu Thue (strictly protect) to discuss freedom of religion

6. (C) In a separate conversation, Federal Prosecutor
Ubiratan Cazetta (strictly protect), pronounced himself

religious order \’The Sisters of Notre Dame\’ in Belem
(strictly protect this reference). One of the Sisters told

Action Task Force on Money Laundering (FATF). Gabrielle Rush
(strictly protect), an adviser in the Ministry of Foreign

meets the Terrorism Suppression Act\’s requirements, according
to Bill Peoples (strictly protect), crime policy and projects

its Embassy in Moscow to its Embassy in Tbilisi. MFA
Caucasus Department Head Adali (strictly protect) portrays

1. (SBU) On February 22, visiting S/P Staffer William Inboden and
ConGenOffs met with Ms. Le Thi Phu Dung (strictly protect), wife

Thieu, senior members of the executive board of the SECV (all
strictly protect), said the climate for religious freedom in

7. (C) In a March 3 meeting with PolCouns Sonia loyalist and
Congress spinmeister Rajiv Desai (strictly protect) was

2. (S/NF) On March 2, Embassy officials met Elkin Dario
Tuberquia (strictly protect), a former militia member of the

1. (SBU) On March 7, Le Quang Du (strictly protect), father of

bought a stay for Ruweished camp. In quiet consultations
with Royal Protocol Minister Rifai (strictly protect), Charge

Ragheb, however, turned him down flat. Sabih al-Masri
(strictly protect) told us that Abul Ragheb had recently come

Abul Ragheb license. CBJ Deputy Governor Faris Sharaf
(strictly protect) confirmed to us that there is support \”at

1. (C) Summary: Since December 2004, New Zealand native Erik
Oosterbroek (strictly protect), the leader of one of Tarsus\’

2. (C) Consulate Adana officers met with Eric Oosterbroek
(strictly protect), the leader of a Protestant community

2. (SBU) Pastors Pham Dinh Nhan, Nguyen Ngoc Hien and Doan Trung
Tin (all strictly protect), senior leaders of the house church

unrecognized Hoa Hao Central Buddhist Church (HHCBC), Liem
(strictly protect) focused on a possible gathering of his sect in

with Hoa Hao dissident Le Quang Liem. On March 14 Thang\’s wife,
Nguyen Thi Hoang Em (strictly protect), told us that on February

split in the Hoa Hao church between a GVN-recognized faction and
other non-recognized groups.) Liem (strictly protect) used the

Le Quynh Nga, to discuss her father\’s planning for the April 3
event. Nga (strictly protect) stated that she and other family

discussion of New Zealand,s participation. Senior MOD
officials (strictly protect) tell us it was not until Finance

foreign and defense policies. We have been told by senior
MOD and NZDF officials (strictly protect) that their efforts

encourage us to, in the words of a senior MOD official
(strictly protect), \”help us get out of the hole we have dug

issues. According to British national Angus Reid (please
strictly protect), a small group of worshipers are meeting in

community there to learn about the situation first-hand.
British national Angus Reid (please strictly protect) told

courtesy call, EU Commissioner for Justice and Home Affairs
(and former Italian FM) Franco Frattini (strictly protect)

2. (S) On April 1, ICRC Deputy Head of Delegation Maarten
Merkelbach (strictly protect) gave us a confidential briefing

Christian groups — actively campaigning against their
missionaries (Refs A and B). Atila Erdem (strictly protect),

(IBIB) in Paris reported on the arrest of UBCV monk Thich Vien
Phuong (strictly protect). Shortly after the reports we spoke

initiatives at the Plenary, and are still reviewing the
various U.S. proposals. MFAT officials (strictly protect)

have similar names and it is difficult to verify substances
through testing. The two MFAT officials (strictly protect)

2. (C) Jean-Francois Brakeland (STRICTLY PROTECT), who covers

1. (S) Introduction and summary. Tyre businessman Qassim
Daoud (strictly protect) provided econoff on April 19 with

2. (SBU) Late on April 27, we spoke with Nguyen Thi Hoanh Em, wife
of Tran Van Thang (strictly protect), who told us that her family

Ma\’ale Adumim is progressing despite USG objections.
Brigadier General (res) Baruch Spiegel (strictly protect),

Corporation (KPC) General Counsel, Shaykh Nawaf Saud Nasser
Al-Sabah (strictly protect) gave Poloff a readout on the

1. (S) Summary: Islamic/international terrorism
investigating judge Jean-Francois Ricard (strictly protect)

12. (C) The General Manager of ING Taiwan, Lawrance (sic)
Liang (strictly protect), offered AIT his understanding of

7. (SBU) On May 9, we spoke with one of Pastor Truong\’s attending
physicians (strictly protect) over the phone for an hour. (The

May 10 with Mennonite activist Le Thi Hong Lien and her father
(both strictly protect) to investigate claims that torture in

14. (SBU) On May 13, we spoke with Lien\’s attending physician in
the Bien Hoa mental hospital (strictly protect). The doctor said

1. (C) During a casual meeting with Econoff on May 20, Mr.
Nguyen Hong Duong (strictly protect), Deputy Director of the

1. (C) On May 26, poloffs met with Father Dario Echeverri
(strictly protect), Secretary General of the National

responsible. On May 26, Catholic Church negotiator Father
Dario Echeverri (strictly protect) told polcouns that he had

integration, primarily in the energy sector. Despite Chavez\’s
\”defects,\” Barbosa (strictly protect) said, increased regional

3. (C) Visiting Kuwaiti Ambassador to Tehran, Majed Al-Difiri
(strictly protect), told Poloff and PolMiloff June 4 that the

3. (C) On June 7, poloff spoke with anti-terrorism
investigating judge Jean-Francois Ricard (strictly protect)

Thich Thien Hanh, the senior-most member of the outlawed UBCV in
Hue (strictly protect). (This visit came off after much debate

Thich Thien Hanh, the senior-most member of the outlawed UBCV in
Hue (strictly protect). (This visit came off after much debate

and former Truth and Reconciliation Executive Secretary
Javier Ciurlizza (strictly protect). Foreign Minister

3. (SBU) On June 9 we were able to contact Dr. Hoang Trong
Tam (strictly protect), who until recently was Truong\’s

1. (S) On June 7, Austrian MFA A/S-equivalent for Western
European Affairs Herbert Krauss (strictly protect) asked to

EU role in Kosovo prepared by High Rep Solana and
Commissioner Rehn (a copy of the paper – strictly protect –

organization\’s progress in implementing Vietnam\’s new legal
framework on religion (strictly protect). The SECV is Vietnam\’s

organization\’s progress in implementing Vietnam\’s new legal
framework on religion (strictly protect). The SECV is Vietnam\’s

9. (C) Econchief talked to Abu Dhabi Investment Authority Tax
Advisor Dr. Robert Peake (strictly protect) on June 15.

Group (MILF-AHJAG) official (and International Visitor
Leadership Program nominee) Mike Pasigan (strictly protect)

frequently working with some level of political protection.
The Italian consul (strictly protect throughout) termed the

on Saturday, June 11 with Iraq MOD Deputy Director for
Security and Intelligence Asaad Abbood (strictly protect),

1. (C) SUMMARY: On June 27, we delivered ref (A) demarche to
Nicolas Pascual de la Parte (STRICTLY PROTECT), EU HighRep

2. (C) Pasqual (STRICTLY PROTECT) said that the EU was at a

member Talal Alsayegh, the Head of the Central Bank\’s
Anti-Money Laundering Unit (strictly protect), the draft

Kloiber and Justice Ministry spokesperson Poechinger
(strictly protect both) have told us that the press

3. (C) Investment Commission Deputy Executive Secretary Emile
Chang (strictly protect) told AIT/T that the Commission has

local police commissariat weekly. Terrorism investigating
judge Jean-Francois Ricard (strictly protect) had previously

Alsayegh, the Head of the Central Bank\’s Anti-Money
Laundering Unit (strictly protect), the draft legislation:

3.(C) Both the Sirnak sub-governor and UNHCR contacts in
Silopi (strictly protect) suggested that travel in western

its Legal Committee on July 11. IECI Commissioner
Hamdia (strictly protect) has been unofficially

with plans to build an Iranian Trade and Technology Center in
Austria. Krehlik (strictly protect) said certain Austrian

6. (SBU) In a series of meetings in his church, Cao Dai dissident
Le Quang Tan (strictly protect), who serves as mentor to the

of the International Monetary Fund\’s office in Djibouti,
Emmanuel Kumah, (strictly protect), who works very closely

National Treasury Director for International Economics Danel
van Rensburg (strictly protect) July 19, who confirmed that

3. (SBU) Bui Thi Thu Dien (strictly protect) established the

7. (SBU) Father Tran Dinh Tu (strictly protect) in 1999 became the

Ministry of Foreign Affairs Director of Common Foreign and
Security Policy Petr Kaiser (strictly protect). As

Truong\’s lawyer Nguyen Van Dai and Truong\’s former attending
physician in the hospital (both strictly protect), in June,

church community visited Truong at the hospital. One of the
pastors, Pham Dinh Nhan (strictly protect), told us that

2. (c) CDC representative Hsu Yu-chen (STRICTLY PROTECT)

discreet courtesy peek at the letter WHO sent TCDC Minister
Steve Hsu-sung Kuo (STRICTLY PROTECT) on July 27. Hsu

7. (C) On July 26, two senior Abu Dhabi Investment Authority
advisors (strictly protect) discussed progress on the

1. (C) ON August 10, the Danish DCM (strictly protect)

3. (S) UK Deputy Head of Mission (strictly protect — he

8. (C) Moroccan Ambassador Benryane (strictly protect) told

example, Ankara mayor Gocek,s head advisor Murat Dogru
(strictly protect) told POLOFF that prior to the November

in the Protestant house church movement, on August 22 we spoke
with Dinh Ruong (strictly protect), a preacher in Quang Ngai

activity in the United States. PolOff told Hoang that freedom of
speech was strictly protected in the United States. However, if

gathering, it would likely not/not block him from traveling.
Habibullah (STRICTLY PROTECT) said he sounded out a selection

Department of Planning and Investment and Nghia, Vice President of
the HCMC Investment and Trade Promotion Centre (strictly protect

Embassy contact Sydney Masamvu of the International Crisis
Group (strictly protect) September 7 that despite press

3. (C) IMF Resident Representative in South Africa Vivek
Arora (strictly protect), who was a member of the IMF team

2. (C) In a September 8 meeting with Econoff, Sabr S.
Yessimbekov (strictly protect), Executive Director of the

daily Le Quotidien d\’Oran. Le Quotidien\’s editor in chief,
Mohammed Abdou Benabou (strictly protect), offered his views

2. (C) Deputy chief of National Police (PN) Brigadier General
Rafael Guzman Fermin (strictly protect) called on DCM

challenge legislation before the Constitutional Court.
Al-Ajmi asked Emboffs to strictly protect this information

during the HGA negotiations.\” Conoco-Phillips\’
representative Hakim Janah (strictly protect) was less

sealing the border when asked by Israel to do so. Requesting
that his information and sources be strictly protected, Gilad

take care of it.\” Gilad requested that the USG closely hold
this information and strictly protect the sources. He

a conglomeration of \”out-of-hopers.\” Note: A Ramadi-origin
Embassy contact, Mohammed al-Hamdi (strictly protect),

Distribution Company at the Ministry of Oil Zuhayr Shakir
(strictly protect) told us September 27 that he intends to

the Oil Products Distribution Company at the Ministry of Oil
Zuhayr Shakir (strictly protect), he told us he is continuing

1. (C) Father Dario Echeverri (strictly protect), Secretary

agreements on August 4. A prominent local analyst, as well
as an energy attorney at Macleod Dixon, (strictly protect)

agreements were different. In addition, partners at the law
firm of Squire, Sanders & Dempsey (strictly protect) told

12. (C) Dr. Lee Bin-Zheng (strictly protect), Professor and

the police are investigating the case. However, Ms. Nguyen
Thi Thanh Mai (strictly protect), a ConGen contact at the

Polcouns, National Security Council Director Oscar Bonilla
(strictly protect) rejected claims by the National Police

to Artiga\’s remarks, some two weeks ago PNC Counternarcotics
Director Godofredo Miranda (strictly protect) went on at

8. (C) Araujo (strictly protect) gave a brief description of

11. (C) Itau Chief Economist Malaga (strictly protect) opined

13. (C) CSFB Chief Economist Teixeira (strictly protect)

15. (C) UNIBANCO\’s Mauricio Oreng (strictly protect) noted

election pact. However, Gandhi family confidante Wajahat
Habibullah (strictly protect) on October 19 told us that

October 18, Salvadoran Foreign Minister Francisco Lainez
(strictly protect) recounted his efforts to avert approval of

1. (S) SUMMARY: In a meeting with Tajikistan\’s Ambassador to
the United States Zaripov (strictly protect throughout),

UNMEE\’s ability to physically monitor the border. Ennifar
(strictly protect) told the Charge privately that the UNMEE

9. (S) Ennifar (strictly protect) told the Charge privately

opposition party on the social security reform legislation.
Fund staff (strictly protect) is awaiting a decision from IMF

elections). The price increases should include the following
changes (strictly protect):

General of the National Reconciliation Council Father Dario
Echeverri (strictly protect) suggested that the ELN establish

controlling interest — in market-leading TV Markiza to CME.
CME official Roby Burke (strictly protect) confirmed to us

1. (S) Summary: Terrorism investigating judge Jean-Francois
Ricard (strictly protect) discussed his office\’s ongoing C/T

3. (C) Ennifar (strictly protect) attributed \”alarmist\”

1. (C) Arslan Chikhaoui (strictly protect), a private

Santiago with Chilean Embassy Political Officer Fernando
Velasco (strictly protect). Velasco said that at least

1. (C) On November 14, the Ambassador met with Salvadoran
Foreign Minister Francisco Lainez (strictly protect) at the

Arabian Peninsula country. Noted terrorism expert Ajai Sahni
(STRICTLY PROTECT) told us November 16 that five separate

Prime Minister Singh and the Nepalese King at the SAARC
Summit (strictly protect) during which Singh underlined

the proposals. South African Police (SAPS) Senior
Superintendent Burger (strictly protect) told PolOff November

Amb. Azouz Ennifar and Chief Military Liaison Officer Colonel
Jarmo Helenius (strictly protect). According to the UNMEE

1. (C) SUMMARY: Shell Venezuela President Sean Rooney
(strictly protect) stated during a November 23 meeting with

signed the transition agreements. Shell Venezuela President
Sean Rooney (strictly protect) told Petatt he fully expects

negotiating terms of a prisoner swap. National Reconciliation
Commission SYG Echeverri (strictly protect) declared the FARC

General of the Church,s National Reconciliation Commission
Father Dario Echeverri (strictly protect) reported that the

(C) THE LATEST information comes from the banking lawyer
(strictly protect) hired to put together the legal case

Damascus en route to Lebanon. He revealed that SARG GAPAR DG
Ali Moustapha (strictly protect) had approached him on the

1. (C) SUMMARY: Statoil Venezuela President Thore Kristiansen
(strictly protect) was upbeat on the migration of Operating

2. (C) Petroleum Attach (Petatt) met with Statoil Venezuela
President Thore Kristiansen (strictly protect) on December 2

1. (C) In a November conversation with the Consul General,
Ugo Okafor of GoodWorks International LLC (strictly protect)

corruption, the DCM met December 13 with John Parsons
(strictly protect), a UK national who heads UNESCO\’s

corruption, the DCM met December 13 with John Parsons
(strictly protect), a UK national who heads UNESCO\’s

Speaking for the first time on India\’s military outpost in
Tajikistan, Bhagwati (strictly protect) reported that India

1. (C) SUMMARY: ExxonMobil Venezuela (XM) President Tim Cutt
(strictly protect) told the Ambassador on December 20 that

Commission of violating impartiality. End note). Diallo
(strictly protect) commented that although the AU Commission

to Allawi\’s cousin and Amman-based advisor Ja\’afar Al-Taie
(strictly protect), Dulaime and Allawi agreed to form a joint

3. (C) Husam Ghazallee (strictly protect), an Iraqi moderate

5. (C) On Dec. 23, ConGen Istanbul spoke to Berna Turkili
(please strictly protect), who observed the voting in

6. (C) On Dec. 28, ConGen Istanbul also spoke with Ozgul
Erdemli (also strictly protect) of ARI (an NGO, with its

5. (C) Courtney Williams (strictly protect), Senior Fiscal

3. (S) During a December 19 meeting with Emboffs, Kenya\’s
senior-most magistrate (STRICTLY PROTECT THROUGHOUT)

officers met with outgoing ICRC deputy head of delegation
Samuel Bon (STRICTLY PROTECT) to discuss his organization\’s

stark contrast, Borja\’s Vice Minister of Finance, Fabian
Carrillo (strictly protect), told a USAID contractor that he

5. (SBU) Responding to an inquiry from post, Draxler
(strictly protect) investigated the status of a case stemming

1. (S) Norwegian MFA Assistant Secretary for Security Policy
Kaare Aas (strictly protect) told us on January 19 that UK

1. (C) Ass\’t Sec\’y Gen\’l Hedi Annabi (strictly protect) of

highly mechanized operations, which employ far fewer workers,
and strictly protect their concessions from would-be small

Ivan Toro Lopez, and CTC International Affairs Director Jose
Leon Ramirez (strictly protect)) claim that many of these

field activities, remain murky. AU Security Arrangement
Mediator Laurie Nathan (STRICTLY PROTECT) noted to D/SpecRep

10. (C) AU advisor Alex de Waal (STRICTLY PROTECT) argued to

Special Representative to the Sudan (D/SpecRep), AU advisors
Alex de Waal and Abdul Mohammed (STRICTLY PROTECT) described

confessed to AU security arrangements team member Jeremy
Brickhill and Laurie Nathan (STRICTLY PROTECT) that field

1. (C) SUMMARY: Ambassador Harnish met with AIOC President
David Woodward (Strictly Protect) January 31 to review AIOC,

2. (C) Italy may face an electricity crisis by the end of
March, according to Diego Gavagnin (strictly protect), a

analysis was corroborated by Carlo Crea, Secretary General of
the Italian Energy Authority (strictly protect), who said

electoral support. According to national security expert
Faruk Demir (strictly protect), pious Sunni Turks tend to

revolution to Turkey as it did in the 1980s. Turkish
journalist Ihan Simsek (strictly protect) reported that the

and of talking about it with the U.S., a Council official
(STRICTLY PROTECT AND NOFORN) met separately with Shannon to

1. (C) SUMMARY. The current editors of Hawlati, Kurdistan\’s
most independent newspaper, (strictly protect) charge that

foreign page editor, Peshwaz Sa\’abdullah (a recent graduate from
the Columbia School of Journalism) (strictly protect throughout)

exploration luncheon held by oil companies operating in
Venezuela (strictly protect), progress on negotiations on the

G) Asking that we strictly protect this information, Frank

2. (C) Saleemah Ismail, Vice President of the National
Committee for Unifem, Singapore (strictly protect), told

with senior officials in NATO nations. However, we
ask that all sources be strictly protected. End

his most recent medical visit to her Rangoon compound
(STRICTLY PROTECT; ref B). The two leaders said that they

and Enira Bronitskaya, NDI employee Aleksandr Shalaika
(strictly protect), and Timofei Dranchuk, aide to imprisoned

The National Democratic Institute\’s David Hamilton (which
funds Partnership\’s activities-strictly protect) told Embassy

4. (C) Also on February 21, the BKGB arrested NDI\’s main
Belarusian employee (strictly protect), Aleksandr Shalaika,

1. (S) Summary: Sayed Emad Kelanter (strictly protect), who

deviated from other sources was provided by Simmons College
Professor Zachary Abuza (Strictly Protect). Abuza\’s figures

8. (C) The BKGB has succeeded in spreading fear with these
arrests and other actions. Oleg Manaev (strictly protect) of

Department, renowned influenza expert Dr. Robert Webster
(strictly protect) alleged that pressure from the PRC\’s

Dehring, Managing Director and CEO of Cricket World Cup,
Incorporated (CWC); Chris Tetley (strictly protect), the

CEO of Cricket World Cup, Incorporated (CWC); Chris Tetley
(strictly protect), the International Cricket Council,s

7. (C) Post has heard repeated rumors, including from the
Singapore DATT (Strictly Protect) that the Singapore

any refugees, in a February 15 meeting with Poloff, Bhutanese
Second Secretary Karma Thinley (Strictly Protect) stated that

2. (S/REL UK) Dr. Mussab H. al-Dujayli (strictly protect),

Embassy interlocutors that they view jihadists to Iraq as a
major threat. Judge Jean-Francois Ricard (strictly protect)

representatives, Austrian Amb. Brigitte Oppinger-Walchsofer
(strictly protect) told Pol/Econ Counselor that EU member

11. (C) Commenting further on the atmospherics of the
Chirac-Abdullah discussions, Boche (strictly protect) noted

deer are dissuaded by other animals from trespassing on the
strictly protected FREDA sites. FREDA\’s Secretary General

in April 2005 and opinion polling is now strictly
controlled by the GOB. Therefore, please strictly protect

April 2005 and opinion polling is now strictly controlled
by the GOB. Therefore, please strictly protect the source

5. (C) Commenting on Stoere\’s statements about the AHLC,
Gjelstad (strictly protect) said that the Norwegian Foreign

Special Envoy on the peace process, in London March 29-30
(note: please strictly protect) to discuss the agenda for

continue working under the CETEMs. Shell Venezuela President
Sean Rooney (strictly protect) also told Petatt and the

backtracked on several key points. END NOTE) Giancarlo
Ariza (strictly protect), general manager of Hocol, told

minutes of the March 2006 monthly exploration luncheon
(strictly protect) Petrobras is negotiating the joint venture

2. (C) Ferstl (strictly protect) told Ambassador on March 3

2. (C) Poloff paid a visit March 23 to Victor Gomoiu
Children\’s Hospital (strictly protect) on the outskirts of

and Ecclesiastical Affairs Deputy Permanent Secretary Stefan
Eiriksson (strictly protect) the ministry\’s planning for

was approximately 2.3 million barrels. Jim Maruzuola
(strictly protect), owner of a service company operating in

8. (C) Luis Prado (strictly protect), Shell Venezuela

service rather than its overall value. Pride International
General Manager Al Vielma (strictly protect) told Petatt

they work with. Most recently, American citizen, David
Michael (STRICTLY PROTECT), is reportedly leading an

Director for Korean Peninsula Affairs Yang Jian
(strictly protect) told Poloff she had heard

3. (C) Moises Benamor (Strictly Protect), Deputy Chief of

3. (C) Moises Benamor (Strictly Protect), Deputy Chief of

2. (C) Fatah official Yasir al-Masri (strictly protect) told

4. (C) MFA Counterterrorism Office Director Matthias Sonn
(strictly protect) provided Acting Global Affairs Counselor

1. (C) Summary. In an April 6 conversation, Baghdad resident
Hussein Muhammed (strictly protect) told PolOff he was

April 7 by International Republican Institute (IRI) Country
Director Jeff Lilley (strictly protect) following his meeting

2. (C) On April 7, IRI Country Director Jeff Lilley
(strictly protect) told PolOff that he had been summoned to

3. (C) Ho said (strictly protect) that in general, the MOA

2. (C) Econ/C met April 18 with respected local Nairobi
journalist and businessman Robert Shaw (strictly protect)

al-Jabburi (strictly protect) has told us that Trade Minister

to have Amrozi testify in open court. According to our court
monitor (strictly protect, as TPM attorneys do not know this

evening of April 19, GOES Finance Minister Guillermo Lopez
Suarez (strictly protect throughout) confirmed to Polcouns

2. (S) On April 20, Michael Vatikiotis (strictly protect),

Father Dario Echeverri, Secretary General of the National
Conciliation Commission (strictly protect), April 21 to

Abdullah Al-Omari and a respected local journalist, Farhan
Bokhari (strictly protect). While MFA and Saudi Embassy

control over the PNTL, did not take the necessary actions to
keep order. Moreover, the President (please strictly protect)

12. (SBU) In a separate conversation in HCMC, Pastor Kim
(strictly protect) reacted angrily to allegations made in a

15. (S/NF) According to ICM Political Relations Director
Mohammed Al-Dallal (strictly protect), the ICM and the KMB

to find willing partners, or both. According to the
consultant, U.S. energy firm Valero (strictly protect)

8) (S) (Please strictly protect the information in this

8) (S) (Please strictly protect the information in this

7. (S) (Please strictly protect the information in this

Commercial Assistant met with the Presidential Foreign
Policy Advisor Tsogtbaatar (strictly protect) to urge

3. (C) Gonzalez (strictly protect) said \”off the record\”

Salman. However, when former U.S. Ambassador to Bahrain
Johnny Young (strictly protect) met with the King during a

1. (C) The Foreign Minister\’s Chief of Staff, Peter Kmec
(strictly protect), told DCM that FM Eduard Kukan has already

South, most notably the Sungai Padi district of Narathiwat.
End Note) Don Pathan (strictly protect) a well respected

9. (C) On May 29, Rabbi Schneier (strictly protect) told the

9. (C) On May 29, Rabbi Schneier (strictly protect) told the

1. (C) Mrs. Minerva Cabel (strictly protect), wife of

7. (S) On May 23, Roberto Meier, the UNHCR representative for
Colombia (strictly protect) told the Embassy Refugee

himself too closely with investor interests. On May 30,
Kabyldin (strictly protect) urged Mosneron-Dupin to approach

2. (C) On May 26, soon to be Bishop Irinej (Dobrijevic)
(strictly protect throughout) met with poloff in the wake of

2. (S/NOFORN) Vaglum and Eikenes (STRICTLY protect) said

into distinct parts. During a separate interview, Saad M. Anad
(strictly protect), an Iraqi businessman and contact of REO

2. (C) After presenting the official Italian position, Cuculi
(please strictly protect) offered his personal view of the

4. (SBU) At the Ministry of Science, Spirnak met with
Undersecretary of State Olaf Gajl (strictly protect), who led

recently practiced medicine at the Qatari Ministry of Health
in Doha, where his family still lives (strictly protect).

a semi-trailer, and NIS 250 (USD 56) for a single trailer.
Coca Cola distributor Joerg Hartmann (strictly protect)

how \”little\” these problems can be. Minsk businessman
Vladimir Lukonin (strictly protect) owns an air-conditioning

8. (C) On February 7, director of the Belarusian-American
software company Belsoft Dennis Shut (strictly protect) told

1. (S/REL UK) Summary: In a June 8 meeting with Emboffs,
moderate Islamist Ali al-Dabbagh (strictly protect) said that

as reaffirmation that Iraqi Shia views are not monolithic.
Another independent, Mustafa al-Kadhimy (strictly protect)

one of Chen\’s brothers. Another brother of Chen\’s,
Chen Guangfu (strictly protect), was also in Beijing

surprise that this was the perception. MOD Adviser Amerio
(strictly protect) quietly admitted to us that indeed the

with Berhane Hiwet Ghebre, General Manager of the Housing
and Commerce Bank (strictly protect), the PFDJ

who specializes in genetics and hereditary diseases, and Dr.
Yang Dongzi (strictly protect), chief of obstetrics and

instead of party dissidents. This story came from Sierad
President Director Eko Sandjojo (strictly protect), who also

9. (C) In a June meeting, PKB Deputy Secretary General Yenny
Wahid (strictly protect) confirmed to us that the close

girlfriend who lives there, according to Golkar Deputy
Treasurer Poempida Hidayatulloh (strictly protect), who

2.(C) Acting ICRC/Burma Head of Delegation Thierry Ribaux
(strictly protect) in a June 29 meeting with Emboffs

further steps to minimize its presence, Mandalay ICRC
representative Serge Thierry (Strictly Protect) disclosed

2.(C) During a July 1 meeting with Emboff, former NLD Central
Committee member Sai Ohn Maung (strictly protect) disclosed

4.(C) In an early July meeting, NLD MP and former NLD Central
Committee member Sai Ohn Maung (strictly protect) confirmed

Ossetia Negotiator Yuriy Popov to seek the Russian side of
the story. Popov (STRICTLY PROTECT) did not seek to maintain

7. (S) (Please strictly protect): Commenting on Minister of

353,000-hectare Nakai Nam Theun watershed area in Khammuan
Province. It is supposed to be strictly protected under the

achievement, however, took several years of effort, according
to AZG director Frank Smithuis (strictly protect), who has

contacts in law enforcement institutions at the state, entity
and cantonal level. Of particular help (strictly protect)

2. (C) Senior Political Specialist (strictly protect)

proceedings, Baruta councilwoman and friend of the family,
Omaira Clemente (strictly protect), shared her concern about

director of the Baruta Mayor\’s office began a heated argument
with one Guard member, Ms. Clemente (strictly protect)

July 25 for his insights into the Abderrahaman decision.
Fungairino (strictly protect) dismissed the Supreme Court

6. (C) ICRC Chief of Mission Mary Werntz (strictly protect)

1. (C/NF) SUMMARY: Local IMF Resident Representative Jang
(strictly protect) told Emboffs August 3 that the IMF had

courtesy call August 3 on IMF Resident Representative Byung
Kyoon Jang. Jang (strictly protect) began the discussion by

2. (SBU) Comment: UNDSS officials (strictly protect), however,

earlier on August 7 near Seyah, roughly 85 km north of El Fasher.
UNDSS (strictly protect) has confirmed the incident, and said that

10. (SBU) Deputy Premier Dulic-Markovic (strictly protect)

support calls for a democratic transition in Cuba, according
to DFA Director Pieter Swanepoel (strictly protect). The

2. (C) Separately, SECV pastor Siu Y Kim (strictly protect), a

15. (C) In June 2006, the HRC offered Ibrahim al-Mugaiteeb
(strictly protect), founder and president of Human Rights

al-Hamid, Matrouk al-Faleh, and Ali al-Demaini, as well as
their lawyer, Abdul Rahman al-Lahem (strictly protect), who

for former Prime Minister Alkatiri and his political faction.
(Please strictly protect.) The President\’s chief of staff, Agio

relations will eventually improve. (NOTE: Uyama requested
this exchange be strictly protected.)

2. (C) PolOff met with Saudi businesswoman Eman Abdullah
Al-Akeel (strictly protect) on August 27 at a \”ladies only\”

that the number of these killings and suicides has indeed
risen. According to Tamburi (strictly protect), UNAMI,s

3. (C) Senior executives at ExxonMobil (strictly protect)

7. (C) \”Zebe\” (strictly protect) opened discussions by

1. (C) SUMMARY: The Algeria country director of a major U.S.
oil servicing company (strictly protect) told us September 3

2. (C) In a September 3 meeting, the country director of a
major U.S. oil servicing company (strictly protect) shared

25 percent to Italy\’s ENI.) Anadarko\’s country manager
(strictly protect) told Econoff that the cumulative impact of

of deference to his high position within FDTL. (Note: According
to a well-informed Australian source (please strictly protect),

players of concern, including Syria. To that end, Lapuh
(strictly protect) told us, Austrian Foreign Minister Ursula

3. (C) In meetings with UNOCHA South Darfur Regional
Director, Wael Ibrahim (strictly protect), he bitterly

since most SACE exposure to Iran is long-term risk insurance.
However, Fabio Fritell (strictly protect), Managing Director

he may not finish his term of office, according to Pernambuco\’s
former Governor Jarbas Vasconcelos, (strictly protect), a veteran

3. (C) JMAC Director Michael Center (strictly protect) on

9. (S) THIS IS AN ACTION REQUEST (N/F – STRICTLY PROTECT):

deciding whether to go ahead with elections or postpone them
for two years. Mendy (strictly protect) says Wade is leaving

2) (SECRET N/F) STRICTLY PROTECT: COMRA is engaged in the

7. (SECRET – N/F) STRICTLY PROTECT: Dr. LIU has traveled

3. (C) Semana journalist Marta Ruiz (strictly protect) told

7. (C) The Prosecutor in charge of this case, Amparo Ceron
(strictly protect), told us on September 20 she was asked to

2. (C) In a meeting on September 21, Central Bank Director
Enrique Ackermann (strictly protect) told Econoff that

Khartoum-based UNMIS Security Officer Steve Glunning
(strictly protect both) privately have complained about the

2. (S/NF) Post\’s public affairs counselor learned from a
\”Jyllands-Posten\” journalist (strictly protect) last week

Special Security Service (SSS) in Akwa Ibom. ExxonMobil has
retained Controlled Risk Group (CRG) (strictly protect) as

President regarding viable options. Meanwhile, an advisor to
the Vice-President (strictly protect) told the Ambassador

4. (C) Whiton also briefed Kathi Zellweger, International
Cooperation Director (strictly protect) of Caritas – Hong

3. (S) On September 20, Dr. Merera Gudina (strictly protect),

3. (S) China Reform Forum scholar Cao Huayin
(strictly protect) told poloff on October 7 that he

Development Research Center\’s Institute of World
Development An Hongquan (strictly protect) said he had

International Strategic Studies scholar Liu Dexi
(strictly protect), just returned from a CPS retreat

6. (S) Well-connected journalist and International
Visitor Program grantee Chen Jieren (strictly protect)

9. (C) During a September 30 meeting, Sister Juliana Devoy
(strictly protect), the Director of the Good Shepherd Centre,

3. (C) According to Deutsche UFG chief economist, Yaroslav
Lissovolik (strictly protect), foreign investors are

6. (S) Comment: Post has had indications via provincial IP Chief
Gen. Qais (strictly protect) that some of Col. Salam\’s conduct

dismissed, according to South African biographer Mark
Gevisser (strictly protect). Zuma\’s appeal extends far

3. (C) On 29 September, South African biographer Mark
Gevisser (strictly protect) spoke with PolOff off the record

1. (C/NF) Chevron Latin America Upstream President Ali
Moshiri (strictly protect throughout) and ExxonMobil
Venezuela (XM) President Tim Cutt (strictly protect

Movement (GAM) and the Indonesian government, Georges
Paclisanu (strictly protect), Head of Delegation,

meeting, he subsequently privately told the British
Ambassador (strictly protect) that he would likely pardon

— Also cited was the 2005-06 arrest and detention of our
host, Sahrawi activist Brahim Dahane (strictly protect), who

Yerevan-based Western freelance journalist, Onnik Krikorian
(strictly protect), told us that after Avdoyan\’s death, one

Colonel Pitchlynn October 15. In a candid, confidential, and
wide-ranging discussion Khalid (strictly protect) expressed

3. (S) Khalid (strictly protect) also called for the removal

formal power they have to make policy and appoint government
leaders, elections activist Li Fan (strictly protect)

2. (C) Elections activist Li Fan (strictly protect), a U.S.

1. (C) Ambassador Nuland delivered reftel A talking points
to key Ally Ambassadors (strictly protect) on October 24,

2. (C/NF) ConocoPhillips (CP) Venezuela President Roy Lyons
(strictly protect throughout) met with the Ambassador on

sufficient personnel to do so. Fernando Avila, CP\’s Legal
Manager, (strictly protect throughout) added that Petrozuata

the Ambassador on October 19, ExxonMobil Venezuela President
Tim Cutt (strictly protect) stated the placement of the

2. (C) PolOff, PAOff and PolFSN met with Editor-in-Chief Sam
Nda-Isaiah (strictly protect) of Leadership newspaper on

(reftel). Palihakkara said he understood the Ambassador\’s
position and agreed (please strictly protect Palihakkara\’s

he understood the Ambassador\’s comments and agreed with them
(please strictly protect Palihakkara\’s candor).

Tony Rogers, a Control Risk Group (CRG) kidnapping consultant
(strictly protect), who arrived the evening of November 2.

met with Chevron Latin America President Ali Moshiri
(strictly protect throughout) on October 31 to discuss a

negative effect on operations. (NOTE: Thore Kristiansen
(strictly protect), President of Statoil Venezuela, told

2. (C) PolOff met with Ebrahim Ebrahim (strictly protect)

2. (C) Weeratunga (please strictly protect throughout)

University Dean Sugamar, a 2006 International Visitor Program
nominee (strictly protect), held the Karuna group responsible

Editor-in-Chief Mohammed Taha (reftel). Though Embassy
Senior Guard Adam Ibrahim Al Haj (strictly protect), a leader

on the issues discussed. Moscow-based ILO representative
Sten Petersen (strictly protect) October 27 told Poloffs that

situation in his country, Chadian Embassy Security Chief
Mohamad Tahir Tordjok (strictly protect) said the Chadian

4. (S/NF) Poloff subsequently spoke with MFA IO Department UN
Affairs Division Director Yang Tao (strictly protect), whose

5. (S/NF) More generally, Yang (again strictly protect) said

7. (C) COMMENT. A well-liked and trusted locally employed
staff member of the U.S. Embassy (STRICTLY PROTECT) is a

Vice Chairman of the China Reform Forum (CRF) DING Kuisong
(strictly protect), told visiting EAP DAS Thomas

HU Jintao himself has been managing the DPRK problem, Ding
stated. YU Meihuan (strictly protect), Director of CRF\’s

Reform Forum (CRF) on November 7 began with YU Meihua
(strictly protect), Director of CRF\’s Center for Korean

6. (C) Vice Chairman of the China Reform Forum DING Kuisong
(strictly protect), who joined the meeting in progress,

Saudi commercial lawyer and diplomat Dr. Waleed Nasser
Al-Nuwaiser (strictly protect) told PolOff on November 8 that

2. (C) Dr. Waleed Nasser Al-Nuwaiser (strictly protect) of

— echoes comments made by Human Rights First President
(HRFS) Ibrahim Al-Mugaiteeb (strictly protect) and political

1. (C) Cardinal Renato Martino (please strictly protect here)

d\’Affaires, Ambassador Vicki Huddleston and the PAO, to
mission selected Ethiopian intermediaries (strictly protect),

2. (C) Mohammed Ogaz Hassan, (strictly protect) currently

d\’Affaires, Ambassador Vicki Huddleston and the PAO, to
mission selected Ethiopian intermediaries (strictly protect),

ABDOLLAH MOMENI, WOMEN\’S RIGHTS ACTIVIST MARZIEH MORTEZA
LANGEROUDI, AND JOURNALIST ALIREZA RAJAI (STRICTLY PROTECT ALL

criminal court. Attorney General (Fiscal) Garrid Saffie
(strictly protect) told Polcouns late November 29 that his

6. (C) The Embassy\’s lawyer (strictly protect), based in Sao

China. Elections activist and Director of the World and
China Institute Li Fan (strictly protect) told poloff that

leaders to intervene. Semana Magazine journalist Marta Ruiz
(strictly protect) told us on November 30 that the killings

well. In addition, it may also be called upon to address
issues beyond strictly protecting humanitarian operations, to

foreman at the site who identified himself as Abu Firas
(strictly protect). Although initially fearful of talking to

with cocoa farmers are unsurprised at the turn of events
(strictly protect). Local Cargill and ADM representatives,

investigation reported conflicting information. Jonathan
Ibrahim (STRICTLY PROTECT) a pilot and former CEO of Nigeria

5. (C) Jones subsequently spoke with AIPB Director Angus
Ozoka (STRICTLY PROTECT). Ozoka said he became aware of the

said he does not know what took place at the interview, but
the investigator, Remi Faminu (STRICTLY PROTECT), thereafter

6. (C) Giancarlo Ariza (strictly protect throughout),

dollar. HSBC\’s Juan Pedro Trevino and JP Morgan\’s Alfredo
Thorne (strictly protect) agreed that the budget proposal is

3. (C) The strongest reaction came from Permanent Secretary
George Pessima (strictly protect) in the Ministry of Mineral

third from a lower position within it. In addition, our best
source in the unit, Armen Boshnaghyan (strictly protect) will

5. (SBU) Econoff on December 12 asked Dr. Carlos Munoz
Izquierdo (strictly protect), the Director of the Institute

budget will be approved by all political parties. Carstens
(strictly protect) told Econoff this week that these debates

According to SaD Deputy Governor and Ba\’athist confidant
General Abdullah Ajabara (strictly protect), a portion of the

5. (C/NF) According to SaD Deputy Governor and Ba\’athist
confidant General Abdullah Ajbara (strictly protect), there

Port-au-Prince every other day with the goal of arresting
gang members, according to Mike Center (strictly protect),

water, sanitation, and hygiene services to the camp. (Note:
Oxfam (strictly protect) believes that a group of SLA/Minawi

2. (SBU) We request that all sources be strictly protected.

10 different firms and is the sub-agent for hundreds of other
firms. Galina Alexandrova (strictly protect), deputy editor

2. (SBU) Econoffs on December 19 met with Jose Gildardo Lopez
Tijerina (strictly protect), a top staffer (Secretario

2. (C) Over lunch with PolEc Chief December 18, Noureddine
Ait Messaoudene (strictly protect) the executive director of

sources for additional details. One contact, exiled Cuban
doctor Antonio Guedes (strictly protect), a Cuba activist and

According to MINUSTAH\’s A/Deputy Commissioner for OPS Neil
Warriner (strictly protect), the plan to destroy gang leader

1. (C) According to UK Charge Colin Wells and UK Emboff Chris
Gotch (strictly protect), GOAJ Interior Ministry police

Colonel Thinus Van Staden, UNMIS Military Staff Chief
(strictly protect), and Gambian Inspector General Landing

5. (C) Oscar Beltran (strictly protect), a journalist in the

with CNPC President and Sinovensa General Manager Qingping Li
(strictly protect) and CNPC Vice President Jinling Zhang
(strictly protect) on January 5 to discuss the current

surrounding the 2007 elections, warned environmental and
human rights activist Chris Newsome (strictly protect), a

State Governor Goodluck Jonathan\’s 2007 People\’s Democratic
Party (PDP) vice presidential campaign (strictly protect),

different personal view, he would support the MFA-devised
position on Kosovo. Lajcak (strictly protect) appeared

\”living buddha,\” known as Nangshik Rinpoche (original Tibetan
name Kabsang Ladro) (strictly protect).

experts, EU regional assistance specialists and policymakers.
According to a UK contact (strictly protect), the

organization. Also attending were Aibai Chengdu co-founder
Jiang Hua (strictly protect), who had invited Congenoff to the

Tejera, attorneys at the Canadian oil and gas law firm
Macleod Dixon (strictly protect). According to Eljuri and

check.\” Bernando Weininger, an attorney at the U.S. firm
Squire Sanders (strictly protect), opined that the National

would be received. Hernando Diaz, managing partner at Squire
Sanders (strictly protect) said that the commercial code was

3. (C) ConocoPhillips (CP) Business Development and
Government Affairs Manager Alex Martinez (strictly protect)

4. (C) BP Venezuela President Joe Perez (strictly protect)

subsequent private meeting with Court representative Tortora
– strictly protect, she indicated that significant management

2. (C) Poloffs spoke with Mike Center (strictly protect),

1. (S) SUMMARY. House of Representatives member Saudatu A.
Sani, strictly protect, told Poloffs on January 23 that she

2. (S) Saudati Sani (strictly protect), PDP member of the

2. (C) Attorney General Conde Pumpido (strictly protect)

other contacts place the debt at 2 billion USD. Executives
with Baker Hughes (strictly protect) told Petatt on January

The GOP is very sensitive about this list and requested that
we STRICTLY PROTECT this information in official channels

incident and a Navy spokesman\’s official account of it.
However, a police source (strictly protect) told RSO that

3. (S) A police source (strictly protect) told RSO on January

could take to address the human rights situation. The deeply
frustrated Minister (strictly protect throughout) expressed

in the context of a wider political settlement, which had not
yet taken place in Sri Lanka. Brattskar (strictly protect

Communications A.S. Kobalen, Chairman of Daily Affairs Made
Erata, and Chief Secretary Gusti Widana. (Strictly Protect)

2. (C) During a recent reporting trip to Guizhou Province,
Congenoff met informally with Li Qing (strictly protect) of the

Dixon, and Hernando Diaz and Bernardo Weininger from the
Cleveland-based firm Squire Sanders (strictly protect). Both

7. (C) The National Court prosecutor handling the CIA flights
case, Vicente Gonzalez Mota (strictly protect), indicated to

Zambrzycki, CEO of J&S Energy, and Jarek Astramowicz (Amcit,
strictly protect), CEO of J&S Holdings, Zambrzycki told

require a more robust executive presence, EU Planning Team
head Casper Klynge (strictly protect) said the EUPT is

due to the slow process of coordinating with MINUSTAH. IOM\’s
Matt Huber (strictly protect) told Poloff on February 1 that

6. (C) In a January 23 meeting with E/P Chief, Bayar
(strictly protect) said that there is considerable discussion

Affairs Bureau in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
(MOFAT) (strictly protect); Cho Yong-chun, Deputy
Director-General of the Asian and Pacific Affairs Bureau
(strictly protect); and Park Yoon-june, Senior Coordinator

Research Fellow at the Sejong Institute and Chairman of the
China Study Committee (strictly protect), Kim Heung-kyu,
Professor of Chinese Security Policy at MOFAT\’s Institute of
Foreign Affairs and National Security (strictly protect), and

Studies at the Hallym Institute of Advanced International
Studies (strictly protect).

University\’s School of International Studies Wang Jisi
(strictly protect) blamed \”communication failure\” within the

take time. President Hu Jintao was informed of the test in
advance, Wang said. Professor Zhu Feng (strictly protect),

Professor Jia Qingguo (strictly protect), Vice Dean of

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3. (C) Liu Xianjun (strictly protect), a young seminarian at

his regime. Poloff spoke with Marguerite Guilavogui
(strictly protect), President of the Macenta branch of the

5. (C) According to French Ambassador Jean-Michel Berrit
(strictly protect), Air France canceled the flight because it

2. (SBU) MINUSTAH\’s deputy chief of the political
department, Elizabeth Cullity (strictly protect), provided

Gluski, President of AES Latin America, on February 8
(strictly protect). Gluski told us that AES Corporation had

2. (C) On February 7, econoffs met with Richard Sentkar, the
Representative of BNP Paribas in Venezuela (STRICTLY PROTECT

former Minister of State for Defense and current Special
Presidential Advisor Lawal Batagarawa (strictly protect)

separately with well-placed HCMC media contacts Bui Van and Huy
Duc (both strictly protect), as part of an ongoing dialogue on

Aleksandr Machevskiy of the Presidential Administration and,
separately, Duma Deputy Gadzhi Makhachev (strictly protect

2. (C) The director of the Kokand Businesswoman\’s
Association, Sokhiba Ergasheva (strictly protect), a former

6. (C) Ludmila Nikolayevna Alekseeva (strictly protect), the

8. (C) Andijon Maternity Hospital No. 1 director Alisher
Egamberdiev (strictly protect) and head gynecologist Oksana
Yeletskaya (strictly protect), told Poloff that the hospital

10. (C) Malohat Mirziyaeva (strictly protect), the head of

2. (C) Petroleum Attache (Petatt) met with Shell Venezuela
President Sean Rooney (strictly protect throughout) on

have taken the hardest lines with the BRV. He then added
that BP Venezuela President Joe Perez (strictly protect)

2. (C) The director of the Kokand Businesswoman\’s
Association, Sokhiba Ergasheva (strictly protect), a former

6. (C) Ludmila Nikolayevna Alekseeva (strictly protect), the

8. (C) Andijon Maternity Hospital No. 1 director Alisher
Egamberdiev (strictly protect) and head gynecologist Oksana
Yeletskaya (strictly protect), told Poloff that the hospital

10. (C) Malohat Mirziyaeva (strictly protect), the head of

instructing them to start the process again later in the
week. Breen (strictly protect) told refcoord February 20

1. (S/NF) During a February 22 meeting, ICRC Regional
Director Bernard Pfefferle (strictly protect) told Ambassador

7. (C) In a Feb. 23 luncheon with the Ambassador, Martin
Bruncko (strictly protect), former advisor to then-FM Miklos,

\”Operation Nazca\”. MINUSTAH Civil Affairs deputy Lizbeth
Cullity (strictly protect) referred to this operation as

MINUSTAH\’s intelligence unit (JMAC) deputy, Mike Center
(strictly protect), told Poloff that the intent of their

4. (C) On February 22, a well-placed and credible UN
employee (strictly protect) approached USUN confidentially to

February 10 and were likely responsible for the two deaths
(strictly protect).

the Guizhou Institute of Highland Development (GIHD), founded in
2004 by Luo Shihong (strictly protect), a former participant in

and Association for Youth Development Education, directed by
Huang Xiaoyu (strictly protect), are taking a more

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7. (C) Mao Gangqiang (strictly protect), Director of the Center

3. (S) Bendahane (strictly protect) said he had personally

1. (S//NF) Summary: IRPOffs met with the Assyrian Majles
representative Yonathan Bet Kolia (strictly protect) February

Surayud. (The following day, dinner guest Sarasin Virapong
— strictly protect — provided the Ambassador with a readout

1. (C) According to Denneth Modeste (strictly protect), the

2. (C) Petroleum Attache (Petatt) met with Statoil Venezuela
President Thore Kristiansen (strictly protect throughout) on

Hospital Organ Donation Coordinator Abdullah al-Enazi
(strictly protect) denounced the proposed law for lacking

2. (C) Petroleum Attache (Petatt) met with Venezuela
Mitsubishi President Masashi Yoshihara (strictly protect) on

Procurement Policy and Coordination Department, Ms. Kh. Mart
(strictly protect), explained to Commoff how Mongolia\’s government

5. (S) General Secretariat of the Supreme Economic Council
(SEC) Member Hassan Al-Shuaiby (strictly protect) stated in a

mention Russia, which he took to be a good sign. MFA PolDir
Miroslav Lajcak (strictly protect) later told us that he was

accounts from contractors and local leadership, Matt Huber
(strictly protect) of IOM, described to Poloff the current

5. (SBU) MINUSTAH political affairs deputy Lizbeth Cullity
(strictly protect) told Polcouns on March 14 that there is

discussion with Polcouns. MINUSTAH intelligence, JMAC deputy
Mike Center (strictly protect), agreed that gangs continued

5. (SBU) Separately on March 19, we also spoke with HCMC-
based dissident Do Nam Hai (strictly protect), regarding

Abdullayev\’s apartment and possibly arrested him. Realny Azerbaijan
Editor Eynulla Fatullayev (STRICTLY PROTECT), told emboff that

2. (C) Milan Jezovica (strictly protect), foreign policy

was not shared with the GSL to protect the sources. The list
of abductees was compiled using sources (strictly protect)

Afore at the end of this time period. HSBC economist Juan
Trevino (strictly protect) on March 16 told econoff that he

1. (C) During a March 16 meeting, Argentine Central Bank
(BCRA) President Martin Redrado (STRICTLY PROTECT) told the

\”no, Tony, it could be much worse than that.\” Asking EconOff
to stop taking notes, Redrado (STRICTLY PROTECT) said he had

respectfully resign our membership.\” Leadership
Editor-in-Chief Sam Nda-Isaiah (strictly protect) told Poloff

Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos plans to visit Cuba, though
no date has been fixed. Sandomingo (strictly protect) shared

Quach Pagoda, we met in private with the Venerable Thich
Thien Hanh (strictly protect), the senior-most member of

— Supreme Court Judge Antonio Fretes (strictly protect) told

— Supreme Court Judge Antonio Fretes (strictly protect) told

forward with the additional names for consideration in a
complementary fashion. Our UK contact (strictly protect)

shootings against police officers. End note). Shaheen Gazee
and Hasam Musbah (strictly protect) provided first hand

did not call, and moved with relatives to a different part of
Baghdad instead. Ghassan Mohamed (strictly protect), also a

9. (SBU) Miriam Grunstein, (strictly protect) a local

reconciliation talks now scheduled for May 16. Col.
Mohammed Ibrahim Gober (strictly protect) a former chief of

3. (C) Subsequent reports from PAO\’s Somali contact, Ahmed
Ibrahim (strictly protect) and other Somali Internet news

when it comes to the comfort women issue, MOFA\’s Asia
Regional Policy Director Kazutoshi Aikawa (strictly protect)

12. (C) Slovakia: Slovak MFA political director Miroslav
Lajcak (strictly protect throughout) visited Belgrade on 3/30

2. (C) Wood Group Vice President for South America Neil
Harvie (strictly protect throughout) told Petroleum Attache

6. (C) In addition, Juan Santana (strictly protect

on Strategy at the Mexican Stock Exchange, Alejandro Reynoso,
(strictly protect) on March 28 told Econoffs that the bill is

7. (C) UN Director of Political Affairs and Co-Chair of the
JMST Abidoun Bashua (strictly protect) told Poloff on March

at the invitation of the
Boeing Corporation (STRICTLY PROTECT) and under the direction

materials. An XAC official, TIAN Wei, Director of Technology
(STRICTLY PROTECT),

however, Michael Wu
(STRICTLY PROTECT), a Boeing employee stationed at XAC later

in Darfur. In a recent conversation, prominent SLM leader
Abdulkabar Dousa (strictly protect) told Poloff that the

2. (C) Petroleum Attache (Petatt) met with CNPC Vice
President Jinling Zhang (strictly protect throughout) on

3. (C) One detainee, Shaker Mahmoud Khalaf Al-Falahi
(strictly protect), identified himself as the \”leader\” of the

4. (C) Bishop Shlemoon Wardoni (strictly protect), the Deputy

likely that they will take MINUSTAH up on the offer,
according to Jean-Philippe Laberge (strictly protect),

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2. (C) Yega (one name) (strictly protect), a reincarnate lama

National Human Rights Commission Ananda Coomaraswamy
(strictly protect) was contemplating resignation due to

of the National Human Rights Commission (HRC), Justice Ananda
Coomaraswamy (strictly protect), has confided in him that he

2. (C) Petroleum Attache (Petatt) met with CP Latin America
President Roy Lyons (strictly protect throughout) on April 11

reported Ref C, ICRC Regional Director Bernard Pfefferle
(strictly protect) told Ambassador that the ICRC had

2. (C) Jigme Gyaltsen (strictly protect), a monk

sought to intimidate an IVLP candidate. Vo Huynh Thuc
Doan (strictly protect), a journalist with the Saigon

3. (S/NF) Comment: In August 2006, former SNR Deputy Chief
Col. Kiziba (strictly protect) met confidentially with an

1. (C) SUMMARY: Ministry of Interior (MoI) Human Rights
Director Mazen Kamel Al-Qoraishy (strictly protect) on March

4. (C) AP reporter Matthew Rosenberg (strictly protect)

to Executive Deputy Director Kang Shaobang and Professor Li
Yunlong (strictly protect both) of CPS\’s Institute of

1. (S/NF) SUMMARY: In a recent meeting, respected local NGO
leader Pastor Daniel Gebraselassie (strictly protect)

4. (S/NF) Over the course of several weeks, Pastor Dan
(strictly protect), in collaboration with the head of the

General, Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC)
Chairman Ribadu (STRICTLY PROTECT) declared this eection

General, Special Advisor to the Foreign Minister, Aminu
Wisdom (STRICTLY PROTECT) said the People,s Democratic

with the government\’s manifesto, FM Kubis\’s Chef de Cabinet
(please strictly protect), told DCM by email that the

companies signed what documents. Chevron Latin America
President Ali Moshiri (strictly protect throughout) told the

ExxonMobil (XM) Government Relations Manager Carlos Ernesto
Rodriguez (strictly protect throughout) told Petroleum

May 1. Baker Hughes Vice President for Latin America Edgar
Pelaez (strictly protect throughout) told Petatt on April 23

5. (C) Alfred Leong (strictly protect), the Chairman of the

Ambassador to Australia and Indonesia), Janaka Perera
(strictly protect), told Ambassador that SLA casualties in

2. (C) Petroleum Attache (Petatt) met with Chevron Latin
America President Ali Moshiri (strictly protect throughout)

9. (C) Moshiri\’s positive comments regarding XM were echoed
by BP Venezuela President Joe Perez (strictly protect

negotiate with the BRV. Carlos Ernesto Rodriguez, XM\’s
government relations manager (strictly protect throughout),

1. (C/NF) SUMMARY: On April 22, Ministry of Human Rights
(MoHR) employee Amar Sabrih (strictly protect) told PolOff

of a new UNSCR and a unilateral declaration of independence
by Kosovo, Klava (strictly protect) said that recent NATO and

pressure on SADC Facilitator Mbeki to level the electoral
playing field. MDC Treasurer Roy Bennett (strictly protect)

in Johannesburg April 28-29 to discuss strategy. MDC
Treasurer Roy Bennett (strictly protect) told PolOff April 30

Merck\’s situation was a result of the company\’s rigid negotiation
policies over the past few years (strictly protect).

World Bank (and former Vice Minister of Finance) Jose Rojas
(STRICTLY PROTECT THROUGHOUT), a departure from the IMF and

of Common Foreign and Security Policy Director Vaclav Balek
(please strictly protect). Post received further information

believe the GOB is exerting unprecedented control over the
sector. Armando Gutierrez (strictly protect), the Vice

5. (C) Armando Gutierrez (strictly protect), the Vice

of the Embassy met with the father of Abdullah Al-Riyami
(strictly protect), an activist now living abroad who

provinces, despite official denials (Ref B). Venerable Tang No,
head monk of Kleang pagoda in Soc Trang (strictly protect),

of these community organizations in rights protection at the
local level. Xie Songru (strictly protect) is a retired

was allegedly leaked. According to IFES program manager
Rosemarie McBean (strictly protect), Justice Abdullahi has

4. (SBU) However, Hien\’s wife (strictly protect), who was

serious concern about continued grave human rights violations
(strictly protect).

the Ambassador on May 4, CP Latin America President Roy Lyons
(strictly protect throughout) stated National Guard personnel

5. (C) XM Venezuela President Tim Cutt (strictly protect

6. (C) Statoil Venezuela President Thore Kristiansen
(strictly protect throughout) told Petatt and the analyst on

1. (C) SUMMARY. Professor Akin Mabogunje (strictly protect)

dominated by the 2008 budget. Gustavo Madero, the President
of the Senate Finance Committee, (strictly protect) echoed

2. (C) During a March 18 meeting, Yang Jian (strictly protect)

groups. Popular Tamil TV talk show host Sri Ranga Jeyaratnam
(strictly protect), who has close personal ties to the

On March 20, former Tamil MP and legal expert Dr. K.
Vigneswaran (strictly protect) confided to PolOff that even

range of criminal activities. On April 3, Lutheran Bishop
Reverend James Shanthakumar (strictly protect) stated that

acquiesce to Karuna cadres\’ demands. Shanthakumar and Jason
Squire (strictly protect), an Australian working for Terre

Karuna, on April 16 the Associated Press\’ South Asia Bureau
Chief Matthew Rosenberg (strictly protect) allowed PolOff to

killings in Jaffna. Independently, on April 24, Jaffna
Government Agent Ganesh (strictly protect) confirmed much of

production figures of over 3 million barrels per day. Andres
Duarte (strictly protect throughout), a prominent businessman

drilling rigs. Oil analysts Diego Gonzalez and Ramon
Espinasa (strictly protect both throughout) have estimated

PDVSA employees. During a May 2 meeting with Petatt and
analyst, Maersk executives (strictly protect throughout)

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9. (C) Halliburton executives (strictly protect throughout)

continue to labor under the threat of the formation of a
national service company. Andres Pantin (strictly protect

nick of time. Shell Venezuela President Sean Rooney
(strictly protect throughout) told Petatt and analyst on May

make decisions that do not make commercial sense. For
example, John Paul McKee (strictly protect throughout),

reporting drug-related crimes. On May 18, Rogelio Lozano
(STRICTLY PROTECT), San Pedro\’s Chief of Police, was interviewed

interviewer, the News Director for TV Azteca Northeast Luis
Padua (STRICTLY PROTECT), told him afterward that he had

4. (C) Beijing-based independent author Wang Lixiong
(strictly protect) told Embassy Poloff on May 21 that

5. (SBU) Marco Oviedo Cruz, Hacienda\’s Director of Financial
Planning (strictly protect), told econoff that domestic

Strategy at the Mexican Stock Exchange, Alejandro Reynoso
(strictly protect), added that another important factor is

released. Guangdong Foreign Studies University Law
Professor Wang Yunxiang (strictly protect) and Shenzhen-
based China Development Institute senior research fellow Li
Weining (strictly protect) told Congenoff that some local

information on the Guangxi riots. Zhongshan University
Professor Ai Xiaoming (strictly protect), an advocate for

Dominican Assistant Attorney General for Extraditions and
International Affairs Gisela Cueto (STRICTLY PROTECT) that

strategic associations despite the rapidly approaching June
26 deadline. ExxonMobil (XM)(strictly protect throughout)

personnel. President Chavez singled out ConocoPhillips
(strictly protect throughout) for a tongue-lashing during a

1. (S) Summary: Democratic Party (DP) legislator James To
(strictly protect), who is chair of the Hong Kong Legislative

6. (C) Khadija Benlebbah (strictly protect), a senior aide to

dollars are commonplace. Recently econoffs were told that
Venezuelan magnate Alfonso Rivas (STRICTLY PROTECT) was

their monasteries. Gomang Monastery Abbot Jamyang Lode Rinpoche
(strictly protect), who also heads the Tibetan Buddhist College

9. (C) The CG queried Jamyang Rinpoche (strictly protect) on his

(Note: In a private side conversation with the CG, Donke
Rinpoche (strictly protect), the Vice Director of the Kirti DMC,

3. (C) In a dinner with Poloff on May 10, Changbai County
Communist Party Secretary MIAO Chunxiu (strictly protect)

specifics. In a separate meeting on May 10, Deputy
Director Liu of Changbai Customs (strictly protect)–who

ranks only tenth in terms of economic development, according to
Wang Xiaogang (strictly protect), Deputy Director of the Sichuan

2. (C) Wang Xiaogang (strictly protect), Deputy Director of the

2. (C) Guo Dan (strictly protect), Director of the Institute of

according to ICRC Turkey Representative Pierre Ryter. Ryter
(please strictly protect) is the first ICRC representative in

3. (C) The Ideal Guest Lodge (strictly protect) owner, who

2. (C) Embassy has obtained from the American Chamber of
Commmerce in China (Amcham – strictly protect) a copy of

1. (C) Summary: Ruan Zhixiao (strictly protect), a researcher

the NGO Center for Policy Alternatives (CPA). Military
spokesman Brigadier Prasad Samarasinghe (strictly protect)

4. (S) Military spokesman Brigadier Prasad Samarasinghe
(strictly protect) told us that the idea for the forced

found temporary shelter in a school. According to
Vijayakanth (strictly protect), a Colombo Tamil working at

2. (S) A/DCM met with noted Hmong-American leader Dr. Yang
Dao (strictly protect) three times during the week of the

submission on their vision of the way forward. Political
analyst Sydney Masamvu (strictly protect) told PolOff on 5

Venezuela President Tim Cutt and Government Relations Manager
Carlos Ernesto Rodriguez (strictly protect throughout) on

Lowe, and Jason Doughty as well as resident CP Latin America
President Roy Lyons (strictly protect throughout) paid a call

CP Government Affairs Manager Alex Martinez (strictly protect

2. (C) Petroleum Attache (Petatt) met with CNPC America Vice
President Ms. Jinling Zhang (strictly protect throughout) and
CNPC International attorney Haitao Zhang (strictly protect

Muslim community groups, Ambassador called on Sri Lanka
Muslim Congress leader Rauff Hakeem (strictly protect), who

3. (S) Sri Lanka Muslim Congress leader and Minister of
Posts and Telecommunications Rauff Hakeem (strictly protect)

policy, according to well-known Beijing academic Jin Canrong
(strictly protect). Last year\’s \”unprecedented\” Foreign

Ivor Jenkins from the Institute for Democracy in South Africa
(IDASA) (strictly protect). Jenkins received a readout on

Ivor Jenkins from the Institute for Democracy in South Africa
(IDASA) (strictly protect). Jenkins received a readout on

2. (S) During a June 20 discussion with Poloff, Carlyle\’s Chief
China representative Luo Yi (strictly protect) said that the

National Alliance (TNA) Member of Parliament Suresh
Premachandran (strictly protect), the two Tamil Red Cross

4. (C) American citizen Ray Anderson (strictly protect), a

continue to operate as normal, as does the company\’s Qua Iboe
export terminal (strictly protect). Post remains unable to

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2. (S) CP Latin America president Roy Lyons (strictly protect

9. (S) Petatt met Chevron Latin America president Ali
Moshiri (strictly protect throughout) on June 20 to discuss

organizations to set guidelines on how to monitor projects and make
sure money will be channeled only to those that strictly protect

Government Relations Manager Carlos Ernesto Rodriguez
(strictly protect throughout) told Petroleum Attache (Petatt)

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9. (C) Tim Cutt (strictly protect throughout), president of

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14. (C) Roy Lyons (strictly protect throughout), president of

little doubt he is unhappy with the Chief Justice. Supreme
Court Justice Jagath Balapatabandhi (strictly protect) told

5. (S/NF) In a separate meeting June 27, MFA Iran Desk
Officer Mansour Al-Oulaimi (strictly protect) told PolOff

Calas and Medecins Sans Frontieres-Holland representative
Will Robertson (STRICTLY PROTECT), each of whom has worked in

SIPDIS
American English teachers (strictly protect ) to discuss the

1. (C) In a June 26 courtesy call, newly arrived British
Ambassador to Spain Denise Holt (strictly protect) told the

1. (C) In a June 26 courtesy call, newly arrived British
Ambassador to Spain Denise Holt (strictly protect) told the

of unlawful and extrajudicial killings. British Deputy Head
of Mission Colin Crorkin (strictly protect) provided Pol/C

more rapid political reform, according to Fang Jinyu
(strictly protect), veteran bureau chief for the Guangdong

pessimistic about its prospects. Well-connected freelance
journalist Chen Jieren (strictly protect) argued that the

their prerogatives, including political reform. Separately,
Zhai Zhihai (strictly protect), retired PLA military officer

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2. (S) Tunisian Ambassador Jalel Lakhdar (strictly protect),

3. (S) However, Tagma (strictly protect) offered

politically sensitive subjects. According to Zhou Qingan
(strictly protect), free lance journalist and Professor at

perspective on the SICA process and regional integration on
law enforcement issues. Avila (strictly protect)

to free the Yarmag area in the Khan-Uul District from the Bogd Khan
Uul Strictly Protected Area in order to make space for housing

those that the Government has arrested. Military Spokesman
Prasad Samarasinghe (strictly protect), a political insider

4. (S) Human rights activist and member of Parliament Mano
Ganesan (strictly protect) independently supported

2. (C) In a July 4 meeting with visiting EAP DAS Thomas
Christensen, Chairman Chen Zhiya (strictly protect) of the

3. (C) Part of the debate, FISS Research Director Zhang
Tuosheng (strictly protect) explained, is that the referendum

direct access had reported. Out of sight of prison staff and
other inmates, one inmate \”Naja\’a\” (strictly protect) said

7. (C) In a separate conversation with PolOff, the inmate
Naja\’a (strictly protect) said that throughout her

9. (C) The inmate Naja\’a (strictly protect) told PolOff that

PolOff had a candid discussion with Turkish Ambassador Yalcin
Kayaerensoy (strictly protect) on the Turkish people,s

and Atiku, former Kaduna High Court Justice Usman Mohammed
(strictly protect) who provided insight into the legal

travel and technical assistance. Embassy contact Sydney
Masamvu (strictly protect) provided Post with emails between

2. (C) Petroleum Attache (Petatt) met with BP Venezuela
president Joe Perez (strictly protect throughout) on July 9

Export Corporation, according to Panjin Asia-Pacific\’s
manager, LIU Feng (strictly protect), who organized the

7. (C) There are some exceptions, however, like the views
of LIU Chensheng (strictly protect), a former Shenyang

4. (C) Contacted by telephone, Chongqing labor rights attorney
Zhou Litai (strictly protect) said that he had heard of the

eastern cities including Batticaloa and Trincomalee. Mr. S.
Mamangarajah (strictly protect), Director of the USAID-funded

2. (C) On June 28, A/DCM, REFCOORD, and ORA analysts met with
Peter Van Orden (STRICTLY PROTECT), Addis Ababa-based Field

4. (C) Roberto Gonzalez Nieves, the Archbishop of San Juan
(strictly protect), remedied this situation, with an assist

1. (S) Iraqi Shi\’a clerical insider Jawad al-Khoe\’i
(strictly protect), outlined

al-Khoe\’i
(strictly protect), the thirty-something nephew of Al-Khoe\’i

Chevron\’s Chief Nigeria Security manager Peter Williams
(strictly protect) to discuss Chevron\’s operations in the

conversation, Human Rights Commission Press Section Head
Mohammed Ali Al Muadi (strictly protect) ascribed Al-Ghaith\’s

the Latvian National Security Council the week of July 23
(strictly protect, as NSC agendas are classified). Ustubs

allow the organization to continue at least some of its
activities. Separately, Tara Duffy (strictly protect),

2004 \”Color Revolutions.\” According to local elections
activist Li Fan (strictly protect), head of The World and

supremacy. In a separate conversation, Dong Lisheng
(strictly protect), reformist scholar at the Chinese Academy

expect the CDB closure to impact their work. Andrew Watson
(strictly protect), Ford Foundation Representative in China,

15. (C) In a separate meeting with Ambassador and poloffs on
July 20, MSF representatives (STRICTLY PROTECT) reiterated

1. (C) Meeting with Poloff on July 22, Egyptian Deputy Chief
of Mission Osama Shaltout (strictly protect) asserted that

byzantine nature of the Public Bidding Law. Noted consultant
and bidding law specialist Oscar Chinea (strictly protect

AmCit Director of the Danish Refugee Council (DRC) Jaffna
branch, Joann Ellen Kingsley (strictly protect), told us on

6. (C) On July 4, Dr. Sinniah Sivaruban (strictly protect)

2. (C) Aram Yarwaessi (strictly protect), a member of

1. (SBU) Ernesto Piedras (strictly protect throughout),
President of the Competitive Intelligence Unit and Angel
Lopez Hoher (strictly protect throughout), Head of the Unit

businessman, warden and long-time Xinjiang resident Steve
Brannon (strictly protect) discussed reports of increased

4. (C) In a separate conversation on July 23, Abdul Rayim
(strictly protect), a Uighur currency trader at the Horgos

Brannon and a Uighur contact from Hotan, Abdul Raheem
(strictly protect), told Poloff that aside from saving money,

4. (C) Zhou Qingan (strictly protect), a freelance

5. (C) Zhang Shensi (strictly protect), International

2. (S) The Prime Minister\’s Chief of Staff, Yunus Emre
Karaosmanoglu (please strictly protect), provided a glimpse

2. (C) Econ Counselor and Petroleum Attache (Petatt) met
with CP Latin America President Roy Lyons (strictly protect

4. (S) Kudret Akay, an advisor to Democrat Party leader
Serdar Denktash (strictly protect), made similar comments to

the tune of millions of dollars. We subsequently obtained a copy of
the letter itself from Brankica Stankovic (strictly protect), the

9. (s) Subsequent to receiving this document, we spoke with Predrag
Arsenijevic (strictly protect), currently chief of staff to the

2. (C) On July 27, Ambassador, A/DCM, REFCOORD, and poloff
met with Juan Pedro Schaerer (STRICTLY PROTECT), Addis

Ministry of Defense (MOD) had been inadequate. LTC Ellwood
(strictly protect) noted the weapons and ammunition that his

to Burma and other Southeast Asian countries (Ref B). Our
friends at the Thai Consulate in Chengdu (strictly protect) tell

the Human Rights Commission (HRC) in Jaffna Thambithurai
Rajeev (strictly protect), a long-time Embassy contact.

11. (C) Dr. Junaidu Mohammed (strictly protect), former

2. (C) During a July 31 meeting with Ambassador, BCRA
President Redrado (STRICTLY PROTECT) stated that the time was

remains a relatively conservative corner of the country in
terms of media freedom. CHONG Lin (strictly protect), a

practice between the television and the print media. TIAN
Wei (strictly protect), Deputy Programming Director for

Tianshifu explosion, for instance, Liaoning Party School
Deputy Party Secretary WANG Hongsheng (strictly protect)

advance of the 17th Party Congress, according to Yu Jiafu
(strictly protect) recently retired Senior Editor and

to participate in personnel-related meetings there.
Separately, Ma Licheng (strictly protect), former senior

2. (C) Petroleum Attache met with Chevron Latin America
President Ali Moshiri (strictly protect throughout) on August

(COMMENT: In a separate meeting on August 7, Richard Sentkar,
Paribas\’ Venezuelan representative, (strictly protect

Koka candidly revealed that he has selected his Chief of
Cabinet Csaba Kakosy (strictly protect) as his replacement,

5. (C) In a separate meeting, Cao Huayin (strictly protect),

the need to oppose him actively. Separately, however, Ma
Licheng (strictly protect), former senior editor at the

Taiwan to constitute crossing one of Beijing\’s \”red lines.\”
Separately, Chen Tao (strictly protect), an official at the

businessman (and former aide to Koo Chen-fu) Koh Boluo
(strictly protect) believes the current situation is less

10. (C) Shih Chih-wei (strictly protect), a Taiwan journalist

2. (C) On August 13, PolOff spoke with Barrister Mike Ahamba
(strictly protect), lead counsel for ANPP presidential

4. (C) According to Manuel Diaz Mujica (strictly protect), a

7. (C) Ethiopian Ambassador Yusuf Sukkar (strictly protect)

8. (C) Egyptian Political Counselor Dr. Ahmed Bahaa El-Din
(strictly protect) also questioned whether the Saudis made a

9. (C) However, Fathi Osman Ahmed (strictly protect), Second

Community Stabilization Program (CSP), to solicit its
assistance. CSP (strictly protect) has dispatched

2. (C) Petroleum Attache met with Sincor Deputy General
Manager Jane Nagy (strictly protect throughout) on August 20

2. (C) During discussion at a reception on August 17, Tongji
University Professor Frank Peng (strictly protect) said he had

Political Consultative Conference Executive Committee William
Doo (strictly protect) said that Shanghai Mayor Han Zheng,

protect throughout) on August 8 and Schlumberger Venezuela
President Hatem Soliman (strictly protect throughout) on

assignment of contracts. Wood Group South America Vice
President Neil Harvie (strictly protect throughout) told

PE/VC is still wanting. Hortensia Contreras, the Director of
Investment Capital at Nacional Financiera (strictly protect),

unreliable. According to Joaquin Avila, the Managing
Director of Carlyle Mexico (strictly protect), judicial

Offering his typically frank assessments, Ndaruzaniye
(strictly protect) touched on DDR, identification and the

range of political topics with five leading Egyptian
political activists (strictly protect identities of all from

ConocoPhillips (CP) Latin America President Roy Lyons
(strictly protect throughout) and Government Affairs Manager
Alex Martinez (strictly protect throughout) on August 22 to

visiting U.S. Congressman Roy Blunt (R-Missouri),
Undersecretary of Finance Alejandro Werner (strictly protect)

SUCCEDE: According to our readout from the Iraqi Embassy
here (STRICTLY PROTECT) PM Maliki met President Assad August

12. (S) Egyptian Political Counselor Dr. Ahmed Bahaa El Din
(strictly protect) confirmed to PolOff on July 23 that the

argued strongly that Hu, Wen, Zeng and Wu Bangguo will remain
following the Party Congress (strictly protect all):

this group. Former Xinhua Senior Editor and Director General
of Foreign Affairs Yu Jiafu (strictly protect) said Hu Jintao

differed significantly from the majority of sources above.
Professor Mao Shoulong (strictly protect) of Renmin

Politburo member Liu Yunshan. (Note: Chinese-American
Professor Yi Xiaoxiong (strictly protect) of Marietta

Hassan Saeed, and former Justice Minister Mohamed Jameel
(strictly protect all three throughout). The three are among

Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy Kim Seung-ho
(strictly protect), the official responsible for preparing

of cutting Japan\’s HNS. MOFA\’s SOFA Division Director Osamu
Izawa (strictly protect) said that Machimura lived up to this

other jailed activists nationwide. According to lawyer Li
Jianqiang (strictly protect), Lu\’s wife was allowed to visit

3. (C) Activist lawyer Li Jianqiang (strictly protect) told

2. (C) Petroleum Attache (Petatt) met with BP Venezuela
President Joe Perez (strictly protect throughout) to discuss

Sullivan, Under Secretary of Finance Alejandro Werner
(strictly protect) discussed negotiations and prospects for

situation has \”not yet\” become a crisis. Cao Huayin
(strictly protect), Deputy Director General at the China

4. (C) Separately, Kang Shaobang (strictly protect),

of Tashkent\’s Uch-Tepe region and reliable Embassy contact,
Adolat Nasirova (strictly protect), told poloff that

3. (S) Syed Zahir Raza (strictly protect), Second Secretary

(R-Missouri) Mexican Finance Undersecretary Alejandro Werner
(strictly protect throughout) predicted that if fiscal reform

PolOff (reftel), Second Secretary at the Pakistani Embassy,
Syed Zahir Raza (strictly protect) insisted to PolOff on

Karimov. Human Rights Ombudsman Head of Staff Maruf Usmanov
(strictly protect), a reliable Embassy contact in Parliament,

10. (C) Adolat Nasirova (strictly protect), an Uch-Tepe

commented to Poloff weeks before the above incident.
According to Zhai Zhihai (strictly protect), who now

Strategy, Integration and Specialty Businesses Greg Goff, and
CP Venezuela President Roy Lyons (strictly protect all

1. (C) David Perez (strictly protect throughout), the

Mexican Undersecretary of Energy Planning and Technological
Development, Jordy Herrera (strictly protect throughout),

2. (C) Petroleum Attache (Petatt) met with Statoil Venezuela
President Thore Kristiansen (strictly protect throughout) on

diaspora question sustained SAG engagement. Dr. Suliman
Al-Turki (strictly protect), economic advisor to the Minister

of Minnawi in particular. SLM members Mohammed Halla and
Annur Jibreel (strictly protect) questioned why Minnawi

activism as well. Ashraf Badri, Faisal Abdul Aziz Amin, and
Adil Saeed Osman (strictly protect) told PolOff on August 23

and Saudi Aramco management, and conclude a successful
agreement. Buxton (strictly protect) clarified the project

6. (C) The NGO Culture and Environment Preservation
Association (CEPA–strictly protect) gave us a map they said

negative impact. Edgar Camargo, the Head of Economic
Research at Bank of America in Mexico (strictly protect

state incorporates the local sales tax. HSBC economist
Alejandro Martinez (strictly protect throughout) told econoff

prices lower in the capital. Poloff heard the same rumor in
August from Adolat Nasirova (strictly protect), an ex-deputy

Jintao\’s consolidation of power atop China\’s Communist Party
structure. Wang Zhenyao (strictly protect), a Director

4. (C) Zhang Xiantang (strictly protect), a senior journalist

the Agreed Minute which was provided to DHS Attach by MG
Mohsen (strictly protect), Commander of Iraqi Border Forces

2. (S) During a September 17 discussion, Carlyle Group chief
China representative Luo Yi (strictly protect) said that

said about the need to pursue diplomacy to the maximum extent
possible. Pouille (strictly protect) opined that Kouchner

poloff on September 20 that a member of her organization who
lives in Andijon, Dilshod (strictly protect), confirmed that

and Congenoff paid a courtesy call on Swiss Red Cross
representatives stationed in Shigatse (strictly protect) and

one of the primary drafters of Experts Committee \”Majority
Report,\” Vigneswaran (strictly protect), told us moderate

3. (C) By contrast, multiple media reports, echoed by Anwar
Bensaada (strictly protect) a local businessman and Embassy

2. (C) BH Latin America Vice President for Sales Edgar
Pelaez (strictly protect throughout) met with Petroleum

5. (C/NF) On September 25, Zoubai\’s Chief of Staff Khaled
Rasheed (strictly protect), offered poloff a different motive

3. (C) DCM met with Hj Muslim Hj Tengah (strictly protect),

to illegal satellite television. Beijing-based
satellite installer Han Xiaolong (strictly protect)

activist and head of the NGO World China Institute Li Fan
(strictly protect) said that relations between local governments

over the edge, Hu said. During a September 28 discussion,
Nanjing University Professor Gu Su (strictly protect) echoed

7. (S) Shanghai Municipal People\’s Congress researcher Zhou
Meiyan (strictly protect) was also present at the September 17

met on September 12-13 with Zhejiang Province-based Chen Yiming
(strictly protect), Head of the Wenling Municipal Propaganda

1. (S) Summary: During a September 28 discussion, Nanjing
University Professor Gu Su (strictly protect) gave his

1. (S) Summary: According to Nanjing University Professor Gu
Su (strictly protect) political assassinations and violence

was publicly announced (Ref B). For example, Central Party
School (CPS) Professor Qin Zhilai (strictly protect) on

Institute for International Strategic Studies Kang Shaobang
(strictly protect) on August 30, separately assessed that

personnel appointments. Nevertheless, Zhang Xiantang
(strictly protect), a senior journalist at the State

5. (C) Yi Xiaoxiong (strictly protect), Chinese-American

was publicly announced (Ref B). For example, Central Party
School (CPS) Professor Qin Zhilai (strictly protect) on

Institute for International Strategic Studies Kang Shaobang
(strictly protect) on August 30, separately assessed that

personnel appointments. Nevertheless, Zhang Xiantang
(strictly protect), a senior journalist at the State

5. (C) Yi Xiaoxiong (strictly protect), Chinese-American

and confidentially asked HDZ-BiH leader Dragan Covic
(strictly protect) to circulate a compromise solution with

1. (S) Summary: During a September 28 discussion, Nanjing
University Professor Gu Su (strictly protect) said that

1. (C) During an Embassy event on October 9, journalist and
human rights contact Bakhodir Elibaev (strictly protect) told

president of Mitsubishi Venezuela, and Yasuyuki Ozaki,
director of project development (strictly protect both

8. (C) On September 25, local JW representative Sergei
Artyushkov (strictly protect) told poloff about a relatively

Uzbekistan has an independent television station, and there
are now two in Kokand. Rajapov (strictly protect) is involved

1. (S//NF) SUMMARY: Inuwa Abdul-Qadir (strictly protect),

Koreans entering China in 2007 to be roughly on par with
2005-2006 levels. LU Chao (strictly protect), a Liaoning

crossers and related PRC-DPRK borderland issues, according
to JASS researcher ZHOU Weiping (strictly protect), one of

4. (S) In an earlier discussion with EconUnit Chief, Helmut
Krehlik (strictly protect), MoE\’s Diviison Head for Export

1. (C) In an October 29 meeting with Poloff, Reverend
Zecharias Abraham(strictly protect) relayed the story of an

met with Xenia Baumgarten, Lukoil\’s Director of Business
Development for Latin America, (strictly protect throughout)

8. (C) EU China Mission Counselor for Political Affairs
Alexander McLachlan (strictly protect) November 1 told us

would be subject to criminal prosecutions. Defense analyst Iqbal
Athas (strictly protect) noted this would have a chilling effect on

those affiliated with militias. He is plain speaking, and
(strictly protect) did not hold back in his criticism of JAM and

1. (C) Polcouns and Poloffs met November 2 with Kabiru
Turaki (strictly protect), a distinguished private practice

5. (C) Petrocedino/Sincor Deputy General Manager Jane Nagy
(strictly protect throughout) told Petroleum Attache (Petatt)

be in force through December 31, 2007. According Pedro Coa
(strictly protect throughout), chief economist at Banesco, no

percent of the full loan amount upon making the loan. Pedro
Almoguera (strictly protect throughout), Technical Executive

believe that the ITF was designed expressly to target banks\’
profits. Luis Zambrano (strictly protect throughout), chief

particularly banks, who must pay the ITF. As both Zambrano
and Miguel Octavio (strictly protect throughout), Executive

markets most affected. According to Octavio and Klaus Nusser
(strictly protect throughout), Executive Director of Velox

for Democratic Change (MDC) offices in Johannesburg, MDC
Treasurer Roy Bennett (strictly protect) said he was \”over

6. (C) During the Ambassador\’s tour of Ford\’s Valencia plant,
Ford\’s country manager Gabriel Lopez (strictly protect

7. (C) The Ambassador also met with Valencia\’s popular
mayor, Francisco \”Paco\” Cabrera Santos (strictly protect

leaders like Mao Zedong and Deng Xiaoping. Ma Licheng
(strictly protect), former editorial writer for the official

toward a more collective leadership. Freelance journalist
Chen Jieren (strictly protect), who has direct access to

which can \”only be good\” for China. Former Chief Editor of
the Farmer\’s Daily, Zhang Guangyou (strictly protect),

appointments, thereby strengthening his position. Zeng Jie
(strictly protect), former head of the Beijing Haidian

7. (C) Professor Kang Shaobang (strictly protect) of the

Hu\’s \”weakness.\” Longtime Embassy contact Dong Lisheng
(strictly protect), reformist professor at the Chinese

kept his allies on the PBSC while also elevating new ones.
Liu Junning (strictly protect), a pro-democracy scholar at

14. (C) Emphasizing Hu\’s \”dominance\” in terms of policy,
Zhang Xiantang (strictly protect), senior editor at the State

3. (S/NF) Mohamed Elobeidi (strictly protect), country manager

1. (S/NF) Tej Bunnag, Deputy Principal Private Secretary of
the King (strictly protect), told the Ambassador in a

2. (S/NF) Tej Bunnag, Deputy Principal Private Secretary of
the King (strictly protect), told the Ambassador that King

STRICTLY PROTECT

and prosecutors under the auspices of the Ministry of Justice
(MOJ). Schmitz (please strictly protect) noted the RLTC

took place at the behest of Sall says Mamamdou Oumar Ndiaye
(strictly protect), the editor of the small-time paper \”Le

2. (C) NWFP Home Secretary Badshah Gul Wazir (strictly protect)

1. (S/NF) SUMMARY: Anti-Iranian Iraqi Shi\’a cleric Jawad
al-Khoe\’i (strictly protect) described to Emboff his views on

2. (S) Emboff met for a follow-on discussion (reftel) with
Jawad al-Khoe\’i (strictly protect), the thirty-something

4. (C) Defense journalist Iqbal Athas (strictly protect)

methodology in advance led some to question the transparecy
of the process. Economist Orlando Ochoa (strictly protect)

placements of dollar-denominated debt, the parallel market
would stabilize. Adriana Arreaza (strictly protect), country

lower the parallel rate. BBO Financial Services Director
Miguel Octavio (strictly protect) told EmbOffs before the

Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) country director Tony
Myron (strictly protect) has spent four years in Turkmenistan

ut-Tahrir al-Islami (Islamic Party of Liberation). Ehmetjan
Hesen (strictly protect), member of the XUAR People\’s

2. (C) On November 21, econoff met with Jennet Hojanazarova
(strictly protect), Liaison/Research Officer at the

3. (C) Chongqing Southwestern University Assistant Professor of
Geology Jiang Yongjun (strictly protect) told us Chinese

6. (C) Prominent labor rights attorney Zhou Litai (ref B)
(strictly protect), with offices in Chongqing and Shenzhen,

fudged to cover up the overstatement of exports. CAF country
economist Adriana Arreaza (strictly protect) told econoff

overstated. End note.) National Economic Council President
Efrain Velazquez (strictly protect) told econoff that his BCV

2. (C) Petroleum Attache (Petatt) met with Chevron Latin
America President Ali Moshiri (strictly protect throughout)

once again with the Jilin Academy of Social Sciences\’ ZHOU
Weiping (PLEASE STRICTLY PROTECT), a leading PRC researcher

China, though it is largely concentrated there. Poloff met
October 30 with LI Chunwang (STRICTLY PROTECT), Vice
Director of Yantai University\’s East Asia Research
Institute, and SUN Jingquan (STRICTLY PROTECT), a

that it is not publicly acknowledged and her identity is
strictly protected.

Assistant Director and Coordinator for Foreign Chapters Agape
Kramer (strictly protect) told Poloff senior PDP leadership,

2. (C) In an November 27 conversation with Poloff, Agape
Kramer (strictly protect) said press reports that the PDP

Authority Executive Board Member (and de facto Managing
Director) Dr. Hussain Al-Abdulla (strictly protect).

1. (C) SUMMARY: Mike Ahamba (strictly protect), lead counsel

wants to implement. Many local lawyers including Ricardo
Antequera (strictly protect), co-author of Andean Decision

8. (C) During a November 26 meeting, Magdaly Sanchez
(strictly protect), an IPR lawyer at Hoet, Pelaez, Castillo,

6. (C) A Muslim Hui surnamed Du (strictly protect)

applicants wait about three years before getting a
seat for a Hajj journey. Han Musa (strictly protect),

religious piety, others questioned the motives of
these donors. Han Congdige (strictly protect), a

Muslim Mansion, a bustling hotel in downtown Xining
run by Han Wenke (strictly protect), Han Musa\’s father

4. (C) According to Gao Hongwei (strictly protect), a

2.(S) On November 30, Ms. Shirin Ebadi and her husband, Javad
Tavassolian (strictly protect), attended an immigrant visa

2. (S/NF) On December 4, EU Charge de Mission Bernard
Philippe (strictly protect) told the Ambassador that he felt

3. (C) Citi\’s Stanley (strictly protect) told Ambassador Holmer

several Tibetan monasteries to ask their opinion (Note: our FSN
– strictly protect — grew up in a Tibetan Buddhist monastery in

Tigers personnel) were \”inconvenient.\” (Note: Kunming Flying
Tigers Association contacts – strictly protect — recommended

overwhelmed with requests. Former CADIVI president Mary
Espinoza (strictly protect) told econoff in mid-November that

5. (C) Citibank Venezuela president Bernardo Chacin
(strictly protect throughout) told econoffs that some banks

to USD 3000 per year at the official rate. End note.) Oscar
Garcia Mendoza (strictly protect), president of Banco

earlier in the year, to more North Korean asylum-seekers.
Consul Shinichi KURITA (STRICTLY PROTECT) told Poloff on

engineering troops continued fencing Yuchi Island, opposite
Hushan, on November 7. LU Chao (STRICTLY PROTECT), a Korea

government have been paying attention. ZHOU Weiping
(STRICTLY PROTECT) of the Jilin Academy of Social Sciences

5. (C) Abdelouahed Al-Mutawakel (strictly protect), Chairman

mid-January or even February. A senior executive at Williams,
(strictly protect throughout) told Petroleum Attache (Petatt)

3. (C) The Williams executive stated that a senior executive
at Wood Group (strictly protect) also complained that his

4. (C) We note that two major service companies,
Schlumberger and Baker Hughes (strictly protect throughout),

pressure\” from Morales to make such comments, according to
General Gonzalo Suarez Selum (strictly protect), Head of

6. (C) A Uighur student at Xinjiang Normal University in
Urumqi (strictly protect) told Poloff that a friend in her

alleged practice applied \”only to Uighurs,\” not to other
ethnic groups. A Uighur tour guide (strictly protect) who

frequently travels on aircraft provided by Qatar. A
low-ranking MFA employee (strictly protect) alleges that the

of the tax on financial transactions (ref A). Citibank
Venezuela president Bernardo Chacin (strictly protect

public banks and the BCV would be. Banco Venezolano de
Credito president Oscar Garcia Mendoza (strictly protect

convert potentially large amounts of cash for people who are
not regular customers. Pedro Almoguera (strictly protect),

Iranwatcher met with MFA Senior Iran Desk Officer Deike
Potzel (STRICTLY PROTECT) on December 20. Noting the P5 1

SITUATION: Potzel was joined briefly at the meeting by
Alexander Jung (strictly protect), German Embassy Tehran\’s

2. (S/NF) Dr. Hind Siala, Director of Libya\’s National Security
Council (strictly protect), told P/E Chief that the NSC, formed

talk-show series and newspaper columns with \”friendly\” media
organizations, according to Ruth Han (strictly protect), member of

2. (S/NF) Dr. Hind Siala, Director of Libya\’s National Security
Council (strictly protect), told P/E Chief that the NSC, formed

2. (S/NF) Michael Vatikiotis (strictly protect), from the

A for a read-out Prime Minister Surayud gave the Ambassador
on this meeting. Vatikiotis asked that we strictly protect

Guangzhou RAB officials have clamped down on any expansion, according
to Alfred Leong (strictly protect), board member of the Guangzhou

amount of pressure from Guangzhou authorities, according to Fidelis
Ogwu (strictly protect), a Nigerian GICF member and salesman for a

6. (C) Expatriate house church leader Newman Huang (strictly protect)

7. (C) Wayne Huang (no relation, strictly protect), a member of

1. (S//NF) SUMMARY: Maitama Sule (strictly protect), former

2. (S//NF) Maitama Sule (strictly protect), former ambassador

1. (S) SUMMARY: During a December 16 meeting with the CG,
prominent Jeddah businessman Loay Bougary (strictly protect)

Embassy contact and Zimbabwe businessman Strive Masiyiwa
(strictly protect). In a December 29 phone call to PolOff,

1. (S//NF) Maitama Sule (strictly protect) told PolOff on

\”very challenging.\” He said that Zimbabwean businessman
Strive Masiyiwa (strictly protect) has promised the party USD

3. (C) Hadj Zoubir, a prominent colonel in the Algerian
military (strictly protect source), told us privately on

5. (S//NF) Hong Kong District Councilor and Democratic Party
(DP) member Jimmy Wong (strictly protect) and the party\’s
public relations consultant Raymond Luk (strictly protect)

2.(C) Pius Anyim (strictly protect) former Senate President

5.(C) In a January 9 meeting, Chairman Ribadu\’s Chief of
Staff Dapo Olorunyomi (strictly protect) expressed to PolOff

Bankole (strictly protect) told Embassy Officers the whole

1. (C) Summary: Eritrea ICRC Head of Delegation Catherine
Deman (strictly protect) told the ambassador January 4 that

1. (SBU) During a January 7 meeting with the Ambassador, former
Minister of Finance Antonio Delfim Netto (strictly protect), who is

Poloff on January 8 met with Tumen Foreign Affairs Office
Director CUI Zhenglong (strictly protect), who was

early 2008 would be limited. Yanbian University DPRK
expert GAO Jingzhu (strictly protect), however, said the

Sinuiju, across the Yalu River from Dandong, Liaoning
Province. LIU Chensheng (strictly protect), a trade

Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) participants, Dr. Farhad
Towfighi (strictly protect) came to Dubai to discuss his

recommendations and potential alternatives, the Jilin
Academy of Social Sciences\’ ZHOU Weiping (STRICTLY PROTECT;

specialists engaged in research border-crossing, including
LU Chao (STRICTLY PROTECT) and WU Jianhua (STRICTLY

relatively few new North Korean arrivals. Father Jin
(STRICTLY PROTECT) of the Ping\’an Church in Yanji, which

of no arrivals among his neighbors or worshipers. Yanbian
University DPRK expert GAO Jingzhu (STRICTLY PROTECT) on

completely in the weeks to come. Farther north in Tumen,
Vice Mayor Yan Zhihong (STRICTLY PROTECT) acknowledged

and several of his family members, according to Consul KIM
Jong Han (STRICTLY PROTECT), who recently attended a North

1. (C) Pro-independence Sahrawi human rights activist Brahim
Dahane (strictly protect) told us there is a sense among

President of the Sahrawi Association of Human Rights Abuse
Victims (ASVDH) Brahim Dahane (strictly protect throughout)

1. (C) Pro-independence Sahrawi human rights activist Brahim
Dahane (strictly protect) told us there is a sense among

President of the Sahrawi Association of Human Rights Abuse
Victims (ASVDH) Brahim Dahane (strictly protect throughout)

intervention, the buzz at the meeting suddenly stopped when
Kefa Al-Amin (strictly protect), aide to Deputy Prime

5. (C) At that point, the Iraqi team leader, Saeed Nemah
Jabor (strictly protect) of the Iraqi National Security

roughly 500 of whom attend services on a regular basis,
according to Father LIAN Changyuan (STRICTLY PROTECT).

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2. (C) YANG Wenjia (STRICTLY PROTECT), Chief of the Foreign

Province\’s largest grain producers. WANG Haisheng
(STRICTLY PROTECT) of the Jilin Grain Group Export and

south China are \”optimistic, patriotic, but naive,\” according to
Brother Yun (strictly protect), a parent and member of Guangzhou\’s Li
Jiang Christian Fellowship. Ruth Han (strictly protect), an elder in

that their parents had a much better awareness of how the government
worked. Willow Yang (strictly protect), an assistant lecturer at

unregistered Guangzhou Young Persons\’ Christian Association, and Evy
Yun (strictly protect), an English teacher, both acknowledged that

(RELEX) took a no-nonsense approach with Jalili. According
to a Commission notetaker (strictly protect) in the meeting,

the Arabic-language Ennahar newspaper, Mohamed al-Moqadam
(strictly protect), told the Ambassador on January 23 that

3. (C) Ennahar reporter Souad Azouz (strictly protect)

the DRP for the upcoming election. Ibrahim Zaki of the MDP
told Ambassador (strictly protect) that he was \”99% sure\”

President Mauricio di Girolamo and Harvest Vinccler
Operations Manager Karl Nesselrode (strictly protect all

in their projects. Wes Lohac, Chevron\’s new Latin America
Managing Director, (strictly protect throughout) told

in the two projects. BP Venezuela President Joe Perez
(strictly protect throughout) also stated on January 23 that

Edgar Pelaez and Latin America Operations Manager Bernardo
Burr (strictly protect both throughout) told the Ambassador

January 25 from lead South Stream negotiator Galina Tosheva
(strictly protect).)

responsibility for it,\” the Government Agent in Mannar
(strictly protect) told post that a Sri Lankan Army Deep

7. (C) Similarly, Chen Qin (strictly protect)

5. (C) On January 30, French Ambassador Hugues Pernet
(strictly protect) shared with the Ambassador a letter from

Chairman of the Ethiopian Parole Board Pastor Daniel
Gebreselassie (strictly protect) confirms that virtually all

could be levied against the two ActionAid workers. According
to Prof. Ephraim (strictly protect), the Prime Minister

International Relations Department Head Gulmurad Myradov
(strictly protect) revealed to EmbOff he has been writing

Acting Chief of the Ministry of Internal Affairs\’ (MVD\’s)
Forensic Laboratory Murad Cherkezov (please strictly protect

Provincial Council and former Council Chairman Issa. The
visiting judges (strictly protect) privately confirmed to the

Provincial Council and former Council Chairman Issa. The
visiting judges (strictly protect) privately confirmed to the

confirmed to us privately the spike in killings in Batticaloa
– please strictly protect.)

Maciej Lang and, separately, EU-TACIS Adviser Michael Wilson
(strictly protect both throughout). Wilson was the initial

2. (C) Former Premier Li Peng has recently suffered a stroke,
longtime Embassy contact Zhang Guangyou (strictly protect),

rescinded.\” ExxonMobil\’s Government Relations Advisor for
the Americas Milton Chaves (strictly protect) told EconCouns

2. (S/NF) In a meeting February 5, U.S.-Libyan dual national
Omar Turbi (strictly protect) told P/E Chief that eastern Libya

an Iraqi \”champion\” to lead the project: Sayid Jabour
(strictly protect) of the office of the National Security

meeting. To illustrate his close inspection, the MoO Deputy
IG, Alaa Mahdi Al-Deen (strictly protect), told PRToff

conversation, the leading Baghdad Provincial Council member
on the PCD team, Salam Hanoun Mosalat (strictly protect),

1. (S//NF) SUMMARY: Kano businessman and reliable Mission
contact Shehu Dalhatu (strictly protect) alleged a close

2. (S//NF) Kano real estate entrepreneur and longtime Mission
contact Shehu Dalhatu (strictly protect) told PolOff February

1. (S//NF) SUMMARY: Sokoto state Attorney General Inuwa
Abdul-Qadir (strictly protect) informed that the secret trial

2. (S//NF) Inuwa Abdul-Qadir (strictly protect), Sokoto state

trials. This relationship is so sensitive that it is not
publicly acknowledged and her identity is strictly protected.

most popular public park in Baghdad. \”Hundreds\” also come
every week day, explained Wassem Ameen (strictly protect),

companies. Indeed, Jose Pedro Fachada, the Executive Manager of
Investor Relations at the CB (strictly protect) told Econoffs that

around reserve requirements, he added. Furthermore, the Senior
Advisor to the CB Board Alexandre Pundek (strictly protect) noted

1. (C) Ministry of Trade Official Juan Guillermo Castro,
strictly protect, described the GOC\’s World Trade

1. (C) Ministry of Trade Official Juan Guillermo Castro,
strictly protect, described the GOC\’s World Trade

met February 22 with Isik University professor Bulent Aras
(please strictly protect) to follow-up on ref B discussion

2. (C) Petroleum Attache (Petatt) met with Statoil Venezuela
President Thore Kristiansen (strictly protect throughout) on

consumer products has not abated and some companies report dramatic
losses. Procter and Gamble (strictly protect) described losses from

5. (SBU) Mattel (strictly protect) complained of extensive

counterfeit and trademark-infringement problems on a scale
previously unseen. Cisco (strictly protect) received important

7. (SBU) Motorola (strictly protect) has had difficulty getting

remain divided among more than seven different government entities,
with U.S. companies such as Microsoft (strictly protect) continuing

13. (SBU) Other companies, including Motorola, DTS and Merit
Entertainment (strictly protect) have been frustrated in efforts to

14. (SBU) Motorola (strictly protect) also complained that key

FRICTIONS AND CONCERN IN THE DANDONG-SINUIJU AREA,
ACCORDING TO YANG WENJIA (STRICTLY PROTECT), CHIEF OF THE

DEVELOPMENT ZONE\’S ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE. YU AND JIANG
HAIJUN (STRICTLY PROTECT), ANOTHER VICE DIRECTOR OF THE

camp\’s public face and purported champion, Saif al-Islam
al-Qadhafi. Basem Philip (strictly protect), Nestle\’s Country

9. (C) Zahri Muntasser (strictly protect), head of a wealthy,

9. (C) On February 25 in the Qinghai Province capital of Xining,
Wang Zhixiang (aka: Yousef bin Ali — strictly protect)

working on changing the subject. Deputy PM Djelic\’s advisers
(strictly protect) told poloff, March 3, that Dinkic was

has risen faster in percentage terms since 2003 than that of
the middle class or wealthy. Joseph Saade (strictly protect

While their numbers are slightly different, both Saade and
Luis Pedro Espana (strictly protect throughout), director of

2007 constitutional referendum, is an open question. IIES
social scientist Maria Gabriel Ponce (strictly protect

protect throughout), and economist Miguel Angel Santos
(strictly protect throughout) all pointed to increasingly

missions and government institutions as key factors. Munoz
and economic consultant Ruth de Krivoy (strictly protect

1. (S//NF) SUMMARY: Isyaku Ibrahim (strictly protect), a

(PDP) and PDP Board of Trustees member Isyaku Ibrahim
(strictly protect) spoke with PolOff March 6. Ibrahim

Party, PDP) April 2007 election, conversations with Garba
Shehu (strictly protect), a confidant of Action Congress (AC)

3. (S//NF) Garba Shehu (strictly protect), confidant of

3. (C) Poloff spoke with Dr. Godknows Igali, former Secretary
to the State Government of Bayelsa State (strictly protect)

State because they sign peace agreements but \”go the other
way,\” according to Nadari Banigo (strictly protect), Senior

7. (C) On January 28, Godwin Akpobire, Head of the Delta
State Integrated Development Project, (strictly protect)

11. Sabina Stadler, Council Secretariat Slovene Presidency
Coordinator (strictly protect) attended the session and

1. (C) Summary: On March 7, Emboff met with Jorge Caballero
(strictly protect), a director and career member of the

Brazil. (NOTE: In a subsequent private meeting Diaz de Vivar
(strictly protect) told the Ambassador that none other than

the Bank\’s lead on all CTF/AML issues, to ask whether CBK had
frozen the assets. Al-Sayegh (strictly protect) said he was

Al-Ali, Al-Jalamah and Al-Bathali. According to Al-Kharashi
(strictly protect), KFH has not been instructed by the

is finally receiving his just desserts. Abdel Salam Haykal
(strictly protect), scion of one such Sunni family, commented

2004 until December 2007 has been 140 percent. According to
the Angel Lopez, President of CONINGAS (strictly protect

2. (C) Professor Dong Lisheng (strictly protect), a longtime

16. (C) Basem Philip (strictly protect), Nestle\’s Country

to be \”juvenile impatience\”, leading businessman Husni Bey
(strictly protect) decried to P/E Chief the idea that the GOL

1. (C) Summary: According to Polar\’s Director of Government
Relations Jose Machado (strictly protect throughout), Polar

largest banks in Venezuela. Nevertheless, prominent local
businessman Andres Duarte (strictly protect throughout) told

4. (C) Chevron Latin America and Africa Exploration and
Production president Ali Moshiri (strictly protect

implications for social stability nationwide (refs A and B).
According to Cao Huayin (strictly protect), Deputy Secretary

Tiananmen Square protests. (Note: Cao\’s CRF colleague, Dai
Fengning (strictly protect), said he \”fully agreed\” with

KMT\’s Ma Ying-jeou and defeat of the two competing referenda.
Cao Huayin (strictly protect), Deputy Secretary General of

the election in favor of the DPP, Cao stated. Well-connected
journalist Chen Jieren (strictly protect) expressed a similar

9. (C) Jeremy Goldkorn (strictly protect), a longtime Chinese

2. (C) On March 14, Meat Council president Jaime Branger
(strictly protect throughout) told EconOffs BRV labor and

Association of Supermarkets Executive Director Luis Rodriguez
(strictly protect throughout) on March 18. Rodriguez noted

inconsistent, the risk was too high. A few firms (Blue Rock and
Fortress — strictly protect) are selling out and departing for

responsible for the city\’s civil-affairs portfolio, were
unsuccessful. MA Haifeng (STRICTLY PROTECT), Vice Mayor

security forces to discharge their weapons. Wang Wen
(strictly protect), editor at the People\’s Daily-affiliated

March 29 election, predicted respected Zimbabwean businessman
Strive Masiyiwa (strictly protect). The only question is the

the election, or at least reduce the extent of rigging.
(NOTE: Masiyiwa asked Staffdel to strictly protect this

1. (C) Outgoing Chief of the EFCC External Cooperation Unit
Ibrahim Mohammed (strictly protect) on March 11 confirmed

common. Incoming External Cooperation Chief Mohammed Bamalli
(strictly protect) told Poloff and INLoff that individuals

to all countries and do not specifically target North
Korea. SUN Su (STRICTLY PROTECT), Deputy Director of the

currently comprise of Liaoning\’s exports to the DPRK. CHEN
Deping (STRICTLY PROTECT), Director of the Liaoning

2. (C) Zhou Zhihuai (strictly protect), Vice President of the
Chinese Academy of Social Sciences Institute of Taiwan
Studies, and Sun Shengliang (strictly protect), Director of

events in August, the Liaoning Academy of Social Sciences\’
LU Chao (STRICTLY PROTECT), a DPRK\”expert who researches

PROTECT), Vice Director of Yantai University\’s East Asia
Research Institute, and SUN Jingquan (STRICTLY PROTECT), an

certainly will not lead to a cross-Strait crisis. Wang Wen
(strictly protect), editor at the People\’s Daily-affiliated

3. (C) Chang Shaoyan (strictly protect), Senior Edior at

4. (C) Shi Yinhong (strictly protect), an international

opportunity to speak with COL Mohammed Abdullah Assiri
(strictly protect) about Yemeni border security issues (NOTE:

7. (S/NF) Sunai Phasuk, Bangkok representative from Human
Rights Watch (strictly protect), is clearly worried about

4. (C) Meanwhile, TNK-BP VP for International Affairs Shawn
McCormick (Amcit — strictly protect) told us March 23 that

a high-ranking Tibetan administrator of Chengdu\’s Southwest
Minorities University (strictly protect) and a well-known Han

7. (C) Like other friends and supporters of President Mori,
Doone (strictly protect), raised some quiet but probing

(ECO) and Commercial
Specialist (CS) met with JIANG Qianliang (STRICTLY PROTECT),

2. (C) Petroleum Attache (Petatt) met with CNPC Vice
President Jinling Zhang (strictly protect throughout) on

6. (S) Saeed Nama\’a Jabr (Strictly Protect) of the Crisis

1. (S/NF) Ethiopian MFA Chief of the Minister\’s Cabinet
Abdeta Dribssa (strictly protect) candidly told Emboffs on

particular concern about provisions of the tax and capital
amnesty that strictly protected confidentiality and exempted

to adopt similar policies. According to the World Bank
(strictly protect) the GSE claims 80% self-sufficiency in

1. (SBU) World Bank (WB) Country Manager for Eritrea Chris Lovelace
(strictly protect) told Emboff the Government of the State of

7. (S/NF) According to a Council Secretariat official
(strictly protect) who recently returned from three weeks of

Rodriguez, Executive Director of the National Supermarket and
Autoservice Association ANSA) (strictly protect throughout)

Businesses Greg Goff and Latin America President Roy Lyons
(strictly protect both throughout) briefed the Ambassador on

8. (C/NF) The head of ExxonMobil in Qatar (strictly protect),

10. (C/NF) The head of Anadarko in Qatar (strictly protect)

Force Captain Jose Martinez Bravo, have led Nelson Ramiz Sr.
(strictly protect throughout) to believe that Bravo has very

2. (C) Poloff met privately February 21 with WU Jianhua
(STRICTLY PROTECT), a North Korea expert at the Liaoning

boxes and collecting loose bills left as offerings by
pilgrims. Lozang Yeshi (strictly protect), a monk who

1. (C) Summary: The Ambassador met with MFA DG Yong
Chanthalangsy (strictly protect) to raise the case of three

2. (C) On April 10, we telephoned the current head of Kefaya,
Abdel Wahab al Messiri (strictly protect), who stated that it

of leadership discussions on Tibet, longtime Embassy contact
Dong Lisheng (strictly protect), a scholar at the Chinese

3. (C) There is \”absolutely no division\” within the
leadership on Tibet, Fang Jinyu (strictly protect), Beijing

disagreement among the top leadership. For example, Huang
Shan (strictly protect), Deputy International Editor at

5. (C) Separately, Wang Wen (strictly protect), an editor and

article, which PolOffs interpreted as a sign that the pieces
are not terribly significant. Wang Chong (strictly protect),

10. (C) Similarly, Deng Yuwen (strictly protect), senior

official media be curtailed, according to Tsinghua University
Professor Zhou Qing\’an (strictly protect) and Global Times\’

1. (C) SUMMARY. MDC advisor Kathi Walters (strictly protect)

2. (C) MDC advisor Kathi Walters (strictly protect) told

Troika-Central Asia Ministerial in Ashgabat, French
Ambassador Christian Lechervy (strictly protect throughout)

2. (C) On April 16, French Ambassador Christian Lechervy
(strictly protect throughout), just back from a brief visit

1. (C) Musa Ibrahim (strictly protect), consultant to the

2. (C) PolOff spoke April 14 with Tibetan poet Wei Se
(strictly protect) (also known as \”Oser\”) and her
ethnic Han husband, dissident writer Wang Lixiong
(strictly protect). Wei Se told PolOff that her

several monks in the town of Huangzhong. One monk,
named Laxi (strictly protect), confirmed that monks

7. (C) EmbOffs spoke March 18 with Tsering Wencheng
(strictly protect), a Tibetan hotel worker in Xining.

9. (C) At Qutan monastery, which we reached in the
late afternoon, monk Souba Tuojie (strictly protect)

Iraqi sources in Baghdad and Basrah – including the chief of
staff of the National Operations Center (strictly protect) –

3. (S) Fortes also shared with Ambassador information he
stressed was very sensitive and should be strictly protected.

their sights on moving on with economic development. USAID
implementing partner IRD (strictly protect) is doing

1. (C) On a plane to Istanbul on April 5, EconOff sat next
to Nury Meredov (strictly protect), a former economic advisor

no one will respect the law. (Note: Rapid Reaction group
member Shukrat Ganiev (strictly protect) recently indicated,

and thereby, the government hopes, reduce inflationary
pressures (ref B). Nelson Merentes (strictly protect), a

indirect exporters. A partner at the law firm of Macleod
Dixon (strictly protect throughout) told Petroleum Attache

directly applied to them. A partner at the local law firm of
Travieso Evans (strictly protect throughout) showed Petatt on

version of the CTF Executive Summary on April 22. This
Indonesian source (strictly protect) asked that all reference

1. (C) SUMMARY: Selakhattin Yetim (please strictly protect

assurances from a variety of sources including MFA Director
of Bilateral Affairs Karim Halim (strictly protect) that the

12. (SBU) P&G (strictly protect) complained that seizures of

13. (SBU) Nike (strictly protect) reported more failures than

14. (SBU) Motorola (strictly protect) complained about the lenient

15. (SBU) Mattel (strictly protect) representatives complained that

16. (SBU) Colgate-Palmolive (strictly protect) reported that it

19 began a campaign to calm public anger. According to
well-connected journalist Chen Jieren (strictly protect),

In an April 22 conversation with PolOff, Umar Pariya
(strictly protect), Atiku\’s aide-de-camp, asserted that Atiku

3. (C//NF) Umar Pariya (strictly protect), confidant of

guidelines. According to veteran journalist and editor Fang
Jinyu (strictly protect) on April 14, the CPD\’s guidance was

response to the crisis. Chinese Academy of Social Science
scholar Dong Lisheng (strictly protect), told PolOff on April

propaganda and the media, was not involved. Separately,
well-connected journalist Chen Jieren (strictly protect) told

publish stories countering Western news reports on Tibetan
unrest. Zhong Weizhi (strictly protect), the editor-in-chief

print criticism of Western media, but that the Observer had
ignored the suggestion. Huang Shan (strictly protect), an

calculations of the effectiveness of the Party\’s media line,
according to several contacts. Wang Wen (strictly protect),

community and for talks with the Dalai Lama. See ref A).
Deng Yuwen (strictly protect), senior editor and writer at

2. (C) In conversation with PolOff April 23, Kabiru Turaki
(strictly protect), prominent lawyer who represented

Abdul-Qadir (strictly protect), Sokoto state Attorney General

products and services. Baker Hughes (BH) Vice President for
Latin America Sales Edgar Pelaez (strictly protect

been able to meet the requirements. BanCaribe President
Miguel Purroy (strictly protect) noted that the BRV was not

step which, should it occur, would be the \”beginning of the
end\” for banks. Ruth de Krivoy (strictly protect), a leading

overnight market. According to financial consultant
Francisco Faraco (strictly protect throughout), the Banco del

stronger, larger private sector institutions. Both Faraco
and Carlos Hernandez (strictly protect), a BanCaribe Board

Ningxia, Gansu and Qinghai to revive religious fervor, said
Fang. Fang and her colleague, Xu Feibiao (strictly protect),

9. (C) Mulati Heiniyati (strictly protect), an ethnic Kazakh

nor made any presentations. BOMCA Country Manager Batyr Kurbanov
(please strictly protect throughout) said that representatives from

7. (C) Ihsan Sanker (strictly protect), a former MP and

academics and Beijing-based Uighurs. Well-known Xinjiang
scholar Yang Shengmin (strictly protect) of Beijing\’s Central

factors,\” is a source of ethnic tension. However, Li Sheng
(strictly protect), a top Xinjiang expert at the State

3. (C) Adil Zhumaturdu (strictly protect) an ethnic Kyrgyz

Uighur-language primary and secondary schools (ref A).
Xinjiang scholar Yang Shengmin (strictly protect) of

4. (C) Mulati Heiniyati (strictly protect), an ethnic Kazakh

8. (C) Parhat (strictly protect), a Uighur native of Kashgar

searching for a job in medicine. Separately, a young Uighur
named Hasan (strictly protect), a recent graduate from

Consultative Conference (PPCC) member Ahmadjan Hasan
(strictly protect) told PolOff that inflation was the hottest

2. (C) On April 24, Econoffs met with the Country Manager for
American Airlines (AA) Omar Nottaro (strictly protect

4. (C) On April 22, Econoff met US General Operations Manager
Victor Ruiz (strictly protect throughout) of the Venezuelan

1. (C) On April 8, Mission Poloffs met Rajakumari Jandhyala
(strictly protect), a private U.S. citizen consultant with

1. (C) IMF Senior Resident Representative Arnim Schwidrowski
(strictly protect) expressed to Pol/Econ Chief growing

in Ningxia. According to a Yinchuan City-based imam surnamed
Luo (strictly protect) and two Hui Muslim scholars of Ningxia
University, Zhou Chuanbin (strictly protect) and Ren Jun
(strictly protect), Ningxia currently has over 4,000 mosques

government-affiliated Ningxia Islamic Association, Yang Xue
(strictly protect), also described the difficulty in

very little social work in the community. (NOTE: Ma Mingbao
(strictly protect) an Ikhwan imam of Xi\’an, Shaanxi

10. (C) NOTE: Professor Yang Wenjiong (strictly protect), a

Development Co. (TADCO), where the manager, Saeed Salem Al
Omar (strictly protect), showed some wheat fields that may be

(ref A). Ningxia University Sharia law expert Professor Zhou
Chuanbin (strictly protect), an ethnic Hui who is bluntly

7. (C) Ihsan Sanker (strictly protect), a former MP and

3. (C) When Team Leader asked the Governor (strictly protect)

12. (C) Professor Zhou Chuanbin (strictly protect), an ethnic Hui

livestock imported under the National Priority Project for
Agriculture (REF B). Lorin Grams (strictly protect), a U.S.

5. (C//NF) Aleksandr Rasskazov (strictly protect), MinAg\’s

and/or fired. According to the President of the NGO Human
Rights First, Ibrahim Mugateeb (strictly protect), a

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2. (C) Mauricio di Girolamo (strictly protect throughout),

The FM had already met with the French Ambassador to
Djibouti, Dominique DeCherf (strictly protect), and wanted

5. (S) The Ambassador also met with French Ambassador
Dominique DeCherf (strictly protect) May 4, who had recently

– An August 2007 dinner with five leading Egyptian democracy
activists (strictly protect): Hisham El Bastawisi (the Court

Lafarge have \”advanced substantially\”, Holcim Venezuela
Executive Director Louis Beauchemin (strictly protect

1. (C) TNK-BP President Bob Dudley (strictly protect)

of their own country. One of Baghdad\’s last remaining Jews,
Khalida Fouad Liahu Moualim (strictly protect), told poloff,

historic Jewish community — Khalida Fouad Liahu Moualim
(strictly protect)(reftel) — despite continual efforts, over

of a change in production policy. Likewise, the ExxonMobil
Saudi Arabia CEO (strictly protect) believes

twice summoned Eritrea\’s Ambassador to France. According to
Decherf (STRICTLY PROTECT), Eritrea\’s Ambassador to France

2. (C/NOFORN) Isik University professor Bulent Aras (please
strictly protect) told Consulate Istanbul \”Iran Watcher\” on

6, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) Senior Partner Mohamed Ghattour
(strictly protect) told P/E Chief that National Security Adviser

2. (C) Petroleum Attache (Petatt) met with BP Venezuela
president Joe Perez (strictly protect throughout) on May 14

1. (C) On May 7, Han Dongfang (strictly protect) and Robin
Munro (strictly protect) of the Hong Kong-based China Labour
Bulletin (CLB, strictly protect) discussed ways to strengthen

1. (C) Human Rights Watch (HRW) staff based in Thailand
(STRICTLY PROTECT) told us May 16 that the organization\’s

2. (C) A long-time and trusted Embassy contact based in
Thailand with HRW (STRICTLY PROTECT) revealed to us that the

2. (C) In a meeting with Pol/Econ Chief and EconOff on May 4,
Dr. Giuma al-Usta (strictly protect), head of Libya\’s unified

5. (S) French Ambassador to Djibouti, Dominique Decherf
(STRICTLY PROTECT) informed Ambassador on May 19 that both

9. (C) Foreign Ministry Policy Planner Jorge Caballero
(strictly protect) told PolOff May 18 that European (not just

Tsvangirai. On May 16, the Director for African Affairs
Abdellatif Bendahane (strictly protect) told us the Minister

Moroccan Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), Abdellatif
Bendahane (strictly protect) told Polcouns the GOM had

1. (C) SUMMARY. MDC Treasurer Roy Bennett (strictly protect)

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2. (S) On May 2, Sogue Diarisso (strictly protect), a senior

Pyongyang over the past several years. LIU Chensheng
(STRICTLY PROTECT), a facilitator of PRC investment in

Academy of Social Sciences (JASS), CHEN Longshan (STRICTLY
PROTECT) and ZHANG Yushan (STRICTLY PROTECT), acknowledged

through which the majority of PRC-DPRK trade passes, YONG
Renzhong (STRICTLY PROTECT), Director of Dandong\’s Port of

experts at the Liaoning Academy of Social Science, LU Chao
(STRICTLY PROTECT) and WU Jianhua (STRICTLY PROTECT)

including Sadrist Trend PC member Ahmed Hassan Ebrah
(strictly protect), that ISCI is creating \”shell\” independent

3. (S) On May 8, PRT met at the REO Hillah with two Sadrist
members of the Karbala PC: Ali Abbas Gzawi (Strictly Protect)
and Ahmed Redha Gareeb (Strictly Protect) to discuss matters

2. (C) Economic Counselor met with Henri Lorie (strictly protect),

the funding to be truly viable. Mayor Majed al-Yasiri
(strictly protect), one of Muthanna\’s most honest and

attempting to unseat those in power. As Colonel Ali
al-Khawam (strictly protect), one the south\’s most effective

7. (C) PolOff met May 23 with DAIA Politicl Advisor Alfredo
Neuburger (strictly protect). DAIA is the political umbrella

— they hadn\’t yet read it. EU-TACIS Adviser Michael Wilson
(strictly protect) speculates the Turkmen were uncomfortable

(DDNC) is an increasingly difficult situation, according to
senior member Riad Turk (strictly protect). The most direct

their families, receive or have received funding from the
DDNC (strictly protect).

nuclear proliferation experts were in Berlin. Combrink
(strictly protect) regretted the delay, but explained that it

3. (S) Combrink (strictly protect) expressed appreciation

4. (S) Combrink (strictly protect) revealed that there has

than in recent years, but remain divided on the question of
magnitude. CHEN Longshan (STRICTLY PROTECT) and ZHANG
Yushan (STRICTLY PROTECT), two well-regarded North Korea

hopeful in April about the possibility of U.S. food aid.
LIU Chensheng (STRICTLY PROTECT), a trade official-turned-

6. (C) Tumen Foreign Affairs Office Director CUI Zhenglong
(STRICTLY PROTECT) lamented that assessing the food

borderlands in recent months. Both WU Jianhua (STRICTLY
PROTECT) and LU Chao (STRICTLY PROTECT), specialists on

foreigners alike, appears to have increased considerably in
Yanbian. Pastor Jin (STRICTLY PROTECT) of the Ping\’an

12. (C) LIU Chensheng (STRICTLY PROTECT), a trade official-

measures, both he and his colleague, the respected Korea
expert CHEN Longshan (STRICTLY PROTECT), cautioned against

which Jakrapob made his remarks. We met on May 15 with Head
(strictly protect), who told us that he had received word

Sokoto state Attorney General (AG) Inuwa Abdul-Qadir
(strictly protect) told PolOff May 18 that given the poor

2. (S//NF) Yahaya Kabiru (strictly protect), a pharmacologist

1. (S//NF) SUMMARY: Maitama Sule (strictly protect), former

2. (S//NF) Maitama Sule (strictly protect), former Nigerian

northern interest group the Arewa Consultative Forum, Ibrahim
Haruna (strictly protect) told PolOff May 29 that although

Wu Ge (Strictly Protect)
Mo Shaoping (Strictly Protect)
Wang Zhenyu (Strictly Protect)

allowed to run in 2009, and believed that NDI participants
will be among the candidates. Maha Akeel (strictly protect),

of Commerce and Industry (JCCI). Executive Director of
Public Relations Sarah Baghdadi (strictly protect) explained

3. (C) On June 3, Dmitri Shashkin (please strictly protect)

1. (C) Reverend Zecharias Abraham (strictly protect) of the

Venezuela and Chairman of the Board of Directors for ALAV
Roberto Pulido (strictly protect throughout.) Polido

McCormick, TNK-BP\’s Vice President for International
Relations (strictly protect) said negotiations between BP and

2. (C) Former Senator and 2007 AC Vice Presidential candidate
Ben Ndi Obi (strictly protect) told Poloffs May 17 that he is

4. (S) According to our Military Group contacts, General
Walter Ponoso (strictly protect), assigned to secure the

Terrorism Finance and Money Laundering Michael Findeisen
(PLEASE STRICTLY PROTECT THROUGHOUT) to discuss reports that

1. (C) During a June 17 meeting on embassy property issues
(septel), Ambassador Srood Najib (strictly protect), MFA

1. (C) Summary: On June 10 an Air Accident Inspector
(strictly protect throughout) from the Ministry of Popular

former Minister Attached to the Prime Minister\’s Office
Jakrapob Penkair (strictly protect throughout), who resigned

\”a total lack of coordination\” among pro-democracy parties.
Professor Michael DeGolyer (strictly protect) of The Baptist

Consultative Conference (PPCC) member Ahmadjan Hasan
(strictly protect) complaied of being forced to be at his

was allowed to leave until the relay-related events had
concluded. Similarly, Hasan\’s wife (strictly protect), an

10. (C) A Uighur-speaking AmCit (strictly protect) on a
research fellowship in Kashgar told PolOff that a Uighur
friend (strictly protect) of his in Bachu (Mandarin name)

several months working on ICRC prison visits, an ICRC
Delegate (strictly protect) shared observations with the

2. (C) On June 6, 2008, Poloffs met with Abdelouahad
Dryweish (strictly protect), a senior parliamentary staffer

1. (S) Summary: On June 18, 2008, Poloff met with Rajakumari
Jandhyala (strictly protect throughout), a United Nations

some of its weaknesses and skipped steps. (Note: World Bank
country representative (strictly protect) told Ambassador

media hype, the readout we received from one of the
businessmen, Abdel Rahman Attar (strictly protect) head of

Vice Dean of King Saud University, Ms. Hoda Adulrahman
al-Helaissi (Strictly Protect all Names).

Ambassador, former Minister of Finance Antonio Delfim Netto
(strictly protect), who is currently working as a political

1. (C) Summary: Ledum Mittee (strictly protect throughout),

2. (C) Ledum Mitee(strictly protect)of the Movement for the

social stability and tighten media controls, according to
Wang Wen (strictly protect) an editor at the People\’s

7. (C) While walking out of the building, Foreign Ministry
America\’s Director Serdar Bashimov (strictly protect) told

meeting on June 26 with UNHCR\’s local field representative in
Chimoio Josep Zapatera (strictly protect), who specifically

6. (C/NF) In a separate discussion with Poloff, Dutch and UK
diplomats (strictly protect) reported that Italian diplomats

with Harvest Vinccler Vice President and General Manager
Mauricio di Girolamo (strictly protect throughout) on July 1

6. (C) Saja Qaduri Aziz (strictly protect), a Dawa Party PC

2. (C) PolOff met with Reverend Zecharias (strictly protect)

Terrorism Finance and Money Laundering Michael Findeisen
(PLEASE STRICTLY PROTECT THROUGHOUT) to discuss EU

7. (C) Three financial sector contacts – the chief economist
of the Venezuelan Banking Association (strictly protect

with CoR member Nada Ibrahim (Hewar) and Masha\’el Haider
Hassoun (strictly protect), the female prosecutor of the

member Nada Ibrahim (Hewar) and Masha\’el Haider Hassoun
(strictly protect), the female prosecutor of the prison.

4. (C) According to Douglas Yanez (strictly protect),

5. (S) On July 3, 2008, PRT Offs met with Mohammed Sadiq
Al-Hir (strictly protect source), a prominent local

2. (C) Raja Jandhyala (strictly protect), UN advisor on loan

1. (C) Summary: Sheriff Mulade (strictly protect throughout),

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2. (C) Sheriff Mulade (strictly protect throughout),

1. (C) SUMMARY: Ambassador met with former local guard Aklilu
Yohannes (strictly protect) on July 9, who was imprisoned

4. (C) Another Embassy security guard, Mulugheta Yohannes
(strictly protect), was arrested July 5 while visiting his

expected to dominate Russia\’s grain exports. Valeriy
Sergachev (strictly protect), a founding director of oilseed

outside the Ministry of Agriculture. Vladimir Loginov
(strictly protect), head of Soyuzplodoimport and a former

External Cooperation and current Chief of Procurement at the
EFCC Ibrahim Mohammed (strictly protect) told Poloff on July

2. (S/NF) Ibrahim el-Meyet (strictly protect), a prominent

2. (S/NF) Ibrahim el-Meyet (strictly protect), a prominent

4. (C) According to Douglas Yanez (strictly protect),

lack of political will in Senegal to pass the WAEMU
legislation. Kane (strictly protect) claimed that the

also the corrupt influence of the President\’s son, Karim.
Mbaye (strictly protect) is a true insider: an advisor to

logistics company Kuehne & Nagel representative office in
Ashgabat, Shefik Gorench (strictly protect throughout),

1. (C) Summary. Abubakar Buba Galadima (strictly protect),

6. (C) Fawaz Tello (strictly protect) a long-time human

2. (C) During a recent meeting with Congenoff, Xinnan Jiaotong
University Professor Gao Shilian (strictly protect), a

Motor\’s (GM) Director of Government and External Relations
Luis Enrique Cardenas (strictly protect throughout) who

1. (C) Summary: Newly appointed Superintendent of Banks
Maria Elena Fumero (strictly protect throughout) told

1. (SBU) SUMMARY AND COMMENT: Advisor to the Minister of Industry
and Trade, S.Otgonbat (strictly protect) shared his experience as a

2. (SBU) On July 16, post\’s Commercial Officer (and Acting Econ/Coml
Chief) lunched with S. Otgonbat (strictly protect), who discussed

2. (C) Total\’s Managing Director in Eritrea Mohammed Gbepo
(strictly protect) told Emboff that a fuel shipment

2. (C) Total\’s Managing Director in Eritrea Mohammed Gbepo
(strictly protect) explained to Emboff some interesting facts

in July 2007, when senior Bechtel representative Charles Redman
(strictly protect), former U.S. Ambassador to Germany, arrived

the money. In a separate conversation, a Uighur tour guide
named Nur (strictly protect) strongly disagreed, saying that

beaten, starved, or denied medical treatment. Reverend
Zecharias Abreham (strictly protect) of the Mehrete Yesus

Bulgargaz head of international projects Denitsa Beyazova
(strictly protect) told us July 24 that Bulgargaz officials

uniform counter terrorism financing (CTF) directive to be
ratified in Senegal. According to Segura (strictly protect),
Diop (also strictly protect) said that when President Wade

will take to implement the resolution remains unclear.
Nelson Mezerhane (strictly protect throughout), president of

Juan Carlos Dao; SUDEBAN\’s head Maria Elena Fumero (ref B);
and economist Orlando Ochoa (strictly protect all

Dialogue outweighed this concern. Dr. Mufleh Al-Kahtani
(strictly protect), Vice President of the independent but

this conference hosted in Madrid (Reftel B). However, per
the Spanish Political Counselor in Riyadh (strictly protect),

Region (XUAR). Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS)
Xinjiang expert Li Sheng (strictly protect) told PolOffs July

5. (C) Ma Pinyan (strictly protect) an expert on religious

Studies at the Foreign Ministry-affiliated China Institute of
International Studies (CIIS), Li Guofu (strictly protect)

of the Beijing-based Transition Institute think tank
(strictly protect), told PolOff that Party officials across

attention to particular ethnic minority groups. A Beijing
native (strictly protect) who works at a state-owned company

Beijing (strictly protect) told PolOff in May that undercover

9. (C) A 26-year-old ethnic Mongolian surnamed Li who works
at an American-run public relations firm (strictly protect)

Sciences Dean and advisor to the Beijing Municipal Government
Li Qiang (strictly protect) told PolOff on July 29 he had not

at least a week, according to the country manager of
Wintershall, Cal Sandhu (strictly protect). Sandhu claims

1. (C) Gustavo Sposito, (strictly protect throughout) the

resolution of a suit to stop the transfer or compensate
residents. Senator Jubril Aminu (strictly protect), Chair of

implications for maritime navigation. MFA Central Africa
Director Tony Eze (strictly protect) told A/DCM his

President of Tikrit University, Dr. Maher Allawi Al-Jubouri
(strictly protect), who is also a provincial council member,

boiling.\” Another PC member, Mr. Khalaf Mohammed Saleh
Al-Dhanoon (strictly protect), insisted that \”all educated

reported he enjoyed a high level of freedom during the
trip. The ethnic Tibetan guide (strictly protect)

staff members of a U.S. NGO, \”The Tibet Poverty
Alleviation Fund\” (strictly protect), who were

1. (C/NF) Moroccan MFA Chief of Staff Nasser Bourita
(strictly protect) said that Iran \”did not get most of what

2. (C/NF) Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Chief of Staff
Nasser Bourita (strictly protect) told PolOff on August 1

1. (C/NF) Moroccan MFA Chief of Staff Nasser Bourita
(strictly protect) said that Iran \”did not get most of what

2. (C/NF) Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Chief of Staff
Nasser Bourita (strictly protect) told PolOff on August 1

2. (C) Deputy Director of Protocol for the President, Yah\’ya
Shuaib (strictly protect) told Poloff on August 4 that

5. (C) Economist Orlando Ochoa (strictly protect throughout)

2. (C) Marcus Droll, Technical Vice President of Shell
Petroleum Development Corporation, (strictly protect)

that the trip had \”absolutely no economic merit\” but was
politically mandated. Tim Summers (strictly protect), Chief

police matters. Meanwhile, EFCC Chief of External Relations
Mohammed Bamalli (strictly protect), a trusted Embassy

2. (C) Mei Gang (strictly protect), a security officer

head of EU-Tacis in Turkmenistan Michael Wilson (please
strictly protect) said that, according to his sources, two

(and former Chief of Staff for President Abdallahi) Sidi
Mohamed Ould Amajar. Amajar (strictly protect) called to

4. (S) Mohammed Abdallahi (strictly protect) called

immediately and dispersed the crowd with tear gas. The
security officer at the Israeli Embassy (strictly protect)

5. (C) According to an American contact on the NATO
International Staff (strictly protect), the German Mission

2. (S/NF) According to a senior American (strictly protect)

3. (C) AA headquarters informed their Country Manager Omar
Nottaro (strictly protect throughout) that INAC would call in

Chief of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Dhahran
Police Department (strictly protect), in early July 2008

8. (C) Sultan Salah Al-Hejailan (strictly protect), a

1. (C) Summary: Sheriff Mulade (strictly protect throughout),

carrying reports of the incident. An official in the Kashgar
Prefecture Public Security Bureau (strictly protect) told a

1. (C) TWO MONTHS TO PACK AND GO: The Amcit manager of
Asmara\’s Intercontinental Hotel (strictly protect) told the

1. (C) Banco de Venezuela (BdV) Vicepresident and Chief
Economist Milton Guzman (strictly protect throughout) shared

2. (C) Mou Guangfeng (strictly protect), Director

three parks. World Park Marketing and Publicity Director Liu
Huixiang (strictly protect) informed PolOff on August 5 that

alienation from the local government was approaching
dangerous levels. Hatem Mukhlis (strictly protect) described

2. (C) Hatem Mukhlis (strictly protect throughout), an

2. (C) On August 14, poloff delivered reftel demarche to
Johan Frisell (strictly protect), Head of the Eastern

his post on August 14 due to labor code violations in what
BP\’s chief lawyer in Russia, Michael Drew (strictly protect),

community, citing the Saudi Judiciary head Salih Al-Haidan
(strictly protect) for not attending the Interfaith Dialogue.

10. (S/NF) The Australian cable also details insight provided
to the Australians by Bishop Paul Hinder (strictly protect),

spoke to the Mexican Ambassador to Venezuela Mario Chacon
(strictly protect throughout) who stated that the BRV did not

list. Former Chief of External Cooperation and current Chief
of Procurement Ibrahim Mohammed (strictly protect) told

2. (C) SaD Governorate Electoral Officer (GEO) Dr. Hatim
Abdulhamid (strictly protect) told PRT members in an August

2. (C) Saifaldin Abdul Rahman (strictly protect), a senior

1. (SBU) In an August 21 meeting between Ambassador Sobel and Mario
Marconini (strictly protect), Director for International

1. (C) Summary: Dhia Mahdi (strictly protect), a senior aide

2. (C) Dhia Mahdi (strictly protect), a senior aide to

3. (C) On August 21, Econoffs met with Holcim Executive
Director for Venezuela Louis Beauchemin (strictly protect

2. (C) According to Ian MacIntosh (strictly protect), General

topic comes from ex-political activist turned leading human
rights advocate Ibrahim al-Mugaiteeb (strictly protect).

al-Ahsa has also been identified by rasid.com manager Hussain
al-Alaq (strictly protect) as a high-ranking Hizbollah

offices in the IZ and two local or regional hires to work
with a low profile in the red zone (please strictly protect).

murder was related to a personal feud but ACTED Country
Director Ziggy Garewal (strictly protect) suspects local

developing new operational strategies. Nathan Ronaldon
(strictly protect), Operations Coordinator for the

these growing threats. Some, like Save The Children (STC)
((Country Director Leslie Wilson (strictly protect))),

— investigative reports he co-authored with American
academic S. Eben Kirksey (please strictly protect) alleging

6. (C) Separately, Labatt met with Jamie Davis
(Amcit–strictly protect), the country director of the

democrats first. Both HKTP chief Michael DeGolyer and the
Democratic Party\’s Law (strictly protect here and following)

5. (S) Jean Fahd (strictly protect), the chief military judge

5. (C) Pol/Econ Chief followed up September 4 with Damascus
IOM Chief Maria Rummon (strictly protect). Rummon explained

5. (C) On September 3 Continental Country Manager Andres
Tinoco (strictly protect throughout) told Econoff that during

staff members and wounded a third in Basra. Zainab al-Ribhawi
(strictly protect), a former IHEC observer, told poloff

Inspector General Mohamed Abba Ould Sidi Ould Jeilany at the
IG\’s request. A clearly disgusted Jeilany (strictly protect)

circumstances. American Airlines Operations Manager Ramon
Jimenz (strictly protect throughout) told Econoff September

2. (S) Assam Muhammad Hassan (strictly protect), who was

quick to admit that the rumors are purely speculative.
Vladimir Konovalov (strictly protect), head of the Petroleum

6. (C) Renaissance Capital Deputy Chairman Bob Foresman
(Amcit, strictly protect) who has worked with Sechin over

dealing with economic matters). He said that it was his
position (strictly protect) that the GRP should make all the
investors whole, given the nature of Quedancor as a
state-owned enterprise. Yap (strictly protect) was quite

2. (C) Mamdadou Omar Ndiaye (strictly protect), a long time

Lopez and the BCRA\’s Senior Manager of Foreign Exchange
Reserves, Juan Carlos Barboza (STRICTLY PROTECT BOTH),

5. (C) Pinto and Flores (strictly protect both) agreed that

did not seem inclined to negotiate. Ruling Movement Toward
Socialism Deputy Ana Lucia Reis (strictly protect) confided

consequences. According to MAS congressional representative
Ana Lucia Reis (strictly protect) Morales conceded he did not

2. (C) On September 15, Corporate Security Representative for
Delta Airlines Gloria Ortega (strictly protect throughout)

Airlines Director of Country Operations Ramon Jimenez
(strictly protect throughout), Jimenez told Econoffs that the

1. (C) Summary: Chevron Nigeria\’s Acting Managing Director
Andrew Fawthrop (strictly protect) said his company has lost

Development (EBRD) Resident Office Head Neil McKain (please
strictly protect throughout) is working hard to increase

1. (S/NF) Summary: Shell\’s Vice President for Africa, Ann
Pickard (strictly protect), said a September 13 attack on a

Exploration and Production and Paul Viana, the company\’s Risk
Management Advisor, (strictly protect both) told Energyoff

his request Saturday September 13 to discuss the Bolivia
crisis and regional spillover. Santistevan (strictly protect)

3. (C) According to Econoinvest Executive Director Gabriel
Osio (strictly protect throughout), who is also president of

Hashim-zadeh
(strictly protect), the Baku-based United Nations Office on

quartile of Venezuelans has reached 39.3 percent according to
BCV figures. Joseph Saade (strictly protect), Executive

1. (C) Summary: Xu Guangxun (strictly protect), the Chief

3. (S/NF) Baku Iran watcher met on September 12 Fuad
Hashim-zadeh (strictly protect), the Baku-based

——-
4. (C) Polster (please STRICTLY protect), a nuclear

11. (C) Separately, Mustafa al-Kadhimi (strictly protect), a

1. (C) Summary: In a September 20 meeting, Levi Ajuonuma
(strictly protect), Group General Manager for Public Affairs

media operations, and voter outreach. Hosted by UNDP/ELECT,
Australian Toby Ralph (strictly protect) found that civil

offices, Director General of Operations for Economic Cities
Ahmed Al-Bader (strictly protect) told PolEconOff that his

Oriens Consulting Group Managing Partner Krisztian Orban
(strictly protect) comments that \”bags full of cash\” are

discussion, MFA International Security Chief Karim Halim
(strictly protect) complained about \”bumps\” in the normally

1. (C) The evening of September 30, American Airlines Country
Manager Omar Nottaro (strictly protect throughout) called

3. (C) On September 29, Mexican Ambassador to Venezuela Mario
Chacon (strictly protect throughout) informed Econoffs that

7. (C) On September 30, Holcim Executive Director for
Venezuela Louis Beauchemin (strictly protect throughout)

3. (C) Var Kim Hong (strictly protect), Senior Minister and

3. (C) Var Kim Hong (strictly protect), Senior Minister and

Jebara and his political rival, the Governor\’s Assistant for
Technical Affairs, Qahtan Hamada Saleh (strictly protect

the Juboor, and the Juboor make accusations against each
other. Ra\’id Khutab (strictly protect throughout), a Juboori

before. In May, the Governorate Election Officer (GEO),
Hatim Abdulhamid (strictly protect), told the PRT that

3. (SBU) ConocoPhillips CEO Jim Mulva (strictly protect) informed

co-organizer for Bolivia\’s UNGA delegation Jorge Caballero
(strictly protect), Bolivian President Evo Morales and

2. (C) Congresswoman Ana Lucia Reis (strictly protect) told

4. (C) On October 3, EmbOffs met with Dianne Phoebus
(strictly protect throughout), a local intellectual property

American companies manufacture products in Venezuela.)
Francisco Piccolo (strictly protect throughout), General

South Ossetia and Abkhazia. According to a very close
advisor to Merkel (strictly protect), the Chancellery

conversation with Government spokesman Ulrich Wilhelm
(strictly protect throughout), who was the only other German

mandate. Government Spokesman and Merkel confidant Ulrich
Wilhelm (strictly protect throughout) told the DCM that the

2. (C/NOFORN) Omar, a naturalized Azerbaijan citizen of
Iranian Kurdish ethnicity (strictly protect), confided to

2. (C/NOFORN) Omar, a naturalized Azerbaijan citizen of
Iranian Kurdish ethnicity (strictly protect), confided to

2. (C) Independent, Gaza-based PLO Executive Committee
(ExComm) member Riyad al-Khudari (strictly protect) told

Tchuto and Yala Embalo are Balanta, as are the armed forces,
predominantly. UNOGBIS head Omoregie (strictly protect)

2. (C) According to opposition strategist Javier Flores
(strictly protect), talks between the ruling Movement Toward

tensions with authorities. A Tibetan hotel owner
named Gong Po (strictly protect) told EmbOffs

prayer halls at both these sites. A monk at Longwu,
who gave his name as Chisa (strictly protect), said

capital, Xining, EmbOff had an extended conversation
with Ma Jinhua (strictly protect), a Qinghai

for the crisis, Ninewa Deputy Governor for Administrative
Affairs Yussuf Lalo (strictly protect), a Bartalla Christian

Christian literature began appearing openly in China around
2002, according to Pang Har (strictly protect), a Malaysian

Christian Fellowship (BICF), a church for foreign residents
of Beijing; and Rob Eberz (strictly protect), an American

PolOff not use his company\’s name in any reports on this
subject.) Le Geng (strictly protect), a PRC citizen and

living titles and testimonies of Chinese Christian authors.
Zhai Jiexia (strictly protect), a Peking University graduate

Started in 2006 by ethnic Chinese Malaysian citizen Fee Ling
(strictly protect), The Rock categorizes its stock of roughly

version, to RMB 80 (USD 11.76) for a hardcover edition.
Church volunteer Nigel Wang (strictly protect) told PolOff

2. (C/NF) The Ambassador spoke October 22 with President of
Doe Run Peru (strictly protect), who confirmed the Shining

unofficially by a staffer in the Private Office of NATO
Secretary General de Hoop Scheffer (strictly protect).

that promotes Tibetan language and culture in Deqin County and
met with its founder, Sonam Norbu (strictly protect), an ethnic

2. (S) PRT Econ Section chief met with Hassan Ahmad Mahjoob
al-Qaisy (strictly protect throughout), October 13 to discuss

1. (S) Summary: Hassan Fahs [strictly protect], former

12. (C) Trusted MFA contact and Director of Policy Planning
Jorge Caballero (strictly protect) acknowledged demarching

13. (C) EU Desk Officer Claudia Betancourt (strictly protect)

appointees already well underway (reftel b). Many
careerists, such as Julio Salas (strictly protect), former

3. (C) Yega Rinpoche (strictly protect) noted that the number of

5. (S) Soon after arriving in Xiahe, EmbOffs spoke with
restaurant owner Namgal Dolma (strictly protect). Namgal,

detainees. Later, EmbOffs spoke briefly with a Tibetan named
Shamba (strictly protect) who works at a tourist guesthouse

Stearns and Dino Mahtani from the UN Group of Experts for the
DRC (UNSC 1807). Stearns (strictly protect) provided a

17. (C) ABANSA President Arias (strictly protect) said that

U.S. attacks on foreign targets from Iraqi soil. Mohammad
Musli (strictly protect), a Palestinian-American academic who

3. (S) Former Minister of Telecommunications Amre Salem
(strictly protect) confirmed this assessment, saying he had

3. (C) EmbOffs met with Dr. Machado (strictly protect

the Sociedad Anticancerosa de Venezuela and Carmen J. Gosling
(strictly protect throughout), public relations director for

Institute of Diplomatic Studies. Joining him were Fowzan
Mohsen al-Harbi (strictly protect), an engineer, and Fahd
Abdulaziz al-Oraini (strictly protect), a school principal.

3. (C) According to economist Hugo Faria (strictly protect),

7. (C) We also met on November 5 with Chutinant Bhirombhakdee
(strictly protect), the well-connected scion of a wealthy

significance of Decree 49 to their community. Massoud Akko
(strictly protect), a Kurdish writer, journalist, and civil

representative of the Kurdish Future Movement Party, Hervin
Ose (strictly protect), told poloff the SARG suspected a

noting that many Chinese were unaware that the talks were
even being held. Deqing Wangmu (strictly protect), an ethnic

protect) and her husband, dissident writer Wang Lixiong
(strictly protect), told PolOff November 7 that they believe

analysis procedures were somehow compromised. Andrew
(strictly protect) agreed that the \”interpretation\” of the

financial sector executive) at USD 31 billion; and Hugo Faria
(strictly protect; a local economist) at USD 25 billion.

9. (C) A member of Thaksin\’s legal team, Manida \”Micky\”
Zinmerman (strictly protect), told us on October 31 that

orders to deport 13 Taif Christians (Ref A) have been
rescinded. Reji Johnson (strictly protect) asserted that the

1. (S) DOD/HIV Officer reported that Lebanese businessman
Ramzi Abu Hassan (strictly protect) met with Nigerian

Vice President James Liu, a long-time Consulate contact who is a
U.S. citizen (strictly protect), offered a particularly negative

1. (S) The IAEA Department of Safeguards recently circulated
a confidential internal memo (strictly protect) outlining

1. (C) BNP Paribas country representative in Venezuela
Gregorio Toulemonde (strictly protect throughout) said he was

their homelands near Jalu, some 700 kilometers to the north.
The Federal Express station manager in Kufra (strictly protect

His office was looted and heavily damaged. A representative of
the Bey and Sons Company (strictly protect source), a large

reschedule the trip. The World Food Program\’s director
(strictly protect source) was told on November 11 that the

traffic was moving very slowly. The UN\’s security officer in
Tripoli (strictly protect source) was told on/about November 11

reftel for background). We spoke prior to this vote with
Solicitor General Ian Wingfield (strictly protect) regarding

markets to accept a currency. Rosneft Vice President for
Finance Peter O\’Brien (Amcit, strictly protect), simply shook

1. (C/NF) FCO Deputy Head Security Policy Chris Holtby
(strictly protect) confirmed that HMG is satisfied with the

3. (C) Zhou Qing\’an (strictly protect), a professor at

1. (C) Summary. On November 17, Robert Bryan and Michael
McTighe (strictly protect), executives with Delta and Arik

1. (C) SUMMARY. Nigerian Financial Intelligence Unit (NFIU)
Director A.B. Okauru (strictly protect) met with Poloffs on

2. (C/NF) Irena Krumane (strictly protect), head of Latvia\’s

of Latvia\’s bank regulation agency (the FCMC), Irena Krumane.
Krumane (strictly protect) provided Ambassador Larson with a

1. (C) SUMMARY: Syrian dissidents Aref Dalila, Muhanad
al-Hasani, and Fawaz Tello (all strictly protect) met with

community within China, Luosang Cicheng Pengcuo
(strictly protect), a living Buddha at Lucang

2. (S/NF) During a November 18 meeting with IRPO officers,
Tehran-based UNHCR official Amir Barmaki (strictly protect)

comfortable working with the USG under the UN umbrella. In a
separate conversation, Bruce Koepke (strictly protect), the

1. (C) Summary: Senior Special Assistant to the Vice
President Oronto Douglas (strictly protect throughout) told

2. (C) Pol-Econ Chief met on November 22 with Oronto Douglas
(strictly protect throughout), Senior Special Assistant to

allowed to go. Correspondents for the Syrian Arab News Agency
(SANA) and Maghreb News Agency (strictly protect source) learned

told them the trip was by invitation only. Reuters stringer
Salah Serrai (strictly protect), who participated in the trip,

2. (C) Muhammad Tarnesh (strictly protect), Executive Director

el-Mshawet, he probably will not stay any longer than he has to.
ConocoPhillips GM Page Maxson (strictly protect) recently told

(strictly protect) told P/E Chief that Ghanem\’s mistaken belief

management, had left him isolated and ill-informed. Former
ConocoPhillips GM Page Maxson (strictly protect) told P/E Chief

Istanbul (septel), ConGen Istanbul\’s NEA \”Iran Watcher\” met
discreetly with Ali Hamed Iman (strictly protect), an

more freely and a few shops began to reopen. Human Rights
Watch (HRW) researcher Eric Gutchuss (strictly protect)

alleged and a ruling party MAS Deputy Ana Lucia Reis
(strictly protect) confirmed, that Presidency Minister Juan

in the MOUs. Holcim Executive Director for Venezuela Louis
Beauchemin (strictly protect) told Econoffs November 4 that

significantly undervalued\” its business in Venezuela.
Mexican Ambassador Mario Chacon (strictly protect) has told

political mobilization. According to organizer Isaac Mao
(strictly protect), the conference is the \”only time

man began taking pictures of PolOff and Guangzhou-based
blogger Wen Yunchao (aka Beifeng, strictly protect)

programmer and occasional blogger from Nanjing Zhu Huazhi
(strictly protect), who told PolOff that the \”Great

Internet\” such as commercialization. Beijing-based lawyer
and social activist blogger Liu Shaoyuan (strictly protect)

York Times Beijing Bureau and well-known Chinese blogger
Zhao Jing (aka Michael Anti, strictly protect), major PRC

Chinese Internet. Yunnan-based blogger He Caitou
(pseudonym, strictly protect) complained that when viewing

the U.S. presidential election. During the conference\’s
closing speech, Yang Hengjun (strictly protect), a

4. (SBU) Janio Quadros Neto, the Government and Strategy Advisor to
Azul Airlines (strictly protect), told EconOff that he does not

3. (S/NF) FCO Iran Coordination Group Team Leader Will
Gelling (strictly protect) on December 10 passed to Poloff

6. (C) Also on December 4, well-informed local contact
Ra\’id Khutab (strictly protect throughout) told the PRT that,

independent Islamic foundations around the country, according
to civil society activist Fawaz Tello (strictly protect), on

4. (C) Sheikh Salah Kuftaro (strictly protect), a moderate

2. (C) Catherine al-Talli (strictly protect) from the Syrian

8. (C) One Linzhi FAO cadre (strictly protect), an ethnic

12. (C) Rosneft Vice President for Finance, Peter O\’Brien
(strictly protect), also thought delaying tax reform would

4. (C) PLO Executive Committee (ExComm) member Riyad
al-Khudari (strictly protect) told PolOff by phone from Gaza

of the Bank of Latvia\’s external relations department, Juris
Kravalis (strictly protect), told us the IMF was \”happy and

2. (C) PLO Executive Committee (ExComm) member Riyad
al-Khudari (strictly protect) told PolOff by phone from Gaza

Soufun.com website, Soufun Ningbo Company General Manager You
Yangbin (please strictly protect) told Econoff in a meeting on

1. (C) Summary: The chairman and managing director of Pan
Ocean Oil Company, Dr. Festus Fadeyi (strictly protect), said

2. (C) On December 15, Holcim Executive Louis Beauchemin
(strictly protect throughout) told Econoffs that his company

3. (SBU) Citibank Vice President for Corporate Finance
Francisco Nunez (strictly protect) said on December 16 that

Bilateral and Multilateral Affairs Director Kurt Hager
(strictly protect). To move forward bilaterally, Hager

2. (C) Neil Harvie (strictly protect throughout), commercial

living Buddha at Lucang Monastery in Guinan, Qinghai
Province (strictly protect). Although PRC authorities

2. (C) Luosang Cicheng Pengcuo (strictly protect), the

4. (C//NF) Sid Ahmed El Moussaoui (strictly protect), a

causing an accident. The three lawyers, Noureddine El Alami,
Ali Bakkar and Lahoucine Boufim (strictly protect all), said

1.(C) On December 29 Karim Lansary (strictly protect), a

1. (C) SUMMARY: Muhanad al-Hasani (strictly protect), a human

we reported in the past (ref B), moderate Sunni Sheikh Saleh
Kuftaro (strictly protect) put the number at 4,000.

1. (C) Summary: French DCM Nicolas Suran (strictly protect)

Republican Institute Country Director, Dimitry Shashkin
(strictly protect) has passed on several far fetched but

2. (C) American-Palestinian academic Mohammed Muslih
(strictly protect), an intermittent Embassy contact whose

2. (C) MP Hashem Akkad (strictly protect) requested a meeting

3. (C) The second in command at the lab, Hungarian scientist
Dr. Lazlo Sajo-Bohus (strictly protect throughout,) said he

December 3. According to MFA Legal Advisor Paola Melendres
(strictly protect), the MFA received a draft version of the

2. (C) Ministry of Foreign Affairs Legal Officer Paola
Melendres (strictly protect) told PolOff January 7 that the

5. (C) Jorge Caballero (strictly protect), MFA Director of

7. (C) Chilean Consul Gonzolao Figueroa (strictly protect)

and sensitive positions in the provincial government.
Qahtan Hamada Saleh (strictly protect throughout), the

4. (C) Dima Shashkin (strictly protect), Director of the

3. (C) Madghis Madi (strictly protect), an ethnic Berber/Amizigh

Francophonie) in the next two weeks. The EC Representative
(strictly protect) is concerned about the unilateral actions

6. (C) German Concerns: European Commission Delegate
Strammer (strictly protect) voiced worries about German

Tehran-based Center for Strategic Research (CSR) (please
strictly protect), the Iranian Expediency Council\’s

2. (C) Waddah abd al-Rabo (strictly protect),

role of Israel\’s representative rather than an honest
broker.\” Al Watan journalist Ziad Haidar (strictly protect),

2. (C) Muhammad al-Wash (strictly protect), Country Director for

Libyans to travel to Gaza to fight. End note.) Al-Wash got a
readout from Khaled al-Hmeidi (strictly protect), who attended

participate in the mining of Morocco\’s rock phosphate. (Note:
Please strictly protect this sensitive commercial

Melbourne and Tasmania, expects to lay off nearly one third
of her workforce this year (strictly protect) due to sagging

will have to lay off at least 350 of Caterpillar\’s 1,120
employees in Australia in 2009 (strictly protect). According

2. (C) Waddah abd al-Rabo (strictly protect),

role of Israel\’s representative rather than an honest
broker.\” Al Watan journalist Ziad Haidar (strictly protect),

1. (C) Indian businessman, George Jacob, (strictly protect

about the government or its leadership, Chua Chin Hon
(strictly protect), the new Straits Times (ST) U.S. Bureau

8. (C) Lynn Lee (strictly protect), a reporter for ST,

building careers at home in the first place, according to
online student journalist Chong Zi Liang (strictly protect).

2. (C) Moroccan DCM Haddawi (strictly protect) told Poloff

(UNAMI) representative and former governor Ali Kamonah
(strictly protect) on January 18, Da\’wa candidates, in

Bouygues Construction architect, Pierre Pupulin (please
strictly protect), shared the following comments about

3. (S) When asked if UN Special Envoy Gambari will visit
Burma soon, U Kyaw Thu (strictly protect) responded: \”Keep

2. (C) At the invitation of Laila Tomeh (strictly protect),
National Program Director for IOM, and Rania al-Jabiri
(strictly protect), Chairwoman and founding member of AWRD,

and has yet to admit anyone. According to Tomeh and IOM
Director Maria Rumman (strictly protect), the MSA is quietly

has, however, been concern over AWRD\’s effectiveness. Rene
Spitz (strictly protect), First Secretary at the Dutch

OF GOVERNANCE. END NOTE.) SEPARATELY, IBRAHIM EL-MEYET
(STRICTLY PROTECT) TOLD US THAT SHUKHRI GHANEM, CHAIRMAN OF

Development (EBRD) Resident Office Head, Neil McKain (please
strictly protect), said that the head of the Union of

Development (EBRD) Resident Office Head, Neil McKain (please
strictly protect), said in a meeting on January 14 said that

2. (C) Opposition Senator Roger Pinto (Podemos, Pando;
strictly protect) told PolOff the principal field commander

Opposition strategist and close Pinto associate Javier Flores
(strictly protect) told PolOff January 21 that Alpire\’s

Development (EBRD) Resident Office Head, Neil McKain (please
strictly protect), explained barriers in the domestic lending

2. (C) On January 13, Emboffs met with Donald Ramirez
(strictly protect throughout), at the request of a

2. (C) Swiss Ambassador Daniel von Muralt (strictly protect)

parties. The head of the KDP Assayish, Qahtan Taher Qader
(Strictly Protect), has asserted that insurgents are

between the GOI and the KRG that local residents in Tuz want
no part of. Even Abdul Hussein Jalad (Strictly Protect), the

Director of Chevron\’s Latin America business unit Wes Lohec
(strictly protect both throughout) on January 23. Perez

3. (S/NF) Qaisi (strictly protect) told poloff on January 27

comparison with the specter of what could have been.
Well-connected businessman Husni Bey (strictly protect) told the

comparison with the specter of what could have been.
Well-connected businessman Husni Bey (strictly protect) told the

10. (C) Ministry of Foreign Affairs Legal Advisor Paula
Melendres (strictly protect) told PolOff January 24 that the

steady rate among urban professionals, according to Daniel Zhao
(strictly protect), pastor of a large house church in the suburb of

associations, would create unwanted scrutiny from government
authorities. James Jia (strictly protect), also pastor of several

authorities, according to Pastor \”Auntie Yang\” (first name not
disclosed — strictly protect), a U.S.-trained house church pastor

those in the urban core. Pastor Feng (first name not provided —
strictly protect), an elderly evangelist and pastor working and

registered church leaders are even supportive of house church
movements on campuses. Rev. Huang Tianhua (strictly protect),

Minister Counselor for Immigration at the Australian Embassy
in Jakarta (strictly protect) told DepPol/C. IOM submitted a

Ensco Vice President for Investor Relations, Richard LeBlanc
(strictly protect throughout), who confirmed that Ensco had

3. (C) Neil Harvie, President Latin America and Caribbean for
Wood Group (strictly protect throughout), confirmed on

eastern Venezuela. On January 30, Vice President Tim Penton
(strictly protect throughout) informed us that PDVSA has

field services companies are closing. Miguel Octavio
(strictly protect throughout), Executive Director of

1. (C) Financial executive Miguel Octavio (strictly protect

2. (S/NF) In a January 29 conversation, Presidency economist
Sani Musa (strictly protect throughout) gave us a somewhat

1. (S) Opposition strategist Javier Flores (strictly protect)

77,\” well-known liberal blogger and media commentator
Zhao Jin (aka \”Michael Anti,\” strictly protect)

2. (S/NF) A local government contact (strictly protect) recently

designations pending a \”clear U.S. signal to all 27 EU member
states.\” Counselor Wolfgang Rudischhauser (strictly protect)

budget when the 2010-2011 draft budget document is released
on Friday, February 13 (strictly protect). Mission requests

7. (C) British DCM Steve Townsend (strictly protect) told us

11. (C) MAS Deputy Ana Lucia Reis (strictly protect) told us

conversation, Presidential Villa economist and policy analyst
Sani Musa (strictly protect throughout) told PolCouns that

the past 18 months. Vice Foreign Minister Eduardo Rosales
Ramirez (strictly protect) gave us the following details:

5. (C) Christ Spohr (strictly protect), Social Sector

6. (C) World Bank Rural Sector Coordinator for China Sari
Soderstrom (strictly protect) told Econoff on February 6 that

7. (C) Li Zhiying (strictly protect) from the Empowerment and

jobs
and make a living. Li Ping (strictly protect), a rural land

10. (C) In a January 6 meeting with Econoff, CASS Rural
Development Institute\’s Yu Jianrong (strictly protect), an

5. (C) Christ Spohr (strictly protect), Social Sector

6. (C) World Bank Rural Sector Coordinator for China Sari
Soderstrom (strictly protect) told Econoff on February 6 that

7. (C) Li Zhiying (strictly protect) from the Empowerment and

navigate China,s modern market economy to find jobs and make
a living. Li Ping (strictly protect), a rural land expert at

10. (C) In a January 6 meeting with Econoff, CASS Rural
Development Institute,s Yu Jianrong (strictly protect), an

Administration\”), Vice Minister (VM) for Basic Services
Gustavo Morales (strictly protect) learned his position had

1. (C) Ricardo Cohen (strictly protect throughout), a

drill more test wells. Verenex\’s general manager for Libya, Don
Shepherd, (strictly protect), said Verenex had a good

coming year, according to independent journalist Chen Jieren
(strictly protect), the nephew of Politburo Standing

2. (C) On February 9, Petroleum AttachQ (Petatt) spoke with
Jose Angel Pereira Ruimwyk (strictly protect throughout),

starting February 9 (Note: Schlumberger President, Ivan
Betancourt (strictly protect throughout), told Petatt that he

leading energy journalist (and former Bulgarian energy
official) Galina Alexandrova (please strictly protect), RWE

approached university professor and biotech expert Dr. Claret
Michelangeli de Clavio (strictly protect throughout) to

with a colleague of his at ABACC, an inspector named Dr. Carlos Feu
(strictly protect), and they thought this system would give

property previously housed North Korea\’s first Embassy
to the PRC. He Shuzhong (strictly protect), founder

4. (C) Wang Lixiong (strictly protect), a dissident

6. (C/NF) Emboffs also received a copy of text from FCO
officials (strictly protect) of the alternative scaled-back

3. (C) United States faith-based NGO Evergreen International
Project Officer Marc de Ruiter (strictly protect) runs

5. (C) Evergreen\’s Taiyuan Regional Director Andrew Kaiser
(strictly protect), however, was more generous in his

7. (C) Ms. Zheng Bing (strictly protect), the founder and

anomaly in a culture in which many officials do not even have
official email accounts. Monsignor Tighe (strictly protect)

2. (C) EconCoun and Petroleum Attache (Petatt) met with Gamal
Ayoub, newly named CEO of Jantessa (strictly protect

4. (C) In a separate February 5 meeting with Jan Dehn of the
Ashmore Group (strictly protect throughout), Dehn shared that

7. (C) Ruling MAS Party Congresswoman Ana Lucia Reis
(strictly protect) previously told EmbOffs that Minister of

April 27, regardless of opposition participation, according
to GPC MP Nabil Basha (please strictly protect.) National

12. (C) Scott Kearin (strictly protect) the head of the

has no reports that any demonstrations actually occurred.
Dr. Tawfiq Al-Saif (strictly protect), a highly respected

citizen director of the Non-governmental Organization
International Medical Corp. (STRICTLY PROTECT) Upon arrival in

2. (C) On February 24 Ambassador Derse met with BP Azerbaijan
President Bill Schrader (strictly protect throughout) in a

Affairs Committee (HFAC) and HFAC Senior Professional Staff
Member Alan Makovsky met with Jumana Seif (strictly protect),

member and former parliamentarian Riad Seif, and Shaykh Nawaf
al-Bashir (strictly protect), current treasurer for the

5. (C) Speaking personally, Najder (please strictly protect)

Bozize\’s Presidential Guard (GP). Intelligent observers in the
region, to include the Sultan/Mayor of Ndele (STRICTLY PROTECT)

2. (S/NF) On February 13, 2009, Abdellatif Bendahane
(strictly protect), Director of African Affairs at Ministry

committee to that end, and have asked UN Resident Coordinator
Brian Gleeson (strictly protect) to sit on the board as its only

GOSS Vice President Riek Machar (also a Nuer) apparently facilitated
Tanginiya\’s departure. UNMIS Chief David Gressly (strictly protect)

1. (C) Milton Guzman (strictly protect throughout), chief

1. (C) Summary: In January 15 and February 9 meetings in
Lagos with Festus Keyamo (strictly protect throughout), human

2. (C) On January 15, Poloff and Labor Attache met with
Festus Keyamo (strictly protect), one of Nigeria,s best

6. (SBU) Save the Children – UK (strictly protect) reports of

8. (C) Ruling Movement Toward Socialism (MAS) Party
Congresswoman Ana Lucia Reis (strictly protect) told PolOff

11. (C) As Senate Vice President Luis Ortiz (MAS, Chuquisaca;
strictly protect) explained to PolOff February 19, the MAS

prominent media figure Du Daozheng as the journal\’s director
(shezhang). Li Nanyang (strictly protect), daughter of

eastern city of Benghazi), Abbas Ghaddar al-Mansuri al-Obeidi
(strictly protect), gave a readout on his group\’s deliberations

2. (C) As reported ref A, Libya appears to be in one of its intermittent periods of intense political foment. As debate in the externally-based opposition press and Libya\’s small indigenous elite swirls around proposed wealth distribution, government re-structuring, possible adoption of a constitution and the ostensible withdrawal from politics by presumed heir-apparent Saif al-Islam al-Qadhafi, ordinary Libyans have largely eschewed politics and remained primarily focused on improving their daily standard of living. Khaled Nayyed (strictly protect), son of a prominent businessman and a successful importer of furniture in his own right, recently told P/E Chief that ordinary Libyans had been frustrated by years of sanctions-imposed privations and, more recently, by the disparity between increased availability of consumer goods and their stagnant salaries. Exhausted by years of largely failed political adventurism under the auspices of Muammar al-Qadhafi\’s al-Fateh Revolution and the Jamahiriya (state of the masses), most Libyans do not really care about politics or political reform. \”Do not give us free speech, parties, a constitution or elections – give us the ability to make and freely spend money\”, he said.

PAST: Former Reformist parliamentarian Mohammad Mousavi Khoeni
[strictly protect], who served in the Sixth Majles (2000-2004),

2. (C) William Bracho (strictly protect throughout), the

Manager of the International Air Transport Association (IATA)
Marisela de Loaiza (strictly protect throughout), and
Humberto Figuera (strictly protect throughout), President of

6. (C) The conference organizer was Syrian Christian lawyer
and civil society activist Hind Kabawat (strictly protect).

7. (C) Philippines Embassy Minister Maria Hellen M. Barber
(strictly protect) told PolMinCouns February 25 that PRC

10. (C) Embassy of Vietnam Political Counselor Dang Minh Khoi
(strictly protect) predicted to PolOff March 3 that Vietnam

8. (C) According to Yasuyuki Ozaki, Director of Project
Development for Mitsubishi (strictly protect throughout), 80%

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7. (C) YUST Vice President David KIM (strictly protect),

a wide variety of independent Iranian and Azerbaijani sources
(strictly protect), including Baku-based Iranian students,

Economic Development who is currently jailed. According to a
prominent Azerbaijani business consultant (strictly protect),

manufacturer and exporter from Tehran who has known the
family for years (strictly protect) noted that \”he is very

February in North Rhine Westphalia, Nobel Peace Prize
laureate Shirin Ebadi (strictly protect throughout) kept to a

5. (C) Prosecutor General Martin Ngoga (strictly protect)

companies have contacted Post. Launch operator Tidewater
Country Manager Mikael Jakob (strictly protect throughout)

5. (C) According to Neil Harvie, President Latin America and
Caribbean for Wood Group (strictly protect throughout), PDVSA

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6. (C) Tim Penton, Williams Vice President (strictly protect

impact on the political process. The local IRI
representative (strictly protect) told Poloff that she had a

2. (C) Ambassador Schulte met informally on March 9 with
Bolivia\’s Ambassador Bazoberry (please strictly protect) to

July, Ghanem informed Muammar al-Qadhafi; however, he laughingly
dismissed it. According to Ibrahim el-Meyet (strictly protect)

5. (C) Al-Meyet and Zahri Muntasser (strictly protect), a

afterward that it had failed to inform the USG and other
allies, Tinline said. Jones (strictly protect) told us in

3. (C) Army Inspector General Carlos Suarez and the MOD\’s
Legal Advisor Monica Cifuentes (strictly protect)–both of

Damascus Declaration, we met on February 26 with Fawaz Tello
(strictly protect), who works with the Damascus Declaration

technocrats and proponents of the distribution scheme pause (ref
D). UN ResCoord Brian Gleeson (strictly protect) recently told

the MOU, Pakistan Embassy Counselor Shafqat Ali Khan
(strictly protect) suggested to us on February 27 that though

General Peruvian Army Brigadier General Wilson Barrantes
(strictly protect) has claimed to Poloffs that remnants of

Recently-retired Army Brigadier General Wilson Barrantes
(strictly protect), for one, argues that significant elements

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5. (C) Arthur Yan (strictly protect) of Cambridge Energy

6. (C) Beijing-based Dow Jones reporter David Winning
(strictly protect) also stated that the three consortium

2. (S/NF) Abdellatif Bendahane (strictly protect), Director

materializes, would enable Eritrea to complete the purchase.
The German ambassador to Eritrea (strictly protect) said the

2. (S/NF) Abdellatif Bendahane (strictly protect), Director

Trade (DFAIT) Afghanistan Task Force (FTAG) Senior Advisor
David Fairchild (strictly protect). It will take time for

two, Zucconi said. As the meeting was drawing to a close,
Zucconi (strictly protect) made a personal aside to highlight

4. (C) Ruling MAS party congresswoman Ana Lucia Reis
(strictly protect) told us during a February 4 meeting of MAS

5. (C) Dissident MAS member and Senate Vice President Luis
Gerald Ortiz (strictly protect) told PolOff the fallout from

2. (C) Econoff spoke on March 16, to Maria Cristina Romero de
Grimaldi (strictly protect throughout), President of the

to suit Beijing, both AmCham Macau Chairman Paul Tse
(strictly protect throughout) and sometime-democratic

lengthy argument pre-planned with his lawyer Muhanad
al-Hasani (strictly protect), who is also head of the Syrian

6. (C) Swedish DCM Martina Quick (strictly protect) told us

3. (C) Confederation of Venezuelan Workers (CTV) Executive
Committee Member Froilan Barrios (strictly protect

2. (C) Seeye Abraha (strictly protect), the Chief Executive

According to Dakingari\’s Special Assistant on Due Process
Aminu Usman (strictly protect), Aliero and his brother Abba

executives from UK-based Deutschland, who want to develop a
hotel next to Basra airport.) Strictly protect: REO learned that

1. (C) SUMMARY: Cargill de Venezuela President Roberto Moro
(strictly protect throughout) told the Charge on March 17

March 15 meeting. This was confirmed by Ra\’id Khutab
(strictly protect throughout), a political strategist for the

— Sayyid Hassan al-Nimr (strictly protect), a popular Shi\’a

1. (C) Summary: Belgian PM Herman Van Rompuy\’s diplomatic
advisor Dirk Wouters (strictly protect) shared with Charge

opposition claims of a rigged election. UNDP IT consultant
Tony Farnum (strictly protect) who has worked at the MEC

2. (S/NF) President and General Manager of Gulfsands
Petroleum Mahdi Sajjad (strictly protect) told us that he

2. (C) On March 18, Econ Counselor and Petroleum AttachQ met
with Teresa Palacios (strictly protect throughout), Wilpro

(PetAtt) met with Managing Director of Chevron\’s Latin
America business unit Wes Lohec (strictly protect

may be worth a second look in Washington and Jerusalem.
Ambassador Michaeli (strictly protect) clearly would welcome

heavy-handed SARG reaction to Nowruz Eve revelers. According
to Herveen Osse (strictly protect), a leader in the Damascus

celebration \”safer.\” We heard the same message the following
day from Messud Akko (strictly protect) and various Kurdish

2. (C) In February, Lt. Col. Cuevas (Strictly Protect),

3. (C) In March, FELCN Deputy Commander Felix Molina
(Strictly Protect) told NAS officers that the head of FELCN\’s

ignored at the higher levels of FELCN. Col. Guido Frias
(Strictly Protect), then head of the FELCN Canine unit, told

2. (C) Maurice Ekpenyong (strictly protect), Special

3. (C) SzDSz party executive committee member Matyas Eorsi
(strictly protect) told EmbOff on March 25 that he tried to

complete with actors dressed in full camouflage and carrying
mock AK-47s. We asked Messud Akko (strictly protect), a

11. (C) Ahmed Mazouzi (strictly protect), a Rabat based
notary and professional mediator at the non-profit National
Center for Mediation (strictly protect) explained that the

close confidante, Simon Egede (ref A). On March 25, Muhammad
Babandede (strictly protect), Director of Investigations at

growing concerns (and a degree of confusion) over the U.S.
role in the arrest. Sheikh Salam Hatim (strictly protect), a

2. (C) Rabat Protestant International Church Pastor Jack
Wald (strictly protect) contacted PolOff Sunday morning to

2. (C) Honduran Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs Eduardo
Rosales (strictly protect) covered a wide range of issues in

2. (C) Chevron\’s General Manager in Western Venezuela, Ray
Keeley (strictly protect throughout), confirmed that its

4. (C) Dave Beacham (strictly protect throughout), Wood Group

IOCs and JVs are unable to pay as they have not been paid by
PDVSA. According to Mikael Jakob (strictly protect

PDVSA. Superior Energy Service Executive Director Mac McVay
(strictly protect throughout) told PetAtt that PDVSA paid

Bs (roughly $395,350) on March 21. Finally, COAPetrol\’s
Bryan Stanley (strictly protect throughout) claimed that

However, according to the Interior Ministry\’s Kurt Hager
(strictly protect), the working group was unable to agree on

2. (C) Petroleum Attachi (PetAtt) met with Schlumberger Venezuela
President, Ivan Betancourt (strictly protect throughout), on April 2,

instigation, Rabat-based Egyptian diplomat Tarek Darough
(strictly protect) told PolOff on March 30. Darough was

7. (C//NF) Tim Barrows, UK PSC Ambassador (strictly protect)

in solitary confinement), Amin Obeidi, and Sheikh Nawaf
al-Bashir (strictly protect all) met with PolEconoffs on

with the prisoner\’s families, especially his daughter, Jumana
Seif (strictly protect), to weigh the pros and cons of

1. (S/NF) British DCM Irfan Saddiq (strictly protect) told

now Executive Director of the \”Developing Eight\” (D8) states
(ref A, please strictly protect), told us that the timing of

2. (C) On April 9, PolOff met with Iraqi businessmen Karim
Majed (strictly protect) and Ali Abdulhussain (strictly

sources is disconcerting enough to merit reporting. Sources
have included [STRICTLY PROTECT ALL] the FOMUC second in

1. (C) In an April 14 meeting with the Ambassador,
ConocoPhillips Chairman and CEO Jim Mulva (strictly protect)

11. (C) Manida \”Micky\” Zinmerman (strictly protect), a lawyer

was unexpectedly sacked by his boss by e-mail. Several
expatriate employees at Bouygues (strictly protect

2. (C) Former Deputy Manger of Planning at Turkish
construction firm Polimeks, Caner Demir (strictly protect

(strictly protect throughout), said QP is unsatisfied with

five Christian foreign women on March 29 for proselytizing
(Ref.A). Jabiri Mustapha (Strictly Protect) is the father of

in prison for being a Christian during the reign of Hassan
II. Hmami Zouhair (Strictly Protect) has been a Christian
for several years. El Hassan Nasry (Strictly Protect) is

stay in the race even if he may draw votes away from other
reformist candidates. Masih Alinejad (strictly protect), an

by one of the EFCC\’s lead prosecutors, Festus Keyamo
(strictly protect), who told PolOff on April 14 that \”the

2. (S/NF) Both Deputy Governor Gulab Shah and Zabul\’s WFP
program manager Bazeed (strictly protect) have told PRT

1. (C) SUMMARY: Jumana Seif (strictly protect), the daughter

generally brushed off the new \”code of conduct.\” Du
Juan (strictly protect), an assistant at the

4. (C/NF) Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) Monitor
Heather Ryan (strictly protect source) reported April 24 that

2. (C/NF) Cabinet Office Senior Africa Policy Advisor Anna
French (strictly protect throughout) explained to poloff

support lifting EU sanctions on Zimbabwe, UK Cabinet Office
Senior Africa Advisor Anna French (strictly protect

Labour Prospective Parliamentary Candidate for Burton Ruth
Smeeth (strictly protect) told us April 20 that Brown had

implemented Merida Initiative funding, NNP Chief Aminta
Granera (strictly protect) pulled Ambassador Callahan into a

8. (S) In a recent meeting with Damascus Declaration leader
Riad al-Turk (strictly protect) (ref C), we learned that

is \”destroying the country,\” according to a supposed senior
leader of Eritrea\’s internal opposition (strictly protect).

1. (C) Businessman Andres Duarte (strictly protect) shared

28. (C//NF) The Council Secretariat (strictly protect) is

3. (C) On April 27, PetAtt spoke with Hugh Q&BlueQ8 Gesch
(strictly protect throughout), ENSCOQ,s Venezuela rig

5. (C) EconCoun and Petroleum AttachQ met with Andres Duarte
(strictly protect throughout) on April 24. Duarte, the

2. (C) PDVSA Vice President Eulogio del Pino told Williams
Country Manager, Teresa Palacios (strictly protect

payment of outstanding arrears. According to SIMCO\’s General
Manager, Dave Beacham (strictly protect throughout), a Wood

3. (S) Vargas (strictly protect) told poloff that SL\’s

12. (C) COMMENT: The ICRC (strictly protect) told us on May

1. (C) Moshuud Erubami (strictly protect), Chairman of the

5. (C) Commission on Human Rights Regional Director Alberto
Sipaco (strictly protect) at a private meeting affirmed that

6. (C) CHR Regional Director Sipaco (strictly protect) noted

may have ended up in Egypt. Secretariat contacts have told
us (strictly protect) they do not so far see any indication

vessels on Lake Maracaibo and the honorary Greek Consul in
Maracaibo (strictly protect throughout) PDVSA seized the

10. (C) Simco\’s General Manager Dave Beacham, a Wood Group
expatriate, (strictly protect throughout) told PetAtt that

8. (S/NF) According to Raed Karawani (strictly protect),

10. (S/NF) Karawani and Dr. Shadi Karam (strictly protect)

13. (S/NF) American Express representative Kamal Abu Shaar
(strictly protect) told us that Rami Makhlouf is employing a

15. (C/NF) General Manager of Bank Audi Syria Bassel Hamwi
(strictly protect) remarked that CBS\’s performance is

6. (C) Separately, ASSK\’s food deliverer (strictly protect)

may have ended up in Egypt. Secretariat contacts have told
us (strictly protect) they do not so far see any indication

Director of the Division for Disarmament and Sensitive Technologies,
Minister Santiago Mourao (strictly protect) told Post\’s Environment,

Mohamed al-Saadi, Chairman of the Aden Chamber of Commerce.
Abdul Galil Shaif al-Shaibi (strictly protect), Chairman of

7. (C) Marco Antonio Lema (strictly protect), an advisor to

willful ignorance as President.\” Lema and petroleum industry
leader Fernando Villanueva (strictly protect) complained that

to their agenda,\” said Tarija Business Federation President
Manual Cuevas (strictly protect). The group was pessimistic

Secretariat General members Amin Obeidi and Riad al-Turk
(strictly protect both), Obeidi contended that Meshaal\’s

once he was in prison. Riad al-Turk and Beirut-Damascus
Declaration signatory Najati Tayara (strictly protect)

provoking a conflict on May 26. A longtime Burjanadze aide
(please strictly protect) told PolChief that she was

1. (S) Ministry of Foreign Relations Legal Advisor Paola
Melendres (strictly protect) told PolOff May 11 that her

accounts payable. Some information shared by U.S. companies
(strictly protect all company information throughout) over

2. (SBU) Renato Mendes (strictly protect), chief technical

15. (C) Bio notes: The director of CSR-Iran (name and CV
emailed to NEA/IR; please strictly protect) graduated from

4. (C) In a recent meeting, NOC Chair Shukhri Ghanem admitted
to a senior visiting Marathon Oil official (strictly protect)

6. (C) Hess\’ General Manager (strictly protect) agreed that

new fund would be a non-starter for Hess. Chevron\’s GM
(strictly protect) wondered why the government did not simply

number of issues including the risks associated with any
escalation of the protests. (strictly protect). Also on May

Bakradze – Usupashvili Meeting (Strictly Protect)

mother. In addition, EFCC contract attorney Festus Keyamo
(strictly protect) said that Fayose is suspected of receiving

political organization \”Afenifere,\” Chief Supo Shonibare
(strictly protect), told Emboffs that Fayose was an example

Development also asserted that Fayose,s corrupt governance
has been widespread. Tai Oguntayo (strictly protect), the

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6. (S) According to Shina Loremikan (strictly protect),

the Ekiti State House of Assembly, Churchill Adedipe
(strictly protect), confided to Emboffs on March 2 that local
people are fearful of being part of any opposition to Fayose.
Tai Oguntayo (strictly protect), the president of the Ekiti

2. (C) Per Neil Harvie, Wood Group President for Latin
America & Caribbean (strictly protect throughout), Wood

First Deputy Chairman of the Duma\’s Science and High
Technology Committee (please strictly protect) told us

4. (C) Dobieslaw Rzemieniewski (STRICTLY PROTECT), Head of

Plenipotentiary for Minority Affairs and Andrzej Mirga
(STRICTLY PROTECT), OSCE Senior Advisor for Roma Issues, both

1.(C) INLOff met with United Nations Office of Drugs and
Crime (UNDOC) IT Advisor Alain Nkoyock (strictly protect) on
May 6 and 13 and Country Representative Dagmar Thomas
(strictly protect) May 7 and 8 respectively regarding on the

leading Iranian university for agricultural and environmental
studies, please strictly protect) was in Istanbul recently to

all policy-making among the Kyrgyz political elite. The
official, Sapar Isakov (strictly protect), who was close to

3. (C/NF) Ahmad Camal (strictly protect), a longtime Frelimo

5. (C/NF) Leonardo Simao (strictly protect), Foreign

correspondent for Iran\’s \”Press TV\” news channel (please
strictly protect) told us that a sizable majority of Press TV

correspondent for Iran\’s satellite news channel \”Press TV\”
(please strictly protect). The UK national, who previously

4. (C) Prosecutor General Martin Ngoga (strictly protect)

Environment, Science, and Transportation, Ulrich Weins
(strictly protect), told us May 26 that the Russians had

2. (C) Former MFA Afghan section chief Yuri Kholkhov
(strictly protect) told us recently about his job as deputy

Saifaldin Abdul Rahman, Hashimi\’s senior advisor and a close
Embassy contact (strictly protect), all of the members of the

2. (C) A Turkish political science professor at Istanbul\’s
Isik University (please strictly protect) described to us his

3. (C) Several local analysts have opined the deal is quite
favorable to Santander. Milton Guzman (strictly protect

Shar-e-Safa and Surri districts. Deputy Governor Gulab Shah
(strictly protect) told us privately that, aside from the

professors Chu Shulong (Tsinghua University), Zhu Feng (Peking
University), and Jin Canrong (Renmin University) (strictly protect

Manager Steve Bross, and Security Director Walied Shater (please
strictly protect) said that they were scouting the province

2. (S) PolOff met May 15 in Beijing with Luosang
Cicheng Pengcuo (strictly protect), a living Buddha

10. (C) However, Senator Roger Pinto (Podemos, Pando;
strictly protect), told PolOff June 3 that, although the

11. (C) Podemos Deputies Claudio Banegas (Santa Cruz;
strictly protect) and Bernardo Montenegro (Cochabamba;
strictly protect) told PolOff in May that the congressional

Gerry Kehoe and Country Representative Mikael Jakobs
(strictly protect throughout) on June 4 told Petroleum

1. (C/NF) In response to reftel demarche, Jon Knight
(strictly protect) at the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office

over the wide margin of the March 14 coalition\’s victory.
Basil Hamwi (strictly protect), head of Audi Bank operations

on the Syrian government and its policies. Al-Hayat Bureau
Chief Ibrahim Hamidi (strictly protect) depicted a wide range

7. (S) Syrian daily \”al-Watan\” Editor-in-Chief Waddah abd
Rabo (strictly protect) said there had been a range of

2. (C) Hungarian born Dr. Lazlo Sajo-Bohus (strictly protect

3. (C) In a previous conversation with USB Lab Director Dr.
Eduardo Greaves (strictly protect throughout) on December 2,

6. (C//NF) A UK negotiator (strictly protect) requested, \”It

8. (C) According to the Baku-based UNODC anti-narcotics
officer (strictly protect), export of narcotics from Iran

situation possibly to the tune of 100 million Euros (please
strictly protect this figure until the EU\’s public

2. (C) Former Holcim Venezuela Executive Director Louis
Beauchemin (strictly protect throughout) told Econoff June 10

2. (C) UNMIS/Juba Civil Affairs Deputy Head Diane de Guzman
(strictly protect) slammed &nave WFP preparations8 in her

instructions from Paris. While the French here are being
entirely mum, the UN mediator (strictly protect) is telling

Abubaker Ahmed, Director of the Central Hospital of Tripoli
(strictly protect source), told P/E Chief in early June that

reported ref B, columnist and Human Rights Society of Libyan
Executive Director Muhammad Tarnesh (strictly protect) was

6. (C) The local correspondents for BBC News and the Syrian Arab
News Agency (strictly protect sources) told us shortly after the

1. (C) Summary and comment: Bao Pu (son of the late Zhao
Ziyang\’s secretary Bao Tong; strictly protect throughout)

2. (C) Deputy Representative of UNICEF\’s Turkmenistan
Office, Abdul Alim (strictly protect throughout), said in a

5. (C) Yin Gang (strictly protect), a Middle East expert at

6. (C) Peruvian Embassy Political Counselor Eduardo Zeballos
(strictly protect) told PolOff June 18 that the demonstration

3. (C) On a visit to the home of Sunni religious reformer
Hassan al-Maleki (STRICTLY PROTECT), al-Maleki told Zaiback

Pakistan, Pakistan Embassy Political Counselor Shafqat Ali
Khan (strictly protect) told PolOff June 3 that Pakistanis

7. (S/NF) Not all Syrians were upset with the images of
unrest in Tehran, argued Ihsan Sanker (strictly protect), a

2. (S/NF) The well-known Damascus-based human rights lawyer
Muhanad al-Hasani (strictly protect) reported to us on June

reduction starting in April or May) and other changes, the
deputy governors of Miranda and Carabobo (strictly protect

majority of the privately held warehouse operations in the
port of Maracaibo. Ana Maria D\’Andrea (strictly protect

political prisoner. The two Iranian residents contacted
(strictly protect) spoke freely and without urging. One, a

2. (S/NOFORN) Habib Yektah (strictly protect), described to

1. (SBU) Summary. Child labor specialist Renato Mendes
(strictly protect) at the ILO Brazil office said child labor

Commission\’s (EC) Cooperation and Verification Mechanism
Joeri Buhrer Tavanier (please strictly protect) confided that

they expected to arrest individuals identified as the
perpetrators shortly (strictly protect). End Summary.

to these individuals once they were detained. (Torres
requested that we strictly protect this information given

12 and June 24, ConGenOff met with a group of Mumbai\’s Muslim
intellectuals (strictly protect), mostly Sunni, who returned

pace has picked up again. The best explanation we have heard
as to why comes from Rafael Munoz (strictly protect

2. (C) On April 23, Jim McFarland (strictly protect),

2. (C) In May and June 2009, EmbOffs met with Feliciano
Reyna Ganteaume (strictly protect throughout), president of

HIV/AIDS in Latin America, and Renate Koch and Alberto Nieves
(strictly protect throughout) of Accion Ciudadana Contra el

2. (C) Petroleum AttachQ met with Halliburton\’s Global
Account Manager for PDVSA, Martha Sandia (strictly protect

1. (C) Mitsubishi\’s Venezuela Projects Director, Yasuyuki
Ozaki (strictly protect throughout), told Petroleum Attache

5.(C) A source connected to Liberal Party Congressman Jose
Azcona (strictly protect) told EconCouns around noon local

5.(C) A source connected to Liberal Party Congressman Jose
Azcona (strictly protect) told EconCouns around noon local

3. (SBU) Boillon also reported (strictly protect) that a

participation in Belene. Bulgaria\’s leading energy
journalist Galina Alexandrova (strictly protect) told us in

1. (C) Summary: Emboffs joined lawyer and civil society
activist Daad Mousa (strictly protect) in a visit to the

2. (C) On June 8, Wes Lohec (strictly protect throughout),

discovered was not in sufficient quantities to be commercial.
Tidewater Vice President Gerry Kehoe (strictly protect

period,\” according to lawyer and women\’s rights activist Daad
Mousa (strictly protect). According to the Syrian Women

8, however, former Legislative Councilor and ExCo member
Allen Lee (strictly protect throughout) told us C.Y. Leung

the General Secretariat. Damascus Declaration member Fawaz
Tello (strictly protect) met with us on July 1 and explained

point relates to a recent report from lawyer/journalist and
human rights activist Razan Zeitunah (strictly protect) who

U.S.-Moroccan dual national and Sahrawi activist Saleh
el-Bachra (strictly protect) to discuss current events in the

2. (C) Khashoggi (strictly protect) talked at length about

more than 100 banks, although it has not defaulted on all of
this. Saud Al-Gosaibi (strictly protect), chairman of AH

1. (C) President Karzai\’s chief of staff (strictly protect)

under consideration. Civil society activist Daad Mousa
(strictly protect) said elements in the SARG want to keep the

according to the ICRC Head of Delegation Gherardo
Pontrandolfi (strictly protect). The operational environment

5. (C) A French Embassy source (strictly protect) confided

5. (C) A French Embassy source (strictly protect) confided

(ICRC) Tunisian Coordinator for Regional Protection Francesco
Bruscoli (strictly protect) informed acting P/E Counselor

2. (C) According to the editor of the semi-independent daily
al-Watan, Wadah abd-Rabo (strictly protect), Lufthansa

4. (C) Jon Kleiman (strictly protect) , who previously worked

8. (C) Peking University Professor of Middle Eastern Studies
Wu Bingbing (strictly protect) told PolOff that a formal

queried Colonel Jose Echeverria in the GN\’s Judge Advocate
General staff (strictly protect). When asked if the officer

1. (C) In a lunch with EconCouns and Econoff on July 10,
respected political economist Orlando Ochoa (strictly protect

3. (C) In a July 16 meeting with the charge, Sumate
President Maria Corina Machado (strictly protect throughout)

industrialize iron ore in Bolivia by the end of 2014 or face
nationalization. Marco Antonio Lema (strictly protect), an

approximately 300-400 followers, according to FBS president
William Ng (strictly protect). Ng noted that membership in

tensions between FLG and the GOS. FBS vice-chairman G.K. Lim
(strictly protect) suggested to PolOff that over the years,

6. (C) The case of Ma Xiao (strictly protect), who met with

Local
observer Haji Mohammed Haji (strictly protect) of the

2. (C) Outgoing UNHCR Chief of Mission Mohammed al-Wash
(strictly protect) told us on July 23 that he has concluded the

bilateral investment treaty between Venezuela and the
Netherlands. Nelson Garcez (strictly protect throughout),

1. (C) Summary: Saud Al-Gosaibi (strictly protect), chairman

2. (C) Saudi businesswoman and human rights campaigner
Samira Bitar (Strictly Protect) told EconOff that she is

Division of Agricultural Marketing, Analyst Lennys Rosales
(strictly protect throughout) told AgOff that Minister Jaua

7. (C) Al-Hasani also notified civil society activist Daad
Mousa (strictly protect) of his July 28 interrogation and

5. (C) In a July 21 conversation with EconOff, private
sector aluminum entrepreneur Jorge Monch (strictly protect

1. (C) According to Bernardo Weininger (strictly protect

1. (C) Stuart Gillick (strictly protect throughout), Repsol

4. (S/NF) Separately, Wadah abd Rabo (strictly protect),

occupational hazard). Local Dar al-Hayat correspondent
Ibrahim Hamidi (strictly protect) said red lines were clearer

blow-back from the government, principally because it is an
English-language publication. John Dagge (strictly protect),

including the Minister of Culture, have Facebook profiles.
Author Rafaa Hazaa (strictly protect) said the government

4. (SBU) On July 7, the EXBS Advisor met with 1st Lt. Mussalam
al-Awaid (strictly protect)who is with the Royal Oman Police (ROP)

Embassy in Tehran by Rassam\’s privately-retained attorney
(strictly protect) has been sent via classified e-mail to

FCO provided poloff with an analyis of the \”trial\” by
Rassam\’s privately-retained attorney (strictly protect).

Separately, Mac MacVay of Superior Energy Services and
Antonio Moschella of Lukiven (strictly protect both

5. (C) Shell Venezuela President Luis Prado (strictly protect

3. (C) PDVSA\’S LACK OF TECHNICAL EXPERTISE: Dave Beacham, the
General Manager of Simco (strictly protect throughout), told

Simco operated was offline. Williams Venezuela Country
Manager Teresa Palacios (strictly protect throughout)

6. (C) CRUDE INVENTORIES: According to Chevron officials
(strictly protect) PetroBoscan has a storage capacity of 7

4. (C) Jim Vidrine of Weatherford (strictly protect

5. (C) Cesar Fernandez, a plant manager for Cameron in
Maracaibo (strictly protect throughout) shared that its

6. (C) Schlumberger Venezuela President Ivan Betancourt
(strictly protect throughout) shared that PDVSA production

1. (S) Summary: Deputy Prime Minister Igor Dodon
(strictly protect) confided to Ambassador that a

2. (S) On August 13, Deputy Prime Minister Igor
Dodon (strictly protect) told the Ambassador that

Budapest. However, in an August 13 meeting,
Marian Lupu (strictly protect) confided to the

4. (S) In a highly confidential conversation
August 13, Marian Lupu (strictly protect) confided

unless his hand is forced by the King. Sheikh Mekhlef Daham
al-Shammary (strictly protect), a Sunni tribal leader, told

8. (SBU) Earlier the Governor (strictly protect) had told State PRT

4. (C) Sadek al-Ramadan (strictly protect), a Shia business

two officer, Zuher Hammad, according to Damascus Declaration
activist Fawaz Tello (strictly protect). Following Hasani\’s

Followers of Shia Jurisprudence. We understand from a
Private Office source (strictly protect) that the letter is

Nevertheless, we learned that another Ally had been able to
obtain a copy, which they shared with us (strictly protect).

Petroleum AttachQ on ENSCO\’s situation in Venezuela on August
20. Chaddick (strictly protect throughout) stated that the

2008 (ref A). In a lengthy August 24 conversation with Luqman
Osso (strictly protect), a member of the Kurdish Azadi

2. (S/NF) SUMMARY: Labor Party leader Bos told the Ambassador
in confidence (STRICTLY PROTECT) the Dutch will likely stay

4. (C) An Embassy source familiar with aviation issues in
Syria, Kamal Abou-Shaar (strictly protect), was unsurprised

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2. (C) According to Alvaro Perez (strictly protect

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4. (C) Mauricio Moreno (strictly protect throughout)

equivalent of $42 million (of a pending $80 million in PDVSA
arrears). Superior Energy\’s Mac McVay (strictly protect

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5. (C) Mauricio Moreno (strictly protect throughout)

8. (C) Alvaro Perez (strictly protect throughout), a board

money has been invested to \”walk away\” from the deal. In an
August 26 teleconference, Lisa Schroeter (strictly protect), Dow

million who live here and receive support from the Syrian
government,\” growled Wadah Abd Rabo (strictly protect),

1. (C/NF) Saudi Aramco\’s former Executive Vice President, Dr.
Sadad al-Husseini (strictly protect), recently commented on the

2. (C) Astrium Friedrichshafen official and DLR consultant,
Tom Walati (please strictly protect) described Germany\’s

could take \”four to five years, at a minimum.\” (NOTE:
STRICTLY PROTECT — Sumanthiran said he had not raised the

7. (C) According to former Afar government official Here
Hamedo (strictly protect), Afari discontent with the regional

population,\” according to former Afar government official
Here Hamedo (strictly protect). (Note: According to Here,

10. (C) Dilidaer Aiziz (strictly protect), a Uighur

2. (S) Duola (strictly protect), a professor of

websites regardless of the content. Separately,
Caiwang Naoru (strictly protect), chief editor of

the pre-March 2008 levels. Tibetan restaurant owner
Namgal Dolma (strictly protect), with whom PolOff

10. (S) Tenzin Lopsang Gyaltsen (aka \”Jensen,\”
strictly protect), a monk at Ta\’er (Kumbum)

Hainan TAP, and met with Luosang Cicheng Pengcuo
(strictly protect), a living Buddha resident at

Province August 21-24. Yushu resident Tashi Dhondup
(strictly protect), who goes by the English name

Buddhism after work hours without restriction.
Suonan Zhuoma (strictly protect), a retired cadre,

2. (C) An Embassy source with close ties to Syrian Air senior
management, Nazir Hussain (strictly protect), said Syrian Air

6. (C) Former Burjanadze confidant and advisor, Thea
Gogvadze-Apfel (strictly protect) told Polchief that she and

1. (S) Summary: Presidential hopeful Marian Lupu
(strictly protect) told the Ambassador about a

Iranian journalist, Ruhollah Shahsavar and a student leader,
Daniel Mohamedzadeh (please strictly protect), who recently

2. (S) Duola (strictly protect), a professor of

4. (S) Tenzin Lopsang Gyaltsen (strictly protect),

6. (S) Luosang Cicheng Pengcuo (strictly protect), a

10th Panchen is whom (Tibetans) believe in.\” Tashi
Dhondup (strictly protect), a resident of Yushu,

Opportunities and DLR consultant, Tom Walati, was cc\’d on the
email and forwarded it to EconOff (strictly protect). Walati

was provided by a member of the NATO International Staff
(strictly protect)) thanked the CSTO chief for his \”kind

private lunch he had with PM Pahor on September 7. (NOTE:
Stier asked PolCouns to strictly protect the fact that he had

1. (S) UNHCR (strictly protect) sources told PolOff on

4. (S) We met with EU-TACIS Representative Michael Wilson
(strictly protect) September 14 to get his view. Wilson is a

contacts in the EP have echoed these sentiments. Ibrahim
al-Mugaiteeb (strictly protect), a self-proclaimed human rights

is from a Sunni family), which he believes is \”impossible\”
today. Hussein al-Alaq (strictly protect), the managing editor

8. (C/NF) During an initial courtesy call visit to Prince Badr
(strictly protect) in March 2009, when sectarian tensions were

off-shore Platforma Deltana (PD2) in Eastern Venezuela, Bret
Tarpley (strictly protect throughout), told Petroleum Attache

4. (C) Finally, Stuart Gillick (strictly protect throughout),

1. (C) SUMMARY. CONOFF spoke with Ebrahim Sharifi (please
strictly protect) on Thursday September 17 concerning his

2. (SBU) On September 15, the Ambassador met in Almaty with
Vitaliy Voronov (strictly protect throughout), the lead

1.(S) SUMMARY: Blogger Fouad Al-Farhan (strictly protect),

3. (C) Sipunov (strictly protect throughout) shared that a

Ministry for Human and Minority Rights State Secretary Marko
Karadzic (strictly protect) told us on September 16 that it was his

9. (S) Duola (strictly protect), a professor of Tibetan

5. (C) IMF Representative Mark Carre (strictly protect) told

to voters provided the vehicles contained no election-related
advertisements. IIUM\’s Sautede (strictly protect) reported

the U.S. Embassy and the State Department. As previously
reported, Razan Zeitunah (strictly protect) recounted a June

State Department officials (ref A). Kurdish Future Movement
activist Herveen Ose (strictly protect), brought in for

According to a September 18 e-mail we received from his
colleague Catherine al-Tali (strictly protect), the SARG

2. (C) According to NDI Chief of Party Luis Navarro
(strictly protect) negotiations were ongoing right up until

Eudomario Carruyo.) In the wide-ranging interview, Aular
(strictly protect throughout) first confirmed that PDVSA was

1. (C) Summary. Local journalist and close PRT contact Majed
Al-Brekan (strictly protect) dismissed Prime Minister Maliki\’s

2. (C) Local print and radio journalist Majed Al-Brekan
(strictly protect) spoke dismissively of Prime Minister Maliki\’s

contacted from London on Tuesday, September 22 by
Hojastelislam Jawad al-Khoei (strictly protect), an Iraqi

2. (S) PolOff spoke September 9 and September 23
with Dildar Eziz (strictly protect), a Uighur

caught many in the MOD, FCO and Cabinet Office by surprise.
Dr. Richard Freer (strictly protect) Head of Defence and

5. (S/NF) Both Freer and Judith Gough (strictly protect),

mishandle the case. On September 22, the Ambassador of Portugal
(strictly protect) told the Ambassador that the Swiss were

were issued without Gazprom\’s knowledge. ConocoPhillips
government affairs manager Lena Zemskova (strictly protect)

4. (C) In a September 22 conversation, ExxonMobil Russia
President (strictly protect) Steve Terni called the

6. (C) Shell government affairs manager Elena Polyakova
(strictly protect) described the process as \”very strange.\”

12. (C) Responding to the question of why Chevron wasn\’t
included in the meeting, Sergey Kuznetsov (strictly protect),

attractive to Chevron. BP\’s government and public affairs
manager Anton Mifsud-Bonici (strictly protect) told us that

attend the opening ceremony at KAUST. According to al-Hayat
Bureau Chief Ibrahim Hamidi (strictly protect), Asad had

4. (S/NF) The Editor-in-Chief of Syria\’s only
privately-owned daily, Wadah Abd Rabbo (strictly protect),

1. (C)SUMMARY: In separate meetings with Poloff, Jeddah
Education Ministry official Mustafa Hersi (strictly protect)

2. (C) In an August meeting with Poloff, Mustafa Hersi
(strictly protect), Assistant Director of the English

4. (C) Al Sharq Al Awsat columnist Hussein Shabokshi
(strictly protect), a graduate of the University of Oklahoma,

4. (C) Peking University Professor of Islamic Studies Wu
Bingbing (strictly protect) told PolOff that the Iranian side

affected by the work of the new oil committee, according to
Yaqoub (strictly protect). \”If we\’re just going to select

for a reduction of some 1,000 troops. MFA DG for
Political/UN Affairs Luca Giansanti (please strictly protect)

2. (S/NF) Joe Smargiassi (strictly protect), Commercial Manager

1. (C) In a September 28 meeting with the Ambassador,
Banesco president Juan Carlos Escotet (strictly protect

Jeddah, Iraqi Consul General Dr. Ajwad Sheikh Taha Hamad
(strictly protect), Iraqi-Canadian dual national,told CG that

insurgency with funding, people, and material, claims Reuters
Bureau Chief Khaled Oweiss (strictly protect), who spent

believe he traveled in and out of Syria frequently, reports
Egyptian Political Counselor Adel Ibrahim (strictly protect),

jihadis into Iraq, assesses Crisis International Group
representative Peter Harling (strictly protect), who cautions

2. (C) Jim McFarland (strictly protect), CEO of Canadian oil

back the area now that oil had been found). Verenex General
Manager Don Shepherd (strictly protect) opined that a sale

week in the Yamal region. ConocoPhillips Russia Vice
President Stuart Snow (strictly protect) told us on September

the tender, plans to apply with the Embassy\’s Commercial
Section for advocacy (strictly protect). End summary.

will soon be filing for advocacy in the Paks tender (company
confidential, strictly protect).

2. (C) Bernardo Chacin (strictly protect throughout),

11. (C) Gas market expert Tatiana Mitrova (strictly protect),

major lending deals with ICBC, confided BMCE\’s Corporate Office
Director, M\’fadel El Halaissi. (Please strictly protect this

3. (C) On September 27, Sr. RefCoord also met with ICRC Head
of Iraq Delegation Juan-Pedro Schaerer (strictly protect) to

3. (C) ICRC representative Hicham Mandoudi (strictly protect)

Iraq. According to International Crisis Group Representative
Peter Harling (strictly protect), some Syrian officials, such

exile groups themselves, according to Al-Hayat Bureau Chief
Ibrahim Hamidi (strictly protect), who argues that Syria\’s

14. (C) Tatiana Mitrova (strictly protect), head of the

funding going via another viable organization to support the work
of Joe McDonough (strictly protect). McDonough is uniquely

the current GOI, there should be no doubt that \”Norway is a
friend of Israel.\” Gjelstad hinted (STRICTLY PROTECT) that

3. (C) During a late evening meeting September 29, CBE General
Manager Karina Saenz (STRICTLY PROTECT) expressed serious concern

2. (C) Acting Regional Representative for UNHCR, Dr. Hamdi
Bukhari (strictly protect), confirmed to Poloff that a

2. (S) Hamid al-Ahmar (strictly protect), prominent

residence, Iraqi Consul General Dr. Ajwad Sheikh Taha Hamad
(strictly protect) had more to say about his posting as

departing Iraqi Consul General Dr. Ajwad Sheikh Taha Hamad
(strictly protect) had a few words to say about Ali Akbar

3. (C) Dr. Ayman Midani (strictly protect), a banking and

trading is taking place. On September 29 Lupu
(strictly protect) confided in the Ambassador that

was knowingly undervalued by the previous government. On
October 14, Herbert Morrison (strictly protect), a

REASON: 1.4 (d)
1. (S) Summary: Chengdu ethnic Tibetan LES (strictly protect)

3. (C) Syrian Human Rights Organization (SWASIAH) activist
Catherine al-Tali (strictly protect) told us Maleh\’s defense

and Iraq, would follow. In a separate meeting, however,
Damascus Declaration operative Fawaz Tello (strictly protect)

4. (C) Syria-based Reuters correspondent Khalid Oweis
(strictly protect) informed us that Maleh\’s detention, along

Baker Hughes\’ (BHI) number two executive in Venezuela,
Mauricio Moreno Caijao (strictly protect throughout),

the Ambassador with additional insight on PDVSA operations.
Executive Director Mufid Houmeidan (strictly protect

3. (C) Syrian Human Rights Organization (SWASIAH) activist
Catherine al-Tali (strictly protect) told us Maleh\’s defense

and Iraq, would follow. In a separate meeting, however,
Damascus Declaration operative Fawaz Tello (strictly protect)

4. (C) Syria-based Reuters correspondent Khalid Oweis
(strictly protect) informed us that Maleh\’s detention, along

2. (C) Summary. In an October 1 meeting with PRT Econoffs, BP
Iraq Chief Operating Officer David Campbell (strictly protect)

5. (C) Laurent Niddam (strictly protect), an Amcit legal

they want to remind people they have the means to destroy
reputations. In particular, Leung (strictly protect)

with the Hungarian PRT in Baghlan Province, Ambassador Istvan
Tolli (strictly protect), requested a meeting with PolOff to

1. (S/NF) SUMMARY: On Monday October 19th, CONOFF and
LEGATT interviewed Ebrahim Ali MEHTARI (strictly protect), an

of the previous allegations made to us by Ebrahim SHARIFI
(strictly protect)(reftel). The same day Post had brief
phone contact with Maryam SABRI(strictly protect), another

to statistics obtained from the International Committee of
the Red Cross (ICRC). (STRICTLY PROTECT: Provision of these

Qfurther street protests in the fall. The IRI Country
Director (strictly protect), who briefed many of the

2. (S) Professor of Comparative Politics and Democratization at
Garyounis University, Zahi Mogherbi (strictly protect), told

1. (C) Summary: Bank president Oscar Garcia Mendoza
(strictly protect throughout) told the Ambassador he was

2. (C) Oscar Garcia Mendoza (strictly protect throughout),

Bashir al-Ashhab, confirmed this report to Marathon General
Manager, Steve Guidry (strictly protect), with al-Ashhab

1. (C) Summary: According to the General Manager of
PetroCanada, Will Duncan (strictly protect), the Libyan

2. (C) Will Duncan (strictly protect), the General Manager of

8. (C) The head of Marathon Oil in Libya, Steve Guidry
(strictly protect) said he saw the PetroCanada cuts as a

4. (C) Tachira State Police Director Homero Ruiz Vivas
(strictly protect) told PolOff that there were two competing

(Note: Separately, UNDP Country Director Turhan Saleh
(strictly protect) has confirmed this to us. End note). The

1. (S/NF) General Oscar Naranjo (strictly protect throughout), the

Turkish firms, comments Damascus Chamber of Commerce
Secretary General Bassem Ghrawi (strictly protect), at a time

message,\” observes Orient Center Director Samir al-Taqi
(strictly protect), a contact close to FM Muallim whose 2008

favoring Syria, contends Syrian businessman and former MP
Ihsan Sanker (strictly protect). Egyptian Political
Counselor Adel Ibrahim (strictly protect) concurs. FM

2. (C) An Indian Embassy official (strictly protect) told

2. (U) Acting Regional Representative for UNHCR, Dr. Hamdi
Bukhari (Strictly Protect) elaborated on UNHCR press release

1. (C) Summary: Rio Principal Officer, accompanied by PAO,
met on 23 October with Felipe Donoso (strictly protect), the

10. (S/NF) ISN/CTR met with the Deputy Chief of Mission,
Lorenzo Kluzer (strictly protect) at the Italian Embassy to

accept the five Uighur detainees on a &long-term temporary
basis.8 (Note: Strictly protect – President Nasheed will

1. (C) PolOff recently met with Hassan Ahmed Makhtal
(strictly protect), a former Ogadeni (Somali region) tribal

6. (C) Turning the discussion to Jerry Rawlings himself,
Gbeho (strictly protect) noted that Rawlings remains an

constantly seeking balance between work and family. Mohammed
Bouabdelli (strictly protect), a former school master who

5. (S) Egyptian diplomat Marwa Fouad (strictly protect) told

7.(S) Sinaan al-Majali (strictly protect) of the Jordanian

Summary.
2. (C) Major Mekonen Geleta (strictly protect), a Member of

2. (C) Acting Regional Representative for UNHCR, Dr. Hamdi
Bukhari (Strictly Protect) discussed two security and

back to Afghanistan after a routine training/rest period.
(C/NOFORN) Afghanistan cont\’d (STRICTLY PROTECT until

position (ref A). This loss, Damascus Declaration member
Fawaz Tello (strictly protect) speculated in a November 13

3. (S/NF) In a separate November 15 meeting with Pol/Econ Chief,
Italian DCM Lorenzo Kluzer (strictly protect) confirmed that

al-Hasani and Haitham al-Maleh had produced, Catherine
al-Tali (strictly protect) told us state security services

General Zuheir Hamad ordered Muhanad\’s brother Mulham
al-Hasani (strictly protect) to report to security offices

3. (C) In a separate meeting, the Executive Secretary
(strictly protect) of the Political Party Forum (an

2. (C) Cargill\’s sugar refinery manager Anio Du Pisani
(strictly protect) told us November 15 that officials from

2. (C) Acting UNHCR Regional Representative Dr. Hamdi
Bukhari (Strictly Protect) confirmed previous reporting by

investigation by the CID, something that Kosmos Energy
Country Manager Kevin Black (strictly protect) feels has

5. (C) Kevin Black (strictly protect) informed Econ Chief of

6. (C) Following the publication of the Daily Guide article,
Kosmos Energy COO Brian Maxted (strictly protect) briefed the

direction than the Turkish organizers had desired. A senior
member of the BiH Mission to NATO (strictly protect)

2. (C) Maan Abdul Salam (strictly protect), the founding

1. (S/NF) SUMMARY: The U.S. Deputy Director of the Secretary
General\’s Private Office Jeff Rathke (strictly protect) told

2. (C) \”The Internet situation in China is worsening,\” said
Zhang Shihe (aka Lao Hu Miao, strictly protect), who was part

trend will be permanent. Prolific blogger Yang Hengjun
(strictly protect), another panelist, expressed similar

4. (C) Conference organizers Wen Yunchao (aka Bei Feng,
strictly protect) and Mao Xianghui (aka Isaac Mao, strictly

force that can be generated through the Internet. David Feng
(strictly protect), a longtime conference participant, also

Chang Ping, strictly protect), a celebrated blogger and former

Firewall would be the greatest achievement of this century.
Likewise, Teng Biao (strictly protect), a Beijing human rights

whom ConGenOff spoke made similar statements. Zhang Le
(strictly protect), a second-time conference participant,

was \”driven out of large cities,\” said Wen Yunchao (aka Bei
Feng, strictly protect), a prominent blogger and one of the

3. (C) Another organizer, Mao Xianghui (aka Isaac Mao,
strictly protect), also commented to ConGenOff that many

individuals can together change the world, explained keynote
speaker Hu Yong (strictly protect), an associate professor at

people want to understand China, they can use Twitter,\” said
David Feng (strictly protect), a self-proclaimed avid Twitter

9. (C) Twitter was again widely discussed during two other
sessions. Zui Hulu (pseudonym, strictly protect) led a

session, Twitter was hailed as the tool that helped free Guo
Baofeng (aka Amoiist, strictly protect), who was detained in

Firewall and access blocked sites like Twitter. Led by Zhou
Shuguang (aka Zuola, strictly protect), the presentation

form a \”high-level political mechanism\” to break Nepal\’s
political impasse, according to K.P. Oli (strictly protect),

4. (C) Pedro Almoguera (strictly protect throughout), Technical

13.9 percent of government deposits in the financial sector. End
note.) Bernardo Chacin (strictly protect), president of Citibank

would pose a systemic risk). According to Banesco Executive Vice
President Carmen Lorenzo (strictly protect throughout), the

Venezuela\’s leading wireless service providers. Digitel director
Ricardo Mata (strictly protect) told Econoffs November 17 that

7. (C) In a separate conversion with P/E chief on November 15,
Italian DCM Lorenzo Kluzer (strictly protect) expressed his

2. (C) Ahmed Ubaid (strictly protect), an Iraqi diplomat

(reftels). According to Ambassador Jacques Pitteloud
(strictly protect), Head of the Political Secretariat

3. (S/NF) In a November 18 meeting with DCM, Ambassador
Jacques Pitteloud (strictly protect), Head of the Political

Berdimuhamedov\’s wish, gazelles from the Badhyz
nature preserve, which is a strictly protected area

1. (C) Syrian Human Rights Organization – SWASIAH activist
and lawyer Catherine al-Tali (strictly protect) told us on

1. (C) SRSG for Chad Victor Angelo (STRICTLY PROTECT) called

1. (C) Summary: Kurdish Democratic Front Secretary General
Abdul Hakim Bashar (strictly protect) detailed backchannel

to discuss resources for Afghanistan, La Russa advisor Ruben
(please strictly protect) called Pol M/C to confirm that the

4. (C) At a Thanksgiving dinner last evening, prominent
Jeddah attorney Kareem Nazir (strictly protect), son of

5. (S) In a subsequent conversation with DCM after Williams\’
departure, Campbell (strictly protect) said Anglican-Vatican

5. (S) In a subsequent conversation with DCM after Williams\’
departure, Campbell (strictly protect) said Anglican-Vatican

and Nepali businessman Dinesh Manandhar accompanied
Prachanda. Manandhar (strictly protect) told Emboff November

at the official exchange rate, Bs 10,000 = USD 4,651). Orlando
Ochoa (strictly protect throughout), an economist with close ties

anticipation of possible GBRV intervention, a point made by
brokerage executive Miguel Octavio (strictly protect) on his

2. (C) Summary. Observers in the French shipbuilding industry
(strictly protect) provided background information on prospects for

Southern Daily Group or closely associated with the
Southern Weekend (strictly protect all), have confirmed

5. (C) Both Conmy and McGarry (STRICTLY PROTECT) opined that

rape case in Gia Lai Province. According to Pastor Siu Y Kim
(strictly protect), an Executive Board member of the Southern

forward, according to a person close to the Cardinal. Further
to ref a, Cardinal Law (strictly protect) told DCM in confidence

to an American was cause for retaliation. Student Mustafa
Tawfiq (strictly protect), for example, told PRTOffs that

Lebanon and ending up in the hands of Syrian security. Razan
Zeitunah (strictly protect) told us the wife of Kurdish

5. (C) Wissam Tarif (strictly protect), an Embassy contact in

as public protests are prohibited in Saudi Arabia. Columnist
Hussein Shobokshi (strictly protect) characterized the

have rebutted the contention. Radio journalist Samar Fatany
(strictly protect) and Shobokshi asserted that several

3. (U) According to the Ministry of Nature Protection,
there are eight strictly protected nature preserves

of Ashgabat. Rotaru said that while the Kopetdag
zapovednik will continue to be a strictly protected

3. (SBU) Senior Commercial Officer was approached recently by U.S.
company Anadarko (strictly protect) requesting information and

residence, Royal Air Maroc CEO Driss Benhimma (please
strictly protect throughout) spontaneously raised the case of

7. (C) Turkish DCM Aydin Acikel (strictly protect) told us

business entrepreneurs who is well connected in the Gulf, Baha Eddine
Shanableh (please strictly protect throughout), told EconOff that

Al-Jazeera officials. ONA\’s Vice President, Majeed Tazloui, (please
strictly protect throughout) who led the ONA delegation to Qatar with

the other seven banks in that it was not healthy: respected
analyst Francisco Faraco (strictly protect) in his September 2009

in the financial sector about the recent bank interventions.
Brokerage executive and blogger Miguel Octavio (strictly protect)

official exchange rate). Nevertheless, Sintesis Financiera analyst
Tamara Herrera (strictly protect) described the interventions to
date as \”an episode that is probably over\” and which was \”not a
crisis.\” Senior economists from Banco Mercantil (strictly protect)

others, like World Bank senior economist and one of Luanda\’s
most astute observers Ricardo Gazel (strictly protect), are

2. (C) Both Gazel and Mamadou Beye, a senior Chevron Angola
official (strictly protect), also spoke to DCM about rumors

turn, is good for Chevron. According to the Chevron rep
(strictly protect), Ms. Matieva is studying Business and

hammered together during Berdimuhamedov\’s visit to Romania in
2008. Horumba (strictly protect) has complained about the

the Moroccan Foreign Minister Taieb Fassi Fihri and Guinean
DCM in Morocco Fode Camara (strictly protect; no relation to

7. (C) Former Energy and Finance Minister Paa Kwesi Nduom
(STRICTLY PROTECT) told the Ambassador that the GOG had no

11. (C) The Ambassador was told by Cofie (STRICTLY PROTECT)

veto the issuance of Schengen visas to Qadhafi family members.
He specified that the Portuguese Ambassador (strictly protect)

strategist Imad Mugniyah in the Syrian capital. Al Hayat
Bureau Chief Ibrahim Hamidi (strictly protect) spoke very

only that \”he was here,\” and \”when he visits, it\’s usually
significant.\” MP Hashem Akkad (strictly protect) reported

abandon its ties to Iran, according to as-Safir and al-Watan
journalist Ziad Haidar (strictly protect). The visits

relationship. According to former MP and Minister Hasan
al-Nouri (strictly protect), U.S.-educated director of

most of the larger banks. One dissenting voice is that of Oscar
Garcia Mendoza (strictly protect throughout), president of

with unemployment problems that is heavily dependent upon the
government. Ali Yehia Al Hayani (strictly protect), a member

7. (C) On October 29, Samiullah Faizi, Hamdard\’s personal
interpreter (strictly protect), came to Forward Operating

The Provincial National Directorate of Security (NDS) Chief
Dr. Shah Jahan (strictly protect) even provided a written

Dadis for some time, presumably to make his own assessment of
Dadis, health. Guinean DCM Fode Camara (strictly protect;

4. (C/NF) Mustafa al-Kadhimi (strictly protect), director of

with several USAID Ethiopia staff, WFP Director and Deputy
Director for Ethiopia (Strictly Protect Both) and other WFP

management of the CVG companies. According to journalist Damian
Prat (strictly protect throughout), an expert on the basic

This may not be the only such incident: according to Pedro Rondon
(strictly protect throughout), spokesperson for a group of current

independently confirmed this estimate. Edelca engineer Rafael
Salazar (strictly protect throughout; contact made with Econoff

of the companies for the time being. According to lawyer and
company director Jose Santiago Nunez [strictly protect throughout],

suppliers remains within the public sector (i.e., if Sidor delays
payment to Edelca), Gabriela Bellizzi (strictly protect

approaching their breaking point. Labor leader and former Bolivar
Governor Andres Velazquez (strictly protect) observed that if the

Pedro Rondon, a labor activist with Venezuela\’s Sidor steel
industry (strictly protect), lamented the irony of workers \”seeking

sector workers use to pay for health care costs at private clinics
(ref B) received similar criticism. Henry Arias (strictly protect),

Lismarbeth Zamora (strictly protect) said the region had \”taken a

9. (C) The Catholic Bishop for Ciudad Guayana, Mons. Mariano
Parra (strictly protect), echoed these sentiments. He said the

elections. The publisher of Ciudad Guayana\’s largest pro-opposition
newspaper, David Natera (strictly protect), argued that the

remarks about making Guayana a \”socialist example.\” Banesco
Regional Bank Manager Gabriela Bellizzi (strictly protect) noted

conditions are terrible.\” Labor leader and Alcasa employee Carlos
Gonzalez (strictly protect) observed that the various actions of

the AN elections was evident to all. Regional opposition \”unity
table\” representative Cesar Ramirez (strictly protect) suggested

post on December 30, 2009, according to Dr. Mustafa Bahran
(strictly protect), the head of Yemen\’s National Atomic

DATT on January 5 and 6; Brigadier General Herbert Chingono
(strictly protect), Inspector General for the Zimbabwe

serving military officers took a grave personal risk meeting
with us, and their identities should be strictly protected.

10. (C) Laila Tomeh (strictly protect), the National Program

6. (C/NF) On December 18 UK Ambassador Andrew Soper
(strictly protect) and DFID representative met with President

Ireland, and co-Commissioners Andrew Sens, Brigadier Tauno
Nieminen and Aaro Suonio. (STRICTLY PROTECT ALL FOUR.) De

6. (C) Don Pathan (strictly protect), a reporter for The

7. (C) Chaiyong Maneerungsakul (strictly protect), a reporter

10. (C) Sunai Phasuk (strictly protect), a researcher for

morning after, Tawasul executive director (and former Embassy
Muscat FSN) Khalid al Haribi (strictly protect) said that in the

been evident at various red-shirt gatherings (REF B). German
photojournalist Nick Nostitz (strictly protect) told us on

1. (C) Summary: The World Bank\’s Mining Advisor Craig Andrews
(strictly protect) reports Mining Minister Shahrani is planning to

been publicly postponed till February 15. On January 20, World Bank
Mining Advisor Craig Andrews (strictly protect) confided to us that

3. (C) Rossing Uranium\’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO) Peter
Carlson (strictly protect) provided a detailed account of the

dysfunction,\” where lack of legal clarity serves the purposes of
presidential power. Polydor Muboyayi (strictly protect), editor of

the Ambassador, Grand Ayatollah Hussein Ismail al-Sadr
(strictly protect), cousin of Moqtada al-Sadr, made the

2. (C) Acting OCHA Chief Amy Martin (strictly protect) told

1. (C/NF) Adham Naguib, Egypt\’s DCM at its Embassy in Qatar
(strictly protect), told P/E Chief Rice January 26 that the

6. (C/NF) Mohammed Sadiq al-Hir (strictly protect), president

9. (C) COMMENT CONTINUED: Former MFA Americas Department
Chief Serdar Bashimov (strictly protect) in 2009 warned us

2. (C) Presidential Chief of Staff Zazah Ramandimbarasoa
(strictly protect) came to see me discreetly at the residence

4. (C) Basha Bashraheel (strictly protect), Hisham\’s son,

with Presidential Peace Advisor Annabelle Abaya somewhere in
the Netherlands at the end of November. (Strictly protect —

United States, as \”unacceptable.\” Mohammed Sadiq al-Hir
(strictly protect), president of Karbala\’s Hotel and

5. (C) Riad Seif Update: Riad Seif,s daughter, Jumana
(strictly protect), told us February 3 that her father\’s

6. (C) Syrian Women\’s Observatory (SWO) founder Bassam
al-Kadi (strictly protect) shared his reactions to Syria\’s

Obama\’s decision to meet with the Dalai Lama.
Suoang Zhaxi (strictly protect), a monk from Yushu

7. (S) Gebchak Wangdrak Rinpoche (strictly protect),

Tibetans. Similarly, Luosang Cicheng Pengcuo
(strictly protect), a living Buddha at Lucang

Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) deliberations
(strictly protect – see reftels).

Supreme National Security Council (SNSC) deliberations
(strictly protect – see reftels).

had with Intertrust, a local broker, according to Intertrust
directors (strictly protect throughout). We know of at least two

U.S. banks, appear mostly to affect smaller, less well-established
financial institutions. Philip Henriquez (strictly protect

Mercantil had with it. Citibank Venezuela president Bernardo
Chacin (strictly protect throughout) noted that Citibank recently

banks to be intervened themselves. Chacin and Milton Guzman
(strictly protect throughout), chief economist for Valores

2. (S/NF) MOD Legal Advisor Monica Cifuentes (strictly protect),

2. (C) On January 20, private sector aluminum entrepreneur
Jorge Monch (strictly protect throughout) told EconOff that

6. (C) In a separate discussion, JCO member Mohammed Laoufir
(strictly protect) told of a personal experience that is

3. (S) The Private Office (strictly protect) reports that

Strictly protect. Ha. And here is: cat cables.csv | grep -i -B 1 “protect source”

2. RUMORS ARE PROBABLY ALWAYS ABUNDANT HERE BUT AN FSN
EMPLOYEE (PROTECT SOURCE) TELLS US THAT RUMORS OF A NEW

2. LIBYAN TERRORISM: EGYPTIAN AMBASSADOR MEKKY
(PROTECT SOURCE) TOLD ME MARCH 24 THAT HE UNDERSTOOD

CONFIRMATION OF THIS FROM EGYPTIAN AMBASSADOR MEKKY
(PROTECT SOURCE), WHO SAYS THAT MFA MINISTER OF STATE

— RECOGNIZING THE NEED TO PROTECT SOURCES

British-Iraqi national who has lived in Iraq for the last
twenty years (please protect source) briefed PRM and

1. (C) On March 13, DART Field Office/North personnel
met with Andre Lapierriere (Protect Source), UNICEF,s

1. (C) On March 13, DART Field Office/North personnel
met with Andre Lapierriere (Protect Source), UNICEF,s

particularly sensitive time (during the CHR session in
Geneva). (Note: Cowan (protect source) told poloff that one

Embassy forwarded his application to San Jose on June 20.
PolOff spoke with the Costa Rican ConOff (protect source),

lawyer in Amman, Nancy Dababneh of International Business
Legal Associates, (protect source) one serious concern is the

requirements laid out in a two-page, USG non-paper (Ref B).
(NOTE: Protect source. A copy will be faxed to NEA/ARN and

7. (SBU) Talhouni provided the following text of the draft
circular (protect source):

3. Econoff met with a key member of the former management of
International Hospital Group team (protect source) for a

4. (S) Please protect sources accordingly.

Sensitive but unclassified. Please protect sources and

6. (SBU) It is unclear as yet whether the GOZ will issue an
appeal. WFP informally told us (protect source) that the

include in the trial and what to leave out in order to
protect sources and methods. Spanish prosecutors have no

Sensitive but Unclassfied. Please protect sources.

protecting the rights of journalists, including their right
to protect sources. These rights, she said had to be

2. (C) Dominican Minister of Industry and Commerce
Francisco Javier Garcia (protect source) on September 8

Agnes Asekenye-Oonyu, the OCHA Assistant Director visiting
from New York. Ms. Asekenye-Oonyu (protect source) confided

1. (C) Summary: Deputy police chief Brig. Gen. Guzman Fermin
(protect source) told DCM on September 19 that Interior and

Supreme Commander Pedro Antonio Marin, AKA \”Manuel Marulanda\”
or \”Tirofijo\”. (Please protect source and information.) The

terrorists. As we have not been able to share details given
the need to protect sources and methods, the Lebanese fully

\”contravening the law…which assures journalists the
right…to protect sources and (reveal them) only to the

9. (C) Military Spokesman Brigadier Prasad Samarasinghe
(protect source) told pol FSN that he could not rule out the

Vavuniya, in Colombo in separate meetings June 28-30. The
soft-spoken GA Jaffna (protect source) emphasized the

9. (C) On June 29, Vavuniya District High Court Judge M.
Elancheliyan (protect source) claimed to poloff that another

3. (C) David Johnson, senior human rights officer at OHCHR
(protect source), told Emboff on July 5 that he suspected a

3. (C) Sri Lanka Army (SLA) Captain Tushara (protect source)

are co-funding Masamvu\’s salary at IDASA (NOTE: strictly
protect source of Masamvu\’s salary). He will focus on

right to print stories and
protect sources. Za\’im Ali and his colleagues, after further

8. (C) Surendra Shah, Senior Superintendent of Police in the
Nepal Police (protect source), hoped both sides would

security forces were aiding the Karuna group (TMVP) in child
abductions in the east. The desk officer (protect source)

circulation within U.S Government pending consultation with
USUN in order to protect source. Note also that the

and an AmCit employed by the Registry in
Freetown (protect sources) that Munlo is

Krause shared this information in confidence, saying it was
an ongoing sensitive point. Please protect source).

works as an anonymous stringer for a western news organizations
(protect source) to inquire about the situation in Basrah. His

5. (C) The Malaysian NGO \”SUARAM\” (Suara Rakyat Malaysia,
Malaysian People\’s Voice) (protect source) provided the

2. (C) Yves Duvivier who was the World Bank resident
representative for three years (please protect source

3. (C) Hadj Zoubir, a prominent colonel in the Algerian
military (strictly protect source), told us privately on

2. (C) Mohammed Abbou (protect source), a member of the FLN

other elements, including language that would require (as
opposed to permit) journalists to protect sources.

other elements, including language that would require (as
opposed to permit) journalists to protect sources.

3. (SBU) A flight safety consultant with the International Civil
Aviation Organization (please protect source) confided to us on June

need to get the information to the people who required it
with the need to protect sources. He said the CTC would

need to get the information to the people who required it
with the need to protect sources. He said the CTC would

5. (S) On July 3, 2008, PRT Offs met with Mohammed Sadiq
Al-Hir (strictly protect source), a prominent local

His office was looted and heavily damaged. A representative of
the Bey and Sons Company (strictly protect source), a large

reschedule the trip. The World Food Program\’s director
(strictly protect source) was told on November 11 that the

traffic was moving very slowly. The UN\’s security officer in
Tripoli (strictly protect source) was told on/about November 11

2. (C) Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources Deputy Director
Jabar (protect source) confirmed to EconOff on November 19 that due

4. (S) Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources Deputy Director
Jabar (protect source) confirmed to EconOff on November 19 that due

allowed to go. Correspondents for the Syrian Arab News Agency
(SANA) and Maghreb News Agency (strictly protect source) learned

the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in Ghana. COMMENT:
Embassy contacts at Newmont (PROTECT SOURCE) privately suggest these

3. (C) On December 6, Zafar-Ul-Hussan, Deputy Economic Advisor,
Ministry of Finance (protect source), described Pakistan\’s refined

but hinted that a devaluation is forthcoming. (Note: Mahen
Dayananda (protect source), an influential businessman and

1. (S) On February 25, Helicopter inspector and aviation
consultant Arnold Sundquist (protect source) told us that two

other agreement between Qadhafi and Bozize has been breached.
Outgoing Ambassador of BONUCA, Francois Fall (PROTECT SOURCE),

releasable information on mutually agreeable terms that would
appropriately protect sources and methods, Sedney advised.

Presidential Guard. A former Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs
[PROTECT SOURCE] told the Ambassador, `He would love to

4. (C/NF) Open Society Justice Initiative (OSJI) Monitor
Heather Ryan (strictly protect source) reported April 24 that

Ng Kuok-cheung, and earlier with Professor University of
Macau Professor Eilo Yu. (Please protect sources throughout.)

Abubaker Ahmed, Director of the Central Hospital of Tripoli
(strictly protect source), told P/E Chief in early June that

6. (C) The local correspondents for BBC News and the Syrian Arab
News Agency (strictly protect sources) told us shortly after the

4. (C) The question of a possible loophole was also discussed
with Judge Jun Shimato. (NOTE: Protect source. END NOTE).

2. (C) Shoko Fujiwara (NOTE: Protect Source. END NOTE), head

5. (C) In a meeting on a different issue, Yoko Hayashi (NOTE:
Protect Source. END NOTE), a prominent Japanese Human Rights

Protect Source. Ha. This is a major victory forTRUTH against the global U.S.-led terror and plunder, and many more are to come.

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Atlantic Council: Is Libya a “Global Con?”

Globalist organization ponders whether Al Qaeda has “snookered” NATO.
by Tony CartalucciFirst, a Conflict of InterestThe Atlantic Council claims to be a “preeminent, non partisan institution devoted to promoting transatlantic cooperation and international security.” It is partnered with NATO and sponsored financially by some of Wall Street and London’s largest, most powerful corporate-financier interests. These include many of the big oil interests poised to reap a whirlwind of profits over NATO-backed regime change in Libya, namely BP, Chevron, Exxon, and Shell. It also includes defense contractors already enriched by the protracted bloodshed in Northern Africa includingRaytheonBAESAAB TechnologiesLockheed MartinBoeingGeneral Dynamics, andNorthrop Grumman. Additionally, the world’s largest banks and equity firms sponsor Atlantic Council, including Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan, Deutsche Bank, Barclays Capital, the Blackstone Group, Citigroup, and Credit Suisse Bank. There is also a tremendous amount of foundation support, each with a nefarious back-story worthy of their own thorough examination, including the Carnegie Corporation of New York , the Ford Foundation, and billionaire bankster George Soros’ Open Society Institute.


Photos: (Top) Northrup Grumman’s MQ-8 Fire Scout, which made headlines as it was shot down over Libya. (Below) a Raytheon Tomahawk cruise missile, employed during the opening phases of NATO’s military intervention in Libya beginning in March of 2011. Both Northrup Grumman and Raytheon, amongst many other defense contractors are financial sponsors of the Atlantic Council, an epicenter providing political and rhetorical support for NATO’s ongoing operations in Libya – exposing an astronomical conflict of interest.

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But perhaps most alarming is the Council’s sponsorship by a large representation from “reputable” news and media agencies, including Thomson Reuters, News Desk Media, Bloomberg (which includes BusinessWeek), and Google.

Such an elaborate, full-spectrum conflict of interest should be alarming to even the most adamant supporters of the current NATO operation in Libya. We see all of the mechanics necessary to generate the justification for regime change through media, public, and political channels, the military might to carry out the war, and the corporate-financier organizations to fully manipulate and exploit the freshly installed regime, all integrated into a single organization. Without a doubt, the Atlantic Council has pledged unwavering support for the NATO operation, with the post, “Well Done, NATO!” perhaps the most obvious indication that not only is the Council amidst an immense conflict of interest but committing a full range of improprieties stemming from it.

Image: A screenshot showing the Atlantic Council’s very premature victory congratulationsextended to NATO even as their operations in Tripoli began to peter out and the full extent of the attempted psychological operation was made public.

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Before moving on, it is important to understand just how illegitimate NATO is by examining the Atlantic Council partnered with it, and how the Council is tying together corporate-financier interests and NATO’s military power to sell, execute, and profit from regime change in Libya. As pointed out by Color Revolutions & Geopolitics in their recent article “The Devil Writes a Handbook: “The Responsibility to Protect” (2002),” the humanitarian aspects of the Libyan operation were merely a marketing ploy for yet another poisoned agenda stemming from Wall Street and London’s financial institutions.

A Global Con?

The above mentioned Atlantic Council recently penned an article titled “Global Con?” within which senior globalist scribe Arnaud de Borchgrave assaults our sensibility by proposing the following question, “Were the United States, France, Britain, Belgium, Denmark, Norway, Qatar and the United Arab Emirates — the NATO-led coalition that set out to overthrow Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s regime — snookered by al-Qaida?” De Borchgrave concludes that it is a preposterous scenario and indeed he is correct, though not for the reasons he proposes.

De Borchgrave begins by mentioning notorious Neo-Conservative James Woolsey, who in the 1990’s was the director of the CIA and was approached by Libya’s Moammar Qaddafi for assistance against terrorists emanating from Libya’s eastern city of Benghazi. Benghazi, of course, is now the current epicenter of the NATO-backed rebellion. Ironically, Woolsey, who de Borchgrave claims is one of the leaders of a campaign “to expose a clandestine Islamist plot to bring Shariah law to America,” is also one of the chief proponents of NATO’s handing of Libya over to these very “Islamist” terrorists today. Woolsey was one of the signatories of an “open letter to House Republicans” imploring Congress to ignore anti-war sentiments amongst their constituents and to do “more to help the Libyan opposition,” which the letter insists “deserves our support.” The letter also advised Congress not to be “held hostage” by the UNSC resolution authorizing the military intervention in the first place, undermining the “international rule of law” the US was supposedly enforcing.

The Atlantic Council piece then goes on to look at recent, damning evidence publicized by Asia Times reporter Pepe Escobar, proving that not only NATO’s earlier claimed “flickers of Al Qaeda” in Libya are indeed raging fires, but that NATO was well aware of the terroristic nature of the rebels long before even the official start of the unrest in February, 2011. The article goes into this evidence in depth and concludes by saying it is “a harum-scarum scenario of NATO snookered by al-Qaida affiliates that can only please China.”

Atlantic Council author de Borchgrave fails entirely to provide any additional insight into Escobar’s report – however as we are about to see, if anything Escobar’s statements are understated and NATO members have been intentionally nurturing Al Qaeda in Libya for nearly 30 years.

A Global Con Indeed

For nearly three decades, US and British intelligence agencies have supported terrorist organizations within Libya to wage war against Qaddafi’s government. In an August 3, 1981 Newsweek article titled, “A Plan to Overthrow Kaddafi,” it was stated that:

The details of the plan were sketchy, but it seemed to be a classic CIA destabilization campaign. One element was a “disinformation” program designed to embarrass Kaddafi and his government. Another was the creation of a “counter government” to challenge his claim to national leadership. A third — potentially the most risky — was an escalating paramilitary campaign, probably by disaffected Libyan nationals, to blow up bridges, conduct small-scale guerrilla operations and demonstrate that Kaddafi was opposed by an indigenous political force.” 

Further evidence from around this period of time comes to us from the US Library of Congresswhere the plan apparently went operational and the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) trained and supported Libyan terrorists just before they attempted to assassinate Qaddafi in 1984. Then called the “Libyan National Salvation Front” (NFSL), a forerunner of the current “National Conference of Libyan Opposition (NCLO), it would grow over the years and make multiple armed attempts to seize Libya from Qaddafi with CIA and MI6 assistance.

Many of these militants would later form the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) in Afghanistan, also with CIA assistance under the auspices of Osama Bin Laden and what would eventually become Al Qaeda. LIFG fighters then returned to Libya and continued fighting against Qaddafi. At the outbreak of war between the US and Afghanistan, and then later with Iraq, many LIFG fighters would once again go abroad, this time to face US, not Soviet troops. Many of these fighters are now back in Libya, after killing US and British troops, under NATO air cover being handed piecemeal an entire nation. West Point’s Combating Terrorism Centerhas published two reports now detailing just how entirely Libya’s eastern region is saturated with Al Qaeda linked terrorists, concluding that it is one of the most highly concentrated recruiting grounds for the terror organization anywhere in the world, including Saudi Arabia. One of these reports was published in 2007 – long before the current NATO operation, giving policy makers plenty of warning of just who they would be eventually handing the nation over to in 2011.

For anyone, especially NATO or the US military to feign ignorance as to the constitution of Libya’s rebel fighters is especially insulting since their entire existence is owed to 30 years of material support from Western intelligence agencies and now overt military support. Out of absolute folly, Qaddafi had invited the CIA and MI6 into Libya to help sweep up the remnants of LIFG after 2001. This was under the misguided impression that Al Qaeda constituted a common enemy between his regime and Western governments. It appears that instead of helping Qaddafi fight these terrorists, they instead rearmed them, reorganized them, provided them with freshly trained recruits and sent them back into battle against Qaddafi, culminating in what we are now being told is an “indigenous uprising” by the “people” of Libya.

As the depravity and duplicity of both NATO forces, overtly linked to Wall Street and London corporate-financier interests as illustrated via the Atlantic Council, and their terrorist proxies become more apparent throughout Libya, and now creeping over the Algerian border to breath new life into another notorious Al Qaeda-linked organization, Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), NATO and the vast media empire supporting its agenda are seeking any and all diversions from their crumbling narrative. Lately accusations have been leveled against Chinafor allegedly attempting to arm Qaddafi’s forces after NATO operations began in March, 2011. While the West claims this is a “violation” of their self-contrived UN mandate prohibiting the arming of belligerents in the Libyan conflict, NATO members, most notably France and Qatar, have been openly supplying weapons to Libyan rebels in direct violation of this very mandate themselves.

US and UK press agencies are also attempting to muddle the debate by reintroducing the fact that the CIA and MI6 were working with Qaddafi against terrorists, now disingenuously labeled as “dissidents.” We have even been treated to UK Prime Minister David Cameron promising a full inquiry after arch-Al Qaeda LIFG commander Abdulhakim al-Hasadi aka Balhaj demanded an apology from Western security forces for torturing him after being captured while fighting US troops in Central Asia. It should be noted that these “dissidents” are in fact LIFG fighters, listed by both the US State Department and the UK Home Office as a terrorist organization and it is therefore illegal to provide them any material support at all, let alone air cover, weapons, billions of dollars in aid, and diplomatic recognition.

Indeed, the Libyan conflict is a “global con.” Contra to Atlantic Council member Arnaud de Borchgrave’s suggestion that somehow the West was “snookered” by Al Qaeda, it is NATO and its Wall Street/London big oil, military industrial, and banking interests “snookering” the world into believing a noble military intervention is underway in Libya. Indeed, the global con is that under the thin and perpetually peeling veneer of humanitarian concern, lies a vicious looting spree by violent, internationally recognized terroristic mercenaries on the ground supported by the Fortune 500’s military might via NATO.

In addition to the windfall of profits to be made in Libya, it is specifically noted by another global corporate-financier nexus, the Brookings Institution, that the battle for Libya is being waged in order to establish the primacy of “international law” over that of the nation-state. Clearly by “international law,” Brookings means the dictates proposed by think-tanks like itself or the Atlantic Council, rubber stamped by the UN and pursued by an alliance driven by Wall Street and London interests. To portray a bid for global empire as a progressive humanitarian mission to alleviate unrest they themselves created over the course of decades, is indeed a “global con.”

King Obama’s War Put Al-Qaeda-Linked Extremist in Charge of Tripoli

Posted on  03 September  2011 by Ben Johnson

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by Ben Johnson, The White House Watch

Barack Obama may not believe in fundamentalist Islam, but most of the people helped by his foreign policy do.

The most recent beneficiary of Obama’s “success” in Libya is a former CIA detainee with links to al-Qaeda. The National Transitional Council (NTC) — the governing body representing “the rebels” in Libya — elected Abdel Hakim Belhaj commander of the Tripoli Military Council last weekend. The council vested Belhaj, who also goes by the name Abu Abdullah al-Sadiq, with authority to keep order in the nation’s capital and to exercise command of 8,000 troops, the country’s largest fighting force. In a nation on the brink of collapse, with no organized army or political infrastructure, this is no small power.

The post rewarded his heroism in battle. The New York Times recounts how the east Libyan burst onto the scene, seemingly out of nowhere, personally leading a cadre of disciplined fighters in a raid on Muammar Qaddafi’s Bab al-Aziziya compound. However, his fighting men were not exactly strangers to warfare. Belhaj has ample experience coordinating and co-founding the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), which the State Department designated a foreign terrorist organization in December 2004.

LIFG was the creation of the “Afghan” Libyans, who traveled to Afghanistan to fight the Soviets alongside fellow mujahideen including Osama bin Laden. After returning home, they waged a series of deadly attacks throughout the 1990s in an effort to topple the Qaddafi government. In the process, its members enjoyed ties with both al-Qaeda and Egyptian Islamic Jihad. By decade’s end, the organization was largely defeated and its leadership imprisoned. Yet in the last year, it has come roaring back to life.

Belhaj admits that he met Osama bin Laden twice, once in the 1980s in Afghanistan, and again in 1998, shortly after Osama launched his worldwide jihad against the United States. He presents both meetings as virtually accidental, insisting he had no sympathy for the man nor his global operation.

Despite his protests of innocence, U.S. intelligence took an interest in his activities after 9/11. This curiosity intensified after Qaddafi brokered an agreement with the United States to end his WMD program. Belhaj claims in 2004 he was detained in Kuala Lumpur, then sent via extraordinary rendition to Malaysia, where he says CIA agents tortured him for days. He asserts that after they determined that he was no immediate threat to the United States, the operatives turned him over to Qaddafi, who kept him in solitary confinement for six years.

In prison, he found an unlikely ally: Qaddafi’s son, Saif al-Islam, who offered to release LIFG members and give them generous federal benefits if they would write a tract condemning Islam’s theological justification for violence. In late 2009, LIFG members produced the 417-page book Corrective Studies, which abruptly reversed their position and labeled jihad a violation of Islam. They renamed LIFG the “Libyan Islamic Movement for Change” and renounced the use of violence to overthrow Libya’s government.

Many at the time questioned their sincerity. Some would insist Belhaj’s role directing the violent anti-Qaddafi revolution proves he lied about at least one of his beliefs — but not the New York Times, which slavishly quoted his self-defense. “The revolution started peacefully,” Belhaj claimed, “but the regime’s crackdown forced it to become violent.”

The Times also reproduced Belhaj’s insistence that LIFG “never had any link with al-Qaeda, and that could never be.”

Such coverage makes one wonder if the New York Times reads the New York Times. The newspaper of record reported in July that many LIFG members have “combat experience in Iraq or Afghanistan” — although it failed to mention whom it was they were fighting. In 2007 Ayman al-Zawahiri, then al-Qaeda’s second-in-command, announced LIFG had joined al-Qaeda and called on the group to topple Qaddafi. This news was apparently not fit to print.

Instead, the newspaper portrayed Belhaj as too big a man to hold a little thing like days of torture against the Great Satan. “I do not want revenge,” Belhaj said. He later contradicted himself somewhat, saying, “If one day there is a legal way, I would like to see my torturers brought to court.”

Could this be part of Obama’s rationale for supporting the rebels? Could he have hoped this story would create a means of prosecuting those responsible for America’s anti-terrorism policies following 9/11, including Dick Cheney and Donald Rumsfeld, perhaps before theInternational Criminal Court? The policy would have the added benefit of reversing the one clear benefit of the Iraq invasion, Libya’s forsaking of WMDs, and allow Obama to blame any subsequent “turn” toward al-Qaeda on George W. Bush.

Regardless of why Obama started another war to aid Islamic radicals, the official line is that democracy is just around the corner, and Jefferson is about to have his final triumph on the shores of Tripoli. An unnamed State Department official calmed fears of an Islamist takeover by telling the press, “The last few months, we’ve had the T.N.C. saying all the right things, and making the right moves.”

Presumably, that includes installing Belhaj as head of the nation’s security apparatus.

The new commander, too, states there is nothing to fear. He will fold his fighters into the official police or army, just as soon as the rebels win and establish one.

Although some question his background, Belhaj insists his LIFG “had a different agenda” than al-Qaeda; “global fighting was not our goal.”

LIFG only wanted to wage jihad inside Libya. Thanks to Barack Obama, it finally got its chance.

Libyan Rebels Listed by US State Department as Terrorists

Posted: 2011/09/04
From: Mathabahttps://mathaba.net/news/?x=628502
NATO leaders are guilty under US code of providing material support to terrorists

By Tony Cartalucci

“Whoever knowingly provides material support or resources to a foreign terrorist organization, or attempts or conspires to do so, shall be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than 15 years, or both, and, if the death of any person results, shall be imprisoned for any term of years or for life. To violate this paragraph, a person must have knowledge that the organization is a designated terrorist organization (as defined in subsection (g)(6)), that the organization has engaged or engages in terrorist activity (as defined in section 212(a)(3)(B) of the Immigration and Nationality Act), or that the organization has engaged or engages in terrorism (as defined in section 140(d)(2) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1988 and 1989).” –USC § 2339B. Providing material support or resources to designated foreign terrorist organizations

In March 2011, the London Telegraph reported that Libya’s rebels had direct ties to Al Qaeda and that both leaders and fighters had spent time in both Iraq and Afghanistan combating US troops. The article titled, “Libyan rebel commander admits his fighters have al-Qaeda links” featured Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi, who had been captured by the US after fighting Americans in Afghanistan, returned to Libya, and released under a bargain for Hasidi and his Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) militants to abandon extremism and become productive members of society. Quite obviously, and with the US, UK, and NATO’s help, Hasidi and his men went back on this bargain and are now sowing murder and mayhem across Libya.

The New York Time more recently reported in an article titled, “Exiled Islamists Watch Rebellion Unfold at Home” that LIFG has “renounced Al Qaeda and are part of the mosaic of rebel fighters united under the umbrella of the Transitional National Council, the opposition leadership that the United States formally recognized as Libya’s legitimate government.” Of course, “renouncement” is exactly what these very same men did to be released from Qaddafi’s prisons in the first place before immediately taking up arms and laying waste to the nation. The New York Times also notes that exiled LIFG leader Abu Sohaib, currently being harbored in London, is unable to return to Libya because he and LIFG is a listed terrorist across the Middle East and throughout most of Europe, including the UK. His LIFG fighters are noted as having “combat experience in Iraq or Afghanistan,” and that they are part of the “social fabric of eastern Libya,” namely Benghazi, Tobruk, and Darnah in a region often referred to as Cyrenaica.

Image (click for full size): Taken from a US West Point study, these graphs created by data obtained in Iraq clearly show that Libya’s eastern region, and the cities of Darnah and Benghazi in particular, provided by far more militants found fighting US troops in Iraq than any other nation, including Saudi Arabia. An apt summary of the report can be found at Tarpley.net.

To get a clearer picture of just how much of the “social fabric of eastern Libya” these Al Qaeda LIFG fighters make up, a study from West Point US Military Academy indicates that this region produced more foreign fighters per capita found in Iraq than any other nation including Saudi Arabia. The vast majority of these fighters came from Darnah and Benghazi, the latter being the epicenter of the current Libyan rebellion. The report, explained in detail by geopolitical analyst Dr. Webster Tarpley, proves just how understated the New York Times article is in portraying these terrorists as “part of the social fabric of eastern Libya.” The facts prove quite clearly that terrorism is the social fabric of eastern Libya.

Just this week, the UK Independent provided its readership with a watered down headline that reads, “Rebel military chief says he was tortured by CIA.” The article indicates that the current rebel leader, Abdulhakim Belhaj (aka Abdel-Hakim al-Hasidi) is in fact an LIFG founding member, with combat experience in Afghanistan against the Russians, omits that he was also involved in fighting US troops there in 2001, but does mention that he was held by the CIA, then the Libyan government before taking command of NATO-backed rebels in Libya. The Daily Beast reports in an article titled, “Libya’s Powerful Islamist Leader,” that Belhaj was in fact, face-to-face with Osama Bin Laden back in the 1980’s, and that the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) is listed by both the U.S. State Departmentand the British Home Office as an international terrorist organization.

Image (click for full size): A screenshot taken directly from the US State Department websiteshowing the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) clearly listed as a foreign terrorist organization. This is important, as US Code prohibits providing material support to listed terrorist organizations. With revelations of Al Qaeda and LIFG fighters leading the Libyan rebellion with NATO-members’ full military, financial, and diplomatic support, attempts are being made to plea ignorance as to the true nature of the rebels. Listed below LIFG, is MEK, an Iraqi/Iranian group also being armed and supported by the US.

With the corporate media’s help, Belhaj/al-Hasidi and his men are being portrayed as reformed terrorists despite the fact that they are still LIFG fighters and LIFG itself is still listed as an international terrorist organization. And while many will applaud the corporate media for coming forward with this information, it should be noted that Pepe Escobar first broke this story on Russia Today, and the US and British propaganda outlets have merely been forced to address the growing public awareness of who these “pro-democracy” rebels really are and what role the US and British governments have had in betraying their people by providing material support for men who literally killed US and UK troops in both Iraq and Afghanistan over the 10 year “War on Terror.”

According to US Code Section 2339A & 2339B, the leaders of NATO, along with the US, UK, and French governments, are clearly guilty of providing a listed terrorist organization with material support in the most egregious, overt case since the code was written. The staggering scale of trainingarming, and providing air support for Libyan Islamic Fighting Group militants, listed by the US State Department itself as a terrorist organization, all done criminally under the guise of “international law” rubber stamped by the contrived UN and bolstered with support from the equally contrived International Criminal Court, may be partially why more people are unable to understand the scope of criminality involved in NATO’s intervention in Libya.

A similar situation exists within Iran, where another terrorist organization, the Mujahedin-e Khalq (MEK) are being covertly armed and aided in fighting the Iranian government. US policy makers are fully aware that organizations like LIFG and MEK have US blood on their hands. In fact, their only concern is how using such organizations will appear publicly and how such perceptions might threaten their agendas. In the Fortune 500-funded Brookings Institution report, “Which Path to Persia?” we can see clearly the thought process that goes on behind supporting terrorist organizations. Brookings’ only concern is how to remove MEK terrorists from the US State Department list (listed just below LIFG) so they can be supported more overtly in a Libyan-style military intervention.

Potential Ethnic Proxies,” page 117-118 (page 130-131 of the PDF): “Perhaps the most prominent (and certainly the most controversial) opposition group that has attracted attention as a potential U.S. proxy is the NCRI (National Council of Resistance of Iran), the political movement established by the MEK (Mujahedin-e Khalq). Critics believe the group to be undemocratic and unpopular, and indeed anti-American.

In contrast, the group’s champions contend that the movement’s long-standing opposition to the Iranian regime and record of successful attacks on and intelligence-gathering operations against the regime make it worthy of U.S. support. They also argue that the group is no longer anti-American and question the merit of earlier accusations. Raymond Tanter, one of the group’s supporters in the United States, contends that the MEK and the NCRI are allies for regime change in Tehran and also act as a useful proxy for gathering intelligence. The MEK’s greatest intelligence coup was the provision of intelligence in 2002 that led to the discovery of a secret site in Iran for enriching uranium.

Despite its defenders’ claims, the MEK remains on the U.S. government list of foreign terrorist organizations. In the 1970s, the group killed three U.S. officers and three civilian contractors in Iran. During the 1979-1980 hostage crisis, the group praised the decision to take America hostages and Elaine Sciolino reported that while group leaders publicly condemned the 9/11 attacks, within the group celebrations were widespread.

Undeniably, the group has conducted terrorist attacks—often excused by the MEK’s advocates because they are directed against the Iranian government. For example, in 1981, the group bombed the headquarters of the Islamic Republic Party, which was then the clerical leadership’s main political organization, killing an estimated 70 senior officials. More recently, the group has claimed credit for over a dozen mortar attacks, assassinations, and other assaults on Iranian civilian and military targets between 1998 and 2001. At the very least, to work more closely with the group (at least in an overt manner), Washington would need to remove it from the list of foreign terrorist organizations.”

US policy makers, working directly for Wall Street and London corporate-financier interests, clearly have no qualms over using or supporting terrorism, with perception management being their only concern. We see this diabolical methodology, precisely articulated in “Which Path to Persia?” now being executed across Libya verbatim. It looks as if there was not enough time to get LIFG off various international lists of terrorist organizations as Brookings had hoped to do with MEK, and instead a concerted effort by the corporate-media and NATO members is being made to downplay the reality that the US, British, French and Qatari governments are openly sponsoring terrorism. Look for similar narratives as seen in Libya to be used in both Syria and Iran – with militant terrorists portrayed as hapless protesters being oppressed by a brutal government, before a full-scale military insurrection followed by a US led military intervention.

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Ex-jihadists in the new Libya

Posted: 2011/09/02
From: Sourcehttp://mathaba.net/news/?x=628465
Abd al-Hakim Belhaj, the commander of Tripoli’s Military Council

By Omar Ashour

Abd al-Hakim Belhaj, the commander of Tripoli’s Military Council who spearheaded the attack on Muammar al-Qaddafi’s compound at Bab al-Aziziya, is raising red flags in the West. Belhaj, whom I met and interviewed in March 2010 in Tripoli along with Saif al-Islam al-Qaddafi, is better known in the jihadi world as “Abu Abdullah al-Sadiq.” He is the former commander of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), a jihad organization with historical links to al Qaeda, the Taliban, and the Egyptian al-Jihad organization. Does his prominent role mean that jihadists are set to exploit the fall of Qaddafi’s regime?

Established in 1990 and officially dismantled in 2010, the LIFG was modeled along the lines of the Egyptian al-Jihad: secretive, elitist, and exclusively paramilitary. The group led a three-year, low-level insurgency mainly based in eastern Libya and tried three times to assassinate Qaddafi in 1995 and 1996. By 1998, the LIFG was crushed in Libya. Most of its leaders and members fled and joined forces with the Taliban in Afghanistan. They even gave a religious oath of loyalty (bay’a) to Mullah Omar. After 9/11 and the invasion of Afghanistan, Belhaj and most of the LIFG leaders fled that country as well, only to be arrested in 2004 by the CIA and then handed over to Qaddafi’s regime, following interrogations in Thailand and Hong Kong.

In 2010, Saif al-Islam was trying to apply the Egyptian model of “deradicalization” on the LIFG and then sell it to the West. Like the Egyptian Islamic group, six of the LIFG leaders authored a 416-page document delegitimating armed opposition to Qaddafi’s regime and other rulers by theological and ideological argumentations, regardless of their standards of oppression. The book, which was titled, Corrective Studies in Understanding Jihad, Enforcement of Morality, and Judgment of People, was paraded, along with its authors, by Saif al-Islam in front of Western diplomats and experts. Al-Tuhami Khaled, who was at the time the head of Libya’s Internal Security, publicly described the whole process as “heretics repenting.”

I met with Belhaj in one of these so-called “reconciliation” conferences. When I asked him about the status of the LIFG, he replied that it had been dismantled. When I asked about the future, he was not sure. He had been released less than two hours before from the notorious Abu Salim prison, where many of his followers chanted earlier to journalists’ cameras, “Teach us our leader; teach us how to build our futures.” And by “our leader” they meant Qaddafi, not Belhaj.

“The tyrant fled, and we will be after him,” said a victorious Belhaj to the media following the storming of Bab al-Aziziya. But neither arrogance nor vengeance dominated his tone. He repeatedly called for enhancing security, protecting property, ending vendettas, and building a new Libya. The moderate tone was generally consistent with what most of the LIFG leaders have stated in the last six months, whether in eastern or western Libya. The experiences of the LIFG leaders in armed conflicts in Afghanistan, Libya, and Algeria have forced them to mature politically, recalculate strategically, moderate behaviorally, modify their ideological beliefs, and change the title of the organization to the “Islamic Movement for Change.”

However, enforcing the moderate behavior and rhetoric of the less-experienced followers in the newly open Libyan environment will be a challenge for the leadership. In 2010, both Belhaj and Sami al-Saadi, the principal ideologue of the LIFG, complained to me about younger members and other jihadists challenging their authority. This occurred within repressive prison conditions that were supported by the pressures and the inducements of Qaddafi’s Internal Security. In the current and drastically different lawless war zone that has placed small and midsize arms in the hands of virtually everyone, the conditions change significantly, and so do the loyalties and the hierarchies.

The other challenge for the LIFG is transforming from a militia to a political party. A former member of the group relayed his concerns stating, “They don’t have the experience. They were trained as fighters and theologians, not politicians. So when it comes to democracy, constitution, and elections, they’ve got nothing to say.”

In the aftermath of Qaddafi, interactions between the National Transitional Council (NTC) and armed Islamist organizations can take three trajectories: reintegration, inclusion, or clash. The experience of South Africa and reintegration of the African National Congress (ANC) fighters comes to mind as a relatively successful case, providing some useful lessons. Reintegration in the military and security apparatuses will depend on their actual size and contributions, and of course, on the political will and calculations of the NTC. This path would not only be problematic for the NTC’s Western partners, but also for the security and intelligence personnel, who will have to deal with the former “terrorists” as colleagues.

The second trajectory is political inclusion. This will also face some hurdles. Among those is the willingness of the mid-rank and the grassroots to participate in a democratic political process after being indoctrinated for decades with the idea that democracy is inherently anti-Islamic. But signs of successful jihadist transformation come from neighboring Egypt. The Islamic Group, a much larger armed Islamist organization whose leaders authored a big section of the anti-democratic literature, successfully dismantled its armed wing and finally formed a politically party (the Construction and Development). This can be a model to follow for Libyan armed Islamist militias, if their leadership so chooses.

The third scenario is probably the worst for Libya — the clash. A civil war, even a mini one, to oust Islamists would be as disastrous for Libyans and their neighbors as was the Algerian civil war in the 1990s. Unfortunately this scenario is not unlikely. A detailed study on resistance to authoritarianism by Columbia University has shown that the probability of a country relapsing into civil war following a successful anti-dictatorship armed campaign is 43 percent. The study arrives at this figure after surveying 323 cases of armed and unarmed opposition campaigns between 1900 and 2006. Most of the lucky countries that escaped that civil war fate went through a successful disarmament, demobilization, and reintegration (DDR) process and, in parallel, a serious attempt at democratization. Both processes will be critical in determining the future of Libya and its Islamists in the aftermath of Qaddafi.

The NTC with the support of NATO has a good chance of avoiding an Iraq-like or an Algeria-like scenario in Libya. The pillars of their policies toward the multiple armed Islamist groups following the end of the conflict should be rapid disarmament and political inclusiveness. The disarmament process should be rewarding, and a wide variety of benefits and selective inducements could be proffered in return. In the event that mediation is necessary, interactions between credible scholars and independent sheiks, and the heads of the armed groups should be facilitated by the NTC to provide legitimacy for its policies. In all cases, the NTC is likely to meet resistance, and its objectives should then be focused on minimizing and delegitimizing that resistance.

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DEBKAfile report vindicates Gaddafi; White House acknowledges Al-Qaeda presence

Posted: 2011/09/02      http://mathaba.net/news/?x=628474
From: Mathaba
by Dennis South

DEBKAfile reports are not necessarily taken, by Mathaba, to be 100% accurate.  This particular report, though, covers a number of things that are known to be true, such as Gaddafi’s monitoring of Al-Qaeda movements in Libya, long before this war started, and his cooperation with Western anti-terror agencies (such as Interpol), and other issues.  DEBKAfile’s statement about Gaddafi deciding that he must “play ball” with Al-Qaeda seems questionable.

DEBKAfile Special Report September 1, 2011, 12:47 PM

Picture: From Qaddafi’s intelligence files. The Obama administration finally acknowledged Wednesday, Aug. 31 that al Qaeda elements had been fighting in Libyan rebel ranks in last week’s capture of Tripoli. This came about in a cautious remark from the office of President Barack Obama’s terrorism adviser John Brennan: “Some members of the LIFG [Al Qaeda’s Libyan Islamic Fighting Group offshoot] in the past had connections with al Qaeda in Sudan, Afghanistan or Pakistan. Others dropped their relationship with al Qaeda entirely. It seems from their statements and support for establishing a democracy in Libya that this faction of LIFG does not support al Qaeda. We’ll definitely be watching to see whether this is for real or just for show.”

Debkafile’s military sources revealed Sunday, Aug. 28 that LIFG fighters had fought in the rebel capture of Tripoli on Sunday Aug. 21. Their commander, Abd Al-Hakim Belhadj, a veteran al Qaeda fighter from Afghanistan later extradited to Libya and held in prison there, had led the battle for the Qaddafi stronghold of Bab al-Aziziya two days later and has since proclaimed himself Commander of the Tripoli Military Council.

This confronts the US administration with the sole choice of accepting this fait accompli, especially after American reporters discovered in  Muammar Qaddafi’s abandoned intelligence headquarters files attesting to the former Libyan ruler’s campaign against Al Qaeda’s Libyan recruits and outside infiltrators. Those files contained a map charting the day to day movements of al Qaeda and other extremist Muslim operatives in the country and their current addresses.

They also found documentary evidence of the close reciprocal ties Qaddafi maintained with Western counter-terror agencies, sharing with them the data his agencies gathered on al Qaeda movements.
Until now, President Barack Obama dismissed Qaddafi’s warnings that the rebellion which broke out against him in February would open the door for al Qaeda to seize power in Libya.

Our intelligence and counter-terror sources find the Brennan statement from the White House raised more questions than it answered:

1. Nothing was said about Washington’s reaction should the LIFG turn out in the future to pursue al Qaeda’s political, religious and terrorist agenda “for real” and not “just for show.” Will the US accept the LIFG commander Belhadj’s role as commander of Tripoli or take action to remove him?  And what if its leaders are shown to be working closely with Al Qaeda in the Maghreb – AQIM?

2.  How could the Obama administration subscribe to NATO placing British and French special forces at the forefront of the battle for the rebel conquest of Tripoli in direct violation of the UN Security Council confining NATO’s intervention to air strikes – and only when they needed save civilian lives?

Our military experts stress that without those troops on the ground and NATO’s constant aerial pounding of Qaddafi’s forces, the rebels would never have taken the Libyan capital – or much else outside their home base of Benghazi.

The Libyan venture has therefore placed the United States in the anomalous position of opening the Libyan door to rebels allied with groups owning a strong al Qaeda background while at the same time fighting similar groups in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq and Yemen.

3.  What message does the Libyan episode send al Qaeda and other Islamic extremist organizations? Might they not infer that the US and NATO will fight their battles against autocratic regimes in other countries?

4.  Muammar Qaddafi while fighting for his life around Sirte was quick to pick up on the real balance of strength. He concluded that if it is permissible for the US, Britain and France to back forces aligned with Al Qaeda, he might profitably tread the same path.

He accordingly sent his son Saadi on Wednesday Aug. 31 to contact the LIFG Abd Al-Hakim Belhadj, the self-styled military governor of Tripoli, to propose on behalf of his father talks for ending the war in order to avoid further bloodshed.

Qaddafi sent another son, Saif al-Islam, with the opposite message to Al Arabya TV: The war goes on, he said, his father was fine and he has 20,000 armed fighters standing by in the city of Sirte ready to fight for Libya to the death.

It is important to note that Saadi bypassed the rebel NTC leaders in Benghazi and its Tripoli commanders and took his offer straight to the leader of al Qaeda’s Libyan offshoot. The  Libyan leader clearly understands that to pursue his threatened guerrilla war against the rebels and their foreign sponsors, he will have to play ball with al Qaeda elements, just as the West does.

Later Wednesday, British sources reported several undetonated bomb cars had been found in the capital, signifying the onset of Qaddafi’s threatened guerrilla war.

Ivorian immigrant in Tripoli: “The rebels enter our homes to ransack everything and beat us”

Posted: 2011/09/03http://mathaba.net/news/?x=628478
From: Source
When the rebels see a black man, they attack and insult him, and the women and children cheer

Sub-Saharan African immigrants living in the Libyan capital Tripoli are greatly suffering from the arrival of the rebels. One immigrant from the Ivory Coast told that the rebels attack every black person they come across, because they think they are “mercenaries” working for Gaddafi.

Since the start of the Libyan conflict, there have been reports of violence against black African immigrants in Libya, but their situation has become critical since rebel forces entered Tripoli. The UNHRC, the UN’s refugee agency, has expressed concern over the threats and physical violence that African immigrants are now regularly a target of. As rebels comb the capital in search of Gaddafi supporters, black Africans have become increasingly vulnerable due to their visibility.

“When they see a black man, they attack him, and the women and children cheer”

Sakia (not his real name) is an Ivorian citizen living in Tripoli. He came to Libya three years ago and worked in a soda factory where he earned money to send to his family back home.

“Since the rebels entered Tripoli, I have barricaded myself at home with two other African friends”, he told. “One friend is from Ghana, the other from Togo. In my neighbourhood there are Guineans, Malians, Liberians and Nigerians: all are hiding in their homes and won’t go out. Our embassies aren’t answering the phone, and we don’t know what to do, or who to go to for help.

For the past four days, we have only gone outside briefly to go get food. There are road blocks everywhere, with armed youths posted at every street corner. In the calmer afternoon hours, if we think all is clear, then we’ll try to go buy food and run back home. It’s extremely dangerous for us Africans to stay outside for long, because of our skin colour. When the rebels see a black man, they attack and insult him, and the women and children cheer. The brother of one of my friends was driven off in a pick-up truck a few days ago and hasn’t been seen again. They think we are “mercenaries”.”

“They enter our homes to ransack everything and beat us”

“I haven’t been out in three days, and we only have five biscuits to share between the three of us. There is no more running water. Luckily, some neighbours have brought us water from a nearby well. They are Libyan, but they are an elderly couple, and I’m sure they won’t turn us in. In fact, they warned us not to go outdoors and not to open the door if anyone knocked. Some Senegalese friends of mine told me that a few days ago, strangers knocked on their door and demanded to come in, supposedly searching for weapons. In the end, they beat my friends up and ransacked their place. We don’t know if these men are rebels or thugs. They all carry weapons and wear the colours of the rebels.”

“When ‘mister’ has gone, you’ll see, we’ll kill you all”

“Since the start of the conflict, we West Africans have been the victims of both physical and verbal attacks. I was physically assaulted by three young Libyans. When I was still working at the factory, some of my colleagues would tell me: ‘when ‘mister’ [referring to Gaddafi] has gone, you’ll see, we’ll kill you all’. So naturally, when the rebels drew closer to Tripoli, we were terrified. We tore up our IDs and family photos so that we couldn’t be traced back to our home countries. Before the rebels came, African diplomats assured us that they were negotiating with government representatives to evacuate us. But the talks must have collapsed.”

“I heard that a boat of the International Organization for Migration came to Tripoli to evacuate foreigners. But crossing Tripoli to get to the harbour is unimaginable for us right now. We would never get there alive. We would need the aid NGOs to drive across the city in buses with loudspeakers to make their presence known.”

Where is rebel’s big Tripoli win and celebration?

Posted: 2011/08/27
From: Mathaba
Despite NATO bombing and NATO mercenaries on the ground, rebel rats do not control absolutely nothing!
by Karen Marlow

Libya TV back on line http://ilibya.tv/

Video Tripoli 25/08/2011 – People shouting Qaddafi’s name, where are rebel rats claimed celebrations in Tripoli?

Tripoli 26/08/2011

Tripoli 26/08/2011 Army and civilians in Abu Salim fighting rebel rats. Where is the happy welcome party rebels claimed they have in Tripoli? Despite NATO bombing and NATO mercenaries on the ground, rebel rats do not control absolutely nothing!

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LIZZIE PHELAN: WITNESSING THE TRANSITION TO FEAR IN TRIPOLI

03SaturdaySep 2011

Editor’s Note:
You can find other reports by Lizzie Phelan on Libya 360°herehere, and here. I trust that the videos Lizzie has presently set to “private” will become public again soon. ~Alexandra

By Lizzie Phelan, Independent Journalist. Axis of Logic
Axis of Logic
Saturday, Sep 3, 2011

Editor’s Comment:
Lizzie Phelan is one of the few independent journalists who weathered the storm of the US/NATO bombing of Tripoli and their mercenaries’ invasion of the city. She was reporting from inside the Rixos Hotel and then moved nearby to the Hotel Corinthia, still amidst raging gun battles between government forces and the NATO mercenaries. She escaped Libya in a fishing boat which took her and others to Malta earlier this week. Today, she gives her first report since leaving Libya. We are indebted to Lizzie and other independent journalists whose work removed the mask of the corporate media and their paymasters. We look forward to more of her reports based on the months that she covered the war from inside Libya.

– Les Blough, Editor

Lizzie Phelan reporting from Tripoli before escaping in a fishing boat that took her and other independent journalists last week.

Amidst all the media furor about the fall of Tripoli from the grasp of the Libyan government, it’s not easy to get a clear picture of what things look like under their new rulers. Upon being released from five days of entrapment in the Rixos hotel with 35 other foreign journalists, it was hard to believe that the streets I was driving through were the same ones I had become familiar with during the month I had spent in the capital.

See her video:
Lizzie Phelan witnesses effects of NATO’s “humanitarian intervention” in Zlitan.

The previously bustling roads with families rushing around toing and froing from the beach and getting ready for the meal to break the fast were empty, the green flags replaced by rebel ones, and the sparse checkpoints previously run by male and female volunteers, ie residents with Kalashnikovs, had been replaced by checkpoints every 100 or so meters, manned by tanks and exclusively male fighters holding sophisticated weapons supplied by the worlds most powerful military force, NATO.

The proud young black Libyans protecting their neighbourhoods were gone. Later we would see the images of them being rounded up and put on pickup trucks, a sight that in the previous months had been confined to places like Benghazi and Misrata. These are the victims of the claim that Gaddafi had hired mercenaries from the African continent, a claim which has been profusely rejected by human rights organisations as lacking any evidence. But in the new Libya they are some of the first – along with those from the largest tribes, Wafalla, Washafana, Zlitan and Tarhouna – suspected to be supporting the Muammar Gaddafi, a crime punishable by death and much worse.

The Red Cross convoy transporting us pulled into the Corinthia hotel. When I had stayed there on a previous trip just a month before, just two or three armed guards manned the entrance. This time it was overrun with men wielding weapons sent from NATO and Qatar and just a handful of swamped and exhausted staff remained.

Later, I saw some Libyan faces I recognised, their eyes looked filled with trauma. “How are you?” I asked one, “he is still in our hearts” she responded. Later when we had more time to talk in privacy she broke down, apologising as she cried. She said it was impossible to talk to anyone, “Libya is like our mother, but we can’t talk to our mother anymore”. A Wafalla woman from the tribe’s area of Beni Walid – she knew that she and her family could be rounded up at any second, simply because of the Wafalla’s steadfast backing of what they call their “guide” – Muammar Gaddafi. She told me,

Beni Walid people have always been very proud, generous, humble and dignified people. Under that [the rebel] flag of King Idris, we had to kiss the feet of the king before we could say a word to him, we have gone back to those times.

She was one of the many who warned me to keep my head down and get out as soon as possible. I had been one of the few reporters that focused on the effects of NATO’s bombing campaign in the country and had tried to highlight the million marches and mass tribal conferences in favour of the Libyan government that indicated it was not quite as unpopular within Libya as it had been portrayed to be.

I had also tried to expose the links of the rebels to Al Qaeda, which NATO was on the other hand fighting in places like Afghanistan. Since the admission by the rebels that the assassination of former rebel commander Abd al Fatah Younis was carried out by Al Qaeda-linked groups within their ranks, the presence of the extremists threatened to become clearer as the then Libyan government prepared to release files and phone recordings exposing Al Qaeda’s involvement in the crisis and how the west had worked with them.

But following the fall of Tripoli only unflinching acceptance of the new Libya would guarantee your safety, my Wafalla friend urged me to get home and speak about what was happening.

With fighting still raging on the roads out of the country, and them being particularly unsafe for anyone without rebel protection my only prospect of getting home was via the Mediterranean.

For days this was a very slim prospect – the commotion between the rebels that would frequently break out in the Corinthia hotel over who was the real authority, extended not just to the harbor via which I needed to escape, but to much of the city. For four days other foreigners and I would be told every few hours we would be leaving, only for the person who had given the go ahead in the harbor to disappear and be replaced.

NATO mercenaries in an intense gunbattle with government forces outside Tripoli’s Corinthia Hotel, where Lizzie Phelan and others were trapped on Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011. Photo: ABC News NATO gunmen take cover as the battle rages outside the Corinthia. The corporate media, embedded with the mercenaries traveled with them even as they entered Tripoli on August 22. Photo: AP

With so many different groups, like the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, the National Front for the Salvation of Libya and those loyal to the defectors from Gaddafi’s government, the western forces now openly on the ground seemed out of their depth.

On my second day in the Corinthia, three butch British guys strutted around insisting they were now in charge of the security of the hotel. One of them told me he had come over from Kabul, which was “getting a lot worse”. “Do you think this is going to become like Kabul?” I asked, “It’s very likely, with so many different groups fighting for power”, he replied.

Meanwhile the cost in lives lost in the fall of Tripoli has received little investigation. The last concrete figures came from the then existing Ministry of Health on the second day of fighting in Tripoli which put the death toll in 12 hours in the capital alone at 1,300 with 900 injured. The Ministry reported that in the previous day over 300 had been murdered and 500 injured. This surpasses the 1,400 massacred during the two week onslaught by Israel’s Operation Cast Lead on Gaza which sparked outrage worldwide.

After heavy bombing and attacks by Apaches in Tripoli’s poorest neighborhood and one of the last areas to fall, Abu Saleem, eye witnesses reported seeing masses of bodies covering the streets. A relative of one of those feared to be amongst the carnage visited the local hospital where he said just one doctor and two nurses were left. Like masses of the capital’s workers, many hospital staff had fled, were in hiding or perhaps dead. When he asked to see the bodies, the guards told him there were none – his family fears they have been dumped in mass graves in locations that may for a long time be unknown.

This bloodbath does not fit into the narrative of a “free Libya” in which civilians are “protected”, but in such an atmosphere charged with the hunger for control at any cost, it is near impossible for those on the ground to be honest about the images before their eyes, while they remain in rebel held territory.

One young armed rebel donning the French flag on his fatigues creeped up behind me and asked me where I was from. “London” I replied, “Ah Cameron, we love Cameron,” he beamed. I forced a smile; to even criticize my own prime minister would betray disloyalty to Libya’s new rulers.

In the harbor as we looked at the ship that had been waiting to be relieved of its supplies and replaced with passengers, an Italian commented that it was like “a kid running a university” as the new people in charge worked out how to operate the cranes and other machinery necessary to keep the ships coming and going.

We were told that ship may not be able to leave for another five to ten days and the only option for exit by sea was a 20 yard long fishing boat for 12 people lacking most safety equipment, like diving gear.

43 of us prepared to board. The rebel then in charge of monitoring our boat checked our identification repeatedly over four hours insisting that no Russians, Serbians or Ukrainians would be allowed to leave. Neither would a Cuban and Ecuadorian citizen. Their countries relations had been too good with Muammar Gaddafi during the crisis.

Finally at about midnight, we were all allowed on, except for one Russian man.

As the sounds of tanks and firefights and the smell of death that filled the air grew more and more distant, I remembered the peaceful, welcoming and safe city I had driven into.

Lizzie Phelan is an independent journalist and commentator who reported from Tripoli during NATO’s bombing campaign and takeover of the capital. She can be contacted at phelanlizzie@gmail.com

Source: Axis of Logic (received from Lizzie Phelan via e-mail.)

http://libya360.wordpress.com/2011/09/03/lizzie-phelan-witnessing-the-transition-to-fear-in-tripoli/

A brief comment on the New York Times article: “Tripoli Divided as Rebels Jostle to Fill Power Vacuum”

Posted: 2011/09/02     http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=628455?rss
From: Mathaba  
A Mathaba Author takes a look at the numerous lies contained in a single article which passes off as ‘authoritative news’ in the New York Times
by mkerone

recent article from the New York Post mentioned the rebels are divided in Libya. Since we all know that the NYT is a pro-neocon and warmongers newspaper, distorting the truth to serve its masters’ agenda, let us take a further look at that article.

When reading the article, I immediately noticed that the author was on one side reporting some very well known facts (division amongst rebels), but on the other side, misleading the readers by forgetting to mention crucial informations, and lying in a desperate attempt to defend NATO’s intervention and support for Al Qaeda rebels.

Let’s start with the analysis of some extracts:

NYT: “The country was little more than a loose federation of regions and tribes before Colonel Qaddafi came to power. His reliance on favoritism and repression to maintain control did little to bridge Libya’s regional, ethnic and ideological divisions”

This first allegation is false. Indeed, all major tribes are supporting the resistance and fighting for LIBYA. They fight for one country, their country. Why would NATO and their rebels struggle so much to take control of the country if they weren’t facing such a strong resistance? Resistance from Libyan Patriots, no matter which tribe they are from.

NYT: And although the transition so far has been surprisingly orderly — almost no looting and little violence — Tripoli has become an early test of the revolution’s ability to bridge those divisions because in contrast to other Libyan cities liberated by their own residents, Colonel Qaddafi was ousted from Tripoli by brigades from other regions, and most remain in the streets”

This sentence contains so many lies and misinformation… I don’t even know where to start with. Since day 1, hundreds of reports coming from independent sources inside Libya, were reporting mass murders of Black people by the rebels. Even mainstream media now seem to report this fact, because it is getting harder and harder to hide.

CNN NATO & Terrorists, The Libyan & African Black people In Libya, 31.08.11, NATO Crimes In Libya

On top of that, the rebels were given huge quantities of weapons (which is, by the way, a violation of the UNSC Resolution 1973) and enjoy world’s most powerful air cover by NATO evil forces. As soon as they see a Green Flag, they shoot to kill.

Also, the article goes on and states that Colonel Gaddafi was ousted from Tripoli by brigades from other regions. First off, Gaddafi wasn’t ousted. He is still in Libya and still has massive popular support. And if the rebels entered Tripoli, it is because NATO was providing massive air support shooting and bombing the streets to open the way to the rebels. NATO’s actions were so violent that more than 1,300 people died in less than 12 hours. Plus, Qatari, British and French special forces were on the ground assisting the rebels.

Furthermore, saying that other Libyan cities were “liberated” by their own residents is a total lie ! Only a few cities are under rebel controls, and the ones that are under their control have been taken by force. Just see what they’re currently doing to Sirte. They are taking inhuman actions, surrounding the city and cutting its inhabitants from food and water supply to make them surrender.

The almost “No Looting” part is also an incredible lie. Destroying embassies and attempted murders on ambassadors are acts of extreme violence and can easily be qualified as “LOOTING”. Plus, this shows a total disregard for international laws and a blattant lack of respect diplomatic representations.

NYT: “Mr. Belhaj had been a leader of the disbanded Libyan Islamist Fighting Group, which rebelled against Colonel Qaddafi in the 1990s”

This sentence, amid all the disinformation mainstream media feed people with daily, almost describes Belhadj as a hero. A hero that dared defying Gaddafi the monster. No need to expose the lies that media have fed us with for the last 40 years about Muammar Gaddafi. This type of information can be easily found on the Internet, and anyone can purchase the Green Book and understand Gaddafi’s vision for humanity.

Please look at the below video to understand who Mr. Belhaj really is:

Pepe Escobar: Al-Qaeda asset leading rebels in Tripoli

Conclusion:

It is no big news that the New York Times is a biased source of information. All mainstream media are biased sources of informations. One has to be very careful when reading or watching the news and try to get information from multiple sources.

See how many lies can fit in just one article ! Our job as citizens fighting for justice, is to keep exposing the lies whenever we detect them.

“The first casualty of war is Truth”

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Libya, the Truth and the international community

Posted: 2011/09/02
From: Mathabahttp://mathaba.net/news/?x=628462
People around the world are waking up in their millions and understand why it is that Muammar Qaddafi and the Libyan people have been targeted and their monumental achievements destroyed
by Timothy Bancroft-HincheyPravda.RuToday, August 31, we are on the eve of the September 1 Al-Fateh Revolution which brought Muammar al-Qathafi to power in a bloodless coup which installed the world’s first Jamahiriya, or government through People’s Congresses. The tremendous support behind Colonel Gaddafi in the international community is a telling comment on where people stand.Muammar al-Qathafi is, in one word, a genius. His Jamahiriya system of government is perhaps the purest form of governance and its sheer simplicity means it can be implemented in any society, anywhere on Earth. In essence, it is government based on people’s congresses – government by the people for the people, in a world in which the resources belong to all, equally. It is the real village, implemented globally, understanding that the human being functions best when living and cooperating in small communities.Now that paragraph will taste of poison for the clique of corporate elitists who gravitate around the centres of power, using the media and NATO to manipulate public opinion and where possible, implant their regimes and that paragraph also explains the Libya story in a nutshell.And we also see in this crisis exactly where our world stands. International law exists but is not implemented. NATO has broken all the rules in the book in Libya and has rendered itself and its representatives liable for prosecution – something which is at present in the pipeline. On one side of the divide, the Satanic and dark forces of NATO and on the other side, those who see themselves as the guardians of what is right and good and just. It is good versus evil, it is God versus Satan, it is about implementing international law.For those who justify NATO’s act of aggression by calling “Gaddafi” a “dictator”, some home truths. Muammar al-Qathafi was to receive a humanitarian prize in March for his record, he was the one to speak out against the more conservative practices in Islam, who spoke out against the killing of homosexuals or the stoning of women. The Jamahiriya system is the antithesis of a dictatorship. What dictator educates his people and pays for them to study abroad?Libya’s literacy rate improved from ten per cent to ninety per cent under “Gaddafi” and under his guidance the country rose from the poorest in the world to the richest in Africa. Those who understand anything about geopolitical events know that this is an amazing achievement, in itself, within four decades.Colonel Gaddafi also leaves his legacy, which is the Green Book, which explains his philosophy and his political system – one which should at least be fundamental reading in all schools and one whose Legacy will be eternalised by the Internationalisation of the Jamahiriya, something which is already taking place and which has tens of thousands of followers around the world. Tomorrow, there will be millions.Colonel Gaddafi can also sit back and look at his enemies today and laugh. True, he has been fighting, and continues to fight, against the most powerful military organization in the world for six months and any progress his enemy made, was done by breaching the rules of engagement, each and every one of them. So that is hardly “winning”. But he is the dream-maker behind the African Union, he stands for African Unity and against imperialism, he stands for a united Africa, Africa for Africans, African problems solved by Africans for Africans, and African resources for African people. More than this, his pan-African projects saw Africans freed from the yolk of imperialist tyranny, having their own funding for their own programmes without having to depend on western sources which provided goods, yet with enormous tails of interest payments attached.What his enemies want we saw very clearly – an international “conference” was called last week in which lines were yet again drawn on maps and in which the colonial powers literally divided among them Libya’s spoils, even before the conflict is over. As for the “rebels” themselves, what are they and what do they want?Western sources took delight in the freeing of prisoners without bothering to research what they had done or why they were there. Serial rapists, murderers and common criminals now parade as “rebels”, a movement which included a bunch of political opportunists carefully groomed by the French, British and Italians, a few liberals, Islamic fundamentalists (as we shall soon see more clearly), a lot of mercenaries from abroad and in essence, a load of day-trippers who raced into a conflict with machine gun blazing in the morning before driving home to have dinner at night.Looters, rapists, murderers. Terrorists, yes – civilians, no. Militarily capacitated by a savage and murderous NATO bombing campaign, these people may or may not eventually dismantle the Jamahiriya in Libya but they will not destroy it as a system. The Legacy is well protected and Muammar al-Qathafi knows this.That is why Muammar al-Qathafi can look back with satisfaction over what he has achieved and why Messrs. Cameron, Obama and Sarkozy will spend the rest of their pathetic, wasteful and vapid lives looking over their shoulders or wondering who it might be every time there is a ring at the doorbell, leaving no legacy at all except a failed attempt to govern their own countries, while they stood behind the most blatant and flagrant violation of the law in recent history. And, worse, they and their NATO machine have the blood of Libyan children on their hands. If they had an iota of decency they would hear these screams ringing in their ears all night every night and the more they tried to block them out, the louder they would become.That is why so many people in the international community support Muammar al-Qathafi. Those of us who have actually been to Libya and who have knowledge of the country understand very well where the hearts and minds of these people are – with what is right and just and good.As for the hearts and minds of NATO and those who support them, well, there are always those who will sell their souls to the Devil. However, there is something higher than us, and to whom we will inevitably present ourselves for judgement when the day comes. Muammar al-Qathafi knows where he is going, and I suspect Cameron, Obama and Sarkozy, deep down, know where they are going too.For those with any doubts after a bombardment of lies from the western media, research Green Book, Jamahiriya and Gaddafi projects in Africa.#

Busted Again! Mass Media Mistranslates Another Gaddafi Speech!

Posted on September 2, 2011 by Editor

By George W. Berry

Breaking news, Tripoli: (Click here) Tripoli occupied? The flag on the vehicle is “rebel”, but WHAT ARE ALL THOSE GREEN FLAGS WAVING IN THE BACKGROUND?

Text of Gaddafi’s 9/1/11 Speech translated: (Click here)

The Mass Media says Gaddafi said “Let Libya Burn”. Where in the Speech does it say that? Where does it say “We are not women”? Gaddafi’s personal bodyguards ARE WOMEN! Gaddafi would NEVER say something like that. NATO–not Gaddafi– is Burning Libya, and again the Mass Media INVERTS THE TRUTH. The Speech does say that Libya WILL NOT BE RECOLONIZED!

Compare what Gaddafi actually said with the AP “report” of what he “said”:  (Here).

Reuters was bought long ago by the Rothschilds. Reuters bought AP. How many differences can you find between what Gaddafi actually said, and what AP “reported” that he said? The Mass Media mistranslates again and again— (Search: “Busted! Mass Media Mistranslates Gaddafi’s Speech” on this web site ).

Libya S.O.S. : (CLICK HERE) and (HERE) and (HERE)

Women Demonstrate FOR GADDAFI: (Click here)

Congress Of Women FOR GADDAFI: (Click here)

Support FOR GADDAFI from ALL OVER THE WORLD: (Click here) and (Here)

Genocide in Sirte: (Click here)

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One Response to Busted Again! Mass Media Mistranslates Another Gaddafi Speech!

  1. The propaganda machine is hard at work trying to create support by manufacturing lies that attempt to justify NATO’s illegal and immoral war against the the citizens of Libya.
    1.7 Million Libyans assembled in Green Square in support of Gaddafi.
    see links below.
    http://coto2.wordpress.com/2011/07/16/libya-in-pictures-what-lamestream-media-does-not-tell-you/
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLLPewAW_GQ

    NATO must end it’s crimes against the Libyan people.
    Respect and Support our Troops and bring them home!!!

    Peace

    To all the parties and MP’s in the Canadian government who supported Canada’s involvement in this illegal & immoral war. The blood of dead Libyan’s (some of them children) is now on your hands. I can only hope that the perpetrator and the supporters of this war will one day have their day in the World Court.

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Activist says NATO could turn against rebels, urges Russia to stop NATO’s war on Libya

Posted: 2011/09/04
From: Sourcehttp://mathaba.net/news/?x=628509

Human Rights Watch says there is evidence suggesting close cooperation between Gaddafi’s and Western intelligence agencies. Activist Marinella Correggia says it is no surprise that countries which had ties to Gaddafi have turned against him.

“It is the common politics of Western powers – they do what they think is better for them,” said Correggia, an activist with Ecopeace. “The biggest US enemy, Osama bin Laden, was their friend at the beginning, in Afghanistan. Italy relied on the Libyan government against Islamist groups. Now they think they can control these Islamist groups because they gave them military support and money. Now the West prefers to side with Islamist and racist groups.”

Correggia also maintained that we might see NATO turn against the rebels if they do not fulfill expectations.

Correggia also maintained that we might see NATO turn against the rebels if they do not fulfill expectations.

“NATO will put pressure on the rebels because they are very much dependant on NATO and the West,” she explained.“They will threaten them, they will not give them enough money.”

The Libyan rebels announced that work should resume at two oil fields by next week; five foreign companies already work the fields. Libya’s future relies on getting that industry in full swing again, and it has to have some external help. But according to Correggia, it will soon change.

“Now the [Libyan rebels] believe they can have a much better deals, there will be a lot of fighting between Western powers,” she said. “The main Italian newspaper said Italy did not do enough in the war and France will profit more. This is a dirty war. And it is not yet over.”

She also stated that oil revenues did indeed go to the Libyan people during Gaddafi’s leadership.

“I’ve been to Libya, they have good houses and food; a lot of money was going to African countries for Africa’s development,” she said. “Oil revenues were distributed, but I doubt it will continue to happen.”

Note from Marinella Correggia: “In this interview I also urgently called on Russia to stop NATO’s war against Libya. This is not shown by Russia Today for obvious reasons: Russia already had declared to recognize the NATO-led Libyan Al Qaeda rebels’ National Transitional Council as the Libya’s legitimate government.”

Political analyst Abayomi Azikiwe also says that passage of UN resolution 1970, which places an arms embargo on Libya, effectively targets the Libyan government, and not the NATO-armed NTC rebels.

“Now we have a horrendous humanitarian crisis taking place not only in Tripoli, but in other parts of the country,” he told RT. “And the siege that is taking place right now against Sirte is no less than a crime against humanity.”

He added that the NTC has not been elected by anyone inside Libya. 

“They have no political mandate to govern the country,” he declared. “The African Union has not recognized the NTC. This is not a war on the part of the Libyan people against the government, but a war on the part of NATO to expropriate the resources in Libya.”

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Libya: No NATO Rebels’ victory, Big NATO PSYOP, including U.N. handouts

Deborah Dupre's photo

, Human Rights Examiner

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The imperialist geopolitical agenda for Libya supported by U.N. intervention and “NATO Rebels,” include destruction so extreme, many Libyan have become refugees attempting to flee while the U.N. humanitarian coordinator warned of critical shortages of drinking water, food, fuel, and medicine; World Health Organization (WHO) ensured vaccines and other medical supplies for all Libyans with €100 million ($142 million) released by the U.N. sanctions committee; and WHO with Libyan authorities are prioritizing items for the nation according to the UN News Center Friday, but human rights defender, journalist Don DeBar told the Examiner late Saturday that Libyans are regaining their nation amid the ongoing psychological operation.

“The war is far from over,” DeBar told Dupré in an exclusive Skype interview Saturday, soon after he had received direct communications from Libya.

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Human rights abuses abound since NATO-led rebel attacks began

“Our lives are under threat here,” Pastor Anthony Ojieseri, 32, a Nigerian said with sad eyes as he led an open air Church service in one of many of the nation’s makeshift refugee camps according toTheTelegraph on Saturday. “Rather than staying here I would rather risk my life at sea in one of these old boats with a chance of getting out.”

Ignoring U.N.’s warning that it is illegal to assassinate Colonel Muammar Gadhaffi, “NATO Rebels’,” (as the NATO backed rebels are called in Libya) ultimatum for his surrender continues.
“A massacre, a genocide, a razing of a town to the ground” has occured over the past few days in Gadhaffi’s hometown, Sirte according to Pravda.Ru.
“Their crime? None. The only way NATO terrorists can take the town is if they kill everyone.”
According to Pravda, Gadhaffi’s hometown is under siege from NATO with so far in the 4 days plus campaign, “over 1,400 civilians have been killed.”
“A thousand people alone were killed in a bombing by NATO aircraft during the prayer of Eid al-Fitr on this Tuesday morning (31st).”
“The believers were killed by 12 rockets within a few minutes,” reported Pravda, furthering, “NATO has not cared the least that this has been Ramadan for Muslim believers.”
After the U.N. helping prompt the insurrection, theInternational Criminal Court issued a warrant for Gadhaffi’s arrest, and the NATO security force offered a 1M pounds cash bounty dead or alive for the Colonel, Panos Moumtzis, Libya’s U.N. humanitarian coordinator announced Friday while many Libyans attempt fleeing NATO bombs, rapes and other human rights abuses, that the U.N. has taken 11 million bottles of water and will take 600 metric tons of food and 100 million euros worth of medicine to Libya.

“This country has a lot of resources and we view the humanitarian needs as short-term,” he said.

The humanitarian crisis will last as long as NATO continues to destroy the once thriving nation, according to independent journalists, a situation neighboring countries are also battling.

Italy and southern France, burdened with the Libyan refugee crisis, have established checkpoints at their common border where Libyans, many of whom are youth now without parents, are being pulled from the lines, observed by Dupré this spring. As the Telegraph highlighted Saturday, the real victims are Libyan families and young men who end up in Zanzour.

“They know they are risking their lives by going to sea – two hundred died in one sinking alone in 2009 off Libya – but the prospect of life in Europe is a tantalising one.”
Most of those stuck in the port had held good jobs in Libya that was thriving until the NATO-led “rebel uprising” in February. “Many interviewed by The Sunday Telegraph lost all their possessions in the fighting, and, in some cases, family members.”

Not all Libyans, however, are fleeing. Many are organized to defend their nation against the NATO invasion. Furthermore, they are experiencing victories according to DeBar, as reporter Lizzie Phelan in Libya until recently escaping, had explained was being planned and was possible.

Libyans understand what too few Americans do: Deep geopolitical agenda to occupy its nation under guise of “Libyan rebellion”

Recently reporting from Libya and now in New York, WBAIX  radio host, journalist Don DeBar asserts what numerous other independent journalists are reporting, including those recently targeted for killing in Libya. These reporters concur that, as a matter of upholding human rights of Libyans and Americans, the geopolitical agenda driving the “NATO rebel” war on Libyans needs to be recognized.

“The first and foremost fundamental geopolitical consideration is that the US and EU are determined to take direct control of Africa’s resources,” DeBar said Friday. Among those resources are its oil, one among many aspects of which mainstream media continues failing to report, thus painting Gadhaffi as worthy of U.S. “targeted killing.” Unlike the U.S. government leadership, Gadhaffi ensured that Libyans reap personal benefit from their nation’s oil in the form of monthly stipends, in the thousands of dollars, according to DeBar.

Top deep geopolitical analyst Ian Crane plus other seasoned independent journalists including DeBar are increasingly reporting what is so contrary to mainstream media reports, that subsequently, the Libyan war has been been called a “media war,” propaganda against best interest of human rights of Libyans and Americans.

U.S. media, including many “alternative news” sources have not aired the massive Libyan protests to what locals call the “NATO Rebels,” as highlighted by DeBar recently. (Watch“1Million+ Libyan Civilians Protest Against NATO And Its Rebels Attacks 01 07 11 (1) In Libya,”

DeBar told Press TV  that truth about the invasion of Libya, facts, have “not made the media in the west at all – including on programs like Democracy Now! and Al Jazeera which is carried on progressive radio networks.”

In the article, “Hillary Clinton mocked: Gadhaffi Goodwill glamour daughter,” this writer highlighted the woman slated to some day replace Col. Gadhaffi, his glamorous lawyer daughter and Goodwill Ambassador, Aisha Gadhaffi is battling against AIDS and violence against women plus her personal battle of losing her infant daughter killed in US led bombing. Aisha Gadhaffi is hailed as a major present leader in the Libyan’s struggle against NATO forces, as seen in Tripoli on April 14, and documented in “Aisha Gaddafi visiting Bab El Aziziz in Tripoli, Libya 14 Apr 2011, Youtube,”

Professor Michel Chossudovsky stated on March 9 that the “U.S. led military operation in Libya,” referred by mainstream media sources as the “Libyan rebellion,” “was planned to coincide with the protest movement in neighbouring Arab countries.”

“Public opinion was led to believe that the protest movement had spread spontaneously from Tunisia and Egypt to Libya,” he reported. (See: UN nixes NATO Rebels killing Gaddafi, No vampires’ blood for oil, Dupré, D., Examiner,” August 28, 2011)

Following her historic Libyan Fact-Finding Mission leadership in June this year, former U.S. Congresswoman and former Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney is now on tour, explaining to audiences in cities across America that mainstream media is reporting propaganda about Libya. One example is that Gadhaffi forces fired on “peaceful protesters” was “a lie manufactured by mainstream media as a pretext for war.”

According to McKinney, those “peaceful protesters” were financed and armed by NATO and Israeli Special Forces to foment unrest designed to topple Gadhaffi’s 41-year regime.

McKinney was in Libya at the 2011 Pan African Conference for Africans, when the “NATO Rebel” unrest began.

Author of numerous books and political scientist Dr. Michael Parenti, based in Berkeley, California, recently said on Russia Today  that the U.N. initiative of “protecting civilians” was just a “pretext for NATO to step into Libya, topple Gadhaffi, and redirect the country’s economy.”

 “In fact, the same thing happened in Yugoslavia and in Eastern Europe,” he said, furthering:

“There will be a massive privatization taking place, the public economy that the Gadhaffi government had built over 40 years, which included public subsidies for housing, for education, for healthcare – all those things will be privatized. The oil fields will be handed over to private companies for private profit.” (Russia Today)

DeBar on Friday said not one person has stopped the US and EU from Libyan resources as much as Gadhaffi.

“Libya was – and, thus far, remains – the single largest impediment to this effort, with Gadhaffi personally being the single human being who is the largest obstacle to imperial designs on Africa,” he said.

Most independent journalists agree that the intervention in Libya has not been humanitarian.

According toPravdaRU on September 1, approximately 1000 Libyans were killed in the bombing by NATO aircraft during the prayer of Eid al-Fitr Tuesday morning, August 31st, a “massacre, a genocide, a razing of a town to the ground.”

“Their crime? None. The only way NATO terrorists can take the town is if they kill everyone.”

Award-winning chief foreign correspondentJohn Pilger recently reported, “When a great power attacks another country, it doesn’t do so for human rights.”

Under the guise of “humanitarianism,” NATO rebels continued bombing the Colonel’s birthplace, Sirte, east of Tripoli, assaulting Libyans that respected scholarsinsiders and geopolitical analysts say is not as mainstream media is portraying, but instead, a battle for the nation’s resources.

According to DeBar, understanding the invasion of Libya requires knowing the fact that one of Gadhaffi’s first acts “after deposing the western puppet King Idris,” was evicting the U.S. from its military base on the continent.

That feat was one in which nations globally have been unable to achieve in the vast U.S. planetary empire network of over 737 bases spread throughout every continent bar Antarctica, with over 2500000 U.S. personnel serving it. Government secrecy has kept most Americans “ignorant of the fact that our garrisons encircle the planet,” wrote Chalmers Johnson for Tom Dispatch. 

The eviction of the U.S. military base four years ago, says DeBar, left the U.S. having to move its base for its AFRICOM force, established in October, 2008, to Stuttgart, Germany, “laying bare the nature of this ‘alliance.'”

Hundreds of millions of dollars monthly are at stake in Telecom companies, dollars that had been staying in Africa. In other words, Libya is a major asset to Africa in that if “stabilized,” is highly profitable for the taker reported DeBar in a BS News interview Friday.

“Libya has heavily invested in African infrastructure, such as Telecom system construction, an African satellite, and other communications projects,” he said.

“The revenue, which now stays in Africa – hundreds of millions of dollars a month – comes directly out of the pockets of US, EU and other global Telecom companies, a trend that is in exactly the opposite direction sought by US/EU power elites.”

“Even more to the point is that Gadhaffi has been pushing for – and funding the enabling of – an independent and united African economic entity that could rival the EU and other global economic powers,” said DeBar.

“Among the tasks underway at the time of the invasion was the creation of an African sovereign bank and an African currency printed in Africa under African control. This would wrest control over African resources from the French and others whose power to print African currency translates into economic and, ultimately, political control.

Many justifying NATO’s act of aggression by calling Gadhaffi a “dictator,”  Timothy Bancroft-Hinchey wrote in Pravada on the 31st that Gadhaffi was to receive a humanitarian prize in March.

“He was the one to speak out against the more conservative practices in Islam, who spoke out against the killing of homosexuals or the stoning of women. The Jamahiriya system is the antithesis of a dictatorship. What dictator educates his people and pays for them to study abroad?”

“Libya’s literacy rate improved from ten per cent to ninety per cent under “Gaddafi” and under his guidance the country rose from the poorest in the world to the richest in Africa. Those who understand anything about geopolitical events know that this is an amazing achievement, in itself, within four decades.”

Of extreme importance, according to DeBar, is understanding that since 1969, Libyan government has offered an economic and political model to Africans and others suffering colonial control that stands in stark contrast to the models of such as Nigeria and South Africa.

“The country’s natural wealth has been directly applied to the economic needs of the population, resulting:

  • Every Libyan owns their home – without mortgage encumbrance or rent or property tax burdens;
  • A first-rate health care system was built and operated that is free and available to all;
  • A first-rate education system was built and operated through the post-graduate level that is free and available to all;
  • Oil revenues are distributed to the people in the form of a monthly stipend in the thousands of dollars; and
  • Public infrastructure – such as roads, water systems, electricity, etc., were constructed and operated efficiently and made available to all.”

This economic and political model since NATO’s invasion, has been reduced to one in which international aid workers have descended with missions to assess and provide assistance in restoring water supply in Tripoli and surrounding areas, look into protecting civilians and assess the food situation, according to U.N. News.

“The [aid] team includes officials from the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), the World Food Programme (WFP), the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).”

Whereas food was no problem for Libyans before the NATO invasion and supplying the Rebels with weapons, now WFP has needed to dispatch some 600 metric tons of food to Tripoli for distribution by the Libyan Red Crescent to over 35,500 conflict-affected and displaced people for one month.

At the request of the NTC, WFP is also procuring 250,000 tons of fuel for life-saving humanitarian work for one month, according to OCHA.

According to DeBar, the threat that is being imposed on the Libyans is twofold:

“1. A plan to democratize control of Africa’s wealth, and

“2. A successful example of doing this in Libya, demonstrating that it is possible and offering a ‘how-to’ model to the people of the entire continent – a serious threat to colonial ambition that is perhaps unmatched in the world at present.”

The U.N. human rights office warned the U.S. last week, before the NATO slaughter of some 1000 Libyans in Sirte, that executing Moammar Gadhaffi without trial would be illegal.

Part of the U.S. media campaign against Libyans and for its resources has been to rouse a sense of NATO victory over Libya.

In a Skype message on Saturday, DeBar told Dupré “the reason the U.N. and others are looking for excuses (e.g., ‘aid,’ ‘protection of mustard gas stockpiles from terrorists,’ and ‘extending’ the ‘deadline’ etc.) is that the ‘NATO Rebels’ are not winning.

“I was told today by someone on the ground in Tripoli that the government has re-established many checkpoints in Tripoli, and a map I saw yesterday of respective govt/’rebel’ holdings gave government approximately 70% of the cities,” DeBar reported to Dupré.

“I don’t assume that the Libyans will lose. The push behind western propaganda is to have people think it’s over. It’s definitely NOT over.”

Libya S.O.S. 

PICTURE OF LOOTERS STEALING from al-GADHAFI’s house in Tripoli when Special Forces took over on 20 August 2011:

 ATTENTION!
Corrupted Mass-Media again and again tries to provoke uncertainty and panics in Libyan nation ranks among people which combating agressors all over the country. In this purpose they published in some newspapers yet another lie about significant armored vehicle convoy from Libya crossed border with Nigeria and family of Leader and Leader himself are in this convoy. It is false as well like reports regarding Saif al Islam death, KHamis death and another false Mass Media reports.
By  and 
Published: September 6, 2011

In Washington, the State Department’s spokeswoman, Victoria Nuland, confirmed the departure of a convoy to Niger with “some dozen or more senior members of the regime,” including senior military commanders, but not Colonel Qaddafi himself.

The American ambassador, Bisa Williams, spoke to Nigerien officials and urged them to detain and return to Libya any officials wanted by international prosecutors, Ms. Nuland said.

“We have strongly urged the Nigerien officials to detain those members of the regime who may be subject to prosecution, to ensure that they confiscate any weapons that are found and to ensure that any state property of the government of Libya — money, jewels, et cetera — also be impounded so that it can be returned to the Libyan people,” she said.

Some accounts said that the convoy was large, including more than 200 Libyan military vehicles; some said it was predominantly made up of Tuareg fighters who had been fighting for Colonel Qaddafi as irregulars or mercenaries.

The Niger government sought to play down both the scale and composition of the convoy, and said Colonel Qaddafi was not traveling in it.

In a telephone interview, Marou Amadou, Niger’s minister of justice, described the convoy as small — “three vehicles maximum” — and unarmed. Niger had allowed the group to cross into its territory for purely humanitarian reasons, he said.

The director of Radio Sahara, an independent radio station in a town where the convoy was reported to have passed through, said that nothing larger than a three-vehicle convoy had been seen since Sunday. The director, Hamed-Assaneh Raliou, dismissed claims of anything larger in his town, Agadez.

“I’ve spoken with gendarmes, policemen, people on the side of the road,” he said. “At Agadez, nobody has seen the convoy. Outside, maybe, in the bush. Maybe. It would astonish me though, a convoy of 200 vehicles.”

“The only convoy was Sunday, 10 people,” he said. “Three vehicles. That’s the only convoy. I saw that one. They came Sunday afternoon. They were in contact with the Nigerien authorities.”

MORE NY TIMES LIES:

Ali Tarhouni, a senior official among the rebels who have driven loyalist forces out of Tripoli, said the rebel authorities were investigating the reports about the convoy.

Later, in a statement, Mr. Tarhouni said, “We’re in direct contact with officers on the ground and our friends at NATO, and we are trying to verify the facts about the convoy.”

Ahmed Bani, the rebels’ military spokesman based in Benghazi, said in an interview, “We can’t confirm how many vehicles were in the convoy or who was in the convoy. They are saying that there was gold and money in the convoy, but we can’t confirm that.”

There is 1,000 miles of desert between population centers in Libya and Niger, and while rebels say they have troops in the south of the country, it is unclear whether any rebel soldiers or officials were near the roads or border crossings that the convoy might have taken.

Officials of the NATO alliance at its headquarters in Brussels and its Libya operations base in Naples, Italy, declined to comment formally, saying they did not discuss intelligence matters. NATO warplanes have been conducting air strikes on Libya under a United Nations Security Council mandate since March, operations that require keen surveillance of ground activities.

But a NATO official, who spoke in return for anonymity because of the delicacy of the situation, said: “NATO continuously receives reports and inputs from various sources regarding weapons, vehicles and even convoys of vehicles moving throughout Libya. We do not discuss the intelligence and surveillance information we collect, but we do publicly announce the actions we take when we act on what we consider are threats to the civilian population.”

“Just in the past two weeks two large convoys which were tracked moving towards a population center were destroyed because they constituted a threat,” the official said. (ALTHOUGH THEY ARE DENYING IT)  NATO  “tracks and targets thousands of fleeing former regime leaders, mercenaries, military commanders and internally displaced people.”

(MEANWHILE AS THE LIBYAN PEOPLE THEMSELVES ARE WITHOUT UTILITIES AND SUPPLIES, TOTALLY BLED DRY without even electric or water or food, THE BENGAZI TNC struck a production deal with Italy to pump gas to them….The following is more hypocrital Capitalistic-Corporate GREED & LIES):

Mr. Tarhouni, the rebel official, made his initial comments about the convoy at a ceremony handing over control of the Mellitah oiland gas complex on the Mediterranean coast to the rebel administration.

It was handed back without any equipment damaged or missing, said workers at the complex. Mr. Tarhouni said the handover showed that rebels were not only capable of protecting the country’s wealth but that “we are capable of managing it.”

He said he hoped the refinery would go back to full production including 25 million to 30 million cubic meters of natural gasexported daily to Italy through the pipeline, within a few weeks and said the handover was a signal to international oil and gas companies that “your investment here is safe.”

“I’m so grateful to the Zintan rebels who liberated the Western mountains and secured this important complex,” Mr. Tarhouni said, standing alongside rebel commanders at the end of a jetty that extends a mile into a calm, bright blue sea, where he said oil tankers would once again be taking delivery within weeks. The facility exports crude oil as well as natural gas.

TUESDAY, 06 SEPTEMBER 2011

Gaddafi in Niger? – Keep dreaming!

 The Brother Leader Moammar Al Gaddafi [corbis photo]
It is sometimes interesting to listen to the news, and to filter out the garbage from the media machine fuelled with what is called ‘assessment of the experts’. For example, take the newest Libyan sensation. A convoy of armored vehicles, consisting of 200-250 units, crossed the Libyan border and arrived in Niger.
We will pause here.
Let us remember many ‘cheerful’ reports that NATO has destroyed,in the last six months, 60% of military potential of Libya (Gaddafi), and even 90% in the most recents reports. I understand African realities, military capability includes mostly air defense systems, warehouses, arms (weapons) and armor.
Apache downed in Libya
Rumours, that the ground air defense system was destroyed, have repeatedly proven to be exaggerated. Literally, the day before yesterday, two ordinary NATO helicopters felt that on their own skin. Story about weapon warehouses is even more curious. NATO repeatedly bombed them,the insurgents from al-Qaida were stealing from there, and so successfully that the weapons has spread across North Africa and even the Middle East.
And after the bombing and looting of warehouses, Gaddafi still managed to arm the whole population. Although he armed the population, the fact is that France was also throwing weapons to the insurgents,from the airplanes. Jamahiriya’s own army is still capable of firing from all the weapons. Some kind of bottomless stocks. In any case,weapons and most importantly, ammunition, are still in abundant supply.
Brave Libyan Army
Well, it turned out that armored vehicles were not just a sweet snack, as in the NATO report. If after six months of bombing a convoy of 200-250 units (which is, if not all, almost everything that was originally reported) is able to cross the border to Niger, it becomes clear that what has been destroyed in more than 20 thousand combat sorties were not military targetsbut rather civilian. By the way, lot of the ‘destroyed’ military targets were in fact inflatable tanks.
Khamis Al Gaddafi
Now a few words about what it could be in that convoy.Certainly it is not a Gaddafi’s escort, whatever the West might have lied. Especially after so many lies about Khamis,who once again turned out to be livelier than all living. Yes, Gaddafi might decide to temporarily relocate to Niger or Algeria. And there is nothing strange or criminal if this would happen. It is much more comfortable, whatever you may think, to organize guerrilla warfare without the continual fear of bombing. But it would be strategically wrong. Gaddafi also understands this.
 
I agree with El murid, that we are most likely talking about the transport of gold reserves of Libya to a quiet place. After all, 144 tons of gold are not quite comfortable luggage for shifting around the country in conditions of constant fighting. I’ve tried for a long time to trace the fate of this Libyan gold in the messages. Was waiting for it to be found in Tripoli at the Central Bank or the residence. But, thank God, that did not happen. While gold is not captured, the whole Western scam about Libya is a great failure. Seized “paper” billions do not matter.They are only good for buying mercenaries and nothing more.
But gold – is serious. I still think their main aim is to hunt al-Gaddafi. And if that gold was taken yesterday to Niger, the chances for Gaddafi’s triumphant return to Tripoli,become higher.

Libya: Yes, I’m saying that it’s all lies

Yes. You heard what I said. All of it. It’s all a bunch of lies.  I know that it is a shocking claim to many, that our trusted officials in concert with our reliable mass media actually participated in deliberate deception designed to get us to accept war, but deal with it. I’m making it.
Our biggest moral obligation is ensuring that wars are not waged against people under false pretenses. War is the most disgusting and horrible thing you can inflict on any person.
As you read this article I am sure you will find there are a number of things that will surprise you. After researching the situation for months I assure you I have investigated as many sides of the story as possible.  But I did reach a clear conclusion and I will not shy away from openly expressing the views that I have formed during this process.
What we have been seeing recently in the media, this time with a special emphasis on the online community, is the most sophisticated propaganda firework display we have ever witnessed. It’s no surprise so many people have been duped.
But a lie can travel the world before the truth has tied it’s shoe laces. But I believe that once the laces have been tied and the truth starts walking, eventually it’s gonna get to people.
There are at least two sides to every story
None of us could possibly have avoided hearing NATO’s side of the story and the reasons and justifications given for Gaddafi’s removal and how military intervention is necessary to protect Libyan citizens.
But are you sure you’ve heard both sides? Have you heard Gaddafi’s perspective on this issue? Or have you just heard “his side” as represented by the mainstream western media? If so I can start by telling you that his words, and the words of his son, Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi have been deliberately misinterpreted and edited out of context to create simple soundbite propaganda to influence people.
You will find that there is a completely different side of this story that is being completely ignored. It is not even being debated for it’s merits, it simply is not talked about at all in the mainstream media.
Think about it. How much do you really know about Libya? Did you in all honesty know anything about the country before these events started unfolding? If I would have asked you back in February 10 questions about Libya and it’s affairs,  how many do you think you would have answered correctly? And how much do you honestly know about what is going on there now?
I often find it intriguing how people tend to think they are qualified to give their view on things that in reality they know next to nothing about. They
might have vague ideas generated by the mainstream media, biased textbooks and general pre-conceived notions, but not an actual thorough understanding of the country and it’s people and customs.
I had a discussion with a guy at a local bar the other day and I began the conversation by asking if he could tell me on what continent Libya was. Neither he nor his friend could answer correctly, picking Europe and Asia as their educated guesses. For some reason this guy still felt that his take on the situation was more accurate than mine, even as I told him I had been spending weeks investigating the matter. For those of you confused the correct answer is Africa.
I want to ask a simple question to make a simple case? Can you name me one current Libyan government official? You’re not allowed to say Gaddafi. Who holds the position of “Secretary of the General People’s Assembly” a position comparable to that of prime minister, although with a slightly different emphasis as he does not represent a political party and does not alone hold significant power.  Did you even know that such a position exists in Libya and that he is elected by the people?

The less you know about something, the easier it is to deceive you.

My intention for exposing your potential and likely ignorance on this subject is not an attempt to show that I’m smarter or better than you are. As I found out myself researching this article I knew remarkably little about Libya. And that is my point.
The mainstream media is focusing entirely on a set of news stories that have the specific intention of gathering support for military action and actively suppressing any story that would lead to people opposing it. This pattern will be exposed clearly as this article progresses.
It’s no wonder we don’t know much about Libya. Of course it gets confusing with all the different stories we hear of dictators and tyrants oversees. It is difficult to be an expert on all nations in the world. Just consider how many nations have existed and how long and rich each of their history is and how complex and unique the situation in each country is today.
When this is combined with a relentless, precise and extremely well organized propaganda blitz against one nation that is being targeted by an army, it’s all too easy to tag along.
I would also like to add that this article has proven difficult and this is the third version of it, well actually fourth considering that this translation is updated from the third, final Icelandic version. But it is of vital importance to me that it is as concise and convincing as possible, because the more I wrote and the more I researched, the more clear the magnitude and the scale of this massive deception campaign became. Most people, unfortunately have not developed the type of immunity to this kind of propaganda and are simply put, still to gullible in the face of such force.
I am not going to be answering comments about me being arrogant or one sided or any other remarks unrelated to the specific points I raise in this article. My only goal is to speak truly and freely on how I feel about this after my research and you are welcome to make of it whatever you want.
I will not pretend to be neutral when it comes to the deliberate killings of innocent civilians and the attempted destruction of a great, unique nation who’se people want nothing but peace and independence.
My goal is obviously not to achieve popularity or attention as Gaddafi is certainly not the most popular man in the world right now. Thanks to the media mind manipulation machines most now see him as a crazed dictator who kills peaceful protesters, schedules mass rapes and supports terrorism. And I’m taking “his side” ? Good luck me…
If the only thing I achieve with this article is to show that there is such a thing as Gaddafi’s side and that it has been blacked out by the media, then it will have been worth it. As that should be of deep concern to us all.
Ultimately of course, the question is not about Gaddafi. This is what the propaganda machines manage to do so successfully. With their Hollywood formula they create the image of a bad guy that has to be stopped by the good guy and all other sides of the arguments can be ignored as long as that is the case.
But don’t think for one second I will just sit by as this next blockbuster bloodbath unfolds and not do my best expose the brutal reality that flies in your face as you start to research it.
Unfortunately this is not a subject that can be covered in the fast food style of the gossip, profit driven mainstream media garbage. I do not take their example of aiming my writings at the lowest common denominator, rather I am trying to appeal to those who are genuinely interested in researching this topic with the goal of understanding it. There is simply put far too much that needs to be addressed and I assure you, every word is there for a reason. Except for these five words.
I sometimes get comments that my articles are too long and that no one will bother to read them. It reminds me of a story I heard of Bob Dylan. This slick record executive came to the studio after hearing an album, and said “ I love this song, but you need to make a short version so we can get it played on the radio. “This is the short version” Dylan replied and I would say the same.
Don’ be so naive as to think you can be knowledgable about a subject after reading a few mass produced news stubs.
I would also like to point out that if you think this article is too long, just think how long it took me to write it. I promise you, I am saving you a lot of trouble. What took me months to research, you can read in a few hours. And for that I am getting no money from anyone. I don’t do it for fun either as I know of many more fun ways to spend my time than browsing through pictures and watching videos about war and death.
I do this solely out of responsibility for my own conscience.

And even after this article and all the research I did, I still have questions.

You don’t need to finish the entire article now, it will be here, but I highly recommend finishing it eventually.

I will provide links and sources as we go and I encourage anyone to challenge their contents, or the arguments I make.  Let’s hope I’m not wrong after all the work I’ve put into this.
Now, some of you won’t need to read any article to know that the war on Libya is based on lies. You just know by experience not to trust the mainstream media and to know that the military powers NEVER take on such a mission for simple humanitarian reasons. They know that all such rhetoric by those in power is empty and meaningless and that there are always other reasons involved that include geo-political strategy, resources and control.
If you are one of those people I still recommend that you read on, I am positive you will understand more thoroughly the nature and the scale of this particular deception, in this particular war.
My goal in this article is to deconstruct every single argument and justification being made for the bombing and potential ground invasion of Libya. It is divided in these 8 chapters:
1st chapter: Gaddafi is an evil dictator
2nd chapter: Human Rights violations in Libya
3rd chapter: We must protect peaceful protesters
4th chapter: LIES LIES LIES
5th chapter: History of Libya
6th chapter: Motives
1st chapter: Gaddafi is an evil dictator

Pick any mainstream news story about Libya and this will be stated as given. He is one of those corrupt third world dictators, of course he is! He’s been in power for far too long! But wait a minute…
It is not even officially acknowledged that this claim is being heavily disputed. What is also not being reported is an even more stunning fact, not only is he not an evil dictator, he is not even a dictator at all.
He holds no official power. I think I am going to repeat this cause it is staggering how loud this has been screamed while being completely ignored:
LISTEN CLOSELY! GADDAFI HAS NO OFFICIAL AUTHORITY IN LIBYA
If this statement is true you will immediately notice that all the talk you have heard about “removing him from power” is just a farce.
In fact, Gaddafi has only an honorary title as “the father of the revolution” and is also dubbed “the leader of the revolution” hence the common reference to him as leader of Libya. He has influence, as anyone with such a status and reverence in a country would have. But by no technical or logical definition can he be described as a dictator.
A dictator is someone who has the official authority to make all decisions facing a country. He has final and official authority over the army, laws and courts. Plenty of such figures exist. Gaddafi has no such authority so how can anyone claim he is a dictator? That can only be considered a conspiracy theory.
In the few instances this has been addressed it is claimed that despite this “everyone knows” that he is really in charge. Of course. But when I say a powerful group of bankers is really in charge of the US government you call me crazy. Maybe “everyone” doesn’t know that yet, but I have a feeling it won’t be long.
So who is in power in Libya, if not Gaddafi? This is where things start to get interesting.
We have to bring democracy to Libya!
Oh really? What kind of democracy? Represantative democracy such as the one currently being employed in most western countries? A two party system such as the one in the US?
People in Iceland have been talking a lot lately about democratic reforms. What these discussions usually revolve around is more emphasis on people’s participation, more national voting and big matters being discussed in big meetings.
Direct democracy is very similar to the system we used in Iceland during our founding years. Almost exactly the same. The idea is basically this, get people together in conference halls open to discuss specific issues relating to neighbourhoods and vote on them. Choose representatives to go a more centralized meeting to discuss matters relating to larger areas and then finally do this for the entire country. This is the general idea and it seems pretty simple.
But oh yes, excuse me, I was supposed to be talking about the dictatorship in Libya but just started rambling on about democratic reforms in Iceland.
No, in fact I just trolled you, I am talking about Libya. Direct democracy has been employed in Libya ever since when Gaddafi relinquished all official power and resigned to the symbolic position he has today in 1977. Let me repeat this fact that is also being completely ignored by the mainstream media.
ATTENTION! LIBYA HAS A FUNCTIONING DIRECT DEMOCRACY
Or at least they did until the western powers started their “operations”.
Do you understand what I am saying? That despite how many times you have heard Gaddafi being referred to as a dictator, it is still false? Either because someone is lying to you or have themselves been lied too?
In this Orwellian world we find ourselves in it is actually quite difficult to find reliable information concerning this, especially from the mainstream media who some people still, unfortunately see as the official certifiers of truth.
But do not despair. Valiant internet knights have managed to dig up excellent footage that completely contradicts the narrative being currently fed to us.
One of the best information regarding this whole situation is in fact, just an amateur video put together by a random youtube user.
I always think it’s a bit funny when people try to discredit certain types of information by alluding to it being “something you picked up from the internet’” while simultaneously hailing the internet as one of the most wonderful technological achievements of history.
These people have seen stupid videos online, we all have. They conclude that since you believe something that to them seems so far fetched, it must mean you’ve watched one of those videos and fell for it without researching it using “solid sources”.
A lot of people also seem to think that we “can’t” know what’s really going on, since you can’t trust any of the media. Well, we can and should trust ourselves in piecing together the information available and draw an informed conclusion, or at least educated assumptions.
Meanwhile this trust that the large media networks have as the only “solid sources” is being systematically abused to favour the military and Wall Street.
And the fact is that the internet invites anyone to become an independent journalist.
You can record your own material or edit together relevant clips from different sources to make extremely interesting and informative videos.
Often these videos will include small bits from these so called “solid sources” that have revealed discrepancies in the official line and put them into proper context.
This video I am posting is a prime example of that and includes extremely relevant information relating to Libya’s democratic system.
Please take a quick break from reading to watch these videos. If you have any genuine interest in knowing the truth and are sincere in your respect for justice you will watch them. Trust me, it’s worth it.

Understanding the Green Book & Libyan politics, the easy way (slightly updated version)

What you don’t know about Gaddafi

2000 Conference Halls
What you are now looking at is a conference hall that was designed to be built but has been put on hold after the recent events in the country. Since the Libyan Revolution of 1969, 2000 conference halls have been built in which people come together to decide local policies and appoint people’s commission to implement these policies.
The secretary general of state in Libya is Baghad Mahmudi. I think if you would make a wager of 100$ with everyone living in the west about who that guy is you would become very rich.
I’m not saying this to pretend to be smarter than you, like you I did not know who he was until I started researching for this article. My point is we should not engage in the bombing of a country which we have so little real knowledge about! Have you been to Libya? Well neither have I, so shouldn’t you at least look into it in detail before we just barge in their with military aircraft and start killing people?
Consider that if the fact holds that Gaddafi has no official power in Libya beyond a regular citizen and some honorary treatments, all the arguments for the bombings and support of rebel groups have collapsed, as the whole operation is based on aiding a popular revolution to topple Gaddafi and “remove him from power” So what power”?
Could it be that we live in such a crazy world. Yes, in fact it very well could be.
Here we see Moussa Ibrahim, spokesman of the Libyan government saying that Obama is delusional.

Libya’s government spokesman says Obama cannot order Gaddafi to leave power and says Libyans want a transition with Gaddafi at the helm.

And take for instance this example, a little gem that  passed through the propaganda filters.

This Washington Post reporter tries to put what he is hearing in context with what his programmed reality can come up with and the only thing he can come up with is that all these supporters of Gaddafi he met in Libya must just be this crazy.

The headline is  “Many Libyans appear to back Gaddafi
(To enter the world of the Gaddafi believers is to enter an “Alice in Wonderland” realm in which the regime’s supporters are the real revolutionaries, not the rebels seeking to topple the government, because Libya is in a state of perpetual revolution.

The Libyan people can’t overthrow their government because they are the government, in accordance with the country’s definition of itself as the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, which loosely translates as “state of the masses.”Gadhafi can’t be toppled because he holds no formal position; he is the Brother Leader, a guide and a mentor, a patriarch and an uncle who advises his people but does not rule them. )
I hope you still have appetite. There is a lot more to come.
2nd Chapter – Human Rights abuses in Libya
This is a mantra that is easy for the propaganda machines to preach. Once again reality seems to be quite different.
First question you might ask yourself, if Gaddafi is such a gross human rights violator, why was Libya elected by other African Nations to lead the Human Rights Council of the United Nations in 2003?
First of all, if Gaddafi has no power in Libya accusing “his men” of human rights violation simply doesn’t fly. Unless he just has his private secret mafia? But that would also be just a conspiracy theory. (Do not get me wrong, a lot of conspiracy theories have basis for them, but I have seen no evidence for this one)
Wiki on Human Rights Watch
Another article dealing with it’s corrupt nature
Most, if not all of the accusations being presented to us by the media come from one organization “Human Rights Watch” an American based organization that receives most of it’s funding from George Soros, a well known bankin mogul and leading globalist. It is not an unbiased organization at all, yet the media will always report it as “human rights organization”
“According to a 2008 financial assessment, HRW reports that it does not accept any direct or indirect funding from governments and is financed through contributions from private individuals and foundations.[9] According to NGO Monitor this policy is violated by support from the Dutch government and a May 2009 fund raising trip to Saudi Arabia.[10]
Notably, billionaire financier and philanthropist George Soros announced in 2010 his intention to donate US$100 million to HRW over a period of ten years. He said, “Human Rights Watch is one of the most effective organizations I support. Human rights underpin our greatest aspirations: they’re at the heart of open societies.”[11][12] The donation increases Human Rights Watch’s operating budget from $48 million to $80 million. The donation was the largest in the organization’s history”
So, George Soros, who likes to manipulate the economies of entire nations for personal gain (including Iceland and Greece) is their biggest supporters and they go to SAUDI ARABIA on a fund raising trip??
Yes, one of the biggest violators of human rights in the history of mankind financed this human rights organization.

Just because a human rights organization makes an accusation against someone doesn’t make it true. Anyone that has the money could form an organization and name it “human rights watch”, especially if he intended to use it for this purpose.

There is one substantiated allegation, and that is that in Libya, people have been executed people for terrorism and high treason. This is not something I agree with personally. But then again, I have not been living under constant attacks by secret agents and subversive groups funded by western intelligence agencies trying to undermine a people’s revolution.
I have not had multiple attempts on my life and NATO hasn’t killed my daughter. I’m sure after a while your sense of humor for people trying to kill you, your people and the leader of your people’s revolution, would go away. In any case this is no excuse for the US to bomb anyone as they execute about 44 people a year, many of whom are later proven to have been innocent of their charges.
It is possible that Libya would be the greatest welfare paradise on the planet were it not for the constant interference by greedy western companies. There appear to be few places on earth that have a welfare system as good and where every person is as valued. I kid you not.
Consider Iceland for example. In Iceland we are ruled by a wealthy minority that lives in luxury while many of us work day after day, weekend after weekend, just to be fed and get to live in a home.
In Libya, everyone is entitled to a home, food, water, a vehicle and the opportunity to pursue his interests. If you want education abroad, the government pays for it completely. Need to buy a home to start a family? The government gives you
As with other stuff relating to Libya at the moment it is not that easy to find reliable information regarding this from mainstream sources, but with a little internet detective work you can verify this quite clearly.
From Wikipedia: During the 1970s, the government succeeded in making major improvements in the general welfare of its citizens. By the 1980s Libyans enjoyed much improved housing and education, comprehensive social welfare services, and general standards of health that were among the highest in Africa.’
So… let me get this straight… this evil dictator takes over and stars improving everyones lifestyle! What a monster!
Another thing I did researching this was to watch old mainstream documentaries about Libya, it is informative to see how these films contradict the picture being painted now:

Consider this video that went viral recently. Gaddafi is writing in a motorcade without any protection and everywhere he goes people meet him in celebration.

Does it now seem to you, just a little bit less of a sign of his “insanity” when he claimed that his people loved him?
I think it’s time you watched this video, with a message from Gaddafi, broadcast over Tripoli on July 1st.

July 1, 2011 Gaddafi’s Speech to Libya and the World, 1 of 2

This is a support march for Muammar Gaddafi and it includes 1.7 million people Source. There are 2 million people living in Tripoli! And only 6.5 million in the entire Libya! Seems that only those who called in sick that day didn’t make it. Just watch it, and tell me we are witnessing a “popular revolution against Gaddafi in Libya”
One commented that people in North Korea also loved Kim Jong Il. This comparison is preposterous. First of all people are allowed to freely exit Libya as they please. Second of all, that person is admitting that he is loved by his own people and hence that all the talk about him oppressing his own people is utter garbage. Why don’t they just say that then? Why doesn’t Obama admit that, yeah… the people love him, but they’re all batshit crazy…
So… let me get this straight… We’re actually at that point now? We will bomb a country to kill people, to help them get rid of a “dictator” that they all appear to love, but we, sitting on our arrogant asses in front of the TV claim we know better about what is best to them! To the point that we’re willing to kill them to prove that we are right?
How is that not batshit insane??
If you’re thinking it must have gotten worse since you would be wrong.
Here is the Human Development Report of the United Nations, notice that Libya is the only African nation that reaches the green color.
This picture is from 2010.
Still in doubt? Then I suggest you also read this report from the United Nations in 2011 (for those not paying attention, it’s this year)
It reads like a valedictorian report card.
5. During the interactive dialogue, statements were made by 46 delegations. A number 
of delegations commended the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya for the preparation and presentation 
of its national report, noting the broad consultation process with stakeholders in the 
preparation phase.  Several delegations also noted with appreciation the country’s 
commitment to upholding human rights on the ground. Additional statements, which could 
not be delivered during the interactive dialogue owing to time constraints, will be posted on 
the extranet of the universal periodic review when available.

Here are some figures that have been circulating the internet, although I have not been able to find them posted on any of the “solid sources” from the documentaries I have seen and testimony I’ve heard it appears fairly accurate.
Unemployment benefits – 730 U.S. dollars a month.Nurse salary – $ 1000 per month.

Each baby receives a single gift from the Libyan State – $ 7,000.

The couple receives money from the Libyan government of $ 64,000 to buy a house.(Wedding gift)

State support for a one-off starting their own business – 20,000 U.S. dollars.

High taxes and any fees to forbidden M. Gaddafi initiative.

Education and health care – free of charge.

Education and training abroad is fully payed by Libyan government

Residents receive electricity for free.

Teacher’s salary – $ 3,000 per month.

When buying a new car government pays half price.

Brokering real estate is prohibited. Available only direct buyer – seller relationship

Here we see an inquiry about this on Yahoo Answers
Here is a related topic.
Here we also see how the Libyan government funds projects that actually benefit the population instead of just powerful corporations. “Government to build thousands of new homes in Libya”
Here is something that might make you ask yourself another question. If Gaddafi is so hated by his own people, why would the Libyan government pass out weapons to the population to protect people from the rebels and the possible invading armies? Wouldn’t that be suicidal for a dictator trying desperately to retain his power against a popular uprising?
Then the question has to be asked, why does he have so much support from his people and why is the media and our political leaders trying to  convince us the opposite?
Here is Serbian Miroslav Lazanski on the issue, corroberating some of these findings:

Miroslav Lazanski ‘Gadafijeva diktatura’ – Support for Muammar Gaddafi from the people of Serbia

But then you might start havind second thoughts, thinking… if everything is so good in Libya,  what are all these people doing protesting? Are they just wrong?
Here is where the propaganda gets serious. In order to sell you this war, the perception of a massive popular rebellion had to be manipulated into the public mind.
But it is however a valid question, why are these people protesting? And who are they?
Let’s look at these questions and find out how convincing the case for a popular rebellion in Libya against Gaddafi is.
3rd chapter – We must protect the peaceful demonstrators

This is the ultimate firecracker…
Hey, I’ve got a joke for you, How do you get all the protesters to shut up while you’re waging a war? You convince them you’re going to war to protect peaceful protesters!
HAHAHAHAHALOLDERP!! Or… wait a second… Maybe it really isn’t that funny…
Let’s look at this in more detail.
In the start it was a peaceful protest, but after Gaddafi started brutalizing the peaceful demonstrators it turned violent, right?
Weird, cause not even the intentionally biased wikipedia article actually supports that conclusion:
So let us see, early phase, 15. february, first day:


15 February


  • In the evening approximately 200 people began demonstrating in front of the police headquarters in Benghazi following the arrest of human-rights activist Fathi Terbil.[5] They were joined by others later who totaled between 500 to 600 protesters. The protest was broken up violently by police,[6] causing as many as forty injuries among the protesters.[7]
  • In Al Bayda and Az Zintan, hundreds of protesters called for “the end of the regime” and set fire to police and security buildings.[6] In Az Zintan, the protesters set up tents in the town centre.[6]
Am I getting this straight? In a country of six and a half million, 200 people showed up to protest?

So what have these peaceful demonstrators been up to since their peaceful revolution started? Well, as any group of peaceful demonstrators would, hunting black people! Yes, just listen to this group of immigrant workers who fear for their lives because of the activities of these people. They don’t even leave their houses:

Notice how traumatized the man reliving his experience is, a tell that he is not making up the story. Were he to be enthusiastic and dramatic about it, that would be a clear indicator that he was lying. This point becomes more relevant later on.
See here this more detailed story on this issue. (Libya: Rebels execute immigrant workers while forces kidnap others)
They also seem to be exceptionally good with bureacratic bullshit, as all underground resistance movements are of course…
Since the start of the protest, they’ve managed to:
Anyone that has taken part in any type of protest know how ridicilously far fetched these ambitions would be to any movement. Sure it would have been cool if we could have just set up our own central bank while demandind the removal of the head of our central bank at the time, David Oddson, but how on earth would we have gone about doing that? Never mind trying that in the US! So what’s going on then?
It’s seems pretty simple. This is much less a “protest movement” and much rather trained militants backed, armed and financed by the CIA and I would guess Mossad and MI6 as well.
The Libyans that are protesting appear to mostly make up the former upper class of Libya who are pissed off that their power was taken away from them in a popular revolution. Many of these families fled Gaddafi’s rule and have had it in for him ever since.
The goal of these clandestine operations was to start enough disturbances, riots and terror events that would then be portrayed to the people as a revolution of the people through the media.
This has been tried previously in the case of Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, but that attempt failed due to the enormous support he had in his country. (See full documentary from BBC on this case here “The Revolution will not be televised”)
Evidence for media manipulation
I don’t need to remind you that representatives of all the major media news outlets of the world went to Libya as soon as the protests started, with the intention of covering them. Surely they must have numerous good photos of large peaceful demonstrations against Gaddafi?
Here are some pictures of the protests in Egypt. You can find scores of these kind of pictures with huge crowds, sometimes clashing with police:
And even in Iceland, a country with a population of 300.000 we see this turnout:
Well, now let us compare these images, all of whom were easily located with a simple google search with some of the images coming from Libya. In Libya I have yet to find a single picture of protesters clashing with police or being barricaded by police. If you can then by all means post it.
Here we see a definitive flag of the Libyan monarchy now being used by the rebels. Is this even in Libya? Well, anyway, , when you see a picture of this flag in a protest, you are looking at anti-gaddafi protests. When you are looking at Gaddafi supporters they will be carrying the green flag. The flag of the Libyan Revolution of 1969.
This is one example of such an event:
Well, you might find it curious that this is a picture taken from here, headlined “84 killed in Libya protests: Rights organization”
Do these appear to be people protesting Gaddafi? Would protesters of Gaddafi be carrying a glamorous picture of him celebrating? And the flag of his revolution? The answer is clearly no so why are they using this picture? Shouldn’t there be plenty of good pictures from the huge protests against Gaddafi?
Actually if you google Libya rebels in the image search you will see a more accurate depiction of this presumed protest movement in Libya. Just try it.
Surely we should be routing for the gun touting gentlemen over the green flag waving madmen in the picture above.
This is not the only media news outlet to make the same embarrassing mistake:
The Associated Press carried the same picture in this story:
And just look at this one, what is this but a bad photoshopped photobomb? They are all celebrating Gaddafi in the background! Either someone actually snuck in to take the picture or it was just added in post production. Either way, it is pure deliberate propaganda!
This was posted here, and under it reads “A recent picture of an anti-gaddafi demonstration”
Are you sure mr. reporter that these people wearing the color of his revolution with a glamourous picture of him are anti-Gaddafi? Or is this a bad fake?
And wait a minute… Gadafi.. butcher of libya, didn’t I see that movie already…? Oh wait no! That was another guy… Must have been the same producers…
Again, are these anti Gaddafi protesters? This is from a discussion where the poster says he found the picture on google earth. Of course he did. And how was he supposed to know that all these crowds were there to support Gaddafi. That’s not what the media had told him.
Again, this picture was posted in at least two places with headlines about protests against Gaddafi:
From here and here.
Another one:
Here is yet another example. The story is about Gaddafi murdering protesters, when the picture clearly shows his supporters:
Notice how all the signs are in Arabic. That’s also something I’ve wondered. Why does it seem that all the protesters from pictures of Iran, Syria and Libya have signs in English?
Of course the picture being painted is that they are “pleading to the international community” and surely that’s what some of these people are doing. But isn’t just a little strange? In the Icelandic protests of 2009, even if we knew the foreign press was watching, very few decided to post their signs in English, most would have just felt that it was silly.
Even though almost everyone in Iceland speaks English and it is not exactly the most common language in Libya.
Some of the most well known pictures might not even be from Libya. Some might just be of gullible westerners who feel they are supporting justice.
Oh that’s just brilliant. “Hopeless” As opposed to the “Hope” delivered by Obama’s presidency. Straight from the Washington propaganda machines anyone? No… get out of town…
ALFA
The group American Libya Freedom Assocation or “ALFA” has been the most prominent group to support this rebellion. They have written propaganda articles that make all types of wild accusations against Gaddafi without any proof. Take for example this article that has so many falsehoods in it I almost drowned in them. Of the top of my head it claims, baselessly that Gaddafi implemented Sharia law. In fact, there is now talk of introducing Sharia law in Libya, after the fall of Gaddafi.
Unfortunately Wikipedia considers this Associaton a reliable source of information and references is it in some of the accusations it makes.
In this propaganda piece you can see their participation verified.
Here we can also see that Mohamed M. Bugaighis, the head of ALFA has connections to the US government.
Here are some more pictures circulating the web that I find suspect.
One question… What are the flags of Iraq and Palestine doing there? And why is there only one rebel flag and where is located? On top of the Palestinian flag! Why?

The flag of Iraq:
The flag of Palestine:
It’s worth noting that Gaddafi has been a vocal supporter of Palestine from day 1.
He has been a rock in Israels socks for decades, and the monarchy his revolution overthrew was supported by Israel. Something’s not right about this.
Just recently, after the revolution in Egypt, Gaddafi urged Palestinians to rise up against the Israeli occupation in peaceful protests.
“The time for people’s revolution has come”
Little did he know that they planned to turn the joke on him.
Here we see an article that covers this issue, while certainly not in a positive tone.
Well if the most oppressive, apartheid state in the world supports it it must be ok. A country who murdered peaceful protesters aboard the Mavi Marmara and has systematically robbed Palestinians of their lives and land.
But let’s move on:
In this picture that has been posted everywhere online, including the mainstream press, there clearly are a lot of people. But why is the only flag visible in the crowd waving right above the camera? Strange, I wonder if it’s been planted? No… The technology might be pretty advanced now… but doctoring pictures? Common. That’s impossible.
Now here is an oddball:
Well, the resolution and proportions seem fine… but wait… why is there only ONE FLAG? In the middle of the picture?
This one was posted in a few places, including press.tv
Again.. really? One flag? One guy decided to bring his flag?
But wait, here we have a lot of flags!
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The only problem with this picture is that it’s the same picture as we looked at before and shows the Gaddafi supporters that were being posted as Gaddafi protesters. Except this time, someone went through the trouble of adding red paint on the flags.
While one has to wonder about how amateur the doctoring of these photos is, it also makes you wonder how convincing they could make photos if they actually did their best work.
The most convincing images of masses protesting Gaddafi came after the alleged fall of Gaddafi. This video being among the “best”:
This is a screenshot from that very recent BBC report about celebration in Benghazi after allegedly conquering Tripoli.
Here is the image from 01:10
And here we have the frame from 02:05
I have questions about the vanishing flag, the Gaddafi poster with green background next to the demon (subliminal propaganda perhaps?), and why they could only get less than a minute of footage that is looped. Perhaps these can all be explained, and focusing too much on it would amount to speculation that would probably be inadmissable in court. But given the manipulation we’ve seen so far you can’t help but wonder.
In any case these are pictures of Benghazi, the only place where it is recognized that there is opposition to the Green Revolution.
The footage shows celebration after the news about the “fall of Tripoli” which we found out later had not been the fall of Tripoli at all, but was simply a trap set by government forces.
And what has become quite well known in the alternative media now is that the footage allegedly coming from the Green Square in Tripoli did not show a place consistent with the actual Green Square, making it more likely that this is actually filmed in a movie set:
Here is a full article on this kind of manipulation
And then there is this recent slip up at the BBC, showing green square in India as supposedly live from the protests in Libya:
The case for a popular uprising being waged against Gaddafi simply seems very thin to me.
Think of it this way, if there was an agenda to make you think there were bigger protests in Libya than there actually were to disguise military operations by CIA funded militant groups to gain control over a country and it’s resources, how would they go about doing that?
It’s clear that they could do that so that leaves it at, would they. And if we consider that they’ve done that many times before the answers to that seems clear as well. And if you consider what is at stake in a war like this “it’s the least they can do”.
Having said that, it is not as if a protest happening in a country is justification for starting a war. If it would be we would have had to bomb every country in the world a long time ago. Where did this notion come from? How many times have there been huge protests in the West?
And what about killing protesters? Well, we’ll cover that claim later but what about Kent State Massacre in the US?
Should the US not have been swiftly invaded? Besides the fact that the case for “Gaddafi’s Men” having killed peaceful protesters is very thin. It seems more like people died trying to protect security buildings and police stations and the protesters who were killed were armed aggressors.
And EVEN IF, there is a dictator who is believed to oppress his own people, it would only make matter worse to bomb the country! It would not be an excuse!
Do i really have to get into the hipocrisy factor here? How many brutal dictators has the west supported and how many democratically elected leaders they have assassinated? Is this history still unknown to you? And talking about torture! The Us officially admits to torture! Have we forgotten about Abu Ghraib already? So you’re saying you don’t like how Gaddafi is torturing his people so you want the US army to do it instead?
This whole thing is absurd.
What I can unequivocally demonstrate, is that there is not an overwhelming majority protesting Gaddafi. The pictures of his supporters were in general a lot more convincing and crowded. 1.7 million people marched in his support! It’s absurd for us to claim that we know better what is in their best interest!
(I refer back to the video above where 1.7 million march in his support, if you did not watch it before, watch it now)
The peaceful protesters?
The West hasn’t exactly been hiding it’s support for these forces. Here are a few stories worth noting:
Libya Rebel leader had CIA backing (warning, serious whitewash/propaganda but fact is acknowledged)
Here we can see the rebel army, these are not peaceful protesters. Forget that notion. They are armed to the teeth and they are killing black people and burning down police stations. Are the Libyan people supposed to sit back while that happens? Would you?
Not only a connection to the CIA, but also to Al Qaeda
No I am not making this up.  The same people that the Americans are supporting in Libya have also been members of the “Al Qaeda” movement in Iraq.
I can just hear some of you blurting out that it is nothing but a crazy conspiracy theory. But don’t call the doctor yet, we have “solid sources”
Libyan Rebel Commander admits his fighters have Al Qaeda links
Anti American Extremist among Libyan Rebels U.S. has vowed to protect
 You can’t dismiss this that easily can you? Straight from the horses mouth! The commander of the rebels admits this and a few media outlets pick up on it before it slips down the rabbit hole.
So, now, is there any picture starting to emerge inside your head at this point?
Or does this all still seem very contradictory and confusing to you?
What if I told you that the most likely explanation in my humble opinion is that the CIA are knowingly funding terrorist activites, that KILL American Soldiers and innocent Iraqi people to justify their continued military presence?
Pretty much exactly like in 1984. Perpetual Warfare. I think it’s time for a quote from that book, performed by Michael Moore. He has fortunately remained consistant in his anti war stance, and is against the military aggression in Libya (source)
It is also worth noting that a lot of the rebels in Afghanistan were funded and armed by the ISI in Pakistan, which has had a close relationship with the CIA for many years and Pakistan has been given military aid from the US all throughout the course of the war. Source
But as this would be enough material for a whole new article I’ll just leave it at that. Let’s concentrate on Libya for now.
And what about Benghazi?
A little bit of history is needed. Wiki will do for this purpose:
Heavily bombed in World War II, Benghazi was later rebuilt with the country’s newly found oil wealth as a gleaming showpiece of modern Libya. It became the capital city of Emirate of Cyrenaica (1949-1951) under Idris Senussi I. In 1951, Cyrenaica was merged with Tripolitania and Fezzan to form the independent Kingdom of Libya, of which both Benghazi and Tripoli were capital cities. Benghazi lost its capital status when the Free Officers under the leadership of Muammar Gaddafi staged a coup d’état in 1969, whereafter all government institutions were concentrated in Tripoli. Even though King Idris was forced into exile and the monarchy abolished, support for the Senussi dynasty remained strong in Cyrenaica. This was emphasized by real or perceived injustices from the government towards the people of Benghazi, including the demolition in the year 2000 of the arena of footballclub Alahly Benghazi S.C., following anti-government protests.
Whoever these protesters are they are glorifying a brutal monarch that was deposed by a popular revolution. Here is a picture of a young Benghazi carrying a picture of King Idris during the 2011 revolution:

While it is clear enough that Gaddafi has overwhelming support in Tripoli and most other parts of the country, Benghazi seems to be the only place were any significant number of people oppose him and the Jamahariya, State of the masses.

Somehow I have a hard time so sympathize with people glorifying a monarch that oppressed the people of an entire nation, just because that city was “it” at the time… Especially when they use means of terrorism to get their point across.
This conversation is just brilliant  to listen to. Anyone enthusiastic about debating in general should check it out. Such a pawning has rarely been recorded:
Of course it is possible that people in the Benghazi area have some legitimate grievances that they feel Gaddafi is responsible for. That I simply can not know for certain at this point.
Regardless, this is a reality that is very different from what is being propagated in this blitz media campaign, and does not mean that this minority is entitled to take over a country.
So what have we learned so far? 
Fighters with ties to Al Qaeda, sponsored by NATO and the CIA are burning down police stations and security buildings, and when Gaddafi says his people will resist this foreign hostility and attempted occupation he is “declaring war against his own people” What a bunch of fucking bullshit!
And oh sure, we just have to help them by BOMBING their capital!
What would have to happen for you to support your home country being bombed from the air? Historic landmarks, universities and peoples houses were being blown to pieces and people killed?
Libyans do not want these air strikes! It is simply a disgusting lie!
4. kafli LIES LIES LIES

There is one thing that becomes abundantly clear upon deitaled inspection of this issue. What we are seeing is not mistakes. It’s not “intelligence failures”. It’s not a misunderstanding. It’s pure and deliberate propaganda with the aim of taking over a country and it’s resourcese.
Of course a lot of the dumbed down reporters that read from their teleprompters have no clue that what they are saying is a part of a disinformation campaign. They usually know nothing more than the average citizen. But this is being orchestrated by very skilled propaganda specialists, and there are people fully aware of the manipulation in place that are doing this on purpose.
This is a barrier that some people seem to have a hard time to breach. The media may lie, but never on purpose…These people are likely to be thinking “Well what about all the mass rapes, airstrikes against his own people? The torturing and the oppression? Are they just lies?”
Well… again… yes…!
If you have ever known a person who is a compulsive liar you would know that they will lie as much as they can as big as they can so in the end it such a grand illusion you think that it is unlikely someone would go through such lengths to deceive you.
These propaganda specialist will lie endlessly and no one corrects it until it’s too late.
Truth is the first casualty of war. The lies leading up to the war in Iraq were endless and grotesque.
They said they KNEW that Saddam had nuclear weapons and was willing to use them on the United States! This is how badly they wanted you to support the war! What makes you think anything has changed now? Obama?
Really? Are you supporting this war because of Obama? Because of all the “changes” he’s been implementing?
Obama is another example of how many lies they are willing to tell you to get you to go along with their plans. He had the image of an anti-war president who was against the Wall Street fat cats. Seriously how often has this card been played? How long will it take us to call the bluff?
Obama is a prime example of how much the media and politicians will distort the truth, and somehow people usually fall for it for just as long as is required for the operation to succeed.
Somehow a majority of people can’t seem to get it through their head that the media will lie shamelessly, again and again.
People seem to know this on some level and are aware that it has happened repeatedly throughout our history. But when it comes to seeing through it when it really matters they are simply still to gullible. Do they think that the media has learned from it’s mistakes and won’t lie to us again? Do they believe that the war in Iraq was due to “intelligence failures”?
On Reddit.com, an upvoting site that has a lot of entertaining and informative user submitted material, this clip from George Carlin is almost universally upvoted and praised. Yet the contents of what he is saying doesn’t seem to have sunk in yet. Let’s listen to it, and listen to his message, he isn’t joking!

Michael Jackson even tried to tell us this:

Imagine what it was like before the war in Iraq trying to tell people it was based on lies and there should not be an invasion. Imagine how many reasons people could find in the media at the time to believe you were crazy. Are you telling me they are all lies?
Yes, I’m saying they were all lies.
If you were in my shoes at the time this must feel like deja vu all over again. (To be accurate I was quite young at the time and wasn’t really sure what to think initially but quickly started opposing it after it began)
And some of you are not going to change your minds. Some of you just trust that all this information would be covered in the mainstream media if it was true. These people will trust them more than the alternative media to report information accurately.
Imagine the stupidity. The media corporations are owned and controlled and have long since been infiltrated by intelligence agencies.
The website where I post this doesn’t even have advertisers. We have no owners or editors and are only here to try to figure out what is going on.
Most people can’t seem to fathom how well calculated, widespread and big this lie is. They don’t seem to notice how ideas are deliberately being put in their heads. Anything that contradicts what they’ve learned through this will immediately be disregarded as crazy or a “conspiracy theory”.
Some people will even read this entire article and still not see a reason to disapprove of the bombings. Going by their feeling that all the stuff you’ve heard and read in the media can’t all be false.
But most people, and this is the real problem, they won’t actually read it. They won’t watch any of the videos, and they won’t even leave room for the possibilty that they are wrong. They have been so convinced that they simply feel it is awaste of time to even look into it. That will not stop them from claiming they have, however.
After I published an earlier version of this in Icelandic you would not believe the response from some people who had obviously in no way even skimmed through the article. Most of the questions were answered in the article itself. For example, if someone comments: “How can you support a dictator?” that person is proving that they did not even see that I was claiming he wasn’t.
It’s a cute little feeling, that everyone is trying their best and it’s better not to be too negative.
The compulsive liar knows this as well. He knows that you are a sensitive being and he abuses it. When he’s been exposed he apologises and promises it will never happen again. But guess what? He is lying.
If you actually think that the largest militaries in the world would go into a concerted operation without there being a major preparation for it, you have no clue about modern warfare. If you think that a big portion of that preparation doesn’t involve a propaganda campaign to ensure the support of the people, you are sadly mistaken again.
Consider this story about Donald Rumsfeld’s speech from 2006 where he talks about how the Americans are lagging behind in the propaganda department and must do something about it quickly with heavy emphasis on the internet.
You might also want to evaluate the words of General Wesley Clark, when he said that there were plans to attack Libya 6 years ago:

But how did they go about orchestrating such a media war? 

Might it involve a little scandal recently about leaked e-mails from HB Gary? Where it was revealed that the pentagon was using bots online and fake social media accounts to use for propaganda campaigns?
And here is where it get interesting. You all know that this is the “twitter revolution” and a lot of the videos were just youtube videos being posted by Libyans. Right?
Well then how come only about 9% of Libyans have internet access according to statistics from 2009? See here
I think it’s about time you watched another of these random youtube videos I’ve found. The song is actually quite overused but the information is worth it. The most peculiar thing is the amount of twitter updates that were posted in a short period of time:

And here we have two journalists testifying on air that they have been threatened by other journalists and intelligence officials for going against the NATO propaganda. Thierry Meissan goes on to claim that many of these reporters are actually card carrying CIA agents.

Now, let’s look at a list of recent news stories, most of which are the primary reasons why most people claim to support the “revolution” in Libya. Expect more news stories like this with outrageous over the top claims against Gaddafi or anything related to him. These stories will be aimed at affecting people emotionally and horrifying them, with blame assigned to Gaddafi and his supporters.
Gaddafi used airstrikes against his own people
This story was originally posted on twitter without a shred of evidence and from there got reported by all the major media outlets. This appears to be nothing more than yet another deliberate, fabricated piece of propaganda.
This report from the Russian Army contradicts these claims:
Gaddafi is ordering mass rapes!
This is a big one. Gaddafi’s men are mass rapists! And he even ordered Viagra for his presumably impotent men to assist in their mass rapes! What a monster!
Really?? Isn’t that a bit over the top? Do you actually believe that he did that?
But the news says so! He must have! What a lunatic! Who does that?
No one, because it is a lie.
The only evidence for these mass rapes is a “questionnaire” that reportedly included the question of whether or not women had been raped, and reportedly a lot of the women had tagged yes to the question… and when asked by whom many had reportedly said “Gaddafi’s men” most left the questionnaire anynomous but some wrote their initials… for fear of reprisal… obviously.
Right… So basically the easiest forgery in history.
There is a lot of talk about how rapes are such a disgrace to the family in the Muslim community and how most women don;t come forward. That didn’t seem to matter to Eman Al-Obeidy who at the most opportune time came rushing into a Tripoli Hotel to tell her horrifying story of how she was gangraped by Gaddafi’s men!
So are they lying?
Yes, they most likely are lying.
Here is a report from Amnesty International that questions these claims.
Just a few days ago we saw this story, about one of Gaddafi’s son, and the way his wife treated this apparent worker. Again, the wounds are so over the top and, according to the reporter still boiling. Yet the woman seems to not be in immediate pain. Also, who is this woman? Does she provide any proof that she was actually working for Hannibal Gaddafi? No, but of course the media wouldn’t lie to us about something like this.
Both of these stories both seem extraordinarily convenient for anyone that wants to gather support for a war in Libya. They are both extremely emotional and target the viewers empathy. You will not see stories like this about the thousands of people burned alive by Nato bombs.
This is exactly what they do. No one cares about deep historical understanding of what is going on in Libya. Did you see that woman’s head! Didn’t you hear about that gangrape by Gaddafi’s men!? This is what modern propaganda looks like.
And to some this claim even seems ridicilous. But just to be clear, yes, I am stating that in all likelihood, both of these events were staged. The wounds of both these women are probably fake and the work of the Hollywood department of the CIA. These are in all likelihood paid actors or deliberate liars.
Can I prove that? No, not literally, I can’t prove either case individually with forensic evidence as that would be impossible. However, it is the aim of this article in it’s entirety to expose the fraudulent basis of this war in general. That I can do.
And seen from that perspective these stories and their timing must seem highly suspicious to anyone witnessing what is going on.
Understand this, there is no claim to wild, no lie to big, no method to unethical for these people. This is about much bigger issues and for them the end justifies the means.
There are a number of ways to get people to lie. One possibility is that they have some connection to the rebels, or is simply a paid agent. It’s not like they are saving money on a mission like this. It is supported by the richest and most powerful people in the world and the stakes are high. Paying off a couple of people here and there is not a big problem.
They could do it, they would do it, they have done it and they are doing it.
The question is rather, why would they stop when it is proving to work so well?
Just check out this brief video, we have prior convictions:
If you think that my claim that these horror stories from Libya are fake is a ridicilous claim, will you at least admit that you would have also thought it was ridicilous if at the time this was being played in the media, I had claimed that it was staged?
This is now officially acknowledged to have been war propaganda. The girl telling us this horrifying story was a trained actor, the daughter of the Kuwaiti Ambassador to the United States and the event was orchestrated by the public relation firm Hill & Knowlton, working for the Kuwaiti government. The increasingly censored Wikipedia acknowledges all of this and there are numerous other sources that confirm this if you have any doubt. Wiki
Obviously, that’s why they keep doing this. And if you need a further reminder on how the authorities blatantly lie to the public it’s time for a little symphony:

But no, authorities wouldn’t go that far to stage a war… Well, if you think so consider Operation Northwoods, were all sorts of outrageous plots were considered to gain popular support for war in Cuba, including staging terror attacks, even shooting citizens in the US and blaming it on Cuba:

But common! The media wouldn’t participate in this kind of behaviour! Well… then consider Operation Mockingbird. Wiki explains here.
But no… NATO and the US would never knowingly arm and support terrorists… Well, then consider Operation Gladio, where they did exactly that, in Europe:
Al Jazeera has also provided a lot of the propaganda effort for this war. It has proven really effective, as many progressives view Al Jazeera as a good alternative to the US media they have learned not to trust. This documentary, which I watched from start to end is a prominent candidate for the Goebbels award:
“Libya – A state of Terror”
This film only includes testimony from Libyan defectors and provides no additional evidence. No shortage of emotional music and enthusiastic story telling though. If you watch this film, do they seem uncomfortable talking about their horrific experience, or are they trying to sell it?
This is the opposite of the Nigerian immigrant we saw earlier who was chased down a street by the rebels in Libya. It’s like they’re trying to squeeze out every bit of sympathy they can get.
Now, I might be wrong on this. If I am I apologize to them and those who feel they have suffered. Very few issues are actually purely black/white, but for what I can assess this documentary is pure propaganda.
Here is this documentary for those who are interested:
Gaddafi is staging mass funerals and parading fake victims
This blew my mind when I saw it. I refer to my writing on this website when this story was released. We awarded Nic Robertson the Goebbels award that month for an excellent performance in the art of deception.

The Goebbels award this week goes to Nic Robertson for his exemplary contribution to the brainwashing campaign about Libya.

He uses many effective tricks on the viewer that are worth noting. The goal of the story is to claim that the victims of the NATO bombardment were simply non-existent. All this was an elaborate propaganda stunt by Gaddafi to gain international solidarity and we must not let it work. One might think such plans were to ambitious but he somehow managed to pull it off.

Nic knows that by now people will believe just about anything about Gaddafi and by doing this he hopes that the anger ofer the murdering of innocent civilians that would otherwise be directed against the people throwing bombs, would instead be directed against Gaddafi!

In the first scene we see how he edits the speech which probably included a fair amount of inconvenient statements. the editing makes him appear frantic, angry and a bit fanatical. Good job there.

He proceeds to claim, without any evidence, that noone in the area seemed to have been a relative of the victims. Of course  we should just trust him as a neutral reporter, a man from a country that is invading another country, reporting from the country his country is invading. Of course he is not biased!

He also describes how one of the coffins had opened and nothing had been in it. Embarrassing huh? Well what is also embarrassing is the fact that his camera man must have been looking away while it happened. It would have been great footage. But who cares, it’s not like anyone will suspect that he is lying.

This story echoes a similarly bizarre claim that Gaddafi’s men were emptying the cities morgues and get this, placing the bodies near damaged sites to make it look like people had been killed there!

Yes, for sure! This is the first time in history were a military bombardment produces no civilian casualties! It’s just Gaddafi and his gang of madmen trying to trick you into feeling empathy for his people! DON’T FALL FOR IT!

It would be extremely inconvenient if the public would figure out that we are bombing young guys with a nike cap holding the peace sign. We congratulate Nic Robertson and CNN on this outstanding achievement.

Keep in mind that all the people attending this funeral are supporters of Gaddafi! They are carrying green flags and huge numbers have turned out. Regardless this devious reporter spins it so fast that it hypnotizes the viewer.
Of course the super precise Nato bombs have a special bad guy app that ensures it only hits them and no innocent people.
Except maybe a few children and a university…
This ridicilous claim first surfaced here and has since been repeated throughout the entire spectrum of the mainstream media.
This is another blog making these claims and even more wilda accusations, based on stories from his “contact” including that Gaddafi empley a “rape squad” who had that labelled on their uniforms. Who comes up with this kind of bullshit?
5. Kafli The history of Libya
Now then, time for a brief history lesson. The history of Libya is obviously long and has many different eras. I will let suffice to cover the last 100 years of it.
Almost exactly 100 years ago, Italy “liberated” Libya from the Ottoman empire. The coverage of this on wikipedia is pretty ironic in light of recent events.
“The attempted Italian colonization of the Ottoman provinces of Tripolitania and Cyrenaica was never wholly successful, at least initially. On 3 October 1911 the Italians attacked Tripoli, claiming somewhat disingenuously to be liberating Libya from Ottoman rule. Despite a major revolt by the Libyans, the Ottoman sultan ceded Libya to the Italians by signing the 1912 Treaty of Lausanne.”
Somewhat disingeniously you say…
And now, a 100 years later, what is the leader of Italy saying about Libya? Well, basically exactly the same thing.
 Quite comical isn’t it.
Libya had been ruled by the Ottoman empire since 1551 or for 260 years when Italian fascist came and took over. Well not literally fascist, they didn’t become fascists until 1922 but would control Libya brutally til the end of the second world war.
Considering this it is even “funnier” that Berlusconi payed compensation to Libya in 2008 for the Italy’s colonial oppression to the sum of 2.5 billion pounds.
Scumbag Berlusconi
2008 Pays compensation to Libya for colonial oppression
2011 Drops Bombs on Libya
In 1943 when the allied forces drove the Italians away the power over the territory fell to Britain and France. In 1949 it is agreed that their puppet. Idris, will take over in a farce which gave the country “independence” but kept it under control of the old colonial rulers.
Idris assumed all power in the country. He was a despised tyrant who was only doing the bidding of the colonies that supported his rise to the throne. He oppressed people, he had official control over everything! That is what a dictator is. And they are proud of their role too.
This king was meant to inherit his throne to his descendants. His flag is now being used by the rebels.
From Wikipedia:

In April 1955, oil exploration started in the kingdom with its first oil fields being discovered in 1959. The first exports began in 1963 with the discovery of oil helping to transform the Libyan economy, although imposing a resource curse on Libya. Although oil drastically improved Libya’s finances, popular resentment grew as wealth was increasingly concentrated in the hands of the elite.

As was the case with other African nations following independence, the remaining Italian settlers in Libya held many of the best jobs, owned the best farmland and ran the most successful businesses.
King Idris, a monarch supported by Israel… is now being championed as a figure for democracy and freedom? How does that fly?
In 1969, Gaddafi and his men are the ones who manage to free the people from this fascist dictatorship! What ensues is a remarkable story, one that has rarely been told and for good reason.
When Gaddafi and his men took over, Gaddafi’s parents lived in a tent. He promised he would house every person in Libya before housing his parents. The promise was kept and remarkably they soon managed to give everyone in Libya a home. But not before his father died.
Accompanying the revolution was the Green Book, a complete theory on how a society could be organized in the most fair and effective way.
If you have never heard of this book I think it’s time we take a peek inside:
The Green Revolution

The Green Revolution is the Libyan Revolution of 1969. The Green Book is a recipe of sort for a different kind of society. I highly recommend reading it in it’s entirety but I am going to post bits of it. I think you will see why I think this issue is pretty important. You can download the book in English here. þessa síðu og dánlódi bókinni
“The instrument of government

– All political systems in the world today are a product of the struggle for power between alternative instruments of government. This struggle may be peaceful or armed, as is evidenced among classes, sects, tribes, parties or individuals. The outcome is always the victory of a particular governing structure – be it that of an individual, group, party or class — and the defeat of the people; the defeat of genuine democracy. Political struggle that results in the victory of a candidate with, for example, 51 per cent of the votes leads to a dictatorial governing body in the guise of a false democracy, since 49 per cent of the electorate is ruled by an instrument of government they did not vote for, but which has been imposed upon them. Such is dictatorship.”
So, in the current democratic system there is constant struggle and there’s always the risk that the majority will oppress the minority. Fair enough
Parliament

– If parliament is formed from one party as a result of its winning an election, it becomes a parliament of the winning party and not of the people. It represents the party and not the people, and the executive power of the parliament becomes that of the victorious party and not of the people. The same is true of the parliament of proportional representation in which each party holds a number of seats proportional to their success in the popular vote. The members of the parliament represent their respective parties and not the people, and the power established by such a coalition is the power of the combined parties and not that of the people. Under such systems, the people are the victims whose votes are vied for by exploitative competing factions who dupe the people into political circuses that are outwardly noisy and frantic, but inwardly powerless and irrelevant. Alternatively, the people are seduced into standing in long, apathetic, silent queues to cast their ballots in the same way that they throw waste paper into dustbins. This is the traditional democracy prevalent in the whole world, whether it is represented by a one-party, two-party, multiparty or non-party system. Thus it is clear that representation is a fraud…

Philosophers, thinkers, and writers advocated the theory of representative parliaments at a time when peoples were unconsciously herded like sheep by kings, sultans and conquerors. The ultimate aspiration of the people of those times was to have someone to represent them before such rulers. When even this aspiration was rejected, people waged bitter and protracted struggle to attain this goal.

So, representative democracy was better than monarchy and fascism but was still far from perfect.
The Party

– The purpose of forming a party is to create an instrument to rule the people, i.e., to rule over non-members of the party. The party is, fundamentally, based on an arbitrary authoritarian concept — the domination of the members of the party over the rest of the people. The party presupposes that its accession to power is the way to attain its ends, and assumes that its objectives are also those of the people. This is the theory justifying party dictatorship, and is the basis of any dictatorship. No matter how many parties exist, the theory remains valid…

Political parties are corrupt in their nature and represent interest groups or specific members of society. Sounds about right.
Popular Conferences and People’s Committees

– Popular Conferences are the only means to achieve popular democracy. Any system of government contrary to this method, the method of Popular Conferences, is undemocratic. All the prevailing systems of government in the world today will remain undemocratic, unless they adopt this method. Popular Conferences are the end of the journey of the masses in quest of democracy.

Popular Conferences and People’s Committees are the fruition of the people’s struggle for democracy. Popular Conferences and People’s Committees are not creations of the imagination; they are the product of thought which has absorbed all human experiments to achieve democracy.

Direct democracy, if put into practice, is indisputably the ideal method of government… The Green Book guides the masses to an unprecedented practical system of direct democracy. No two intelligent people can dispute the fact that direct democracy is the ideal, but until now no practical method for its implementation has been devised. The Third Universal Theory, however, now provides us with a practical approach to direct democracy. The problem of democracy in the world will finally be solved.

Authority of the people has but one face which can only be realised through Popular Conferences and People’s Committees. There can be no democracy without Popular Conferences and Committees everywhere…

The General People’s Congress is not a gathering of persons or members such as those of parliaments but, rather, a gathering of the Popular Conferences and People’s Committees. Thus, the problem of the instrument of government is naturally solved, and all dictatorial instruments disappear. The people become the instrument of government, and the dilemma of democracy in the world is conclusively solved.
The only way to get the power directly to the people is through their direct participation. This can be achieved using direct democracy. Conference halls need to be built were people can get together and make decisions. Interesting.
Who supervises the conduct of society?

– The question arises: who has the right to supervise society, and to point out deviations that may occur from the laws of society? Democratically, no one group can claim this right on behalf of society. 

Therefore, society alone supervises itself. It is dictatorial for any individual or group to claim the right of the supervision of the laws of the society, which is, democratically, the responsibility of the society as a whole. This can be arrived at through the democratic instrument of government that results from the organisation of the society itself into Basic Popular Conferences, and through the government of these people through People’s Committees and the General People’s Congress.
This principle is what seems to seperate Libya from other states. No one group has the right to dominate another! Bravo! Are you paying attention?
What about the freedom of the press? Isn’t that limited too?
You could say it is, but only by our western standards. This is the reason:
The press

– An individual has the right to express himself or herself even if he or she behaves irrationally to demonstrate his or her insanity. Corporate bodies too have the right to express their corporate identity. The former represent only themselves and the latter represent those who share their corporate identity. 

Since society consists of private individuals and corporate bodies, the expression, for example, by an individual of his or her insanity does not mean that the other members of society are insane. Such expression reflects only in the individual’s character. Likewise, corporate expression reflects only the interest or view of those making up the corporate body. For instance, a tobacco company, despite the fact that what it produces is harmful to health, expresses the interests of those who make up the company.

The press is a means of expression for society: it is not a means of expression for private individuals or corporate bodies. Therefore, logically and democratically, it should not belong to either one of them.
The media should not be a mouthpiece for special interest groups but instead a natural right for all citizens. Makes sens right?
The economic basis of the Third Universal Theory

– The ultimate solution lies in abolishing the wage-system, emancipating people from its bondage and reverting to the natural laws which defined relationships before the emergence of classes, forms of governments and man-made laws. These natural rules are the only measures that ought to govern human relations…

If we analyse the factors of economic production from ancient times to the present, we always find that they essentially consist of certain basic production components, i.e., raw materials, means of production, and a producer. The natural rule of equality requires that each of these components receives a share of this production. Because production cannot be achieved without the essential role of each of these components, it has to be equally divided amongst them. The preponderance of one of them contravenes the natural rule of equality and becomes an encroachment upon the others’ rights. Thus, each must be awarded an equal share, regardless of the number of components in the process of production. If the components are two, each receives half of the production; if three, then one-third…

The labour force has become a component of the production process. As a result of technical advancement, multitudes of unskilled toilers have been transformed into limited numbers of technicians, engineers and scientists. Consequently, trade unions will subsequently disappear and be replaced by syndicates of engineers and technicians. Scientific advancement is an irreversible gain for humankind. 

Thanks to this process, illiteracy will be eliminated and unskilled workers will become a temporary phenomenon destined to gradual disappearance. However, even in this new environment, persons will always remain the basic component in the production process.
We need to abolish the wage system in it’s current form.. BLASPHEMY! Just because it is based on domination and extortion?
He who takes part in the production or other fields of the operations that creates revenue, should be entitled to an equal portion of the revenue, compared to the other people involved.
Thanks, my sentiments exactly. Do you have more?
Need

– The freedom of a human being is lacking if his or her needs are controlled by others, for need may lead to the enslavement of one person by another. Furthermore, exploitation is caused by need. Need is an intrinsic problem and conflict is initiated by the control of one’s needs by another.
You can use people’s needs to exploit them. This creates conflict so it is necessary to prevent people from controlling what other people need.
Not so insane?
Housing

– Housing is an essential need for both the individual and the family and should not be owned by others. Living in another’s house, whether paying rent or not, compromises freedom… In a socialist society, no one, including society itself, has the right to control people’s needs. No one has the right to acquire a house additional to his or her own dwelling and that of his or her heirs for the purpose of renting it because this additional house is, in fact, a need of someone else.
YES! Thanks! Every person is entitled to his own house! And noone is entitled to having two houses! Because that exceeds your need and can only be used with the intention of profiting from others or controlling them!
I couldn’t have put it better. Well I even tried, this is eerily similar to what I wrote in an article in November of last year called “What do we want?”
“I am not saying I know exactly how this can be accomplished, but like others I have my theories. The only thing I’m saying is that if we are going to unite over some demands, than these demands, as radical as they might seem to some, as natural as they could possibly be! 

Food and shelter! Is that too much to ask? In a country that is freezing and struggles to deal with a housing capacity that far exceeds our population!

On the contrary, any system, that in this day of remarkable technological advances allows people to starve to death, despite they’re being plenty of food around, that is rather thrown away than given to the starving, and that let’s people freeze to death in a place that has too many houses. That is absolutely insane.”
Sounds pretty similar… Original post in Icelandic

The family

– To the individual, the family is more important than the state. Mankind acknowledges the individual as a human being, and the individual acknowledges the family, which is his cradle, his origin, and his social umbrella. According to the law of nature, the human race is the individual and the family, but not the state.

The individual is the important thing? Not the state? He’s got to be kidding..
Woman

– Discrimination against woman by man is a flagrant act of oppression without justification, for woman eats and drinks as man eats and drinks; woman loves and hates as man loves and hates; woman thinks, learns and comprehends as man thinks, learns and comprehends. Woman, like man, needs shelter, clothing, and transportation; woman feels hunger and thirst as man feels hunger and thirst; woman lives and dies as man lives and dies.

But why are there men and women? There must be a natural necessity for the existence of man and woman, rather than man only or woman only…

Deliberate interventions against conception form an alternative to human life. In addition to that, there exists partial deliberate intervention against conception, as well as against breast-feeding. All these are links in a chain of actions in contradiction to natural life, which is tantamount to murder. For a woman to kill herself in order not to conceive, deliver and breast-feed is within the realm of deliberate, artificial interventions, in contradiction with the nature of life epitomized by marriage, conception, breast-feeding, and maternity. They differ only in degree.

To dispense with the natural role of woman in maternity — nurseries replacing mothers — is a start in dispensing with the human society and transforming it into a merely biological society with an artificial way of life. To separate children from their mothers and to cram them into nurseries is a process by which they are transformed into something very close to chicks, for nurseries are similar to poultry farms into which chicks are crammed after they are hatched.

Nothing else would be as appropriate and suitable to the human being and his dignity as natural motherhood. Children should be raised by their mothers in a family where the true principles of motherhood, fatherhood and comradeship of brothers and sisters prevail, and not in an institution resembling a poultry farm… As for children who have neither family nor shelter, society is their guardian, and only for them, should society establish nurseries and related institutions. It is better for them to be taken care of by society rather than by individuals who are not their parents.

If a test were carried out to discover whether the natural propensity of the child is towards its mother or the nursery. the child would opt for the mother and not the nursery…

There must be a world revolution which puts an end to all materialistic conditions hindering women from performing their natural role in life, and so drives them to carry out men’s duties in order to attain equal rights. Such revolution will inevitably take place, particularly in industrial societies, as a response to the instinct of survival, even without any instigator of revolution such as the Green Book.

All societies today look upon women as little more than commodities. The East regards her as a commodity to be bought and sold, while the West does not recognise her femininity…

Freedom means that every human being gets proper education which qualifies him or her for the work which suits him or her. Dictatorship means that human beings are taught that which is not suitable for them, and are forced to do unsuitable work. Work which is appropriate to men is not necessarily appropriate to women, and knowledge that is proper for children does not necessarily suit adults.

There is no difference in human rights between man and woman, the child and the adult, but there is no absolute identity between them as regards their duties.
The oppression of women is completely unjustified. Western society oppresses women by denying them their natural role as mothers. They should not have to work so much that they don’t have time to care for their kids!
Even if we were to disagree with this, who are we to say it’s wrong? Even if you think that the fact that know both parents have to work as hard as one parent did earlier to provide the same for the family is just a necessary part of equality then fine. But that does not justify imposing opinions on people! Particularly not if you do it with bombs.
At any rate, it is acknowledged that women have much more respect in Libya than the muslim stereotype would have you believe.
(From wikipedia)

Voting and government

Since the early 1960s, Libyan women have had the right to vote and to participate in political life. They could also own and dispose of property independently of their husbands, but all of these rights were exercised by only a few women before the 1969 revolution.
Since then, the government has encouraged women to participate in elections and national political institutions, but in 1987 only one woman had advanced as far as the national cabinet, as an assistant secretary for information and culture.[1] However, from 1989-1994 Fatima Abd al-Hafiz Mukhtar served as Minister of Education. From 1992-1994 Bukhanra Salem Houda served as Minister of Youth and Sports; Salma Ahmed Rashed from 1992-1994 served as Assistant Secretary of Women, then as Secretary in the General Secretariat of the General Peoples’ Congress for Women’s Affairs from 1994–1995, and was eventually the Ambassador to the League of Arab Nations in 1996. Others serving as Secretary in the General Secretariat of the General Peoples’ Congress for Women’s Affairs included from 1995-1998 Thuriya Ramadan Abu Tabrika, Nura Han Ramadan Abu Sefrian from 1998–2000, Dr. Shalma Chabone Abduljabbar, and Amal Nuri Abdullah al-Safar from 2006-2009. Women serving as Secretary in the General Secretariat of the General Peoples’ Congress for Social Affairs have included Dr. Shalma Chabone Abduljabbar and Abd-al-Alim al-Shalwi, while from 1995-2000 Fawziya Bashir al-Shalababi served as Secretary for Information, Culture and Mass Mobilization. Dr. Huda Fathi Ben Amer began serving as the Secretary of People’s Committees Affairs in 2009, and also served as President of the Transitional Arab Parliament.[3] Dr. Salma Shabaan Abdel Jabar began serving as Secretary of Woman Affairs in 2009.[4]
Let’s continue shall we:
Education

– Education, or learning, is not necessarily that routine curriculum and those classified subjects in textbooks which youths are forced to learn during specified hours while sitting in rows of desks. This type of education now prevailing all over the world is directed against human freedom. State-controlled education, which governments boast of whenever they are able to force it on their youths, is a method of suppressing freedom. It is a compulsory obliteration of a human being’s talent, as well as a coercive directing of a human being’s choices. It is an act of dictatorship destructive of freedom because it deprives people of their free choice, creativity and brilliance. To force a human being to learn according to a set curriculum is a dictatorial act. To impose certain subjects upon people is also a dictatorial act…

This does not mean that schools are to be closed and that people should turn their backs on education, as it may seem to superficial readers. On the contrary, it means that society should provide all types of education, giving people the chance to choose freely any subjects they wish to learn.

Societies which ban or monopolize knowledge are reactionary societies which are biased towards ignorance and are hostile to freedom. Societies which prohibit the teaching of religion are reactionary societies, biased towards ignorance and hostile to freedom. Societies which monopolize religious education are reactionary societies, biased towards ignorance and hostile to freedom. Equally so are the societies which distort the religions, civilizations and behaviour of others in the process of teaching those subjects. Societies which consider materialistic knowledge taboo are likewise reactionary societies, biased towards ignorance and hostile to freedom. 

Knowledge is a natural right of every human being of which no one has the right to deprive him or her under any pretext, except in a case where a person does something which deprives him or her of that right.

Ignorance will come to an end when everything is presented as it actually is and when knowledge about everything is available to each person in the manner that suits him or her.
The current educational system is an obstacle to the natural freedom and thirst for knowledge that humans possess. A better system needs to be designed.
Are those ideas beginning to sound familiar?
Well if they are it’s because they echo almost every progressive sentiment for social evolution. These are the kind of thoughts that have been emerging in the circles of all revolutionaries in the western world!
What have we been talking about here in Iceland? Being able to produce our own food sustainably! Democratic reform! Direct democracy! National votes! To have the basic necessities of life guaranteed by law!
Those of us who have been studying this for a while have long since seen the problems of an easily controlled two party and multi party systems. The flaws of the education system, financial system and the labour system.
Well, I know what you are thinking. Who is to say that this book is being applied in Libya right now? We’ve all heard of glorified communist states who had similar claims about being for and by the people. But that is no prove that this version of socialism is not working in this particular case. In fact the evidence would be showing it to be working extremely well! Do you think perhaps there is correlation between the initiatives suggested in this book and the widely recognized improved standard of living for Libyans?
At least if seen from a human perspective, from the perspective of big corporations it’s been dreadful and tyrannical.
Most likely you had never even hear about this to begin with, so the question is, are you just going to assume that it can’t be in use cause it sounds to good to be true?
Did he just magically write all this accurate philosophical and social analysis with such detailed steps for propaganda purposes? Why would we assume that this book that is widely regarded as the bible of Libyan society is not being implemented?
You may think it’s pure rhetoric, but you have nothing to base that on. Isn’t it possible that this is the reason that he is so popular? And that you have in fact been lied to? Repeatedly and grossly?
Is it not possible that this book explains why the Libyan people haven’t been exploited and screwed over the same way as their neighbours?
In the first video I posted in this article you can see actual footage from inside these conference halls. Were they just faked to maintain this illusion?
And you say you don’t want to listen to “conspiracy theories”?

Gaddafi’s “reign of terror”

Gaddafi and his movement was immediately perceieved as a threat to sensitive business interess of Isreal, the US, Britain, France and other nations. So right from the start a campagin of villification begun. He was portrayed as a supporter of terrorist and as a madman.
These powers made many attempts at his life. Sometimes they almost worked. See here.
At the same time they’ve done everything in their power to get control back to the oligarchs. Now, it seems they might finally achieve their long standing goal.
But Gaddafi and the Libyan people were extremely vigilant and had no tolerance for people. They had their experience with colonial powers and knew that they didn’t fuck around. They implemented massive domestic food projects and housing projects to ensure that the nation could be self sustainable and independent.
Seen from this perspective, the stories about bad treatment of the Libyan dissenters is simply a punishment for trying to murder people and instigate a staged coup to put a puppet of these business interest and someonw who supports the US and Israeli agenda in the neighbourhood.
There were public executions, the logic being that they wanted people to think twice before trying something like that. To say that these were on Gaddafi’s order is not more accurate than it would be to say that the President of the United States is behind every execution in the US.
Like I said, it may not be something I agree with, but I live in a country where extreme violence is quite rare, and I have never been in that situation.
Obviously when someone tries to attack you and kill you, you have a right to defend yourself.
The people of Libya overwhelmingly supported the revolution because it gave them a share of the oil wealth of the country and had housed and fed Libyans! They did not want the West to gain control cause they had lived that and knew that they were not working in the interest of the people!
If you need further proof of that just look at the neighbouring countries!
And if you think that they’re commitment to bringing wealth to the people and to avoid exploitation by foreign interest didn’t bring them hazzle you don’t know how these people have plundering the world’s resources for the last hundreds of years! Keep in mind that Libya didn’t let any foreign businesses enter the country until 2003. In this increasingly globalist capitalist economy, an analogy would be the family owned coffee house trying to survive a takeover by Starbucks.  Those bastards don’t quit, you will be assimilated.
Here is an example of a now commonly used brainwashing method, when Time magazine posted a picture of Gaddafi on it’s cover. Only it was illustrated and the lines on his face spell out KILL and SEX to influence your subconscious level of thinking:
From the beginning the mouthpieces of large oil companies and the former colonial powers painted Gaddafi as a supporter of terrorists. This was based also on his support for elements within Palestine fighting the Israeli occupation.
Probably the most controversial thing you can accuse Libya of is their support for Idi Amin’s forces.
However, they have apologized for it and stated many times that it was during a complicated time in which they saw any enemy of the US and Israel as an ally, and they regretted it having found out what he was doing in his country.
But if that support is reason enough for an invasion, than how many times should we have invaded the US by now? That have supported tyrants and terrorists in numerous other countries?
This is the kind of double standard we see repeatedly when it comes to military aggression by the US and the west.
In 1973 things really started to happen as Gaddafi announced the birth of the “Jamahariya” “The state of the masses” leaving all power in the hands of the Libyan people through direct democracy.
Even Wikipedia acknowledges this:

The “remaking of Libyan society” contained in Gaddafi’s ideological visions began to be put into practice formally beginning in 1973 with a so-called cultural or popular revolution.

This “revolution” was designed to combat bureaucratic inefficiency, lack of public interest and participation in the subnational governmental system, and problems of national political coordination. In an attempt to instill revolutionary fervor into his compatriots and to involve large numbers of them in political affairs, Gaddafi urged them to challenge traditional authority and to take over and run government organs themselves. The instrument for doing this was the “people’s committee.” Within a few months, such committees were found all across Libya. They were functionally and geographically based and eventually became responsible for local and regional administration.

People’s committees were established in such widely divergent organizations as universities, private business firms, government bureaucracies, and the broadcast media. Geographically based committees were formed at the governorate, municipal, and zone (lowest) levels. Seats on the people’s committees at the zone level were filled by direct popular election; members so elected could then be selected for service at higher levels. By mid-1973 estimates of the number of people’s committees ranged above 2,000.
In the scope of their administrative and regulatory tasks and the method of their members’ selection, the people’s committees purportedly embodied the concept of direct democracy that Gaddafi propounded in the first volume of The Green Book, which appeared in 1976. The same concept lay behind proposals to create a new political structure composed of “people’s congresses.” The centerpiece of the new system was the General People’s Congress (GPC), a national representative body intended to replace the RCC.
Here we can also see an interesting chapter on the economic reforms that happened after this happened:
Economic reforms:

Remaking of the economy was parallel with the attempt to remold political and social institutions. Until the late 1970s, Libya’s economy was mixed, with a large role for private enterprise except in the fields of oil production and distribution, banking, and insurance. 

But according to volume two of Gaddafi’s Green Book, which appeared in 1978, private retail trade, rent, and wages were forms of “exploitation” that should be abolished. Instead, workers’ self-management committees and profit participation partnerships were to function in public and private enterprises. A property law was passed that forbade ownership of more than one private dwelling, and Libyan workers took control of a large number of companies, turning them into state-run enterprises. Retail and wholesale trading operations were replaced by state-owned “people’s supermarkets”, where Libyans in theory could purchase whatever they needed at low prices. By 1981 the state had also restricted access to individual bank accounts to draw upon privately held funds for government projects. 

These economic changes spread Libya’s wealth much more broadly than it had been. The Gini index is a measure of economic dis-equity. In the mid 2000s Wikipedia showed a Gini of 36 for Libya. The Gini for the USA in 2009 was 40.8 (substantially more dis-equitable). Gaddafi’s efforts also improved the average health of Libyans. In 2009 the CIA’s World Factbook showed the average life expectancy of a Libyan to be 77 years (only one year less than that of an American citizen).

However, the measures created resentment and opposition among the newly dispossessed. The latter joined those already alienated, some of whom had begun to leave the country. By 1982 perhaps 50,000 to 100,000 Libyans had gone abroad; because many of the emigrants were among the enterprising and better educated Libyans, they represented a significant loss of managerial and technical expertise.

So…. the wealth was spread a lot more evenly… well we can’t have that now can we! So what we see now is these disgruntled people that made up the elite of Libya coming back to claim what they think is still theirs. And we are helping them accomplish that. After all taking their undeserved and unecessary extravagant wealth was a crime we can not let go unpunished!
It appears as though these are mostly the people we see and hear about, talking of Gaddafi’s mistreatment and his “reign of terror”

The Lockerbie incident
In 1986, Ronald Reagan bombed Libya and killed Gaddafi’s daughter, justified by the accusation that they were involved in a terror attack on a German disco.
A german documentary later concluded that it had been the work of the Israeli Secret Service, Mossad. Source
It was then two years later, in 1988 that a plane was blown up over Lockerbie in Scotland where 143 people died.  Ever since Libya has been charged with being responsible, despite there being absolutely no evidence that connects them with it.
The Lockerbie incident is a little like Icesave has been for Iceland. This big international dispute that is based on absoulte bullshit but is used as an excuse to exert control over the country.
After 15 years of international disputes and economic sanctions over these alleged acts of Libya, the US invaded Iraq. Seeing this made Libyans realize that they meant serious business and that they weren’t going to listen to reason.
Saying they didn’t have anything to do with it wasn’t going to cut it anymore so they decided to do anything they could to make peace with these nations. They did not want war with the West, for obvious reasons.
They were willing to give into all the demands they had, ridicilous as they may have thought they were. One of these conditions was to “declare responsibility” for the attacks of Lockerbie although they stated firmly it was not an admission of guilt or participation in the preparation of the attack.
(af wiki: Until 2003 Libya had never formally admitted carrying out the 1988 Lockerbie bombing. On 16 August 2003 Libya formally admitted responsibility (but did not admit guilt) for Pan Am Flight 103 in a letter presented to the president of the United Nations Security Council)
It would only be a year until the Secretary General of Libya openly declared that this arrangement was made exclusively with the aim of “buying peace” and reiterated that Libya had not had any part in this attack.
Here is a mainstream news story showing that witnesses were bribed and evidence was fabricated in the Lockerbie trial.
Strange things start to happen following these compromises. They opened up to foreign business and Gaddafi and his family make business deals with politicians that they had previously been in conflict with.
All of the sudden a lot of these people start to “loosen up: towards Gaddafi. The rhetoric changes. He is no longer a tyrant, but simply an eccentric man.
Sarkozy says Gaddafi is not considered a dictator by his neighbours
Berlusconi kissing Gaddafi’s hand
Tony Blair doing business with Gaddafi
Even the senile old cook, John McCain had good things to say about Libya! (He is now back to singing from the dictator songsheet obviously, but just listen to this clip)
Despite this relatively brief period of friendly exchanges it was clear that there were other plans in store for Gaddafi. Just look at Obama, it’s almost as if he knows:
They would simply smile and welcome him for a few years before turning around and stabbing him in the back.
In doing this Gaddafi was actually hurting his image more than he could have imagined. Cause most of these people are so despised in their home countries that associating with them is a bad PR move. It has given people the wrong impression that he is one of the brutal dictators that has been supported by the West. After all, we’ve seen him in pictures, rubbing shoulders with those evil war mongers. So right! We should let those war mongers start a war with him!
Or wait… something’s not right here….
This has done a lot to hurt his image in the circle of people that would under normal circumstances be out there to defend him. Imagine if this was happening in Venezuela. A lot of people would know immediately that something was up. People don’t pay attention to detail. But they remember the pictures:
I know that this was the image I had of him before all this started to happen and I began researching what was actually going on.
For those of you who have supported Hugo Chavez and his revolution in Venezuela, you might wonder why Chavez has aligned with Gaddafi and considers him a fellow revolutionary. Of course the media will use that to demonize Chavez, but not the other way around.

Another important figure that has hailed Gaddafi as one of the greatest freedom fighters of our times is Nelson Mandela.

Chapter 6 – The motives

The motive, is in this case like in most others, multifold.
The first and most obvious one in this context is oil. Libya has the largest oil supply in Africa and twice as much oil as the US does.

Here is former congresswoman Cynthia McKinney telling us what she found out, when she, along with a number of other notable people went to Libya on a fact finding mission.

Then there is the very real chance that this has a lot to do with the great water resources in Libya. It has been claimed by the Libyan government that these water reserves could quench the thirst of all of Africa.
Some might think that this would be good news to our benevolent world leaders, what with all their end poverty and live aid and charity work… Nope, what they do is start dropping bombs with depleted uranium to contanimate the water supplies. Just listen to this soldier. He is fucking pissed off over it, to quote him directly.
In fact, the Libyan government had started a project called the Great Man Made River which sought to irrigate the Libyan dessert and would have significantly improved the lives of the Libyan people.
Or maybe this all boils down to Gaddafi’s plans to introduce a new gold dinar, a currency free from the manipulation and stranglehold of the global banking elite.
Most likely, it is partly all of these reasons that led to the globalist intervention in Libya. It may also just have to do with getting a country that has so far managed successfully not to be exploited by the corporate plutocracy. To stop a movement that threatens the very structure that the political establishment relies upon for their domination of society.
Partly, a motive is also to keep the motor running in the war machine. Do you know how many missiles and bombs are produced each day? We can’t just have them lying around, taking up all that storage space! And we also have to keep raking in profits for the weapons manufacterers, and all the corporate gangbangers that profit from war. Many of the people profiting from this are in many cases literally the same people that make the official decisions to start wars. The most famous examples of which would be the Bush connection to the Carlyle group and Dich Cheney with Halliburton as they decided to start a war with Iraq.
Whatever motive they may have, one thing should be absofuckinglutely clear. IT IS NOT to help civilians. It has NOTHING to do with protecting people from a tyrant, and it has nothing to do with democracy. Except perhaps in the sense that they want to implement the type of democracy they know how to control.
This notion should be insulting to every human being of average intellect. The fact that people actually believe it for a second boggles my mind. How can it be, that the same people that have routinely brutalized, beaten and tazered protesters in their own country, all of the sudden have this compassion for the people protesting in Libya?
How can it be that the response to protesters being brutalized in Egypt, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia has been so radically different to the response now? Why have these people let the suffering of the Palestinians continue for more than half a century without even pretending to interfere? What about Burma, Morocco, Chad, Turkmenistan, Nigeria, Somalia, Haiti, Ivory Coast… and I could literally go on (No, I’m not saying Syria or Iran, they are part of this same propaganda campaign orchestrated by the US)
Are we to believe that Gaddafi is just that much worse!?
Be vary of people who use this argument as disguised war propaganda against other nations. Like saying, why Libya when we could invade Syria or Iran? And then go on to say how much sense that would make. That is not the point. Syria and Iran have actually been targeted with the same kind og propaganda campaign.
A case in point. Just a few days after Saudi Arabian troops brutally attacked protesters in Bahrain, the king of Bahrain was invited to the royal wedding of Kate Middleton and that guy!
This is how powerful the propaganda is. It makes people believe absolutely ludicrous things that don’t even come close to anything that has ever occurred in our dimension of this reality.
It is so easy to discredit this claim that I don’t even think I should have to.
There seems to be a great deal of doublethink going on here.
A lot of people seem to understand that the war powers have selfish motives, but they seem to think that getting rid of Gaddafi is “still a good thing”.
By now I’m sure we’ve all heard about Syria’s “crackdown on protesters”.. Well, in a similar pattern we see here millions of people marching in support of President Assad. Noticing a pattern here anyone?
These enemies of Israel are being targeted and their friends are being let off the hook for doing what the enemies of Israel are being accused of.
Just watch this video and try telling me we’re not being duped! Why would all these people support guys that were torturing and killing their own people??
They wouldn’t! And that’s the point! These guys aren’t killing and torturing their own people!
If you think this “couldn’t happen” well then think agian. It already has. The most recent example, escluding the failed attempt in Venezuela is the NATO bombardment of Serbia. Of course these cases have different details but the basic plot is the same. Those who know what happened in Serbia will clearly see the similarities of these campaigns. If you don’t and still think it was just a necessary effort to get rid of evil Milosevic, then you should reinvestigate the case, knowing what you know now.
I’ll leave this documentary on the case here for those of you who are interested. (Part 1, but you should be able to find the rest)
It can happen, and it frequently does and will continue to happen unless we educate ourselves about how this is accomplished and expose it!
Do you understand now why thousands of Libyans placed themselves at Gaddafis palace to prevent him from being bombed by NATO?
Do you understand that it is us who are insane? Not these people?

Or these people?

Do you now understand what this guy was trying to do when he photobombed this goebbels wannabe, demonizing him and his country with the aim of killing their people?
Do you understand now, why we have to stop this horror??
Do you understand now why Cynthia McKinney is defending Libya, having been there and seen the scale of the deception. “The most common thing that I hear people ask me is WHY? Why are they doing this??”
Uhh… to uhh… help you…..
Do you understand why this article needed to be so thourough? Do you see the scale of this deception and how difficult it would be to tear it apart with a few paragraphs?
Do you now understand why I spent so much time working on this article without getting any money for it? Twice I stayed up for 24 hours and just continued writing and working on it.
The only thing I stand for is peace!
Have we in fact reached that stage again were standing up for peace is dangerous!?
Are we really at the stage were protesting a war is considered crazy?! And those who do are dismissed as conspiracy theorists?
WAR IS NOT PEACE! It is a lie! I never thought I’d have to say this!!
WAR IS NOT PEACE!
THE WAR IN LIBYA IS NOT ABOUT PEACE! IT IS ABOUT WAR!
Please! SEE! You have been blinded if you can not see this! WAR AND PEACE ARE OPPOSITES!
Cause the most disturbing thing is that most people claim to be against war. But when it comes to it, everybody either shuts up or directly supports it! And most people don’t even investigate it from both sides!
If you are against war than spread this information! Expose the lies before it gets out of hand and spreads to Iran and Syria and even more countries!
The truth is on our side! Eventually it will be exposed, just like it has been on Iraq.
The propaganda machines just work a lot faster. They know in advance what the plan is and can prepare!
Us freelance journalists have a hard time to keep up, cause we can only react. I’ve been investigating world events for the last 6 years and I never suspected that Libya was about to become such an important factor. So to counter it I had to start researching it when the propaganda had already started.
That is the problem. They control the media but they don’t control reality. We will get them eventually.
There are at least two sides to every story
The media is not being neutral! They are not even pretending to cover both sides! Try listening to or reading any news story. It’s not that they are taking a side, they pretend that the other side doesn’t even exist!
Everything I’ve been covering here has been largely ignored by the mainstream press! Every reference to Gaddafi assumes it as a given that he is an evil dictator!
Every mention of the rebels portrays them as freedom fighters! The media is acting like an absolutely blatant cheerleader for this war.
It is almost never acknowledged that the reason Gaddafi says he won’t step down is because he has no power! How can he step down if it has no power?? He just laughs at it because it is so ridicilous! Why do they always just report that he “refuses to step down”?
It was just barely reported that he offered to symbolically “step down” just as long as he wouldn’t be tried in a court who knew would be corrupt! The rebels rejected the offer, saying that would be offensive to his victims.
Sure, a peaceful resolution to this conflict would be insulting, we demand blood!
Every word you hear out of Gaddafi is not directly from him, but quoted out of context by the media.
You are not hearing his side, but the other sides version of his side. If you want to hear his side it is very easy! Just fucking listen to what he has to say!
So… are you ready to listen to Gaddafi?
Now that you’ve read this extensive article almost to the end, this is my last request.
Consider these videos the last plea of a man on his knees. You have a gun pointed on his head and he is asking for your mercy (actually Gaddafi is more proud than that, but you catch my drift). Are you going to pull the trigger before he gets to say what he wants or will you at least let him speak?
Will you just shoot first and ask questions later?
Consider why, it had never occurred to you before to listen to the other side of this story directly from the source. My mother told me never to judge anyone before you hear their side. It is the best advice she ever gave me.
Consider how naive it was of you to think you could just trust that the media was telling you the truth. Even knowing they’re consistant history of manipulating facts in favor of wars and the establishment.
You don’t want war! So stop it! Plant seeds in any way you can. Do not be afraid. Don’t be afraid of being judged by others. It is there mistake not yours. Yours would be to succumb to this societal pressure and abandon your conscience. Allocate your empathy! Feel for these people who are being deeply wronged and do something about it.
Having said that I just want to affirm that I obviously in no way condone or advocate violent action for the cause of Libya. We do not need that. We just need people to wake up, and they will! This information is too powerful and they can only overlook it for some time. Plant seeds of information everywhere you can! Be courageous enough to tell people they are wrong even if it is more comfortable that everybody agrees!
I may not be right about everything I wrote in this article and I’m sure that some nitpickers can pick out some minor flaws, that is not the point. Last time I checked there is freedom of speech and people are entitled to be wrong. All I can promise is that I am giving my honest take on this situation and all the information that I found researching it.
So, watching these interviews I am sure you will see how blatantly these “reporters” are not even listening to what they say and simply have a script that they are sticking to no matter what.
I recommend starting with this interview with the very eloquant Saif al-Islam Gaddafi. He is now being portrayed as some vicious wannabe tyrant but I think you would find that he doesn’t really look the part.
Saif Gaddafi í viðtali BBC

Here he is speaking with our friend, Nic Robertson of CNN

Gaddafi speaks:
And a shorter version you can share with people that is a must see:
Who is the real monster here?
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Libya: Yes, I’m saying that it’s all lies

Yes. You heard what I said. All of it. It’s all a bunch of lies.  I know that it is a shocking claim to many, that our trusted officials in concert with our reliable mass media actually participated in deliberate deception designed to get us to accept war, but deal with it. I’m making it.
Our biggest moral obligation is ensuring that wars are not waged against people under false pretenses. War is the most disgusting and horrible thing you can inflict on any person.
As you read this article I am sure you will find there are a number of things that will surprise you. After researching the situation for months I assure you I have investigated as many sides of the story as possible.  But I did reach a clear conclusion and I will not shy away from openly expressing the views that I have formed during this process.
What we have been seeing recently in the media, this time with a special emphasis on the online community, is the most sophisticated propaganda firework display we have ever witnessed. It’s no surprise so many people have been duped.
But a lie can travel the world before the truth has tied it’s shoe laces. But I believe that once the laces have been tied and the truth starts walking, eventually it’s gonna get to people.
There are at least two sides to every story
None of us could possibly have avoided hearing NATO’s side of the story and the reasons and justifications given for Gaddafi’s removal and how military intervention is necessary to protect Libyan citizens.
But are you sure you’ve heard both sides? Have you heard Gaddafi’s perspective on this issue? Or have you just heard “his side” as represented by the mainstream western media? If so I can start by telling you that his words, and the words of his son, Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi have been deliberately misinterpreted and edited out of context to create simple soundbite propaganda to influence people.
You will find that there is a completely different side of this story that is being completely ignored. It is not even being debated for it’s merits, it simply is not talked about at all in the mainstream media.
Think about it. How much do you really know about Libya? Did you in all honesty know anything about the country before these events started unfolding? If I would have asked you back in February 10 questions about Libya and it’s affairs,  how many do you think you would have answered correctly? And how much do you honestly know about what is going on there now?
I often find it intriguing how people tend to think they are qualified to give their view on things that in reality they know next to nothing about. They
might have vague ideas generated by the mainstream media, biased textbooks and general pre-conceived notions, but not an actual thorough understanding of the country and it’s people and customs.
I had a discussion with a guy at a local bar the other day and I began the conversation by asking if he could tell me on what continent Libya was. Neither he nor his friend could answer correctly, picking Europe and Asia as their educated guesses. For some reason this guy still felt that his take on the situation was more accurate than mine, even as I told him I had been spending weeks investigating the matter. For those of you confused the correct answer is Africa.
I want to ask a simple question to make a simple case? Can you name me one current Libyan government official? You’re not allowed to say Gaddafi. Who holds the position of “Secretary of the General People’s Assembly” a position comparable to that of prime minister, although with a slightly different emphasis as he does not represent a political party and does not alone hold significant power.  Did you even know that such a position exists in Libya and that he is elected by the people?

The less you know about something, the easier it is to deceive you.

My intention for exposing your potential and likely ignorance on this subject is not an attempt to show that I’m smarter or better than you are. As I found out myself researching this article I knew remarkably little about Libya. And that is my point.
The mainstream media is focusing entirely on a set of news stories that have the specific intention of gathering support for military action and actively suppressing any story that would lead to people opposing it. This pattern will be exposed clearly as this article progresses.
It’s no wonder we don’t know much about Libya. Of course it gets confusing with all the different stories we hear of dictators and tyrants oversees. It is difficult to be an expert on all nations in the world. Just consider how many nations have existed and how long and rich each of their history is and how complex and unique the situation in each country is today.
When this is combined with a relentless, precise and extremely well organized propaganda blitz against one nation that is being targeted by an army, it’s all too easy to tag along.
I would also like to add that this article has proven difficult and this is the third version of it, well actually fourth considering that this translation is updated from the third, final Icelandic version. But it is of vital importance to me that it is as concise and convincing as possible, because the more I wrote and the more I researched, the more clear the magnitude and the scale of this massive deception campaign became. Most people, unfortunately have not developed the type of immunity to this kind of propaganda and are simply put, still to gullible in the face of such force.
I am not going to be answering comments about me being arrogant or one sided or any other remarks unrelated to the specific points I raise in this article. My only goal is to speak truly and freely on how I feel about this after my research and you are welcome to make of it whatever you want.
I will not pretend to be neutral when it comes to the deliberate killings of innocent civilians and the attempted destruction of a great, unique nation who’se people want nothing but peace and independence.
My goal is obviously not to achieve popularity or attention as Gaddafi is certainly not the most popular man in the world right now. Thanks to the media mind manipulation machines most now see him as a crazed dictator who kills peaceful protesters, schedules mass rapes and supports terrorism. And I’m taking “his side” ? Good luck me…
If the only thing I achieve with this article is to show that there is such a thing as Gaddafi’s side and that it has been blacked out by the media, then it will have been worth it. As that should be of deep concern to us all.
Ultimately of course, the question is not about Gaddafi. This is what the propaganda machines manage to do so successfully. With their Hollywood formula they create the image of a bad guy that has to be stopped by the good guy and all other sides of the arguments can be ignored as long as that is the case.
But don’t think for one second I will just sit by as this next blockbuster bloodbath unfolds and not do my best expose the brutal reality that flies in your face as you start to research it.
Unfortunately this is not a subject that can be covered in the fast food style of the gossip, profit driven mainstream media garbage. I do not take their example of aiming my writings at the lowest common denominator, rather I am trying to appeal to those who are genuinely interested in researching this topic with the goal of understanding it. There is simply put far too much that needs to be addressed and I assure you, every word is there for a reason. Except for these five words.
I sometimes get comments that my articles are too long and that no one will bother to read them. It reminds me of a story I heard of Bob Dylan. This slick record executive came to the studio after hearing an album, and said “ I love this song, but you need to make a short version so we can get it played on the radio. “This is the short version” Dylan replied and I would say the same.
Don’ be so naive as to think you can be knowledgable about a subject after reading a few mass produced news stubs.
I would also like to point out that if you think this article is too long, just think how long it took me to write it. I promise you, I am saving you a lot of trouble. What took me months to research, you can read in a few hours. And for that I am getting no money from anyone. I don’t do it for fun either as I know of many more fun ways to spend my time than browsing through pictures and watching videos about war and death.
I do this solely out of responsibility for my own conscience.

And even after this article and all the research I did, I still have questions.

You don’t need to finish the entire article now, it will be here, but I highly recommend finishing it eventually.

I will provide links and sources as we go and I encourage anyone to challenge their contents, or the arguments I make.  Let’s hope I’m not wrong after all the work I’ve put into this.
Now, some of you won’t need to read any article to know that the war on Libya is based on lies. You just know by experience not to trust the mainstream media and to know that the military powers NEVER take on such a mission for simple humanitarian reasons. They know that all such rhetoric by those in power is empty and meaningless and that there are always other reasons involved that include geo-political strategy, resources and control.
If you are one of those people I still recommend that you read on, I am positive you will understand more thoroughly the nature and the scale of this particular deception, in this particular war.
My goal in this article is to deconstruct every single argument and justification being made for the bombing and potential ground invasion of Libya. It is divided in these 8 chapters:
1st chapter: Gaddafi is an evil dictator
2nd chapter: Human Rights violations in Libya
3rd chapter: We must protect peaceful protesters
4th chapter: LIES LIES LIES
5th chapter: History of Libya
6th chapter: Motives
1st chapter: Gaddafi is an evil dictator

Pick any mainstream news story about Libya and this will be stated as given. He is one of those corrupt third world dictators, of course he is! He’s been in power for far too long! But wait a minute…
It is not even officially acknowledged that this claim is being heavily disputed. What is also not being reported is an even more stunning fact, not only is he not an evil dictator, he is not even a dictator at all.
He holds no official power. I think I am going to repeat this cause it is staggering how loud this has been screamed while being completely ignored:
LISTEN CLOSELY! GADDAFI HAS NO OFFICIAL AUTHORITY IN LIBYA
If this statement is true you will immediately notice that all the talk you have heard about “removing him from power” is just a farce.
In fact, Gaddafi has only an honorary title as “the father of the revolution” and is also dubbed “the leader of the revolution” hence the common reference to him as leader of Libya. He has influence, as anyone with such a status and reverence in a country would have. But by no technical or logical definition can he be described as a dictator.
A dictator is someone who has the official authority to make all decisions facing a country. He has final and official authority over the army, laws and courts. Plenty of such figures exist. Gaddafi has no such authority so how can anyone claim he is a dictator? That can only be considered a conspiracy theory.
In the few instances this has been addressed it is claimed that despite this “everyone knows” that he is really in charge. Of course. But when I say a powerful group of bankers is really in charge of the US government you call me crazy. Maybe “everyone” doesn’t know that yet, but I have a feeling it won’t be long.
So who is in power in Libya, if not Gaddafi? This is where things start to get interesting.
We have to bring democracy to Libya!
Oh really? What kind of democracy? Represantative democracy such as the one currently being employed in most western countries? A two party system such as the one in the US?
People in Iceland have been talking a lot lately about democratic reforms. What these discussions usually revolve around is more emphasis on people’s participation, more national voting and big matters being discussed in big meetings.
Direct democracy is very similar to the system we used in Iceland during our founding years. Almost exactly the same. The idea is basically this, get people together in conference halls open to discuss specific issues relating to neighbourhoods and vote on them. Choose representatives to go a more centralized meeting to discuss matters relating to larger areas and then finally do this for the entire country. This is the general idea and it seems pretty simple.
But oh yes, excuse me, I was supposed to be talking about the dictatorship in Libya but just started rambling on about democratic reforms in Iceland.
No, in fact I just trolled you, I am talking about Libya. Direct democracy has been employed in Libya ever since when Gaddafi relinquished all official power and resigned to the symbolic position he has today in 1977. Let me repeat this fact that is also being completely ignored by the mainstream media.
ATTENTION! LIBYA HAS A FUNCTIONING DIRECT DEMOCRACY
Or at least they did until the western powers started their “operations”.
Do you understand what I am saying? That despite how many times you have heard Gaddafi being referred to as a dictator, it is still false? Either because someone is lying to you or have themselves been lied too?
In this Orwellian world we find ourselves in it is actually quite difficult to find reliable information concerning this, especially from the mainstream media who some people still, unfortunately see as the official certifiers of truth.
But do not despair. Valiant internet knights have managed to dig up excellent footage that completely contradicts the narrative being currently fed to us.
One of the best information regarding this whole situation is in fact, just an amateur video put together by a random youtube user.
I always think it’s a bit funny when people try to discredit certain types of information by alluding to it being “something you picked up from the internet’” while simultaneously hailing the internet as one of the most wonderful technological achievements of history.
These people have seen stupid videos online, we all have. They conclude that since you believe something that to them seems so far fetched, it must mean you’ve watched one of those videos and fell for it without researching it using “solid sources”.
A lot of people also seem to think that we “can’t” know what’s really going on, since you can’t trust any of the media. Well, we can and should trust ourselves in piecing together the information available and draw an informed conclusion, or at least educated assumptions.
Meanwhile this trust that the large media networks have as the only “solid sources” is being systematically abused to favour the military and Wall Street.
And the fact is that the internet invites anyone to become an independent journalist.
You can record your own material or edit together relevant clips from different sources to make extremely interesting and informative videos.
Often these videos will include small bits from these so called “solid sources” that have revealed discrepancies in the official line and put them into proper context.
This video I am posting is a prime example of that and includes extremely relevant information relating to Libya’s democratic system.
Please take a quick break from reading to watch these videos. If you have any genuine interest in knowing the truth and are sincere in your respect for justice you will watch them. Trust me, it’s worth it.

Understanding the Green Book & Libyan politics, the easy way (slightly updated version)

What you don’t know about Gaddafi

2000 Conference Halls
What you are now looking at is a conference hall that was designed to be built but has been put on hold after the recent events in the country. Since the Libyan Revolution of 1969, 2000 conference halls have been built in which people come together to decide local policies and appoint people’s commission to implement these policies.
The secretary general of state in Libya is Baghad Mahmudi. I think if you would make a wager of 100$ with everyone living in the west about who that guy is you would become very rich.
I’m not saying this to pretend to be smarter than you, like you I did not know who he was until I started researching for this article. My point is we should not engage in the bombing of a country which we have so little real knowledge about! Have you been to Libya? Well neither have I, so shouldn’t you at least look into it in detail before we just barge in their with military aircraft and start killing people?
Consider that if the fact holds that Gaddafi has no official power in Libya beyond a regular citizen and some honorary treatments, all the arguments for the bombings and support of rebel groups have collapsed, as the whole operation is based on aiding a popular revolution to topple Gaddafi and “remove him from power” So what power”?
Could it be that we live in such a crazy world. Yes, in fact it very well could be.
Here we see Moussa Ibrahim, spokesman of the Libyan government saying that Obama is delusional.

Libya’s government spokesman says Obama cannot order Gaddafi to leave power and says Libyans want a transition with Gaddafi at the helm.

And take for instance this example, a little gem that  passed through the propaganda filters.

This Washington Post reporter tries to put what he is hearing in context with what his programmed reality can come up with and the only thing he can come up with is that all these supporters of Gaddafi he met in Libya must just be this crazy.

The headline is  “Many Libyans appear to back Gaddafi
(To enter the world of the Gaddafi believers is to enter an “Alice in Wonderland” realm in which the regime’s supporters are the real revolutionaries, not the rebels seeking to topple the government, because Libya is in a state of perpetual revolution.

The Libyan people can’t overthrow their government because they are the government, in accordance with the country’s definition of itself as the Great Socialist People’s Libyan Arab Jamahiriya, which loosely translates as “state of the masses.”Gadhafi can’t be toppled because he holds no formal position; he is the Brother Leader, a guide and a mentor, a patriarch and an uncle who advises his people but does not rule them. )
I hope you still have appetite. There is a lot more to come.
2nd Chapter – Human Rights abuses in Libya
This is a mantra that is easy for the propaganda machines to preach. Once again reality seems to be quite different.
First question you might ask yourself, if Gaddafi is such a gross human rights violator, why was Libya elected by other African Nations to lead the Human Rights Council of the United Nations in 2003?
First of all, if Gaddafi has no power in Libya accusing “his men” of human rights violation simply doesn’t fly. Unless he just has his private secret mafia? But that would also be just a conspiracy theory. (Do not get me wrong, a lot of conspiracy theories have basis for them, but I have seen no evidence for this one)
Wiki on Human Rights Watch
Another article dealing with it’s corrupt nature
Most, if not all of the accusations being presented to us by the media come from one organization “Human Rights Watch” an American based organization that receives most of it’s funding from George Soros, a well known bankin mogul and leading globalist. It is not an unbiased organization at all, yet the media will always report it as “human rights organization”
“According to a 2008 financial assessment, HRW reports that it does not accept any direct or indirect funding from governments and is financed through contributions from private individuals and foundations.[9] According to NGO Monitor this policy is violated by support from the Dutch government and a May 2009 fund raising trip to Saudi Arabia.[10]
Notably, billionaire financier and philanthropist George Soros announced in 2010 his intention to donate US$100 million to HRW over a period of ten years. He said, “Human Rights Watch is one of the most effective organizations I support. Human rights underpin our greatest aspirations: they’re at the heart of open societies.”[11][12] The donation increases Human Rights Watch’s operating budget from $48 million to $80 million. The donation was the largest in the organization’s history”
So, George Soros, who likes to manipulate the economies of entire nations for personal gain (including Iceland and Greece) is their biggest supporters and they go to SAUDI ARABIA on a fund raising trip??
Yes, one of the biggest violators of human rights in the history of mankind financed this human rights organization.

Just because a human rights organization makes an accusation against someone doesn’t make it true. Anyone that has the money could form an organization and name it “human rights watch”, especially if he intended to use it for this purpose.

There is one substantiated allegation, and that is that in Libya, people have been executed people for terrorism and high treason. This is not something I agree with personally. But then again, I have not been living under constant attacks by secret agents and subversive groups funded by western intelligence agencies trying to undermine a people’s revolution.
I have not had multiple attempts on my life and NATO hasn’t killed my daughter. I’m sure after a while your sense of humor for people trying to kill you, your people and the leader of your people’s revolution, would go away. In any case this is no excuse for the US to bomb anyone as they execute about 44 people a year, many of whom are later proven to have been innocent of their charges.
It is possible that Libya would be the greatest welfare paradise on the planet were it not for the constant interference by greedy western companies. There appear to be few places on earth that have a welfare system as good and where every person is as valued. I kid you not.
Consider Iceland for example. In Iceland we are ruled by a wealthy minority that lives in luxury while many of us work day after day, weekend after weekend, just to be fed and get to live in a home.
In Libya, everyone is entitled to a home, food, water, a vehicle and the opportunity to pursue his interests. If you want education abroad, the government pays for it completely. Need to buy a home to start a family? The government gives you
As with other stuff relating to Libya at the moment it is not that easy to find reliable information regarding this from mainstream sources, but with a little internet detective work you can verify this quite clearly.
From Wikipedia: During the 1970s, the government succeeded in making major improvements in the general welfare of its citizens. By the 1980s Libyans enjoyed much improved housing and education, comprehensive social welfare services, and general standards of health that were among the highest in Africa.’
So… let me get this straight… this evil dictator takes over and stars improving everyones lifestyle! What a monster!
Another thing I did researching this was to watch old mainstream documentaries about Libya, it is informative to see how these films contradict the picture being painted now:

Consider this video that went viral recently. Gaddafi is writing in a motorcade without any protection and everywhere he goes people meet him in celebration.

Does it now seem to you, just a little bit less of a sign of his “insanity” when he claimed that his people loved him?
I think it’s time you watched this video, with a message from Gaddafi, broadcast over Tripoli on July 1st.

July 1, 2011 Gaddafi’s Speech to Libya and the World, 1 of 2

This is a support march for Muammar Gaddafi and it includes 1.7 million people Source. There are 2 million people living in Tripoli! And only 6.5 million in the entire Libya! Seems that only those who called in sick that day didn’t make it. Just watch it, and tell me we are witnessing a “popular revolution against Gaddafi in Libya”
One commented that people in North Korea also loved Kim Jong Il. This comparison is preposterous. First of all people are allowed to freely exit Libya as they please. Second of all, that person is admitting that he is loved by his own people and hence that all the talk about him oppressing his own people is utter garbage. Why don’t they just say that then? Why doesn’t Obama admit that, yeah… the people love him, but they’re all batshit crazy…
So… let me get this straight… We’re actually at that point now? We will bomb a country to kill people, to help them get rid of a “dictator” that they all appear to love, but we, sitting on our arrogant asses in front of the TV claim we know better about what is best to them! To the point that we’re willing to kill them to prove that we are right?
How is that not batshit insane??
If you’re thinking it must have gotten worse since you would be wrong.
Here is the Human Development Report of the United Nations, notice that Libya is the only African nation that reaches the green color.
This picture is from 2010.
Still in doubt? Then I suggest you also read this report from the United Nations in 2011 (for those not paying attention, it’s this year)
It reads like a valedictorian report card.
5. During the interactive dialogue, statements were made by 46 delegations. A number 
of delegations commended the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya for the preparation and presentation 
of its national report, noting the broad consultation process with stakeholders in the 
preparation phase.  Several delegations also noted with appreciation the country’s 
commitment to upholding human rights on the ground. Additional statements, which could 
not be delivered during the interactive dialogue owing to time constraints, will be posted on 
the extranet of the universal periodic review when available.

Here are some figures that have been circulating the internet, although I have not been able to find them posted on any of the “solid sources” from the documentaries I have seen and testimony I’ve heard it appears fairly accurate.
Unemployment benefits – 730 U.S. dollars a month.Nurse salary – $ 1000 per month.

Each baby receives a single gift from the Libyan State – $ 7,000.

The couple receives money from the Libyan government of $ 64,000 to buy a house.(Wedding gift)

State support for a one-off starting their own business – 20,000 U.S. dollars.

High taxes and any fees to forbidden M. Gaddafi initiative.

Education and health care – free of charge.

Education and training abroad is fully payed by Libyan government

Residents receive electricity for free.

Teacher’s salary – $ 3,000 per month.

When buying a new car government pays half price.

Brokering real estate is prohibited. Available only direct buyer – seller relationship

Here we see an inquiry about this on Yahoo Answers
Here is a related topic.
Here we also see how the Libyan government funds projects that actually benefit the population instead of just powerful corporations. “Government to build thousands of new homes in Libya”
Here is something that might make you ask yourself another question. If Gaddafi is so hated by his own people, why would the Libyan government pass out weapons to the population to protect people from the rebels and the possible invading armies? Wouldn’t that be suicidal for a dictator trying desperately to retain his power against a popular uprising?
Then the question has to be asked, why does he have so much support from his people and why is the media and our political leaders trying to  convince us the opposite?
Here is Serbian Miroslav Lazanski on the issue, corroberating some of these findings:

Miroslav Lazanski ‘Gadafijeva diktatura’ – Support for Muammar Gaddafi from the people of Serbia

But then you might start havind second thoughts, thinking… if everything is so good in Libya,  what are all these people doing protesting? Are they just wrong?
Here is where the propaganda gets serious. In order to sell you this war, the perception of a massive popular rebellion had to be manipulated into the public mind.
But it is however a valid question, why are these people protesting? And who are they?
Let’s look at these questions and find out how convincing the case for a popular rebellion in Libya against Gaddafi is.
3rd chapter – We must protect the peaceful demonstrators

This is the ultimate firecracker…
Hey, I’ve got a joke for you, How do you get all the protesters to shut up while you’re waging a war? You convince them you’re going to war to protect peaceful protesters!
HAHAHAHAHALOLDERP!! Or… wait a second… Maybe it really isn’t that funny…
Let’s look at this in more detail.
In the start it was a peaceful protest, but after Gaddafi started brutalizing the peaceful demonstrators it turned violent, right?
Weird, cause not even the intentionally biased wikipedia article actually supports that conclusion:
So let us see, early phase, 15. february, first day:


15 February


  • In the evening approximately 200 people began demonstrating in front of the police headquarters in Benghazi following the arrest of human-rights activist Fathi Terbil.[5] They were joined by others later who totaled between 500 to 600 protesters. The protest was broken up violently by police,[6] causing as many as forty injuries among the protesters.[7]
  • In Al Bayda and Az Zintan, hundreds of protesters called for “the end of the regime” and set fire to police and security buildings.[6] In Az Zintan, the protesters set up tents in the town centre.[6]
Am I getting this straight? In a country of six and a half million, 200 people showed up to protest?

So what have these peaceful demonstrators been up to since their peaceful revolution started? Well, as any group of peaceful demonstrators would, hunting black people! Yes, just listen to this group of immigrant workers who fear for their lives because of the activities of these people. They don’t even leave their houses:

Notice how traumatized the man reliving his experience is, a tell that he is not making up the story. Were he to be enthusiastic and dramatic about it, that would be a clear indicator that he was lying. This point becomes more relevant later on.
See here this more detailed story on this issue. (Libya: Rebels execute immigrant workers while forces kidnap others)
They also seem to be exceptionally good with bureacratic bullshit, as all underground resistance movements are of course…
Since the start of the protest, they’ve managed to:
Anyone that has taken part in any type of protest know how ridicilously far fetched these ambitions would be to any movement. Sure it would have been cool if we could have just set up our own central bank while demandind the removal of the head of our central bank at the time, David Oddson, but how on earth would we have gone about doing that? Never mind trying that in the US! So what’s going on then?
It’s seems pretty simple. This is much less a “protest movement” and much rather trained militants backed, armed and financed by the CIA and I would guess Mossad and MI6 as well.
The Libyans that are protesting appear to mostly make up the former upper class of Libya who are pissed off that their power was taken away from them in a popular revolution. Many of these families fled Gaddafi’s rule and have had it in for him ever since.
The goal of these clandestine operations was to start enough disturbances, riots and terror events that would then be portrayed to the people as a revolution of the people through the media.
This has been tried previously in the case of Hugo Chavez in Venezuela, but that attempt failed due to the enormous support he had in his country. (See full documentary from BBC on this case here “The Revolution will not be televised”)
Evidence for media manipulation
I don’t need to remind you that representatives of all the major media news outlets of the world went to Libya as soon as the protests started, with the intention of covering them. Surely they must have numerous good photos of large peaceful demonstrations against Gaddafi?
Here are some pictures of the protests in Egypt. You can find scores of these kind of pictures with huge crowds, sometimes clashing with police:
And even in Iceland, a country with a population of 300.000 we see this turnout:
Well, now let us compare these images, all of whom were easily located with a simple google search with some of the images coming from Libya. In Libya I have yet to find a single picture of protesters clashing with police or being barricaded by police. If you can then by all means post it.
Here we see a definitive flag of the Libyan monarchy now being used by the rebels. Is this even in Libya? Well, anyway, , when you see a picture of this flag in a protest, you are looking at anti-gaddafi protests. When you are looking at Gaddafi supporters they will be carrying the green flag. The flag of the Libyan Revolution of 1969.
This is one example of such an event:
Well, you might find it curious that this is a picture taken from here, headlined “84 killed in Libya protests: Rights organization”
Do these appear to be people protesting Gaddafi? Would protesters of Gaddafi be carrying a glamorous picture of him celebrating? And the flag of his revolution? The answer is clearly no so why are they using this picture? Shouldn’t there be plenty of good pictures from the huge protests against Gaddafi?
Actually if you google Libya rebels in the image search you will see a more accurate depiction of this presumed protest movement in Libya. Just try it.
Surely we should be routing for the gun touting gentlemen over the green flag waving madmen in the picture above.
This is not the only media news outlet to make the same embarrassing mistake:
The Associated Press carried the same picture in this story:
And just look at this one, what is this but a bad photoshopped photobomb? They are all celebrating Gaddafi in the background! Either someone actually snuck in to take the picture or it was just added in post production. Either way, it is pure deliberate propaganda!
This was posted here, and under it reads “A recent picture of an anti-gaddafi demonstration”
Are you sure mr. reporter that these people wearing the color of his revolution with a glamourous picture of him are anti-Gaddafi? Or is this a bad fake?
And wait a minute… Gadafi.. butcher of libya, didn’t I see that movie already…? Oh wait no! That was another guy… Must have been the same producers…
Again, are these anti Gaddafi protesters? This is from a discussion where the poster says he found the picture on google earth. Of course he did. And how was he supposed to know that all these crowds were there to support Gaddafi. That’s not what the media had told him.
Again, this picture was posted in at least two places with headlines about protests against Gaddafi:
From here and here.
Another one:
Here is yet another example. The story is about Gaddafi murdering protesters, when the picture clearly shows his supporters:
Notice how all the signs are in Arabic. That’s also something I’ve wondered. Why does it seem that all the protesters from pictures of Iran, Syria and Libya have signs in English?
Of course the picture being painted is that they are “pleading to the international community” and surely that’s what some of these people are doing. But isn’t just a little strange? In the Icelandic protests of 2009, even if we knew the foreign press was watching, very few decided to post their signs in English, most would have just felt that it was silly.
Even though almost everyone in Iceland speaks English and it is not exactly the most common language in Libya.
Some of the most well known pictures might not even be from Libya. Some might just be of gullible westerners who feel they are supporting justice.
Oh that’s just brilliant. “Hopeless” As opposed to the “Hope” delivered by Obama’s presidency. Straight from the Washington propaganda machines anyone? No… get out of town…
ALFA
The group American Libya Freedom Assocation or “ALFA” has been the most prominent group to support this rebellion. They have written propaganda articles that make all types of wild accusations against Gaddafi without any proof. Take for example this article that has so many falsehoods in it I almost drowned in them. Of the top of my head it claims, baselessly that Gaddafi implemented Sharia law. In fact, there is now talk of introducing Sharia law in Libya, after the fall of Gaddafi.
Unfortunately Wikipedia considers this Associaton a reliable source of information and references is it in some of the accusations it makes.
In this propaganda piece you can see their participation verified.
Here we can also see that Mohamed M. Bugaighis, the head of ALFA has connections to the US government.
Here are some more pictures circulating the web that I find suspect.
One question… What are the flags of Iraq and Palestine doing there? And why is there only one rebel flag and where is located? On top of the Palestinian flag! Why?

The flag of Iraq:
The flag of Palestine:
It’s worth noting that Gaddafi has been a vocal supporter of Palestine from day 1.
He has been a rock in Israels socks for decades, and the monarchy his revolution overthrew was supported by Israel. Something’s not right about this.
Just recently, after the revolution in Egypt, Gaddafi urged Palestinians to rise up against the Israeli occupation in peaceful protests.
“The time for people’s revolution has come”
Little did he know that they planned to turn the joke on him.
Here we see an article that covers this issue, while certainly not in a positive tone.
Well if the most oppressive, apartheid state in the world supports it it must be ok. A country who murdered peaceful protesters aboard the Mavi Marmara and has systematically robbed Palestinians of their lives and land.
But let’s move on:
In this picture that has been posted everywhere online, including the mainstream press, there clearly are a lot of people. But why is the only flag visible in the crowd waving right above the camera? Strange, I wonder if it’s been planted? No… The technology might be pretty advanced now… but doctoring pictures? Common. That’s impossible.
Now here is an oddball:
Well, the resolution and proportions seem fine… but wait… why is there only ONE FLAG? In the middle of the picture?
This one was posted in a few places, including press.tv
Again.. really? One flag? One guy decided to bring his flag?
But wait, here we have a lot of flags!
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The only problem with this picture is that it’s the same picture as we looked at before and shows the Gaddafi supporters that were being posted as Gaddafi protesters. Except this time, someone went through the trouble of adding red paint on the flags.
While one has to wonder about how amateur the doctoring of these photos is, it also makes you wonder how convincing they could make photos if they actually did their best work.
The most convincing images of masses protesting Gaddafi came after the alleged fall of Gaddafi. This video being among the “best”:
This is a screenshot from that very recent BBC report about celebration in Benghazi after allegedly conquering Tripoli.
Here is the image from 01:10
And here we have the frame from 02:05
I have questions about the vanishing flag, the Gaddafi poster with green background next to the demon (subliminal propaganda perhaps?), and why they could only get less than a minute of footage that is looped. Perhaps these can all be explained, and focusing too much on it would amount to speculation that would probably be inadmissable in court. But given the manipulation we’ve seen so far you can’t help but wonder.
In any case these are pictures of Benghazi, the only place where it is recognized that there is opposition to the Green Revolution.
The footage shows celebration after the news about the “fall of Tripoli” which we found out later had not been the fall of Tripoli at all, but was simply a trap set by government forces.
And what has become quite well known in the alternative media now is that the footage allegedly coming from the Green Square in Tripoli did not show a place consistent with the actual Green Square, making it more likely that this is actually filmed in a movie set:
Here is a full article on this kind of manipulation
And then there is this recent slip up at the BBC, showing green square in India as supposedly live from the protests in Libya:
The case for a popular uprising being waged against Gaddafi simply seems very thin to me.
Think of it this way, if there was an agenda to make you think there were bigger protests in Libya than there actually were to disguise military operations by CIA funded militant groups to gain control over a country and it’s resources, how would they go about doing that?
It’s clear that they could do that so that leaves it at, would they. And if we consider that they’ve done that many times before the answers to that seems clear as well. And if you consider what is at stake in a war like this “it’s the least they can do”.
Having said that, it is not as if a protest happening in a country is justification for starting a war. If it would be we would have had to bomb every country in the world a long time ago. Where did this notion come from? How many times have there been huge protests in the West?
And what about killing protesters? Well, we’ll cover that claim later but what about Kent State Massacre in the US?
Should the US not have been swiftly invaded? Besides the fact that the case for “Gaddafi’s Men” having killed peaceful protesters is very thin. It seems more like people died trying to protect security buildings and police stations and the protesters who were killed were armed aggressors.
And EVEN IF, there is a dictator who is believed to oppress his own people, it would only make matter worse to bomb the country! It would not be an excuse!
Do i really have to get into the hipocrisy factor here? How many brutal dictators has the west supported and how many democratically elected leaders they have assassinated? Is this history still unknown to you? And talking about torture! The Us officially admits to torture! Have we forgotten about Abu Ghraib already? So you’re saying you don’t like how Gaddafi is torturing his people so you want the US army to do it instead?
This whole thing is absurd.
What I can unequivocally demonstrate, is that there is not an overwhelming majority protesting Gaddafi. The pictures of his supporters were in general a lot more convincing and crowded. 1.7 million people marched in his support! It’s absurd for us to claim that we know better what is in their best interest!
(I refer back to the video above where 1.7 million march in his support, if you did not watch it before, watch it now)
The peaceful protesters?
The West hasn’t exactly been hiding it’s support for these forces. Here are a few stories worth noting:
Libya Rebel leader had CIA backing (warning, serious whitewash/propaganda but fact is acknowledged)
Here we can see the rebel army, these are not peaceful protesters. Forget that notion. They are armed to the teeth and they are killing black people and burning down police stations. Are the Libyan people supposed to sit back while that happens? Would you?
Not only a connection to the CIA, but also to Al Qaeda
No I am not making this up.  The same people that the Americans are supporting in Libya have also been members of the “Al Qaeda” movement in Iraq.
I can just hear some of you blurting out that it is nothing but a crazy conspiracy theory. But don’t call the doctor yet, we have “solid sources”
Libyan Rebel Commander admits his fighters have Al Qaeda links
Anti American Extremist among Libyan Rebels U.S. has vowed to protect
 You can’t dismiss this that easily can you? Straight from the horses mouth! The commander of the rebels admits this and a few media outlets pick up on it before it slips down the rabbit hole.
So, now, is there any picture starting to emerge inside your head at this point?
Or does this all still seem very contradictory and confusing to you?
What if I told you that the most likely explanation in my humble opinion is that the CIA are knowingly funding terrorist activites, that KILL American Soldiers and innocent Iraqi people to justify their continued military presence?
Pretty much exactly like in 1984. Perpetual Warfare. I think it’s time for a quote from that book, performed by Michael Moore. He has fortunately remained consistant in his anti war stance, and is against the military aggression in Libya (source)
It is also worth noting that a lot of the rebels in Afghanistan were funded and armed by the ISI in Pakistan, which has had a close relationship with the CIA for many years and Pakistan has been given military aid from the US all throughout the course of the war. Source
But as this would be enough material for a whole new article I’ll just leave it at that. Let’s concentrate on Libya for now.
And what about Benghazi?
A little bit of history is needed. Wiki will do for this purpose:
Heavily bombed in World War II, Benghazi was later rebuilt with the country’s newly found oil wealth as a gleaming showpiece of modern Libya. It became the capital city of Emirate of Cyrenaica (1949-1951) under Idris Senussi I. In 1951, Cyrenaica was merged with Tripolitania and Fezzan to form the independent Kingdom of Libya, of which both Benghazi and Tripoli were capital cities. Benghazi lost its capital status when the Free Officers under the leadership of Muammar Gaddafi staged a coup d’état in 1969, whereafter all government institutions were concentrated in Tripoli. Even though King Idris was forced into exile and the monarchy abolished, support for the Senussi dynasty remained strong in Cyrenaica. This was emphasized by real or perceived injustices from the government towards the people of Benghazi, including the demolition in the year 2000 of the arena of footballclub Alahly Benghazi S.C., following anti-government protests.
Whoever these protesters are they are glorifying a brutal monarch that was deposed by a popular revolution. Here is a picture of a young Benghazi carrying a picture of King Idris during the 2011 revolution:

While it is clear enough that Gaddafi has overwhelming support in Tripoli and most other parts of the country, Benghazi seems to be the only place were any significant number of people oppose him and the Jamahariya, State of the masses.

Somehow I have a hard time so sympathize with people glorifying a monarch that oppressed the people of an entire nation, just because that city was “it” at the time… Especially when they use means of terrorism to get their point across.
This conversation is just brilliant  to listen to. Anyone enthusiastic about debating in general should check it out. Such a pawning has rarely been recorded:
Of course it is possible that people in the Benghazi area have some legitimate grievances that they feel Gaddafi is responsible for. That I simply can not know for certain at this point.
Regardless, this is a reality that is very different from what is being propagated in this blitz media campaign, and does not mean that this minority is entitled to take over a country.
So what have we learned so far? 
Fighters with ties to Al Qaeda, sponsored by NATO and the CIA are burning down police stations and security buildings, and when Gaddafi says his people will resist this foreign hostility and attempted occupation he is “declaring war against his own people” What a bunch of fucking bullshit!
And oh sure, we just have to help them by BOMBING their capital!
What would have to happen for you to support your home country being bombed from the air? Historic landmarks, universities and peoples houses were being blown to pieces and people killed?
Libyans do not want these air strikes! It is simply a disgusting lie!
4. kafli LIES LIES LIES

There is one thing that becomes abundantly clear upon deitaled inspection of this issue. What we are seeing is not mistakes. It’s not “intelligence failures”. It’s not a misunderstanding. It’s pure and deliberate propaganda with the aim of taking over a country and it’s resourcese.
Of course a lot of the dumbed down reporters that read from their teleprompters have no clue that what they are saying is a part of a disinformation campaign. They usually know nothing more than the average citizen. But this is being orchestrated by very skilled propaganda specialists, and there are people fully aware of the manipulation in place that are doing this on purpose.
This is a barrier that some people seem to have a hard time to breach. The media may lie, but never on purpose…These people are likely to be thinking “Well what about all the mass rapes, airstrikes against his own people? The torturing and the oppression? Are they just lies?”
Well… again… yes…!
If you have ever known a person who is a compulsive liar you would know that they will lie as much as they can as big as they can so in the end it such a grand illusion you think that it is unlikely someone would go through such lengths to deceive you.
These propaganda specialist will lie endlessly and no one corrects it until it’s too late.
Truth is the first casualty of war. The lies leading up to the war in Iraq were endless and grotesque.
They said they KNEW that Saddam had nuclear weapons and was willing to use them on the United States! This is how badly they wanted you to support the war! What makes you think anything has changed now? Obama?
Really? Are you supporting this war because of Obama? Because of all the “changes” he’s been implementing?
Obama is another example of how many lies they are willing to tell you to get you to go along with their plans. He had the image of an anti-war president who was against the Wall Street fat cats. Seriously how often has this card been played? How long will it take us to call the bluff?
Obama is a prime example of how much the media and politicians will distort the truth, and somehow people usually fall for it for just as long as is required for the operation to succeed.
Somehow a majority of people can’t seem to get it through their head that the media will lie shamelessly, again and again.
People seem to know this on some level and are aware that it has happened repeatedly throughout our history. But when it comes to seeing through it when it really matters they are simply still to gullible. Do they think that the media has learned from it’s mistakes and won’t lie to us again? Do they believe that the war in Iraq was due to “intelligence failures”?
On Reddit.com, an upvoting site that has a lot of entertaining and informative user submitted material, this clip from George Carlin is almost universally upvoted and praised. Yet the contents of what he is saying doesn’t seem to have sunk in yet. Let’s listen to it, and listen to his message, he isn’t joking!

Michael Jackson even tried to tell us this:

Imagine what it was like before the war in Iraq trying to tell people it was based on lies and there should not be an invasion. Imagine how many reasons people could find in the media at the time to believe you were crazy. Are you telling me they are all lies?
Yes, I’m saying they were all lies.
If you were in my shoes at the time this must feel like deja vu all over again. (To be accurate I was quite young at the time and wasn’t really sure what to think initially but quickly started opposing it after it began)
And some of you are not going to change your minds. Some of you just trust that all this information would be covered in the mainstream media if it was true. These people will trust them more than the alternative media to report information accurately.
Imagine the stupidity. The media corporations are owned and controlled and have long since been infiltrated by intelligence agencies.
The website where I post this doesn’t even have advertisers. We have no owners or editors and are only here to try to figure out what is going on.
Most people can’t seem to fathom how well calculated, widespread and big this lie is. They don’t seem to notice how ideas are deliberately being put in their heads. Anything that contradicts what they’ve learned through this will immediately be disregarded as crazy or a “conspiracy theory”.
Some people will even read this entire article and still not see a reason to disapprove of the bombings. Going by their feeling that all the stuff you’ve heard and read in the media can’t all be false.
But most people, and this is the real problem, they won’t actually read it. They won’t watch any of the videos, and they won’t even leave room for the possibilty that they are wrong. They have been so convinced that they simply feel it is awaste of time to even look into it. That will not stop them from claiming they have, however.
After I published an earlier version of this in Icelandic you would not believe the response from some people who had obviously in no way even skimmed through the article. Most of the questions were answered in the article itself. For example, if someone comments: “How can you support a dictator?” that person is proving that they did not even see that I was claiming he wasn’t.
It’s a cute little feeling, that everyone is trying their best and it’s better not to be too negative.
The compulsive liar knows this as well. He knows that you are a sensitive being and he abuses it. When he’s been exposed he apologises and promises it will never happen again. But guess what? He is lying.
If you actually think that the largest militaries in the world would go into a concerted operation without there being a major preparation for it, you have no clue about modern warfare. If you think that a big portion of that preparation doesn’t involve a propaganda campaign to ensure the support of the people, you are sadly mistaken again.
Consider this story about Donald Rumsfeld’s speech from 2006 where he talks about how the Americans are lagging behind in the propaganda department and must do something about it quickly with heavy emphasis on the internet.
You might also want to evaluate the words of General Wesley Clark, when he said that there were plans to attack Libya 6 years ago:

But how did they go about orchestrating such a media war? 

Might it involve a little scandal recently about leaked e-mails from HB Gary? Where it was revealed that the pentagon was using bots online and fake social media accounts to use for propaganda campaigns?
And here is where it get interesting. You all know that this is the “twitter revolution” and a lot of the videos were just youtube videos being posted by Libyans. Right?
Well then how come only about 9% of Libyans have internet access according to statistics from 2009? See here
I think it’s about time you watched another of these random youtube videos I’ve found. The song is actually quite overused but the information is worth it. The most peculiar thing is the amount of twitter updates that were posted in a short period of time:

And here we have two journalists testifying on air that they have been threatened by other journalists and intelligence officials for going against the NATO propaganda. Thierry Meissan goes on to claim that many of these reporters are actually card carrying CIA agents.

Now, let’s look at a list of recent news stories, most of which are the primary reasons why most people claim to support the “revolution” in Libya. Expect more news stories like this with outrageous over the top claims against Gaddafi or anything related to him. These stories will be aimed at affecting people emotionally and horrifying them, with blame assigned to Gaddafi and his supporters.
Gaddafi used airstrikes against his own people
This story was originally posted on twitter without a shred of evidence and from there got reported by all the major media outlets. This appears to be nothing more than yet another deliberate, fabricated piece of propaganda.
This report from the Russian Army contradicts these claims:
Gaddafi is ordering mass rapes!
This is a big one. Gaddafi’s men are mass rapists! And he even ordered Viagra for his presumably impotent men to assist in their mass rapes! What a monster!
Really?? Isn’t that a bit over the top? Do you actually believe that he did that?
But the news says so! He must have! What a lunatic! Who does that?
No one, because it is a lie.
The only evidence for these mass rapes is a “questionnaire” that reportedly included the question of whether or not women had been raped, and reportedly a lot of the women had tagged yes to the question… and when asked by whom many had reportedly said “Gaddafi’s men” most left the questionnaire anynomous but some wrote their initials… for fear of reprisal… obviously.
Right… So basically the easiest forgery in history.
There is a lot of talk about how rapes are such a disgrace to the family in the Muslim community and how most women don;t come forward. That didn’t seem to matter to Eman Al-Obeidy who at the most opportune time came rushing into a Tripoli Hotel to tell her horrifying story of how she was gangraped by Gaddafi’s men!
So are they lying?
Yes, they most likely are lying.
Here is a report from Amnesty International that questions these claims.
Just a few days ago we saw this story, about one of Gaddafi’s son, and the way his wife treated this apparent worker. Again, the wounds are so over the top and, according to the reporter still boiling. Yet the woman seems to not be in immediate pain. Also, who is this woman? Does she provide any proof that she was actually working for Hannibal Gaddafi? No, but of course the media wouldn’t lie to us about something like this.
Both of these stories both seem extraordinarily convenient for anyone that wants to gather support for a war in Libya. They are both extremely emotional and target the viewers empathy. You will not see stories like this about the thousands of people burned alive by Nato bombs.
This is exactly what they do. No one cares about deep historical understanding of what is going on in Libya. Did you see that woman’s head! Didn’t you hear about that gangrape by Gaddafi’s men!? This is what modern propaganda looks like.
And to some this claim even seems ridicilous. But just to be clear, yes, I am stating that in all likelihood, both of these events were staged. The wounds of both these women are probably fake and the work of the Hollywood department of the CIA. These are in all likelihood paid actors or deliberate liars.
Can I prove that? No, not literally, I can’t prove either case individually with forensic evidence as that would be impossible. However, it is the aim of this article in it’s entirety to expose the fraudulent basis of this war in general. That I can do.
And seen from that perspective these stories and their timing must seem highly suspicious to anyone witnessing what is going on.
Understand this, there is no claim to wild, no lie to big, no method to unethical for these people. This is about much bigger issues and for them the end justifies the means.
There are a number of ways to get people to lie. One possibility is that they have some connection to the rebels, or is simply a paid agent. It’s not like they are saving money on a mission like this. It is supported by the richest and most powerful people in the world and the stakes are high. Paying off a couple of people here and there is not a big problem.
They could do it, they would do it, they have done it and they are doing it.
The question is rather, why would they stop when it is proving to work so well?
Just check out this brief video, we have prior convictions:
If you think that my claim that these horror stories from Libya are fake is a ridicilous claim, will you at least admit that you would have also thought it was ridicilous if at the time this was being played in the media, I had claimed that it was staged?
This is now officially acknowledged to have been war propaganda. The girl telling us this horrifying story was a trained actor, the daughter of the Kuwaiti Ambassador to the United States and the event was orchestrated by the public relation firm Hill & Knowlton, working for the Kuwaiti government. The increasingly censored Wikipedia acknowledges all of this and there are numerous other sources that confirm this if you have any doubt. Wiki
Obviously, that’s why they keep doing this. And if you need a further reminder on how the authorities blatantly lie to the public it’s time for a little symphony:

But no, authorities wouldn’t go that far to stage a war… Well, if you think so consider Operation Northwoods, were all sorts of outrageous plots were considered to gain popular support for war in Cuba, including staging terror attacks, even shooting citizens in the US and blaming it on Cuba:

But common! The media wouldn’t participate in this kind of behaviour! Well… then consider Operation Mockingbird. Wiki explains here.
But no… NATO and the US would never knowingly arm and support terrorists… Well, then consider Operation Gladio, where they did exactly that, in Europe:
Al Jazeera has also provided a lot of the propaganda effort for this war. It has proven really effective, as many progressives view Al Jazeera as a good alternative to the US media they have learned not to trust. This documentary, which I watched from start to end is a prominent candidate for the Goebbels award:
“Libya – A state of Terror”
This film only includes testimony from Libyan defectors and provides no additional evidence. No shortage of emotional music and enthusiastic story telling though. If you watch this film, do they seem uncomfortable talking about their horrific experience, or are they trying to sell it?
This is the opposite of the Nigerian immigrant we saw earlier who was chased down a street by the rebels in Libya. It’s like they’re trying to squeeze out every bit of sympathy they can get.
Now, I might be wrong on this. If I am I apologize to them and those who feel they have suffered. Very few issues are actually purely black/white, but for what I can assess this documentary is pure propaganda.
Here is this documentary for those who are interested:
Gaddafi is staging mass funerals and parading fake victims
This blew my mind when I saw it. I refer to my writing on this website when this story was released. We awarded Nic Robertson the Goebbels award that month for an excellent performance in the art of deception.

The Goebbels award this week goes to Nic Robertson for his exemplary contribution to the brainwashing campaign about Libya.

He uses many effective tricks on the viewer that are worth noting. The goal of the story is to claim that the victims of the NATO bombardment were simply non-existent. All this was an elaborate propaganda stunt by Gaddafi to gain international solidarity and we must not let it work. One might think such plans were to ambitious but he somehow managed to pull it off.

Nic knows that by now people will believe just about anything about Gaddafi and by doing this he hopes that the anger ofer the murdering of innocent civilians that would otherwise be directed against the people throwing bombs, would instead be directed against Gaddafi!

In the first scene we see how he edits the speech which probably included a fair amount of inconvenient statements. the editing makes him appear frantic, angry and a bit fanatical. Good job there.

He proceeds to claim, without any evidence, that noone in the area seemed to have been a relative of the victims. Of course  we should just trust him as a neutral reporter, a man from a country that is invading another country, reporting from the country his country is invading. Of course he is not biased!

He also describes how one of the coffins had opened and nothing had been in it. Embarrassing huh? Well what is also embarrassing is the fact that his camera man must have been looking away while it happened. It would have been great footage. But who cares, it’s not like anyone will suspect that he is lying.

This story echoes a similarly bizarre claim that Gaddafi’s men were emptying the cities morgues and get this, placing the bodies near damaged sites to make it look like people had been killed there!

Yes, for sure! This is the first time in history were a military bombardment produces no civilian casualties! It’s just Gaddafi and his gang of madmen trying to trick you into feeling empathy for his people! DON’T FALL FOR IT!

It would be extremely inconvenient if the public would figure out that we are bombing young guys with a nike cap holding the peace sign. We congratulate Nic Robertson and CNN on this outstanding achievement.

Keep in mind that all the people attending this funeral are supporters of Gaddafi! They are carrying green flags and huge numbers have turned out. Regardless this devious reporter spins it so fast that it hypnotizes the viewer.
Of course the super precise Nato bombs have a special bad guy app that ensures it only hits them and no innocent people.
Except maybe a few children and a university…
This ridicilous claim first surfaced here and has since been repeated throughout the entire spectrum of the mainstream media.
This is another blog making these claims and even more wilda accusations, based on stories from his “contact” including that Gaddafi empley a “rape squad” who had that labelled on their uniforms. Who comes up with this kind of bullshit?
5. Kafli The history of Libya
Now then, time for a brief history lesson. The history of Libya is obviously long and has many different eras. I will let suffice to cover the last 100 years of it.
Almost exactly 100 years ago, Italy “liberated” Libya from the Ottoman empire. The coverage of this on wikipedia is pretty ironic in light of recent events.
“The attempted Italian colonization of the Ottoman provinces of Tripolitania and Cyrenaica was never wholly successful, at least initially. On 3 October 1911 the Italians attacked Tripoli, claiming somewhat disingenuously to be liberating Libya from Ottoman rule. Despite a major revolt by the Libyans, the Ottoman sultan ceded Libya to the Italians by signing the 1912 Treaty of Lausanne.”
Somewhat disingeniously you say…
And now, a 100 years later, what is the leader of Italy saying about Libya? Well, basically exactly the same thing.
 Quite comical isn’t it.
Libya had been ruled by the Ottoman empire since 1551 or for 260 years when Italian fascist came and took over. Well not literally fascist, they didn’t become fascists until 1922 but would control Libya brutally til the end of the second world war.
Considering this it is even “funnier” that Berlusconi payed compensation to Libya in 2008 for the Italy’s colonial oppression to the sum of 2.5 billion pounds.
Scumbag Berlusconi
2008 Pays compensation to Libya for colonial oppression
2011 Drops Bombs on Libya
In 1943 when the allied forces drove the Italians away the power over the territory fell to Britain and France. In 1949 it is agreed that their puppet. Idris, will take over in a farce which gave the country “independence” but kept it under control of the old colonial rulers.
Idris assumed all power in the country. He was a despised tyrant who was only doing the bidding of the colonies that supported his rise to the throne. He oppressed people, he had official control over everything! That is what a dictator is. And they are proud of their role too.
This king was meant to inherit his throne to his descendants. His flag is now being used by the rebels.
From Wikipedia:

In April 1955, oil exploration started in the kingdom with its first oil fields being discovered in 1959. The first exports began in 1963 with the discovery of oil helping to transform the Libyan economy, although imposing a resource curse on Libya. Although oil drastically improved Libya’s finances, popular resentment grew as wealth was increasingly concentrated in the hands of the elite.

As was the case with other African nations following independence, the remaining Italian settlers in Libya held many of the best jobs, owned the best farmland and ran the most successful businesses.
King Idris, a monarch supported by Israel… is now being championed as a figure for democracy and freedom? How does that fly?
In 1969, Gaddafi and his men are the ones who manage to free the people from this fascist dictatorship! What ensues is a remarkable story, one that has rarely been told and for good reason.
When Gaddafi and his men took over, Gaddafi’s parents lived in a tent. He promised he would house every person in Libya before housing his parents. The promise was kept and remarkably they soon managed to give everyone in Libya a home. But not before his father died.
Accompanying the revolution was the Green Book, a complete theory on how a society could be organized in the most fair and effective way.
If you have never heard of this book I think it’s time we take a peek inside:
The Green Revolution

The Green Revolution is the Libyan Revolution of 1969. The Green Book is a recipe of sort for a different kind of society. I highly recommend reading it in it’s entirety but I am going to post bits of it. I think you will see why I think this issue is pretty important. You can download the book in English here. þessa síðu og dánlódi bókinni
“The instrument of government

– All political systems in the world today are a product of the struggle for power between alternative instruments of government. This struggle may be peaceful or armed, as is evidenced among classes, sects, tribes, parties or individuals. The outcome is always the victory of a particular governing structure – be it that of an individual, group, party or class — and the defeat of the people; the defeat of genuine democracy. Political struggle that results in the victory of a candidate with, for example, 51 per cent of the votes leads to a dictatorial governing body in the guise of a false democracy, since 49 per cent of the electorate is ruled by an instrument of government they did not vote for, but which has been imposed upon them. Such is dictatorship.”
So, in the current democratic system there is constant struggle and there’s always the risk that the majority will oppress the minority. Fair enough
Parliament

– If parliament is formed from one party as a result of its winning an election, it becomes a parliament of the winning party and not of the people. It represents the party and not the people, and the executive power of the parliament becomes that of the victorious party and not of the people. The same is true of the parliament of proportional representation in which each party holds a number of seats proportional to their success in the popular vote. The members of the parliament represent their respective parties and not the people, and the power established by such a coalition is the power of the combined parties and not that of the people. Under such systems, the people are the victims whose votes are vied for by exploitative competing factions who dupe the people into political circuses that are outwardly noisy and frantic, but inwardly powerless and irrelevant. Alternatively, the people are seduced into standing in long, apathetic, silent queues to cast their ballots in the same way that they throw waste paper into dustbins. This is the traditional democracy prevalent in the whole world, whether it is represented by a one-party, two-party, multiparty or non-party system. Thus it is clear that representation is a fraud…

Philosophers, thinkers, and writers advocated the theory of representative parliaments at a time when peoples were unconsciously herded like sheep by kings, sultans and conquerors. The ultimate aspiration of the people of those times was to have someone to represent them before such rulers. When even this aspiration was rejected, people waged bitter and protracted struggle to attain this goal.

So, representative democracy was better than monarchy and fascism but was still far from perfect.
The Party

– The purpose of forming a party is to create an instrument to rule the people, i.e., to rule over non-members of the party. The party is, fundamentally, based on an arbitrary authoritarian concept — the domination of the members of the party over the rest of the people. The party presupposes that its accession to power is the way to attain its ends, and assumes that its objectives are also those of the people. This is the theory justifying party dictatorship, and is the basis of any dictatorship. No matter how many parties exist, the theory remains valid…

Political parties are corrupt in their nature and represent interest groups or specific members of society. Sounds about right.
Popular Conferences and People’s Committees

– Popular Conferences are the only means to achieve popular democracy. Any system of government contrary to this method, the method of Popular Conferences, is undemocratic. All the prevailing systems of government in the world today will remain undemocratic, unless they adopt this method. Popular Conferences are the end of the journey of the masses in quest of democracy.

Popular Conferences and People’s Committees are the fruition of the people’s struggle for democracy. Popular Conferences and People’s Committees are not creations of the imagination; they are the product of thought which has absorbed all human experiments to achieve democracy.

Direct democracy, if put into practice, is indisputably the ideal method of government… The Green Book guides the masses to an unprecedented practical system of direct democracy. No two intelligent people can dispute the fact that direct democracy is the ideal, but until now no practical method for its implementation has been devised. The Third Universal Theory, however, now provides us with a practical approach to direct democracy. The problem of democracy in the world will finally be solved.

Authority of the people has but one face which can only be realised through Popular Conferences and People’s Committees. There can be no democracy without Popular Conferences and Committees everywhere…

The General People’s Congress is not a gathering of persons or members such as those of parliaments but, rather, a gathering of the Popular Conferences and People’s Committees. Thus, the problem of the instrument of government is naturally solved, and all dictatorial instruments disappear. The people become the instrument of government, and the dilemma of democracy in the world is conclusively solved.
The only way to get the power directly to the people is through their direct participation. This can be achieved using direct democracy. Conference halls need to be built were people can get together and make decisions. Interesting.
Who supervises the conduct of society?

– The question arises: who has the right to supervise society, and to point out deviations that may occur from the laws of society? Democratically, no one group can claim this right on behalf of society. 

Therefore, society alone supervises itself. It is dictatorial for any individual or group to claim the right of the supervision of the laws of the society, which is, democratically, the responsibility of the society as a whole. This can be arrived at through the democratic instrument of government that results from the organisation of the society itself into Basic Popular Conferences, and through the government of these people through People’s Committees and the General People’s Congress.
This principle is what seems to seperate Libya from other states. No one group has the right to dominate another! Bravo! Are you paying attention?
What about the freedom of the press? Isn’t that limited too?
You could say it is, but only by our western standards. This is the reason:
The press

– An individual has the right to express himself or herself even if he or she behaves irrationally to demonstrate his or her insanity. Corporate bodies too have the right to express their corporate identity. The former represent only themselves and the latter represent those who share their corporate identity. 

Since society consists of private individuals and corporate bodies, the expression, for example, by an individual of his or her insanity does not mean that the other members of society are insane. Such expression reflects only in the individual’s character. Likewise, corporate expression reflects only the interest or view of those making up the corporate body. For instance, a tobacco company, despite the fact that what it produces is harmful to health, expresses the interests of those who make up the company.

The press is a means of expression for society: it is not a means of expression for private individuals or corporate bodies. Therefore, logically and democratically, it should not belong to either one of them.
The media should not be a mouthpiece for special interest groups but instead a natural right for all citizens. Makes sens right?
The economic basis of the Third Universal Theory

– The ultimate solution lies in abolishing the wage-system, emancipating people from its bondage and reverting to the natural laws which defined relationships before the emergence of classes, forms of governments and man-made laws. These natural rules are the only measures that ought to govern human relations…

If we analyse the factors of economic production from ancient times to the present, we always find that they essentially consist of certain basic production components, i.e., raw materials, means of production, and a producer. The natural rule of equality requires that each of these components receives a share of this production. Because production cannot be achieved without the essential role of each of these components, it has to be equally divided amongst them. The preponderance of one of them contravenes the natural rule of equality and becomes an encroachment upon the others’ rights. Thus, each must be awarded an equal share, regardless of the number of components in the process of production. If the components are two, each receives half of the production; if three, then one-third…

The labour force has become a component of the production process. As a result of technical advancement, multitudes of unskilled toilers have been transformed into limited numbers of technicians, engineers and scientists. Consequently, trade unions will subsequently disappear and be replaced by syndicates of engineers and technicians. Scientific advancement is an irreversible gain for humankind. 

Thanks to this process, illiteracy will be eliminated and unskilled workers will become a temporary phenomenon destined to gradual disappearance. However, even in this new environment, persons will always remain the basic component in the production process.
We need to abolish the wage system in it’s current form.. BLASPHEMY! Just because it is based on domination and extortion?
He who takes part in the production or other fields of the operations that creates revenue, should be entitled to an equal portion of the revenue, compared to the other people involved.
Thanks, my sentiments exactly. Do you have more?
Need

– The freedom of a human being is lacking if his or her needs are controlled by others, for need may lead to the enslavement of one person by another. Furthermore, exploitation is caused by need. Need is an intrinsic problem and conflict is initiated by the control of one’s needs by another.
You can use people’s needs to exploit them. This creates conflict so it is necessary to prevent people from controlling what other people need.
Not so insane?
Housing

– Housing is an essential need for both the individual and the family and should not be owned by others. Living in another’s house, whether paying rent or not, compromises freedom… In a socialist society, no one, including society itself, has the right to control people’s needs. No one has the right to acquire a house additional to his or her own dwelling and that of his or her heirs for the purpose of renting it because this additional house is, in fact, a need of someone else.
YES! Thanks! Every person is entitled to his own house! And noone is entitled to having two houses! Because that exceeds your need and can only be used with the intention of profiting from others or controlling them!
I couldn’t have put it better. Well I even tried, this is eerily similar to what I wrote in an article in November of last year called “What do we want?”
“I am not saying I know exactly how this can be accomplished, but like others I have my theories. The only thing I’m saying is that if we are going to unite over some demands, than these demands, as radical as they might seem to some, as natural as they could possibly be! 

Food and shelter! Is that too much to ask? In a country that is freezing and struggles to deal with a housing capacity that far exceeds our population!

On the contrary, any system, that in this day of remarkable technological advances allows people to starve to death, despite they’re being plenty of food around, that is rather thrown away than given to the starving, and that let’s people freeze to death in a place that has too many houses. That is absolutely insane.”
Sounds pretty similar… Original post in Icelandic

The family

– To the individual, the family is more important than the state. Mankind acknowledges the individual as a human being, and the individual acknowledges the family, which is his cradle, his origin, and his social umbrella. According to the law of nature, the human race is the individual and the family, but not the state.

The individual is the important thing? Not the state? He’s got to be kidding..
Woman

– Discrimination against woman by man is a flagrant act of oppression without justification, for woman eats and drinks as man eats and drinks; woman loves and hates as man loves and hates; woman thinks, learns and comprehends as man thinks, learns and comprehends. Woman, like man, needs shelter, clothing, and transportation; woman feels hunger and thirst as man feels hunger and thirst; woman lives and dies as man lives and dies.

But why are there men and women? There must be a natural necessity for the existence of man and woman, rather than man only or woman only…

Deliberate interventions against conception form an alternative to human life. In addition to that, there exists partial deliberate intervention against conception, as well as against breast-feeding. All these are links in a chain of actions in contradiction to natural life, which is tantamount to murder. For a woman to kill herself in order not to conceive, deliver and breast-feed is within the realm of deliberate, artificial interventions, in contradiction with the nature of life epitomized by marriage, conception, breast-feeding, and maternity. They differ only in degree.

To dispense with the natural role of woman in maternity — nurseries replacing mothers — is a start in dispensing with the human society and transforming it into a merely biological society with an artificial way of life. To separate children from their mothers and to cram them into nurseries is a process by which they are transformed into something very close to chicks, for nurseries are similar to poultry farms into which chicks are crammed after they are hatched.

Nothing else would be as appropriate and suitable to the human being and his dignity as natural motherhood. Children should be raised by their mothers in a family where the true principles of motherhood, fatherhood and comradeship of brothers and sisters prevail, and not in an institution resembling a poultry farm… As for children who have neither family nor shelter, society is their guardian, and only for them, should society establish nurseries and related institutions. It is better for them to be taken care of by society rather than by individuals who are not their parents.

If a test were carried out to discover whether the natural propensity of the child is towards its mother or the nursery. the child would opt for the mother and not the nursery…

There must be a world revolution which puts an end to all materialistic conditions hindering women from performing their natural role in life, and so drives them to carry out men’s duties in order to attain equal rights. Such revolution will inevitably take place, particularly in industrial societies, as a response to the instinct of survival, even without any instigator of revolution such as the Green Book.

All societies today look upon women as little more than commodities. The East regards her as a commodity to be bought and sold, while the West does not recognise her femininity…

Freedom means that every human being gets proper education which qualifies him or her for the work which suits him or her. Dictatorship means that human beings are taught that which is not suitable for them, and are forced to do unsuitable work. Work which is appropriate to men is not necessarily appropriate to women, and knowledge that is proper for children does not necessarily suit adults.

There is no difference in human rights between man and woman, the child and the adult, but there is no absolute identity between them as regards their duties.
The oppression of women is completely unjustified. Western society oppresses women by denying them their natural role as mothers. They should not have to work so much that they don’t have time to care for their kids!
Even if we were to disagree with this, who are we to say it’s wrong? Even if you think that the fact that know both parents have to work as hard as one parent did earlier to provide the same for the family is just a necessary part of equality then fine. But that does not justify imposing opinions on people! Particularly not if you do it with bombs.
At any rate, it is acknowledged that women have much more respect in Libya than the muslim stereotype would have you believe.
(From wikipedia)

Voting and government

Since the early 1960s, Libyan women have had the right to vote and to participate in political life. They could also own and dispose of property independently of their husbands, but all of these rights were exercised by only a few women before the 1969 revolution.
Since then, the government has encouraged women to participate in elections and national political institutions, but in 1987 only one woman had advanced as far as the national cabinet, as an assistant secretary for information and culture.[1] However, from 1989-1994 Fatima Abd al-Hafiz Mukhtar served as Minister of Education. From 1992-1994 Bukhanra Salem Houda served as Minister of Youth and Sports; Salma Ahmed Rashed from 1992-1994 served as Assistant Secretary of Women, then as Secretary in the General Secretariat of the General Peoples’ Congress for Women’s Affairs from 1994–1995, and was eventually the Ambassador to the League of Arab Nations in 1996. Others serving as Secretary in the General Secretariat of the General Peoples’ Congress for Women’s Affairs included from 1995-1998 Thuriya Ramadan Abu Tabrika, Nura Han Ramadan Abu Sefrian from 1998–2000, Dr. Shalma Chabone Abduljabbar, and Amal Nuri Abdullah al-Safar from 2006-2009. Women serving as Secretary in the General Secretariat of the General Peoples’ Congress for Social Affairs have included Dr. Shalma Chabone Abduljabbar and Abd-al-Alim al-Shalwi, while from 1995-2000 Fawziya Bashir al-Shalababi served as Secretary for Information, Culture and Mass Mobilization. Dr. Huda Fathi Ben Amer began serving as the Secretary of People’s Committees Affairs in 2009, and also served as President of the Transitional Arab Parliament.[3] Dr. Salma Shabaan Abdel Jabar began serving as Secretary of Woman Affairs in 2009.[4]
Let’s continue shall we:
Education

– Education, or learning, is not necessarily that routine curriculum and those classified subjects in textbooks which youths are forced to learn during specified hours while sitting in rows of desks. This type of education now prevailing all over the world is directed against human freedom. State-controlled education, which governments boast of whenever they are able to force it on their youths, is a method of suppressing freedom. It is a compulsory obliteration of a human being’s talent, as well as a coercive directing of a human being’s choices. It is an act of dictatorship destructive of freedom because it deprives people of their free choice, creativity and brilliance. To force a human being to learn according to a set curriculum is a dictatorial act. To impose certain subjects upon people is also a dictatorial act…

This does not mean that schools are to be closed and that people should turn their backs on education, as it may seem to superficial readers. On the contrary, it means that society should provide all types of education, giving people the chance to choose freely any subjects they wish to learn.

Societies which ban or monopolize knowledge are reactionary societies which are biased towards ignorance and are hostile to freedom. Societies which prohibit the teaching of religion are reactionary societies, biased towards ignorance and hostile to freedom. Societies which monopolize religious education are reactionary societies, biased towards ignorance and hostile to freedom. Equally so are the societies which distort the religions, civilizations and behaviour of others in the process of teaching those subjects. Societies which consider materialistic knowledge taboo are likewise reactionary societies, biased towards ignorance and hostile to freedom. 

Knowledge is a natural right of every human being of which no one has the right to deprive him or her under any pretext, except in a case where a person does something which deprives him or her of that right.

Ignorance will come to an end when everything is presented as it actually is and when knowledge about everything is available to each person in the manner that suits him or her.
The current educational system is an obstacle to the natural freedom and thirst for knowledge that humans possess. A better system needs to be designed.
Are those ideas beginning to sound familiar?
Well if they are it’s because they echo almost every progressive sentiment for social evolution. These are the kind of thoughts that have been emerging in the circles of all revolutionaries in the western world!
What have we been talking about here in Iceland? Being able to produce our own food sustainably! Democratic reform! Direct democracy! National votes! To have the basic necessities of life guaranteed by law!
Those of us who have been studying this for a while have long since seen the problems of an easily controlled two party and multi party systems. The flaws of the education system, financial system and the labour system.
Well, I know what you are thinking. Who is to say that this book is being applied in Libya right now? We’ve all heard of glorified communist states who had similar claims about being for and by the people. But that is no prove that this version of socialism is not working in this particular case. In fact the evidence would be showing it to be working extremely well! Do you think perhaps there is correlation between the initiatives suggested in this book and the widely recognized improved standard of living for Libyans?
At least if seen from a human perspective, from the perspective of big corporations it’s been dreadful and tyrannical.
Most likely you had never even hear about this to begin with, so the question is, are you just going to assume that it can’t be in use cause it sounds to good to be true?
Did he just magically write all this accurate philosophical and social analysis with such detailed steps for propaganda purposes? Why would we assume that this book that is widely regarded as the bible of Libyan society is not being implemented?
You may think it’s pure rhetoric, but you have nothing to base that on. Isn’t it possible that this is the reason that he is so popular? And that you have in fact been lied to? Repeatedly and grossly?
Is it not possible that this book explains why the Libyan people haven’t been exploited and screwed over the same way as their neighbours?
In the first video I posted in this article you can see actual footage from inside these conference halls. Were they just faked to maintain this illusion?
And you say you don’t want to listen to “conspiracy theories”?

Gaddafi’s “reign of terror”

Gaddafi and his movement was immediately perceieved as a threat to sensitive business interess of Isreal, the US, Britain, France and other nations. So right from the start a campagin of villification begun. He was portrayed as a supporter of terrorist and as a madman.
These powers made many attempts at his life. Sometimes they almost worked. See here.
At the same time they’ve done everything in their power to get control back to the oligarchs. Now, it seems they might finally achieve their long standing goal.
But Gaddafi and the Libyan people were extremely vigilant and had no tolerance for people. They had their experience with colonial powers and knew that they didn’t fuck around. They implemented massive domestic food projects and housing projects to ensure that the nation could be self sustainable and independent.
Seen from this perspective, the stories about bad treatment of the Libyan dissenters is simply a punishment for trying to murder people and instigate a staged coup to put a puppet of these business interest and someonw who supports the US and Israeli agenda in the neighbourhood.
There were public executions, the logic being that they wanted people to think twice before trying something like that. To say that these were on Gaddafi’s order is not more accurate than it would be to say that the President of the United States is behind every execution in the US.
Like I said, it may not be something I agree with, but I live in a country where extreme violence is quite rare, and I have never been in that situation.
Obviously when someone tries to attack you and kill you, you have a right to defend yourself.
The people of Libya overwhelmingly supported the revolution because it gave them a share of the oil wealth of the country and had housed and fed Libyans! They did not want the West to gain control cause they had lived that and knew that they were not working in the interest of the people!
If you need further proof of that just look at the neighbouring countries!
And if you think that they’re commitment to bringing wealth to the people and to avoid exploitation by foreign interest didn’t bring them hazzle you don’t know how these people have plundering the world’s resources for the last hundreds of years! Keep in mind that Libya didn’t let any foreign businesses enter the country until 2003. In this increasingly globalist capitalist economy, an analogy would be the family owned coffee house trying to survive a takeover by Starbucks.  Those bastards don’t quit, you will be assimilated.
Here is an example of a now commonly used brainwashing method, when Time magazine posted a picture of Gaddafi on it’s cover. Only it was illustrated and the lines on his face spell out KILL and SEX to influence your subconscious level of thinking:
From the beginning the mouthpieces of large oil companies and the former colonial powers painted Gaddafi as a supporter of terrorists. This was based also on his support for elements within Palestine fighting the Israeli occupation.
Probably the most controversial thing you can accuse Libya of is their support for Idi Amin’s forces.
However, they have apologized for it and stated many times that it was during a complicated time in which they saw any enemy of the US and Israel as an ally, and they regretted it having found out what he was doing in his country.
But if that support is reason enough for an invasion, than how many times should we have invaded the US by now? That have supported tyrants and terrorists in numerous other countries?
This is the kind of double standard we see repeatedly when it comes to military aggression by the US and the west.
In 1973 things really started to happen as Gaddafi announced the birth of the “Jamahariya” “The state of the masses” leaving all power in the hands of the Libyan people through direct democracy.
Even Wikipedia acknowledges this:

The “remaking of Libyan society” contained in Gaddafi’s ideological visions began to be put into practice formally beginning in 1973 with a so-called cultural or popular revolution.

This “revolution” was designed to combat bureaucratic inefficiency, lack of public interest and participation in the subnational governmental system, and problems of national political coordination. In an attempt to instill revolutionary fervor into his compatriots and to involve large numbers of them in political affairs, Gaddafi urged them to challenge traditional authority and to take over and run government organs themselves. The instrument for doing this was the “people’s committee.” Within a few months, such committees were found all across Libya. They were functionally and geographically based and eventually became responsible for local and regional administration.

People’s committees were established in such widely divergent organizations as universities, private business firms, government bureaucracies, and the broadcast media. Geographically based committees were formed at the governorate, municipal, and zone (lowest) levels. Seats on the people’s committees at the zone level were filled by direct popular election; members so elected could then be selected for service at higher levels. By mid-1973 estimates of the number of people’s committees ranged above 2,000.
In the scope of their administrative and regulatory tasks and the method of their members’ selection, the people’s committees purportedly embodied the concept of direct democracy that Gaddafi propounded in the first volume of The Green Book, which appeared in 1976. The same concept lay behind proposals to create a new political structure composed of “people’s congresses.” The centerpiece of the new system was the General People’s Congress (GPC), a national representative body intended to replace the RCC.
Here we can also see an interesting chapter on the economic reforms that happened after this happened:
Economic reforms:

Remaking of the economy was parallel with the attempt to remold political and social institutions. Until the late 1970s, Libya’s economy was mixed, with a large role for private enterprise except in the fields of oil production and distribution, banking, and insurance. 

But according to volume two of Gaddafi’s Green Book, which appeared in 1978, private retail trade, rent, and wages were forms of “exploitation” that should be abolished. Instead, workers’ self-management committees and profit participation partnerships were to function in public and private enterprises. A property law was passed that forbade ownership of more than one private dwelling, and Libyan workers took control of a large number of companies, turning them into state-run enterprises. Retail and wholesale trading operations were replaced by state-owned “people’s supermarkets”, where Libyans in theory could purchase whatever they needed at low prices. By 1981 the state had also restricted access to individual bank accounts to draw upon privately held funds for government projects. 

These economic changes spread Libya’s wealth much more broadly than it had been. The Gini index is a measure of economic dis-equity. In the mid 2000s Wikipedia showed a Gini of 36 for Libya. The Gini for the USA in 2009 was 40.8 (substantially more dis-equitable). Gaddafi’s efforts also improved the average health of Libyans. In 2009 the CIA’s World Factbook showed the average life expectancy of a Libyan to be 77 years (only one year less than that of an American citizen).

However, the measures created resentment and opposition among the newly dispossessed. The latter joined those already alienated, some of whom had begun to leave the country. By 1982 perhaps 50,000 to 100,000 Libyans had gone abroad; because many of the emigrants were among the enterprising and better educated Libyans, they represented a significant loss of managerial and technical expertise.

So…. the wealth was spread a lot more evenly… well we can’t have that now can we! So what we see now is these disgruntled people that made up the elite of Libya coming back to claim what they think is still theirs. And we are helping them accomplish that. After all taking their undeserved and unecessary extravagant wealth was a crime we can not let go unpunished!
It appears as though these are mostly the people we see and hear about, talking of Gaddafi’s mistreatment and his “reign of terror”

The Lockerbie incident
In 1986, Ronald Reagan bombed Libya and killed Gaddafi’s daughter, justified by the accusation that they were involved in a terror attack on a German disco.
A german documentary later concluded that it had been the work of the Israeli Secret Service, Mossad. Source
It was then two years later, in 1988 that a plane was blown up over Lockerbie in Scotland where 143 people died.  Ever since Libya has been charged with being responsible, despite there being absolutely no evidence that connects them with it.
The Lockerbie incident is a little like Icesave has been for Iceland. This big international dispute that is based on absoulte bullshit but is used as an excuse to exert control over the country.
After 15 years of international disputes and economic sanctions over these alleged acts of Libya, the US invaded Iraq. Seeing this made Libyans realize that they meant serious business and that they weren’t going to listen to reason.
Saying they didn’t have anything to do with it wasn’t going to cut it anymore so they decided to do anything they could to make peace with these nations. They did not want war with the West, for obvious reasons.
They were willing to give into all the demands they had, ridicilous as they may have thought they were. One of these conditions was to “declare responsibility” for the attacks of Lockerbie although they stated firmly it was not an admission of guilt or participation in the preparation of the attack.
(af wiki: Until 2003 Libya had never formally admitted carrying out the 1988 Lockerbie bombing. On 16 August 2003 Libya formally admitted responsibility (but did not admit guilt) for Pan Am Flight 103 in a letter presented to the president of the United Nations Security Council)
It would only be a year until the Secretary General of Libya openly declared that this arrangement was made exclusively with the aim of “buying peace” and reiterated that Libya had not had any part in this attack.
Here is a mainstream news story showing that witnesses were bribed and evidence was fabricated in the Lockerbie trial.
Strange things start to happen following these compromises. They opened up to foreign business and Gaddafi and his family make business deals with politicians that they had previously been in conflict with.
All of the sudden a lot of these people start to “loosen up: towards Gaddafi. The rhetoric changes. He is no longer a tyrant, but simply an eccentric man.
Sarkozy says Gaddafi is not considered a dictator by his neighbours
Berlusconi kissing Gaddafi’s hand
Tony Blair doing business with Gaddafi
Even the senile old cook, John McCain had good things to say about Libya! (He is now back to singing from the dictator songsheet obviously, but just listen to this clip)
Despite this relatively brief period of friendly exchanges it was clear that there were other plans in store for Gaddafi. Just look at Obama, it’s almost as if he knows:
They would simply smile and welcome him for a few years before turning around and stabbing him in the back.
In doing this Gaddafi was actually hurting his image more than he could have imagined. Cause most of these people are so despised in their home countries that associating with them is a bad PR move. It has given people the wrong impression that he is one of the brutal dictators that has been supported by the West. After all, we’ve seen him in pictures, rubbing shoulders with those evil war mongers. So right! We should let those war mongers start a war with him!
Or wait… something’s not right here….
This has done a lot to hurt his image in the circle of people that would under normal circumstances be out there to defend him. Imagine if this was happening in Venezuela. A lot of people would know immediately that something was up. People don’t pay attention to detail. But they remember the pictures:
I know that this was the image I had of him before all this started to happen and I began researching what was actually going on.
For those of you who have supported Hugo Chavez and his revolution in Venezuela, you might wonder why Chavez has aligned with Gaddafi and considers him a fellow revolutionary. Of course the media will use that to demonize Chavez, but not the other way around.

Another important figure that has hailed Gaddafi as one of the greatest freedom fighters of our times is Nelson Mandela.

Chapter 6 – The motives

The motive, is in this case like in most others, multifold.
The first and most obvious one in this context is oil. Libya has the largest oil supply in Africa and twice as much oil as the US does.

Here is former congresswoman Cynthia McKinney telling us what she found out, when she, along with a number of other notable people went to Libya on a fact finding mission.

Then there is the very real chance that this has a lot to do with the great water resources in Libya. It has been claimed by the Libyan government that these water reserves could quench the thirst of all of Africa.
Some might think that this would be good news to our benevolent world leaders, what with all their end poverty and live aid and charity work… Nope, what they do is start dropping bombs with depleted uranium to contanimate the water supplies. Just listen to this soldier. He is fucking pissed off over it, to quote him directly.
In fact, the Libyan government had started a project called the Great Man Made River which sought to irrigate the Libyan dessert and would have significantly improved the lives of the Libyan people.
Or maybe this all boils down to Gaddafi’s plans to introduce a new gold dinar, a currency free from the manipulation and stranglehold of the global banking elite.
Most likely, it is partly all of these reasons that led to the globalist intervention in Libya. It may also just have to do with getting a country that has so far managed successfully not to be exploited by the corporate plutocracy. To stop a movement that threatens the very structure that the political establishment relies upon for their domination of society.
Partly, a motive is also to keep the motor running in the war machine. Do you know how many missiles and bombs are produced each day? We can’t just have them lying around, taking up all that storage space! And we also have to keep raking in profits for the weapons manufacterers, and all the corporate gangbangers that profit from war. Many of the people profiting from this are in many cases literally the same people that make the official decisions to start wars. The most famous examples of which would be the Bush connection to the Carlyle group and Dich Cheney with Halliburton as they decided to start a war with Iraq.
Whatever motive they may have, one thing should be absofuckinglutely clear. IT IS NOT to help civilians. It has NOTHING to do with protecting people from a tyrant, and it has nothing to do with democracy. Except perhaps in the sense that they want to implement the type of democracy they know how to control.
This notion should be insulting to every human being of average intellect. The fact that people actually believe it for a second boggles my mind. How can it be, that the same people that have routinely brutalized, beaten and tazered protesters in their own country, all of the sudden have this compassion for the people protesting in Libya?
How can it be that the response to protesters being brutalized in Egypt, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia has been so radically different to the response now? Why have these people let the suffering of the Palestinians continue for more than half a century without even pretending to interfere? What about Burma, Morocco, Chad, Turkmenistan, Nigeria, Somalia, Haiti, Ivory Coast… and I could literally go on (No, I’m not saying Syria or Iran, they are part of this same propaganda campaign orchestrated by the US)
Are we to believe that Gaddafi is just that much worse!?
Be vary of people who use this argument as disguised war propaganda against other nations. Like saying, why Libya when we could invade Syria or Iran? And then go on to say how much sense that would make. That is not the point. Syria and Iran have actually been targeted with the same kind og propaganda campaign.
A case in point. Just a few days after Saudi Arabian troops brutally attacked protesters in Bahrain, the king of Bahrain was invited to the royal wedding of Kate Middleton and that guy!
This is how powerful the propaganda is. It makes people believe absolutely ludicrous things that don’t even come close to anything that has ever occurred in our dimension of this reality.
It is so easy to discredit this claim that I don’t even think I should have to.
There seems to be a great deal of doublethink going on here.
A lot of people seem to understand that the war powers have selfish motives, but they seem to think that getting rid of Gaddafi is “still a good thing”.
By now I’m sure we’ve all heard about Syria’s “crackdown on protesters”.. Well, in a similar pattern we see here millions of people marching in support of President Assad. Noticing a pattern here anyone?
These enemies of Israel are being targeted and their friends are being let off the hook for doing what the enemies of Israel are being accused of.
Just watch this video and try telling me we’re not being duped! Why would all these people support guys that were torturing and killing their own people??
They wouldn’t! And that’s the point! These guys aren’t killing and torturing their own people!
If you think this “couldn’t happen” well then think agian. It already has. The most recent example, escluding the failed attempt in Venezuela is the NATO bombardment of Serbia. Of course these cases have different details but the basic plot is the same. Those who know what happened in Serbia will clearly see the similarities of these campaigns. If you don’t and still think it was just a necessary effort to get rid of evil Milosevic, then you should reinvestigate the case, knowing what you know now.
I’ll leave this documentary on the case here for those of you who are interested. (Part 1, but you should be able to find the rest)
It can happen, and it frequently does and will continue to happen unless we educate ourselves about how this is accomplished and expose it!
Do you understand now why thousands of Libyans placed themselves at Gaddafis palace to prevent him from being bombed by NATO?
Do you understand that it is us who are insane? Not these people?

Or these people?

Do you now understand what this guy was trying to do when he photobombed this goebbels wannabe, demonizing him and his country with the aim of killing their people?
Do you understand now, why we have to stop this horror??
Do you understand now why Cynthia McKinney is defending Libya, having been there and seen the scale of the deception. “The most common thing that I hear people ask me is WHY? Why are they doing this??”
Uhh… to uhh… help you…..
Do you understand why this article needed to be so thourough? Do you see the scale of this deception and how difficult it would be to tear it apart with a few paragraphs?
Do you now understand why I spent so much time working on this article without getting any money for it? Twice I stayed up for 24 hours and just continued writing and working on it.
The only thing I stand for is peace!
Have we in fact reached that stage again were standing up for peace is dangerous!?
Are we really at the stage were protesting a war is considered crazy?! And those who do are dismissed as conspiracy theorists?
WAR IS NOT PEACE! It is a lie! I never thought I’d have to say this!!
WAR IS NOT PEACE!
THE WAR IN LIBYA IS NOT ABOUT PEACE! IT IS ABOUT WAR!
Please! SEE! You have been blinded if you can not see this! WAR AND PEACE ARE OPPOSITES!
Cause the most disturbing thing is that most people claim to be against war. But when it comes to it, everybody either shuts up or directly supports it! And most people don’t even investigate it from both sides!
If you are against war than spread this information! Expose the lies before it gets out of hand and spreads to Iran and Syria and even more countries!
The truth is on our side! Eventually it will be exposed, just like it has been on Iraq.
The propaganda machines just work a lot faster. They know in advance what the plan is and can prepare!
Us freelance journalists have a hard time to keep up, cause we can only react. I’ve been investigating world events for the last 6 years and I never suspected that Libya was about to become such an important factor. So to counter it I had to start researching it when the propaganda had already started.
That is the problem. They control the media but they don’t control reality. We will get them eventually.
There are at least two sides to every story
The media is not being neutral! They are not even pretending to cover both sides! Try listening to or reading any news story. It’s not that they are taking a side, they pretend that the other side doesn’t even exist!
Everything I’ve been covering here has been largely ignored by the mainstream press! Every reference to Gaddafi assumes it as a given that he is an evil dictator!
Every mention of the rebels portrays them as freedom fighters! The media is acting like an absolutely blatant cheerleader for this war.
It is almost never acknowledged that the reason Gaddafi says he won’t step down is because he has no power! How can he step down if it has no power?? He just laughs at it because it is so ridicilous! Why do they always just report that he “refuses to step down”?
It was just barely reported that he offered to symbolically “step down” just as long as he wouldn’t be tried in a court who knew would be corrupt! The rebels rejected the offer, saying that would be offensive to his victims.
Sure, a peaceful resolution to this conflict would be insulting, we demand blood!
Every word you hear out of Gaddafi is not directly from him, but quoted out of context by the media.
You are not hearing his side, but the other sides version of his side. If you want to hear his side it is very easy! Just fucking listen to what he has to say!
So… are you ready to listen to Gaddafi?
Now that you’ve read this extensive article almost to the end, this is my last request.
Consider these videos the last plea of a man on his knees. You have a gun pointed on his head and he is asking for your mercy (actually Gaddafi is more proud than that, but you catch my drift). Are you going to pull the trigger before he gets to say what he wants or will you at least let him speak?
Will you just shoot first and ask questions later?
Consider why, it had never occurred to you before to listen to the other side of this story directly from the source. My mother told me never to judge anyone before you hear their side. It is the best advice she ever gave me.
Consider how naive it was of you to think you could just trust that the media was telling you the truth. Even knowing they’re consistant history of manipulating facts in favor of wars and the establishment.
You don’t want war! So stop it! Plant seeds in any way you can. Do not be afraid. Don’t be afraid of being judged by others. It is there mistake not yours. Yours would be to succumb to this societal pressure and abandon your conscience. Allocate your empathy! Feel for these people who are being deeply wronged and do something about it.
Having said that I just want to affirm that I obviously in no way condone or advocate violent action for the cause of Libya. We do not need that. We just need people to wake up, and they will! This information is too powerful and they can only overlook it for some time. Plant seeds of information everywhere you can! Be courageous enough to tell people they are wrong even if it is more comfortable that everybody agrees!
I may not be right about everything I wrote in this article and I’m sure that some nitpickers can pick out some minor flaws, that is not the point. Last time I checked there is freedom of speech and people are entitled to be wrong. All I can promise is that I am giving my honest take on this situation and all the information that I found researching it.
So, watching these interviews I am sure you will see how blatantly these “reporters” are not even listening to what they say and simply have a script that they are sticking to no matter what.
I recommend starting with this interview with the very eloquant Saif al-Islam Gaddafi. He is now being portrayed as some vicious wannabe tyrant but I think you would find that he doesn’t really look the part.
Saif Gaddafi í viðtali BBC

Here he is speaking with our friend, Nic Robertson of CNN

Gaddafi speaks:
And a shorter version you can share with people that is a must see:
Who is the real monster here?
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88 thoughts on “The JAMAHIRIYA: TWIGHLIGHT or a NEW DAWN for MANKIND

  1. Chère Christella,
    J’ai cru comprendre que vous compreniez le Français.
    Je veux vous remercier de tout mon coeur pour tout ce que vous faites.
    Merci.
    I am new to all this. I am 43, and am a Pianist, I also produce music. I have lived in Iraq 5 years and many southern hemisphere countries. Mon père était consultant pour la Shell. Milieu de pourriture.
    Je viens de faire imprimer le Livre Vert et l’étudie de toutes mes forces.
    Ces dernière années, j’ai étudié ” Le Principe Unique” et la “Macrobiotique” du professeur Ohsawa.
    Je vous ai vu sur Mathaba et vos remarques m’ont sauté aux yeux.

    Je veux vous rassurer et vous serrer dans mes bras très fort et vous dire que le monde est en pleine transmutation biologique.

    Si les sionistes sont comme ils sont c’est qu’ils sont devenus malades par un sang acide qui les rend suspicieux, arrogants, ils mangent mal : et comme tout l’occident est surdosé de café, sucres, malbouffe, et produits chimiques partout, nous sommes des moutons qui écoutent nos maitres.
    Mais les arrogants tombent par eux-même. Merci d’avoir mis ces photos du Guide plus haut. je les ai mis en fond d’écran à coté des miennes.
    Mr. Gaddafi et toute sa famille et toutes les tribus bédouines sont dans mon coeur, et très bientôt l’amour entre toutes les choses vivantes sera à sin apogée. Nous devons d’abord nous entretuer. Voila le destin de notre civilisation.

    Je vous embrasse ainsi que ma femme Akiko et notre fils de 9 mois, Aimé.

    • Merci tellement Phillippe. Cela signifie un énormément pour moi et pour tous ceux qui essaient de stand-up pour la vérité. C’est la chose seulement sain d’esprit, que nous pouvons faire. Nous ne devons pas rester aveugles à tous l’horreur, effusions de sang et destruction absurde. Vous êtes donc raison de tout ce que vous l’avez dit.
      Peut-être vous, votre épouse, Akiko et et votre petite fille, voir un monde plus sain et plus prospère. Nous devons prier pour et travailler dans ce but.

  2. Manifesto of the Libyan Tribal Council
    Posted: 2011/09/02
    From: Source http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=628458?rss

    Tribes of Libya

    Tripoli, May 2011: Hundreds of tribal leaders gathered under a giant tent to call for an end to an armed uprising against Col. Muammar Gaddafi and to NATO aerial attacks on his forces.

    Speaking for Libya’s 2000 tribes, the Council issued a Proclamation signed by scores of tribal leaders from eastern Libya.

    “By this letter to the extraordinary African Summit, convening in Addis Ababa, the notables of the Eastern tribes of the Great Jamahiriya confirm their complete rejection of what is called the Transitional Council in Benghazi which hasn’t been nominated nor elected by Tribal representatives but rather imposed by NATO.”

    “What is called the Transitional Council in Benghazi was imposed by NATO on us and we completely reject it. Is it democracy to impose people with armed power on the people of Benghazi, many of whose leaders are not even Libyan or from Libyan tribes but come from Tunisia and other countries.”

    “The Trial Council assures its continuing cooperation with the African Union in its suggestions aimed at helping to prevent the aggression on the Libyan people”.…

    “The Tribal Council condemns the crusader aggression on the Great Jamahiriya executed by the NATO and the Arabic regressive forces which is a grave threat to Libyan civilians as it continues to kill them as NATO bombs civilian targets.”…

    “We do not and will not accept any authority other than the authority that we chose with our free will which is the People’s Congress and Peoples Committees, and the popular social leadership, and will oppose with all available means, the NATO rebels and their slaughter, violence and maiming of cadavers. We intend to oppose with all the means available to us the NATO crusader aggressors and their appointed lackeys”.

    According to one representative of the Libyan Supreme Tribal Council, “The tribes of Libya have until today not fully joined in repelling the NATO aggressors.

    As we do, we serve notice to NATO that we shall not desist until they have left our country and we will ensure that they never return.”

    About ElenDorado
    Born on 12.11.1978, researcher, teacher, translator, Ph.D. in Linguistics, specialize in Sociolinguistics

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    Jazira Chuibekova summerizes about the Libyan Tribes
    2 septembre 16:24

    On behalf of the tribes of Libya in 2000, its Supreme Council issued a declaration, signed by a majority of tribal chiefs eastern Libya:
    “With this statement extraordinary African summit in Addis Ababa, the leaders of the Eastern tribes of the Great Jamahiriya confirms its complete rejection of the so-called Transitional National Council (PNC) in Benghazi, which was not authorized tribal representa……tives and representatives of NATO imposed.
    What is called the PNC in Benghazi planted NATO and we totally reject this diktat. Such “democracy” imposed by force of arms, as “the power of Benghazi,” many of whom do not even Libyans and immigrants Tunisia and other countries – we do not need!
    The Executive Board ensures their cooperation only in the performance of the proposals of the African Union and its plan to resolve the crisis in the country.
    Tribal Council condemns the aggression and accomplices of the NATO aggression, including the Arab countries that have repressive methods continue to destroy the people of Libya, her country.
    We intend to oppose it by all means available to us in the fight against the aggressors and their NATO lackeys hired.

    (Tribes Libya has still not yet fully involved in repulsing the aggressor NATO.)

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  3. Libya: NATO’s Latest Charnal House
    Posted: 2011/09/02
    From: Mathaba

    When NATO intervenes, massacres, mass destruction, and indescribable human misery follow. Libya is its latest trophy.

    http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=628436?rss
    by
    Stephen Lendman
    NATO kills children
    Judge for yourself. View another snapshot of the “new Libya:”

    Once Africa’s most developed country, it’s now a horrific charnal house. No one knows the true toll or ever will, but minimally it includes tens of thousands dead, multiples more injured, vast destruction across large parts of the country, terrified millions not knowing what’s next, imperial occupation, plunder of Libya’s resources, and continued conflict and violence like Afghanistan and Iraq.

    As a result, expect Libya to boil for years, and why not with recruited rebel gangs enlisted to reign terror. Many are members of the Al Qaeda linked Libya Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), terrorists opposed to Gaddafi since the mid-1990s.

    On December 8, 2004, the US Treasury Department designated LIFG a Foreign Terrorist Organization, saying it:

    “threatens global safety and stability through the use of violence and its ideological alliance with (Al Qaeda) and other brutal terrorists organizations.”

    Directed on the ground by US, UK, Qatari, and Jordanian special forces, insurgents also include untrained Libyans and civilians from regional countries, as well as recruited members of Gaddafi’s military.

    Appointed top military commander last March, Khalifa Hifter is in charge, a man who spent two decades in suburban Virginia, about 20 miles from CIA headquarters. In fact, since the 1980s, he’s been an anti-Gaddafi CIA asset.

    Now he’s directing paramilitary killers terrorizing areas they control, exposing Washington’s contempt for human life and welfare everywhere, including at home.

    On August 29, USAAfricaonline.com headlined: “KILLINGS: Libya rebels said to be murdering Black Aftican migrant workers,” saying:

    African Union (AU) chairman Jean Ping said “Libyan rebels may be indiscriminately killing black people,” believing migrant guest workers are pro-Gaddafi mercenaries.

    On August 29, allwestafrica.com described a Libyan “bloodbath,” affecting Black Africans found murdered with their hands tied behind their backs.

    Earlier images showed beatings, summary executions, lynchings, beheadings, desecrated corpses, and at least one instance of a Gaddafi loyalist suspended upside-down soaked in blood. Alongside him stood a rebel fighter with a long knife alternatively hacking and sawing on his neck.

    As a result, tens of thousands of innocent civilians now face possible revenge killings, summary executions and mass slaughter either for seeking work in the wrong country at the wrong time or being a Gaddafi loyalist.

    On August 30, Amnesty International (AI) headlined, “Libya: Fears for Detainees Held by Anti-Gaddafi Forces,” saying:

    Black Africans are especially at risk. AI representatives “witness(ed their) being targeted in Tripoli on Monday.”

    “Within an hour, (AI saw) one man being hit and (another) dragged out of his hospital bed to an unknown fate. We have to fear for what may be happening to detainees out of the sight of independent observers.”

    On August 29, Canada’s Globe and Mail writer Graeme Smith headlined, “Atrocities raise concerns about Libyan rebels’ ability to control country,” saying:

    A Gaddafi soldier tried to surrender and was shot in a hail of bullets. In Tripoli alone, mass graves were discovered, “and reporters noticed many more bodies lying beside the road.”

    Every new report about rebel atrocities “adds to concerns about whether they can keep control of the country. (They) also cause concern among foreign supporters,” especially because NATO recruited, funded, armed, and continues to direct them.

    According to University of Ottawa Professor Stuart Hendin, “Individuals within the NATO command structure could be exposed to allegations of aiding and abetting.”

    In fact, of course, NATO orchestrated what’s ongoing, with US, UK and other special forces directing it.

    On August 31, Mathaba headlined, “Rebel atrocities and ability to control Libya,” saying:

    “Mass graves, racist atrocities, (and) prisoner abuse(s) (have been discovered) in rebel controlled areas.”

    “More than 30,000 Libyan civilians have been massacred in the first week of the NATO-supported ground invasion, led by Al-Qaida and European special forces working side by side.”

    France 24 correspondent Matthieu Mabin wrote:

    “We are undoubtedly entering the saddest phase of the conflict, and it is likely that the (National Transitional Council) and the rebels will have to account for their abuses. We have reached a degree of cleansing that appears to be totally out of control….”

    AI’s Diana Eltahawy said captured Gaddafi loyalists face torture, other forms of abuse, and summary executions.

    In July, Big Peace writer John Rosenthal said:

    “There is extensive and virtually incontrovertible evidence of horrific atrocities committed by rebel forces,” including unaired Western media graphic images of “grotesquely inhumane and demeaning treatment of prisoners.”

    After insurgents entered Tripoli, it got worse. AP reported “streets where rebel fighters bombarded snipers loyal to (Gaddafi were) strewn with bullet-ridden corpses from both sides Thursday. Streams of blood ran down the gutters and turned sewers red.”

    In areas under rebel control, death, destruction, mass looting, lack of public services, and terrorized civilians are the order of the day.

    More of the same is likely ahead, but don’t expect Western media to explain or even stay on the Libya story once the “euphoria” of NATO triumphalism subsides.

    Of concern are recent polls showing Gaddafi enjoyed overwhelming support. As a result, most Libyans remain vulnerable to revenge killings or other abuses.

    Western Media Complicit in Inciting Genocide

    Throughout months of conflict, Western media, especially America’s, cheerled what they should have condemned. As a result, international law holds them culpable for “direct” and “public” incitement to commit Genocide.

    A previous article explained, accessed through the following link:

    http://sjlendman.blogspot.com/2011/08/natos-genocidal-rape-of-libya.html

    After rebels entered Tripoli guns blazing, a reprehensible August 22 Washington Post editorial headlined, “US action helped cause of freedom in Libya,” saying:

    “The initial euphoria in Tripoli and Benghazi represents the beginning of a new chapter for Libya….(Ahead), look at the benefits if Libya begins to move toward democracy. (It) means young Libyans may be able to envision a healthy future for themselves instead of joining terrorist groups out of frustration and anger.”

    The piece praised Obama for making it possible. In fact, he’s a multiply unindicted war criminal for waging six wars and numerous proxy ones.

    One day, his legacy will highlight his culpability for unconscionable crimes of war and against humanity, not least of which includes using thousands of US Special Forces death squads in at least 75 countries.

    As part of a global killing machine, they’re unaccountable lawless assassins, murdering thousands where they’re deployed with impunity. Some are in Libya directing insurgents for the same purpose.

    Expect them to remain to keep reigning terror ahead. That’s the new reality on the ground, not one Obama called free “in the hands of the Libyan people.”

    Fact checking the Post editorial

    Expecting full disclosure truth from any Western media source is self-delusion at best, clueless acceptable of what should be condemned at worst.

    In fact, Washington-led NATO lawlessly attacked a nonbelligerent country, turning it into a hellish inferno – a dystopian charnel house.

    Obama, Cameron, Sarkozy and other NATO partners are war criminals.

    Their contempt for rule of law principles, democracy, and human rights is palpable.

    They plan colonizing, occupying, exploiting, and carving up the Libya corpse for profit.

    Pre-NATO Libya no longer exists.

    In its place stands a cauldron of violence, desolation, depravation, despair, fear, and hatred for Western enemies of Libyan freedom.

    Ahead, expect protracted conflict, internal strife, resistance to foreign occupiers, and violence as a way of life instead of peace and personal welfare.

    Moreover, gone are Gaddafi-provided free education to the highest level (including abroad), first world healthcare, housing assistance, and other social services to be privatized and sold at high prices to Libyans able to afford them.

    In an August 30 Minneapolis speech to the American Legion, Obama praised “our brave forces who helped the Libyan people finally break free from the grip of (Gaddafi).”

    On August 22, NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen claimed “they have a chance for a new beginning,” adding:

    “Now is the time to create a new Libya – a state based on freedom, not fear; democracy, not dictatorship; the will of the many, not the whims of a few.”

    No matter that 85% of Libyans support the “old” Libya under Gaddafi and want him retained.

    Moreover, they revile NATO partners and rebel killers with good reason. They plan continued terror under occupation, plundering Libya’s resources, exploiting its people, and militarizing the country for enforcement.

    Like Iraqis, Afghans, Pakistanis and others, Libyans know Washington and NATO plan dominance, persecution and exploitation, not liberation, equal rights, and efforts to promote human welfare, notions they find abhorrent.

    As a result, hopefully, they’ll resist heroically to be free from what no one should tolerate.

    Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net .

    Also visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com and listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network Thursdays at 10AM US Central time and Saturdays and Sundays at noon. All programs are archived for easy listening. #
    http://www.mathaba.net/news/libya

    • NATO Style Liberation

      August 31st, 2011
      by Stephen Lendman

      Wherever it goes, NATO slaughters, ravages, lays waste, incinerates, contaminates, devastates, conquers, colonizes, plunders, exploits, impoverishes and immiserates.

      Libya is its latest victim.

      It’s now a hellish inferno thanks to NATO and its rebel gangs, unleashed to commit mass murder with impunity.

      NATO calls it humanitarian intervention responsibility to protect. It’s Orwellian doublespeak for war – for Libyans, without mercy to destroy another independent state.

      For America, Britain and France, it’s for another imperial trophy.

      For Libyans, it turned their world upside down through the barrel of a gun.

      They call it naked aggression, mass slaughter, and turning Africa’s most developed state into a dystopian nightmare.

      It’s why people of conscience say never forgive or forget.

      Watch the Libya Truth video and compare the country before and after NATO, accessed through the following link:

      With independent Tripoli-based voices silenced, it’s hard getting accurate daily information. Nonetheless, some mainstream sources report rebel forces are committing reprisals, revenge killings, and perhaps indiscriminate murder across the city, repeating the same pattern they followed in other parts of the country.

      On August 27, London Independent writer Kim Sengupta headlined, “Rebels settle scores in Libyan capital,” saying:

      “The killings were pitiless.” Rebels murdered people in hospitals. “Some of the dead were on stretchers, attached to intravenous drips. Some were on the back of an ambulance that had been shot at. A few were on the ground, seemingly attempting to crawl to safety when the bullets came.”

      Dozens more dead were decomposing in summer heat, many with their hands tied behind their backs before being murdered in cold blood. Many were Black guest workers, victimized by taking employment at the wrong time in the wrong place.

      In rebel-controlled areas, atrocities continue against suspected Gaddafi loyalists. As a result, up to 95% of Tripoli residents are at risk. A potential bloodbath may ensue, but who’ll know if coverup replaces good journalism.

      On August 28, London Independent writer Patrick Cockburn headlined, “Rebels wreak revenge on dictator’s men,” saying:

      Dozens of rotting corpses “are an ominous foretaste of what might be Libya’s future. The incoming regime makes pious statements about taking no revenge,” but you’d never know it from visible carnage across the city.

      “The crucial question for Libyans is whether the war will now truly end,” or if Libya will replicate Afghanistan and Iraq where nothing so far is resolved, only an illusion of quasi-stability in Baghdad and other parts of the country.

      Cockburn quoted Sky News reporter Alex Crawford’s comments on rebel-committed bloodshed in Zawiya, saying:

      “They were bringing in people with half their heads blown off, people with their legs blown off….We saw Gaddafi fighters who were tied up and executed…Rebel retaliations here are really upsetting.”

      Tripoli is experiencing the worst of them, war crimes by NATO-unleashed killers.

      On August 26, Washington Post writer Simon Denyer headlined, “Libyan rebels carry out reprisal attacks,” saying:

      Mass killings “cast a dark shadow over (rebel-controlled Tripoli), and call into question whether” they’ll keep reigning terror on city residents.

      Amnesty International’s (AI) Diana Eltahawy said:

      “In Tripoli, we are seeing the same pattern in recent days that we saw earlier in the east,” describing extrajudicial killings, torture and other forms of abuse committed against Gaddafi loyalists.

      Denyer reported five Gaddafi supporters in a field hospital and fire station “in agony and blood, apparently left to die….without food, water or medical attention for two days.”

      Bodies of others loyal to him “lay rotting in the sun” near his compound. Some were face down with their hands bound behind their backs.

      Dark-skinned residents are most at risk, whether Libyans or guest workers. Revenge killings and other atrocities are now the order of the day. As a result, it’s unsafe for anyone suspected of being anti-NATO in rebel-controlled territory. It’s been that way across the country since conflict began last winter.

      War indeed is hell. Libyans know the worst of it that’s far from over. McClatchy News Service offered another glimpse, saying:

      “The dead had been pro-Gaddafi fighters, but they had not gone down fighting. Some had been shot inside their tents, possibly asleep, without shoes on. One had been shot inside an ambulance and another (in) a field hospital, still hooked to an intravenous drip. Others had gunshot wounds in the back of their heads, fueling speculation of executions by rebel fighters.”

      Reuters reported evidence of mass graves. The Los Angeles Times described “the visceral violence of rebel forces hammering away at residential neighborhoods known to be” pro-Gaddafi.

      In fact, it includes practically all of them, so imagine what may lie ahead. The London Guardian quoted State Department official Heather Hurlburt admitting what should be widely known; namely that:

      “I have not seen a whole lot of effort to keep defining this in humanitarian terms.”

      In other words, she officially called the pretext for intervening a lie, in more polite terms.

      With tongue in cheek perhaps, she added:

      “There is a perception in the UN that NATO’s campaign has gone way beyond the mandate.”

      She, of course, knows it was planned that way well before bombing began on March 19.

      New York Times articles, commentaries and editorials discussed little of what’s explained above.

      Instead, on August 28, writers Helene Cooper and Steven Lee Myers produced a typical Times Pentagon/administration handout piece headlined, “US Tactics in Libya May Be a Model for Other Efforts,” suggesting perhaps raping Libya reflects US generosity.

      “It would be premature to call the war in Libya a complete success for United States interests,” they said. But rebels arriving in “Tripoli last week gave (Obama’s) senior advisors a chance to claim a key victory for an Obama doctrine for the Middle East….”

      In other words, imperial lawlessness that includes bombing, massacring, and laying waste across Libya should be replicated wherever US “interests are threatened,” they suggested.

      Those “interests,” of course, mean unchallenged global dominance, no matter how many corpses it takes to achieve it. In Libya alone, it’s many thousands, as well as millions adversely affected, heading for much worse if NATO occupation takes hold.

      Before conflict began, Washington planned it after completing laying waste to vast parts of Libya. It’s the same strategy used in Yugoslavia, Iraq and Afghanistan hoping for the same outcome, with Special Forces leading insurgents instead of imperial assault troops, then perhaps “peacekeepers,” not NATO country contingents, as occupiers.

      As in all wars, only wealth and power interests win at the expense of an intolerable price for ordinary people under falling bombs, as well as ravaged by marauding ground forces.

      Yugoslavs know. So do Iraqis, Afghans, Pakistanis, Palestinians, many others, and now Libyans. Ask them. They’ll explain better than Times and other major media sources that lie.

      A Final Comment

      Amidst the bad news, there’s some good. Voltaire Network reported the French Foreign Affairs Ministry saying Thierry Meyssan, Mathieu Ozonan and Julien Teil left Tripoli aboard a rescue ship.

      After a 36 hour trip, they and the other independent journalists arrived safely in Malta. On arrival, Meyssan expressed his gratitude, saying:

      “Thank you all. Your mobilization was tremendous. We owe you our lives.”

      At the same time, they left many friends behind, facing a frightening fate at the hands of NATO and their rebel killers.

      Never forget. Never forgive what US-led aggression did to millions of Libyans and so many others in the region.

      On August 29, Global Research.ca reported the following:

      “Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya left Tripoli Sunday at 1.00pm EDT together with the group of independent journalists of France’s Reseau Voltaire.”

      Safely in Malta, they’ll be heading home shortly.

      An email sent this writer late Sunday afternoon said “we now have no independent journalists” in Tripoli.

      Hopefully, they’re all safe, heading home with much to recount from what they witnessed firsthand.

      Libyans, however, are less fortunate. They remain to face the worst of what NATO has in mind. An August 29 email sent this writer perhaps expresses what many feel, saying: “Come back Gadaffi, all is forgiven.”

      Much about Libya will be discussed on future Progressive Radio News Hour programs, including on September 1, 3 and 4.

      Listen live or archived for honest Libya coverage and important discussions on many other major topics.

      Rest assured! This writer and radio host won’t ever forget what was done, nor fail to continue supporting the rights of all people everywhere to live free from imperial domination.

      Nothing less ever should be tolerated!
      http://www.thepeoplesvoice.org/TPV3/Voices.php/2011/08/31/nato-style-liberation
      Stephen Lendman lives in Chicago and can be reached at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.

      Also visit his blog site at sjlendman.blogspot.com and listen to cutting-edge discussions with distinguished guests on the Progressive Radio News Hour on the Progressive Radio Network Thursdays at 10AM US Central time and Saturdays and Sundays at noon. All programs are archived for easy listening.

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  4. Last words from Bab al-Aziziyah
    Posted: 2011/09/02
    From: Mathaba
    http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=628454?rss
    32-year-old dentist Mohammed Salah from Tripoli was inside Bab al-Aziziyah when it was bombed by NATO
    Mohammed Salah

    By Arnold Karskens

    After the 14th try I finally manage to make telephone contact. The first thing I say is: “Get out of there! It’s dangerous!”

    Mohammed Salah, a 32-year-old dentist from Tripoli, sounds tired but confident. “No one is going to leave,” he answers me from Bab al-Aziziyah, the compound of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. “Don’t worry. I’m fine.”

    In the background I can hear the sound of heavy machine guns and above our heads NATO jets fly, searching for a suitable target to bomb. For them, Gaddafi’s compound is swarming with legitimate targets.

    Mohammed Salah is in the center of where it all happens. Weeks ago he guided me through Tripoli. By that time Bab al-Aziziyah every night was full of young people having fun and demonstrating for their Leader. Mohammed then showed me the ruins remained after the British and American bombing in 1986. And he told me: Gaddafi has survived that attack, and in the same way he will win this war against NATO.

    Mohammed quotes Gaddafi: “We are waiting for them. We are waiting for them like fishermen wait for fish.”

    Generosity

    It’s easy to describe Mohammed: neat jacket, short dark hair and slightly sunken cheeks. We met for the first time at the Rixos hotel, the hangout for the international press in Tripoli. He just returned from South Africa, where he finished dental school which was paid by the Libyan government. That generosity was one of the reasons he fully committed himself to the Leader.

    Mohammed is also familiar with the poor parts of Africa. “But in Libya, nobody has to sleep on the streets,” he told me during one of our walks through Tripoli. “When you are married and unemployed, you receive a subsidy.”

    During the last months he worked as a dentist in the afternoon. At night, he volunteered as a “human shield” at Bab al-Aziziyah and he still keeps persisting. He used to make fun of the bombs: “They only hit empty buildings.”

    Rats

    But lately I could hear the bombing getting more intense. Right now a few kilometers south of the bombing area the explosions are clearly audible.

    Mohammed on the phone still refuses to think about surrender. “All I have to lose is my life.”
    “But why would you want to die?” I ask him.
    “I’d give my life for my Leader and my country”, Mohammed replied.

    He wholeheartedly hates the rebels who want to end the leadership of Gaddafi. Once he urgently requested me: “Please don’t call those people rebels. They don’t deserve that name. They are rats.”

    On the phone he reassures me that he and his people will win. “I don’t know how, but it’s going to be alright.”

    The NATO shelling makes it almost impossible for us to hear each other. We decide that I’ll call back later. “If I don’t answer my phone, I might be just too busy taking care of the injured,” Mohammed says.

    Normally we finish our conversations with “good luck” and “take care”. Now his voice sounds a little wavering: “Arnold, goodbye.”

    NATO jets circle above Bab al-Aziziyah. After a heavy bombardment, dark clouds rise from the compound.

    Mohammed doesn’t answer his phone anymore.

  5. Al-Qaeda Takes Libya
    Posted: 2011/09/01
    From: Mathaba
    al-Qaeda leader of Libya
    Analysis by Alex Jones and Pepe Escobar. Photo: Al Qaida leaders in Libya are the U.S. weapons against the Libyan Jamahiriya and Qaddafi

    http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=628447
    by TheAlexJonesChannel
    on Aug 30, 2011

    In an Infowars Special Report, Alex Jones speaks with Asia Times reporter Pepe Escobar on the rule of al Qaeda in Tripoli and the emerging civil war in Libya. Later, We Are Change.org founder Luke Rudkowski discusses his most recent confrontation with World Trade Center leaseholder Larry Silverstein as the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 approaches. Alex Jones also covers the latest statements from Gibson Guitar CEO Henry Juszkiewicz on the raid of his company by green police and more.

    Video 1

    Video 2

    Tripoli: Ex-Leader of fundamentalists Islamic group Al Qaeda is new rebel military commander of Tripoli

    http://www.voltairenet.org/Tripoli-Ex-leader-of

    As reported last Thursday by the Algerian daily El Khabar, Belhadj had been arrested, in 2004, by the CIA in Malaysia for terrorist activities and later handed over to Libya. In March 2010, Belhadj was released by Saif al Islam Gaddafi, son of the Libyan leader, following a national amnesty which benefited hundreds of Libyan Islamists. Belhadj’s group who, according to the Libyan authorities, was linked to the Al Qaeda terrorist network, was granted amnesty on the promise that it had renounced violence.

    According to the Algerian outlet, the very fact that this former emir – linked to a fundamentalist Islamic group – was designated to deliver Tripoli from the “tyrant’s rule” would clearly indicate that Salafism (Editor’s note: an extremist Sunni movement advocating a return to the fundamentals of Islam as laid down in the Koran and the Sunnah.) is rife in the ranks of the Libyan armed opposition, dubbed as “the rebels”.

    Moreover, Belhadj’s frequent appearances on Al-Jazeera(television channel based in Qatar, a country which participated in the aggression on Libya together with the United States and France) foreshadow the influential role that he will play in post-war Libya. At a press conference on Friday, Belhadj said that the Tripoli Military Council “was the first step in a process to bring the fighters into a new national army.”

    It should also be recalled that Abdelhakim Belhadj, now an all-powerful military “rebel” commander in Tripoli, was once hosted in the prisons of the CIA and is well known to the U.S. authorities.

    Better known within Islamist circles by his alias “Abu Abdallah al-Sadek,” Belhadj boasts a reputation as a very experienced mujaheddin commander. In Afghanistan, before the attacks of September 11, he ran two training camps for Al-Qaeda volunteers coming from abroad. Their current collaboration with Western intelligence services is evidence of the fact that Al Qaeda has always been controlled by the CIA.

    Protests against Muammar Gaddafi, in power for over 40 years, erupted in Libya in mid-February before gaining momentum and being supported militarily by NATO countries.

    On 22 August the rebels entered the capital [thanks to the military aid of the Western powers] however, many pockets of pro-Ghaddafi resistance are still being reported in the city with fierce fighting underway.

    Two months after arrival in Tripoli Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya and the president of Voltaire Network briefly commented about the situation just before leaving Tripoli 2 days ago as follows: “The center of Tripoli is occupied by the rebels. The population is cloistered inside their homes. Not joy, but terror. No freedom; only foreign occupation. ”

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    http://www.mathaba.net/news/libya

  6. Sirte facing genocide
    Posted: 2011/09/03
    From: Mathaba
    http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=628485

    An urgent call for people around the world to take action and call media and organizations demanding they take a stance against yet another massacre being prepared in Libya by the rebel alliance of mercenaries, terrorists and exiled monarchists with NATO support in violation of international law.

    http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=628485
    The Libyan city of Sirte and its persistent residents will be the largest genocide, again away from western news cameras.

    Sirte is under siege, being starved and deprived of water, and NATO is prepared to commit mass murder, using the absence of the media this week preparing to bring back the largest number of criminals, mercenaries and prohibited weapons.

    It is necessary to warn the world, is the only way for us in the various countries of the free world, particularly in capitals of member countries and their embassies, to attract more media and protest against this blatant war of aggression on Africa’s wealthiest and hitherto most peaceful country.
    Sirte on 1st September 2011 Celebrating Libyan Revolution Day

    On 1st September 1969 Colonel Muammar Qaddafi and the Free Unitary Officers seized power in a bloodless coup from the corrupt King Idris, and for the next 10 years worked to bring about Libya’s sovereignty and control of its national wealth, before leaving power in 1979, two years after the creation of the direct democracy Jamahiriya system launched on March 2nd, 1977.

    Every year Libyans celebrate this event which was the first step along their freedom. This year here are images from Sirte:

    “FIGHT FAR FROM OVER”

    Echoing comments made by Leader Gaddafi and Saif in recent broadcasts, Libyan Jamahiriya media spokesperson, Dr Moussa Ibrahim said: “The Transitional Council and the armed gangs do not control the country. Our army still controls many regions of Libya … We will be able to capture Tripoli back and many other cities in the near future.

    “The fight is very, very far from over … We can lead it from street to street, from house to house.”

    Repeating allegations that Abdel Hakim Belhadj, the NTC military commander for Tripoli, who is an al Qaeda ally and supporter, Dr Ibrahim said: “For God’s sake, Tripoli is governed by … a very famous international al Qaeda leader.

    “He’s a star of terrorism,” he added, in comments which may resonate with some in the West who have voiced concern about the role of Islamist movements in the Arab Spring revolts in Libya and elsewhere against secular autocrats.

    “The citizens of the West need to understand that their politicians are … aligning with the most evil forces.

    “Al Qaeda is fighting with NATO against us.”

    Dr Ibrahim said fighting would continue if the NTC and its Western allies did not accept a window of opportunity to negotiate now with the Libyan leadership : “They need to negotiate with us … otherwise they will never have a country to govern.”

    A failure to talk soon could lead to “total war, not just in Libya,” Ibrahim said. “God knows what consequences that will have for Europe and the northern coast of the Mediterranean”.

    Such fighting talk has been persistent from Muammar Gaddafi for the entire six months of the NATO-led terrorist aggression against the peaceful Libyan Jamahiriya and he still enjoys over 90% support from the Libyans as well as growing worldwide international support.

    Analysts believe the threat of an Iraq-style insurgency is very real and also that the Al-Qaida elements may turn on their western masters.

    Dr Moussa Ibrahim insisted: “Within even a few weeks, a few months, even a couple of years, we will have all of Libya back” under the people’s control.

    A Libyan man living in Scotland believes a NATO airstrike killed five members of his family in a raid which like thousands of others was meant to kill popular leader Muammar Gaddafi and others resisting the foreign occupation.

    Mohi Al-Ghazali

    MOHI AL-HAZALI

    said his relatives died in the bombing on the Libyan city of Bani Walid on Wednesday.

    The airstrike came after rumours had been circulating locally that both Colonel Muammar and his son Saif Gaddafi were in Bani Walid, which is still, along with most of Libya, still in the hands of their supporters, the Jamahiriya people’s power of Libya.

    Western news shows images of rebels and recently arrived thousands of Libyans who were in exile in the west for many decades and who have not experienced Libya as they were from the exploitative capitalist class, and shows these images usually with lots of sky.

    Mr Alghazali, who lives in Aberdeen, is calling for answers from NATO after his aunt and uncle and three of their children died in the attack.

    The senior production engineer, who studied in Edinburgh for four years before moving to Aberdeen, has a lot of close family still living in Libya.

    Relatives in Tripoli told him about the deaths in the airstrike, while his mother and father live in Sirte, which is Muammar Gaddafi’s home city. Sirte has been constantly under heavy NATO bombing and missile strikes but refuses to raise the rebel monarchist flag.

    Mr Alghazli has contacted NATO asking for the reasons behind the airstrike, to establish whether the house his relatives were staying in was a target.

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    http://www.mathaba.net/news/libya

    Metin Gülbahar writes on 3 septembre 02:01
    VERY IMPORTANT:”Distribute this message as much as possible: Libyan city of Sirte in persistent residents will be the largest genocide in our time, city under siege, NATO is prepared to commit mass murder, using the absence of the media this week, preparing to bring back largest number of criminals, mercenaries and prohibited weapons. Necessary to warn the world, various countries of the free world, particularly in capitals of NATO member countries and their embassies, need to attract more media ”

    OBOL BRUNO
    Obol Bruno writes on 2 septembre 2011 09:42
    We must always apploude people who will stand up to defend the truth They are strong people, and the future of mankind depends on them. The people of Sirte today are crying to such people. If they still exist, to please come up and help.

    Even the best words drawn up by this “evil of the press” used to cover up this aggression, will not confuse the world of the attrocities NATO has committed.

    The demise of the West is not going to go down easy without a fight for its “life”!
    What is happening today, is that one can not imagine a super power, with the respect and prestige for its glorious past, could engage in gross human right abuses, invading a weak nation, etc.
    This all shows something went wrong in the whole system. These problems of today, where lies have replaced truth and every body is silent when wrong things are committed, makes us see dark days ahead, and a future of uncertainty.

    The West is used to leaders that come up and lie to them; and yet are doing different things than they speak-of.
    That would not be a problem since they are used to it; but, it becomes a problem when these lairs take it to a another level, and begin to invade and kill by twisting United Nations resolutions.
    This group (on FB) here is trying to push for truth and respect for lives.

    What is occuring in SIRTE and the rest of Libya, is that Libyans have been surrounded by NATO rebels.

    Had it rather been that our world was not govern by such lies conceived by the press, so many innocent lives would have been saved.
    But now the West is in its final chapter, with the economy at its lowest point, and nothing now matters to them.

    Truth is vigorously fought by its organs (like the press).
    The problem now is that vandalism and lies have taken control of their lives. More distractions will come, not only in Libya but in many other areas which they feel is of interest to them.

    • Allain Jules
      L’information déjantée, au Kärcher, et la liberté d’expression dans sa quintessence
      Libye – Syrte sur Glane : l’OTAN tue plus de 300 civils

      Publié le31 août 2011
      par Allain Jules 477

      http://allainjules.com/2011/08/31/libye-syrte-sur-glane-lotan-tue-plus-de-300-civils/

      Gadhafi of Sirte

      Syrte (Sommet de l’UA) Le leader libyen, Mouammar Kadhafi, accueille le président algérien Abdelaziz Bouteflika ( au centre ) et le Premier ministre éthiopien Meles Zenawi, le 30 juin 2009. (Photo : Reuters)

      Pour préparer la venue de ceux qui bradent à tour de bras le pétrole libyen et favoriser l’entrée triomphale de ces renégats de Benghazi en terre syrtoise, l’OTAN bombarde depuis 4 jours la ville. Semer la terreur, tuer des civils sont devenus leurs sports favoris. Quant à leurs sous-fifres, c’est pire. Ces nervis d’Al Qaïda ont installé des check-points pour filtrer toutes les personnes qui tentent de fuir ces bombardements. Des familles entières sont refoulées. On leur demande de retourner dans la ville. Tout homme est arrêté et molesté et même tué, soupçonné d’être, soit un militaire, soit un pro-Kadhafi, parce que de Syrte sur Glane.
      Dans un silence de cathédrale, assourdissant et complice, les médias « meanstream » nous montrent les soldats de pacotille du CNT à Tripoli, dépareillés et dégingandés comme toujours, qui donnent un ultimatum à la population de Syrte sur Glane, véritablement victime d’un vrai génocide qui est entrain d’y être perpétré. Justifiant au passage leur « suprématie » militaire, évitant de dire que les forces spéciales françaises sont à quelques kilomètres derrière eux et que l’OTAN tue impunément des populations civiles en ce moment. Mais, jusqu’à quand va-t-on se taire ?

      On nous entraîne sur la colère du CNT, qui annonce que l’Algérie lui a fait une déclaration de guerre en accueillant des membres de la famille Kadhafi. On nous montre les villas pillées de la famille Kadhafi, les…, les…, les… mais, rien de Syrte sur Glane. Tiens, c’est la ville natale de Kadhafi et, toute chose qui peut être reliée à sa personne est vouée aux gémonies…même les pauvres innocents de Syrte sur Glane. Quel est leur crime ? Qu’ont-ils fait ? Que leur reproche-t-on ? Et la soi disant protection des civils ?
      Que ceux qui détruisent la Libye sachent une chose, d’une façon ou d’une autre, le sort qui leur est réservé, ne viendra pas forcément des Libyens, mais du jugement divin. Ils se disent croyants, vont, qui, à la Mosquée, qui, à l’Église, qui, à la Synagogue. Ils seront châtiés, à cause de leurs crimes multiples, eux, qui accusent les autres d’atrocités. Ils font pire. Ces galopins ont annoncé par ailleurs qu’ils feront un « bain de sang » à Syrte. Pourquoi l’ONU ne dit rien ?

  7. War Is A Crime .org
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    TNC-NATO siege of Sirte is a war crime.

    By NicolasDavies
    Created 2011-09-02 02:35
    By NicolasDavies – Posted on 02 September 2011

    NATO and the Transitional National Council in Libya (or Paris or Qatar or wherever it is) have reportedly given the people of Sirte ten days to surrender or face a full military onslaught. This is not a cease-fire. While they await their fate, they will still be subject to shelling by artillery and British warships and NATO bombing, and food, water and electricity have already been cut off.

    This closely resembles the tactics adopted toward resistance-held towns in Iraq by U.S. occupation forces. On October 14th 2004, the Washington Post reported that water and electricity supplies to Falluja had been cut off, one day before the start of Ramadan. Its population was then starved and bombarded for 3 weeks before the final assault by U.S. Marines that killed 4,000 to 6,000 civilians.

    But these siege tactics, which have been used against civilian populations since the Middle Ages, have been outlawed by the Geneva Conventions. In particular, Article 14 of the second Protocol to the Geneva Conventions states, “Starvation of civilians as a method of combat is prohibited. It is therefore prohibited to attack, destroy, remove or render useless for that purpose objects indispensable to the survival of the civilian population such as food-stuffs, agricultural areas for the production of food-stuffs, crops, livestock, drinking water installations, and supplies and irrigation works.”

    The 4th Geneva Convention prohibits all forms of attacks on civilians and the collective punishment of civilian populations, so virtually everything that the combined TNC-NATO forces are doing to the people of Sirte is strictly illegal and in fact criminal. To add insult to injury, this is all being done in the name of a UN Security Council mandate to protect civilians.

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  8. « خبير أمريكي: ما يجري في ليبيا والعالم العربي مخطط مسبقا
    http://tarpley.net/2011/04/03/al-qaeda-pawns-of-cia-insurrection-from-libya-to-yemen/
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    Al Qaeda: Pawns of CIA Insurrection from Libya to Yemen
    [Traduction]
    Webster G. Tarpley, Ph.D.
    TARPLEY.net
    April 3, 2011

    After two weeks of imperialist attack, Libya is being mangled by al Qaeda terrorists, civil war, NATO air raids, cruise missiles, Predator drones, and C-130 gunships – all made possible by the CIA-backed al Qaeda rebels of Cyrenaica. US, British, French, and Dutch commandos have taken leadership of the rebel forces, and are arming them with modern weapons in flagrant violation of the arms embargo specified in UN Security Council resolution 1973. Al Qaeda is also stealing heavy weapons on its own, as the president of Chad has reported. The singing tomorrows of the fatuous US-UK color revolution rhetoric have dissolved, exposing the hideous reality of a brutal, cynical, imperialist drive to destroy the modern nation-state itself.

    Rebel Triumvirate of Terror Rules Darna
    According to the London Daily Telegraph of March 26, Darna (also transliterated as Derna or Darnah), a key city in the rebel heartland between Benghazi in Tobruk, is commanded by al-Hasidi, an al Qaeda terrorist controller who trained and hobnobbed with Osama bin Laden at the Khost terrorist training camp in Afghanistan. Hasidi boasts of having sent 25 fighters to fight US and NATO forces in Afghanistan; one wonders how many they managed to kill. Hasidi was a US prisoner of war after being captured by the Pakistanis, but tells the Wall Street Journal of April 2 that he now hates the US only “less than 50%” hinting that Americans can redeem themselves by appeasing Al Qaeda with arms, money, political power, and diplomatic support. At his side in the city leadership is Sufian bin Kumu, Osama bin Laden’s chauffeur, another terrorist who was an inmate at Guantánamo Bay for six years. Also among the Darna city fathers is al-Barrani, a devoted member of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group, which merged with Al Qaeda in 2007.

    This gaggle of fanatics, psychotics, and criminals is billed by the CIA media as an effective ruling elite for the future democratic governance of Libya. In reality, the Benghazi rebel council, heavily larded with al Qaeda terrorists, could only preside over the descent of the country into a chaos of tribalism, warlords, and criminal syndicates which would spell the end of civilization itself in the area. Precisely this appears to be the goal of US policy, and not just in Libya.

    Darna, Northeast Libya: the World Capital of Terrorist Recruitment
    Nor are these persons atypical. A December 2007 study by the US Military Academy at West Point showed that Libya (population 7 million) provided 20% of all Al Qaeda fighters crossing the Syrian border into Iraq at that time. This same city of Darna (population about 60,000) was the single greatest center of terrorist recruitment anywhere in the world, edging out Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (population 4.5 million); the rebel capital of Benghazi also placed in the top four. Libya sent twice as many terrorists into Iraq per capita as did Saudi Arabia, and 85% of the Libyans who indicated a specialty chose that of suicide bomber.

    The London Economist, BBC Newsnight, and an increasing number of pro-Obama warmonger quackademics are attempting to obscure these plain facts. These are now mellow, pluralist, democratic terrorists, they argue. The CIA limited hangout operation known as Wikileaks has helpfully provided a few doctored cables purporting to show that it was really US support of Qaddafi that drove these fanatics into despair and terrorism — which is also part of the CIA line. On April 1, the Benghazi rebels themselves used the media presence at Friday prayers to hold up signs denying that the rebellion is run by Al Qaeda. If so, let them oust the terror triumvirate of Darna, and reveal the names of the dozen or more anonymous members of the rebel council who are suspected of belonging to Al Qaeda.

    Hillary Clinton concedes she has no “100% insight” into the rebels, and US Admiral Stavridis, the NATO commander, has told the Senate Armed Services Committee that he sees only “flickers” of Al Qaeda. In truth, the central role of Al Qaeda is no flicker, but is as bright as the noonday sun over the Mediterranean

    Four Plagues of Libya
    The Libyan insurrection has four components. The first is provided by the British, and consists of the monarchist and racist Harabi and Obeidat tribes of the Benghazi-Darna-Tobruk corridor, whose traditional culture is that of the obscurantist Senussi Order. During the resistance to Italian colonialism, these tribes allied with the British and were rewarded by seeing the head of the Senussi Order placed on the throne in the person of King Idris I, overthrown by Qaddafi in 1968. Deprived of their role as the monarchist ruling class, these tribes hate the black or dark-skinned pro-Qaddafi Fezzan tribes of southwest Libya, and this has fed into the lynching and massacre of many black Africans from Chad, Mali, and Sudan working in Libya, which the western media have ignored. Enan Obeidi, the woman who claims she was raped by Qaddafi forces, is an Obeidat from Benghazi, and this puts her story into question. For the media, she is a new edition of the Kuwait incubator babies hoax of 1990, made to order to whip up war hysteria against Qaddafi.

    Two ingredients come from the CIA. These are Al Qaeda itself, founded as the CIA’s own Arab Legion against the USSR by then CIA deputy director Robert Gates – the current Defense Secretary– in Afghanistan in 1981-82. Another CIA ingredient is the Libyan National Salvation Front, based first in Sudan and then in Northern Virginia, which is supposedly sending the CIA asset Khalifa Hifter to lead the rebel military, most likely also to cover the presence of the Al Qaeda types.

    A fourth component is contributed by the French, who arranged the defection of top Qaddafi associate Nouri Mesmari last fall, as reported by Maghreb Confidential. A clique of generals around Mesmari helped foment the military mutinies against Qaddafi in northeast Libya.

    And Libya is not unique. In Yemen, al Qaeda operatives are decisive components of the CIA putsch attempt against President Saleh, which US is promoting in order to fragment Yemen into two or more rump states. Here the Al Qaeda leader is al-Shihri, a Saudi who was freed along with several other Guantánamo inmates and sent to Yemen by the Bush administration, allegedly as a humanitarian gesture, but in reality to provide leadership for the coming destabilization. Also in Yemen is the American-born Anwar Awlaki, known in the trade as Awlaki the CIA lackey, an obvious US double agent who has been used to give the Al Qaeda seal of approval to dozens of terrorists including the Fort Dix six, Major Hasan of Fort Hood, and Mutallab of Nigeria, the Christmas 2009 underwear bomber.

    In Syria, the CIA goal is to deprive Iran of an ally, to isolate Hezbollah, to oust Russia from the Tartus naval station, and to build the power of the Muslim Brotherhood, which is the principal force promoting the insurrection so far.

    Demand that the State Department Explain Why the US is Arming al Qaeda Terrorists
    Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan has rightly warned against the NATO policy of arming the Libyan rebels, since this would be “conducive to terrorism.” Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov has also condemned any NATO arming of the rebels. Pope Benedict XVI’s call for a cease-fire goes in the same direction. Russia, Turkey, China, and other governments must now formally demand explanations from the State Department as to why the US is providing the most dangerous international terrorists with modern weapons and training, while proposing to award them large chunks of the $32 billion of frozen Libyan government assets, plus a share in coming oil revenues. This is enough to make the Mediterranean, the Arab world, and southern Europe boil over with refugees, piracy, mayhem, and war.

    Under Bush and Cheney, the alleged presence of Al Qaeda was used as a pretext for bombings and invasions. Under Obama, an overstretched and moribund US-UK imperialism is using al Qaeda as its own irregular infantry in the effort to harass and cripple the nation-states of the world, causing them to disintegrate into a tribal, sectarian, criminal, and warlord chaos. In the current phase, al Qaeda has resumed its original status as CIA guerrillas. As a result, civilization itself is threatened across vast areas of the globe. If you are skeptical, just take a look at the city council of Darna, Libya.

  9. BATTLE FOR LIBYA AND THE WAR FOR THE WORLD

    Thu 01 September 2011

    http://libya360.wordpress.com/2011/09/01/battle-for-libya-and-the-war-for-the-world/rsday

    Posted by Alexandra
    Editor’s Note:
    I am waiting for my source (raslik14) to provide the author’s name. This is translated from Russian via google. My apologies for not having a better one to work with. The message is clear nonetheless. This is a “must read” to help people understand the greater agenda at work behind the war against Libya and how this assault on Libya is a war against the entire world. It will never end if we do not stop it now. ~Alexandra

    BATTLE FOR LIBYA

    Lessons of the events in an Arab country

    The system of international law eliminated a narrow range of powers can be freely chosen to intervene in the affairs of any country in the world triumphed dictates of the New Reich, precluding the slightest manifestation of self-reliance and independence. This is not a quote from a dark futuristic prediction, not advocacy another “conspiracy theory”. This is – the reality of our world. The sad and terrible fact that became clear after the final tragic events in Libya.

    The coming of the beast

    The desire for hegemony of Western civilization began from the very beginning of its formation. The bloody crusades (not only against the “infidels” – the Muslims, but against the Christian Byzantine Empire and Russia), colonial conquests that killed hundreds of millions of lives and destroyed dozens of cultures and civilizations, which set back the development of whole continents for hundreds of years – these steps on the history of the West modestly referred to as “mistakes of the past.” For allegedly apologized, and that, of course, never happen again.

    Hypocrisy! West never gave up trying to win world of total domination. This is – the general line of development of this civilization, its generic feature, the source of its power. There was a time when the predatory nature of the West camouflaged hypocritical tales of “freedom” and “democracy.” In case of need, of course, forget about freedom and about democracy. Prior to founding Dresden destroyed, burned by napalm Vietnamese villages, bombed Yugoslavia and Iraq. But even then, bloody violence “peddlers of freedom” were covered, albeit leaky, the veil of international law, resolutions, conventions, etc.

    However, events of which the world has witnessed in recent months, not a stone was left of the myth of the “civilized” West. Masks dropped. Before us – terrible in its bloody passion for world domination beast. Ruthless killer, cold-blooded criminal. He will not tolerate any sign of dissent. The only thing that still can not keep this monster – the fear get to nape. If he feels that the victim is weaker, the fate of the latter is unenviable. Her torn apart.

    That is what we are witnessing the last six months in Libya. Prosperous country – the most developed and richest on the continent – dared to more or less independent policy. No, she did not possess their own nuclear weapons, is threatening the destruction of the United States or Israel. But she dared to support Russia in South Ossetia conflict in 2008, refused to recognize Kosovo’s independence and was a friend of Serbia. As for the economic development of – horrors! – Libya is not clever shill Varangian investors, who have ruled the ball in the country and threw crumbs from a lordly table needy populations (as occurs in most countries to recognize the hegemony of the West). It was a country for the people, not for a handful of oligarchs, fattened, the country grand infrastructure projects, for some 30 years, escaped from the medieval backwardness. But most importantly – the country had demonstrated a valuable example – there are other ways of development, but imposed by the West of peripheral capitalism, which means the second edition of colonial subjugation.

    That’s what caused gnashing of teeth of hatred in Western capitals. That is why in the end the New Reich announced a crusade against the independence of Libya.

    Events in the North African country – not just an episode of modern history. This is – a demonstration in miniature of the future, which is preparing for the rest of the world’s West. Libya – a warning to all who have fallen to his knees: this is what awaits you if you do not obey, do not bring in as a tribute to their independence. Therefore underestimate the Libyan catastrophe is stupid and dangerous.

    Start the final battle

    We think it is no exaggeration to call these events the most important after the collapse of the Soviet Union. Then, 20 years ago, the West has lost a powerful enemy, restraining his desire for world hegemony. The next two decades was consistent cleaning before the decisive battle. Yugoslavia, Iraq, Afghanistan, the bogey of “international terrorism” used as a pretext for interference in the affairs of other countries and create an atmosphere of fear, finally, a deep and thorough treatment of the mass consciousness by Western media, dominant in the global information space, – all this prepares the ground for the final battle for planetary dominance. During her to be destroyed last pockets of resistance – China, Iran, Syria, Belarus, Venezuela and its allies in Latin America, as well as dismembered Russia as a potential deadly-dangerous rival, the center of an alternative world order.

    And the battle began. United against a small, six millionth of Libya, Western armada pursuing several strategic objectives.

    On the first we have already said. This show of force. West clearly and distinctly more than explained to all those who have not yet realized, “Who’s the Boss,” the simple truth: the rulers of this world – we are. If someone does not agree with us, waiting for fate of Libya, and no appeal for international law, UN, etc., will not help. Right now – it’s right to command strong weak. UN – an ordinary puppet in our hands, nod and shake my head in full compliance with the commands of the puppeteer.

    Second – this is working out the latest information technology. It is in Libya “in all its glory,” was demonstrated by the ability of the New Reich to establish and maintain complete control over the consciousness of most people in the world. Sufficient knowledge of the world’s major media – and we may assume that approval of any, even the most monstrous crime in your pocket. Ordinary man in the street do not bother to search for alternative sources of information. The education system and culture that come from the West and actively inculcated in “third countries”, forms the people whose shallow outlook under the full control of the media.

    These people are willing to believe that fully justified both in terms of legitimacy and morality from the standpoint of law enforcement operations against Libya, killing, looting and smashing everything in its path rebels – this is unacceptable “repression against the civilian population.” They blindly trust the broadcasters of television and newspaper correspondents that the carpet bombing of NATO rescue civilians from the Libyans, “Gaddafi dictatorship.” They are naive and trusting heed when they make a fool of “incontrovertible news about the flight of Colonel and his family” images, which allegedly depicted the victims’ bloody regime Gaddafi “(in reality – the rebels of the victim) and” massive popular demonstrations against the authorities “(in reality – Shooting opposition rallies in India …). They are ready to applaud their governments to send troops for killing civilians and destroying a prosperous country, because they were assured on the TV screens and newspaper pages that “Gaddafi – the bad guy” and that “Libya needs democracy.”

    West was an incredible solution for the importance of the problem, as the rulers of the past could only dream of – a member of the public is fully controlled and docile crowd. Which can be manipulated, as pleased, and from which you can get approval the most brutal adventures.

    Today – Libya. Tomorrow …

    The third – working in practice, the mechanisms to get rid of unwanted governments and regimes. Events in Libya – is not just an armed rebellion and not just aggression from the West. It is a comprehensive intervention, a new type of elimination of the enemy. First, foreign intelligence agents and intelligence incite national, religious or regional conflicts, provoked the beginning of the rebellion and channel it in the right direction. The Western media throughout the world spreading the message of “popular uprising against the dictatorial regime.” Processing starts lackey governments in order to condemn those “violation of democracy”, supported the imposition of sanctions, seizure of accounts and the adoption of relevant resolutions of the UN. Following this, under the pretext of “protecting the civilian population” in the country are put missile and bomb strikes, destroying military facilities and social infrastructure and government leaders, the rebels supplied with arms by their actions led by foreign experts. If these actions do not lead to the desired result (the overthrow of the legitimate authority), begins a direct military invasion. In the case of Libya, it was the capture of Tripoli SWAT units from France, UK, USA, Qatar, UAE and Jordan, disguised as rebels. If the goal is achieved, the country transformed into a dependent and weak colony of the West. It hosted foreign corporations sucking up resources, settle the western military bases.

    It’s time to realize that the scenario implemented in Libya, will be tested, and as soon as possible, and in other countries. In China, most likely, the rate will be made on Uyghur nationalism in Xinjiang. In multi-ethnic Iran, where you can ignite Kurdish, Azeri and beludzhiysky separatism or to split the already fragile alliance of the clergy led by Ayatollah and the temporal power under the leadership of Mahmoud Ahmadinejad. In Syria, Libya’s script is already translated into action, and has already led to thousands of victims. You can expect an artificial destabilization in Venezuela, Belarus, North Korea. A powerful blow, no doubt, sooner or later will be done in Russia – a huge storehouse of natural and cultural resources, which could rise from his knees and, as in the XX century, stand like a mighty warrior, in the way of the bloody western hordes. Instability in the Caucasus and smoldering social contradictions can become fuel for a spark thrown from outside.

    Following Libya’s turn comes a punch of other cultures and civilizations, and still retain at least partial independence. Will they survive? One by one – no. Too unequal power. Too much power – economic and military – West amassed during attempts to establish its global hegemony. It is shown, and events in Libya. Six months of fighting against the country by a superior enemy forces loyal to force Gadhafi has not yet laid down their arms. This is, without exaggeration, feat. Rare nowadays courage and fortitude. But to defeat the ruthless and equipped with the latest technology without an armada of Allied impossible. But can the country, rejecting the new world order, to unite and resist the enemy?

    Learn it and it was the fourth goal of the West. In Libya, he had a “reconnaissance in force”. Its results can not meet West. He realized that the enemy is scattered and is ready to present a united front. In fact, Libya had to fight alone. Condemnation of aggression by Venezuela, Nicaragua and even a number of other Latin American and African countries were, in fact, only moral support. These countries lack the necessary resources for this assistance. States that could really support and Libya to stop the aggression, and prefer to sit silent in a corner. So did Russia, hastened to the mouth of the president to declare “illegitimate Gaddafi,” and with the help of state-run media repeated all the lies, which struck in Libya. So did Iran, whose leadership at such a difficult time not been able to forget about previous tensions with Tripoli. So did China, preferring once again not to spoil relations with the West. All this makes us think anxiously about the future. After all, if such indifference to the fate of the Allies will continue in the future, the New Reich simply destroy your opponents one by one.

    Here’s what to consider in the first place. Because our eyes are not solved some minor and purely private issue. At stake – the future of humanity, the fate of the world. West pointed to the example of Libya, that any dissenting waiting for a terrible fate – destruction, death and the overthrow of the chaos and poverty – material and spiritual. If we do not unite in the face of ruthless enemy, monstrous not to disrupt the plan for the establishment of the New Reich, the future world will not just be worse. The very future survival of humanity – a big question.

  10. 30,000 BOMBS OVER LIBYA: ONE HELL OF A HUMANITARIAN MISSION
    02
    Friday
    Sep 2011
    Posted by Alexandra
    http://libya360.wordpress.com/2011/09/02/30000-bombs-over-libya-one-hell-of-a-humanitarian-mission/

    30,000 Bombs Over Libya – Video Thomas Mountain

    http://libya360.wordpress.com/2011/09/02/30000-bombs-over-libya-one-hell-of-a-humanitarian-mission/

    Thomas C. Mountain

    After some 8,000 bombing raids, with estimates of 4 bombs used per attack NATO has already dropped over 30,000 bombs on Libya. That’s almost 200 bombs per day for 6 months, some tens of thousands of tons of high explosives. With an estimated 2 Libyans killed per bomb and without a single NATO casualty the Western regimes have massacred over 60,000 Libyans in the past half year with the rebels themselves having said there have been 50,000 Libyan deaths. One hell of a humanitarian intervention isn’t it?

    How the “civil war” in Libya has proceeded can best be described in light of the events of August 21. On that Sunday afternoon a BBC film crew showed a rebel column fleeing the approaches to Zawiya outside of Tripoli. With their tales between their legs, glancing fearfully over their shoulders as they fled wildly back down the road from whence they came, even the BBC presstitute on the scene could not contain his disgust at the sight. Once again the rebels had run into stiff resistance and had shown their true mettle by fleeing the fight.

    The next morning a France24 reporter recounted how later that Sunday night she had accompanied these same rebels as they drove almost unopposed through Zawiya into Green Square in the heart of Tripoli, this time passing row upon row of bombed out still burning buildings.

    This has been NATO’s war and while the world may not understand this, the Libyan rebels certainly do.

    A major problem for NATO and its Libyan Quisling League a.k.a the National Transitional Council (NTC) is that most of rebel military is now under the leadership the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), a self described affiliate of Al Queda in the Maghreb (North Africa). The “general” in command of the mainly ethnic Berber rebel fighters that have captured the Libyan capital, known as the Tripoli Military Council, is the head of the LIFG. One of his top commanders is head of the Benghazi based rebel army. With the recent murder of “General” Younnis, former head of the Libyan secret police and once considered the most feared man in the country, the LIFG has now taken over leadership of almost all of the most effective fighting forces of the Libyan rebellion.

    Quite an accomplishment and Al Queda in the Maghreb’s sincere thanks must go to the USA and its allies in NATO.

    As the former LIFG terrorists turned “freedom fighters” go house to house arresting and executing “Gaddafi supporters” and “African mercenaries” in Tripoli life for the ordinary people of the city has become one of survival. Without water for almost two weeks now, without cooking gas or fuel for their cars and with food in short supply the future for the people of Tripoli remains uncertain.

    Some reports in the international media have claimed that the Great Man Made River (GMMR), the irrigation system that supplies northern Libya with almost all its water was bombed by NATO. Other reports claim that “Gaddafi loyalists” still control the southern water wells and have shut off the water supply. If the later is true then even Benghazi’s water supply is in jeopardy. In any case, Tripoli is going to be dependent on imported water for quite some time and how a city of almost 2 million is to survive using water imported via water trucks is a question the western media has stopped talking about.

    The “Transitional National Council” now recognized as “the legitimate government of Libya” by NATO governments and their allies is made up of many former high ranking Libyan Government officials and is increasingly caught in a tough spot. With the African Union trying to block the release of Libyan Government funds held in western banks there is little time to spare if this NTC’s control is to remain in place.

    South African President Jacob Zuma has condemned the NTC leaders as embezzlers and demanded they return the tens of millions of dollars the NTC top leaderships is charged with stealing during their days in office in the Libyan government before the AU lifts its opposition to Gaddafi government funds being released to the NTC.

    NATO leaders are having to scramble to keep the NTC afloat. Images of pallets stacked 6 feet high with 200 million Libyan Dinars flown in from London show just how touch and go it has become for the NTC’s attempts to maintain its influence. While NATO’s “Friends of LIbya” circus held in Paris promises the release of Libya’s $billions held ransom by the west, implementing these promises is another matter all together. Corruption and incompetence mark the NTC leadership’s past and is will come as no surprise to hear reports of massive embezzlement of these funds in the future

    How much longer the LIFG/Al Queda lead rebel armies will stand by and allow their former bitter enemies in the TNC to remain in power is the $60 billion question. Already the rebel “government” in the port city of Misrata has announced they do not recognize the authority of the TNC and rally’s demanding the removal of the former Libyan government officials in the TNC have been reported taking place on an almost daily basis there.

    In the mean time the vast reaches of the southern Libyan desert has not been conquered by NATO and almost all of Libya’s water and much of its oil remains outside of the control of the NTC.

    With hundreds of villages and small towns scattered across an immense area Col. Gaddafi and his supporters still have a vast area at their disposal. With Algeria fighting Al Queda in the Maghreb their border on Libya’s western flank remains open and allows opponents of the NATO backed rebels a safe haven. The NTC has already raised the alarm about a nasty long term insurrection based in southern Libya using Algeria as base.

    So far the Al Queda lead rebel fighters and the west’s bully boys in the NTC have yet to begin to eat each other though it seems almost inevitable that internal warfare amongst the rebels will take place. We may yet see NATO warplanes bombing its erstwhile allies in the Libyan rebellion.

    The one thing that is clear is that the Libyan Tragedy has just begun and that the capture of most of northern Libya by the NATO backed rebels is just its first phase. 30,000 bombs over Libya killing some 60,000 Libyans marks the beginning rather than the end of this disaster.

    Thomas C. Mountain was a member of the 1st US Peace Delegation to Libya in 1987 and is the only independent western journalist in the Horn of Africa, living and reporting from Eritrea since 2006. He can be reached at thomascmountain at yahoo dot com.

    *IF NATO IS WINNING WHY ARE THEY STILL BOMBING? [UPDATE AUGUST 31]

  11. TITLE

    VOLTAIRE NETWORK | TRIPOLI (LIBYA) | 31 AUGUST 2011

    Thieryy Meyssan

    candid telephone interview given on 22 August 2011 by Thierry Meyssan, in English, to RT TV from the Rixos Hotel in Tripoli.

    It took place on the same day he denounced the death threats leveled against him and Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya, and seven days before their evacuation from Libya and safe arrival in Malta.

    In it, the president of Voltaire Network refers to the origin of such threats in no uncertain terms.

    http://www.voltairenet.org/Thierry-Meyssan-So-called-U-S

  12. rebels found maps+names of all ppl in #Tripoli who supported Gaddafi.beware


    NATO Rebel Tactics Mean Libyans Can Never Surrender – Leonor

    Posted: 2011/09/03
    From: Mathaba

    Surrender to what? Rape, Pillage, Abduction, Murder? Leonor who lived for long time in Libya until recently gives her opinions with 108Morris108

    http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=628480?rss

    8/31 Leonor about archeology in Libya: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9E8bYdGxzxU

    8/31 Leonor about Gaddafi’s daughter Aisha: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w_oKsQV6EnA

    9/1 NATO polluting water supply: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MTiW13pqk2o

    Truth About Libya: http://www.bit.ly/libyamusic and http://www.bit.ly/libyatruth

    Leonor: people around the world CAN do a lot. Start at

    http://www.greencharter.com

    We can confirm that because Libyan Jamahiriya Law of Society due to almost all population being Muslim, is the Holy Qur’an, so alcohol is not legal. Neither are drugs nor pornography….
    We can say with 100% absolute certainty, Mu’ammar Qaddafi has never drunk alcohol and also is not a womanizer. Those of us who know him well and have spend a lot of time with him over the years, can vouch for this with absolute certainty.

    The attempts to paint a false picture, at least via some of his sons, will fail as any one with an objective view can easily find out the truth about the accomplishments of the Jamahiriya and also understand from The Green Book as well as the Holy Qur’an that the Law of Society in any Jamahiriya is decided by the people. Since most all Libyans are Muslim, and since the Qur’an protects the rights of non-Muslims too, they adopted Qur’an as Law of Society in the Libyan Jamahiriya. #

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    I hope more people will accept your testimony concerning Our Brother Leader. He is as pure as the water he brought-up from the Sahara; and his words and actions only emphasize this.

    Thje West really needs to clean-up their act. They have totally lost all sense of goodness, spitituality, decency and truth. The West has fallen into a permanent state of “PLAY-BOY” sickening mentality. Do you think God respects them for this?

    http://www.mathaba.net/news/libya

  13. 2 septembre 11:52
    Niakoi Niakakav writes:
    WARNING — Attacks on peaceful cities of mercenaries, terrorists and criminals – armed and supported from the air to calm my kill, rape, burned, destroyed, robbery, political assassinations (a list of NATO) to put the flags of the monarchy (which 90% of population does not want) to humiliate and frighten people! Stopping power, food, medicine and – water and all this genocide and debauchery is done with the support of the UN Council for “Security”, EU, “humanitarian organizations” and corporate media! An example of such a crime against humanity is over Tripoli attacks by armed mercenaries and terrorists who have killed more than 30,000 Libyans in Tripoli (including women and children)! If there was a resolution – “Protection of Civilians” …. NATO had to bomb armed mercenaries and terrorists to stop the slaughter (as the imaginary “massacre in Benghazi”)! Instead, with all his impudence gather in Paris to “Friends of Libya” to drink champagne and cake to divide, and in that time, prepare other attacks on peaceful cities that give them a threat to surrender or be killed (and in this time bomb them)!!! QUESTION – Where is the UN ? Where is the Board “Security” ? Where is the African Union ? Where is the”international civilized “community? Where are each as hypocritical organizations’ human rights ? Where are all those cockroaches, parasites and hypocrites?

  14. September 3, 2011 New Book: Towards a World War III Scenario
    http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=26353#.TmIPsFIYncU.facebook

    Looming Tragedy: Vision of the “New Libya”: Visit the “New Iraq.”
    Another “Liberation”, another Unimaginable International Criminal Tragedy

    by Felicity Arbuthnot

    http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=26353#
    Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious. (Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900.)

    As Eid, the great post Ramadan celebration of that month of abstinence, self sacrifice and reflection, dawned on Libya, marked there this year on August 31st, the NATO “liberated” country, after seven months, looks a lot like “liberated” Iraq after eight years.

    Queues of cars now wait for petrol in another oil rich country; other queues form, carrying containers for water. The multibillion dollar development of Libya’s vast underground aquifers had been dubbed the “eighth wonder of the world. Libya`s water supply infrastructure has been been systematically bombed throught the country.

    Shops are without food.

    The all is: “absolute disaster”, according to an eminent legal observer, very familiar with the country.

    And with electricity largely off, those seeking knowledge as to whether friends and relatives are alive, injured, fled, dead, find internet, and phones dead.

    As the terribly injured overwhelm hospitals, many are bombed, damaged or without power and pharmaceuticals.

    No power: no incubators, life support machines or surgery.

    Another country with a modern, developed infrastructure reduced to a pre-industrial age – with the rebuilding contracts reportedly already being divvied out – in the West.

    NATO Members, however, eat, as their bombs destroy humanity and vital necessities for the living. Over a “working lunch”, on the 14th of April, they “deplored violence” and underlined the: “need … to restore water, gas, electricity and other services …”

    Still depriving others of the means to cook, or of any semblance of normality, at another “working lunch” (June 8, 2011) they further discussed their: “clear mandate to protect civilians (and) populated areas …taking the utmost care to avoid civilian casualties.” This as: “Tripoli experienced what were perhaps the heaviest daylight bombardments by NATO since the air strikes began in March.” (Guardian, 8 June 2011)

    As they masticated and munched, they vowed to bring “a speedy resolution … to put an end to the violence”, under “Operation Unified Protector.” They are delusional and arguably psychotic.

    Just twenty four hours later, on the 9th of June, the decade long destruction of Afghanistan eclipsed Libya. NATO Defence Ministers met to declare it: “NATO’s top operational priority.” General David Petraeus, returned from the ruins and about to be confirmed as CIA Head: “explained … progress.”

    “A working lunch commenced at 13.00 hours.”

    A number of lunches later, on the 23rd August, NATO spokeswoman, Oana Lungesco, re-affirmed their “mandate to protect civilians.”

    How this squares with hitting: “over five thousand [official figures] legitimate targets [in a] 24/7 operation [with] over twenty thousand sorties”, is confusing.

    The actual number of strikes has not been reported. Its in the tens of thousands.

    Equally so is how destruction of services essential to maintaining life, State institutions, schools, hospitals, archeological sites and treasures, attacking of all which is illegal under swathes of international law, are included in this “legitimacy.”

    By September 1st, NATO operations from 31st March had reached: “a total of 21,090, including 7,920 strike sorties.” (1)

    In context, this latest “shock and awe” brigandage is being rained down by a twenty eight country alliance, on a country of 7 million. The population of Tripoli is over 1 million (or was, until unknown numbers of souls were liberated from their lives in a bombardment which, started with the unleashing of one hundred and ten Cruise missiles, on March 20th, eight years to the day – GMT- of the start of the Iraq invasion.)

    Coincidentally, the considerably Western backed and funded “uprising” in Benghazi, which preceded the bombing, began on the 15th of February, the eighth anniversary of millions, in the largest global peace rally in history, from Manchester to Melbourne, Hong Kong to Honolulu, rallying against an attack on Iraq.

    The invaders though, have “learned from past mistakes.” The “New Libya”, will not be like the “New Iraq.” It is surely beginning to look chillingly like it. A legitimate head of State again has a million dollar bounty on his head and is “wanted dead or alive.” Since “boots are on the ground” only unofficially, the pack of playing cards with the “most wanted” on, has not yet been printed. But times are hard, and in 2003, the United States Playing Card Company, commissioned by the US Defence Intelligence Agency, received orders for 750,000 of the packs within a week. (2)

    Further, if the US and UK were blindly ignorant of Iraq’s social and tribal complexities, those of Libya are more so in orders of magnitude. (3)

    Just prior to the Iraq invasion, General Colin Powell was quoted as telling George W. Bush, that after the onslaught: “You will own twenty seven million people, Mr President.”

    At the “Friends of Libya” gathering in Paris on 1st September, hosted by Prime Minister Cameron and President Nicolas Sarkozy, a gloating, unnamed British official is quoted in The Economist as saying that: “NATO’s involvement in the Libyan uprising means that now we own it.”

    (For the omen-prone, watching Western threats to an ever rising number of countries, Syrian and Iran currently topping the list, 1st September marks the 62nd anniversary of the German invasion of Poland, and the Second World War.)

    Sarkozy – recipient, claims Qaddafi’s son, Saif al-Islam, of his family’s funding for his 2007 French Presidential election campaign (4) – is widely reported to have been promised one third of Libya’s oil by the insurgents, the “National Transitional Council”, prior to NATO involvement. With “Friends” like these, Libya certainly needs no enemies.

    “The international community will be watching and supporting” Libya, said Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, adding requirements to the new Libyan constitution. There is a “clear road map to democracy.” Afghan and Iraqi puppets, now joined by Libyan ones.

    When it comes to the rebuilding of Libya, “investors can’t call the tune”, was one theme, it must be “Libyan led.”

    UK Foreign Secretary William Hague blew that lie. Britain, he said: “would not be left behind.” Much focus was on rebuilding the oil industry. Heaven forbid that too, follows the Iraq model, with the bereaved, dispossessed and invaded blowing up the pipelines – and contractors.

    It also transpires that the UK’s surely mis-titled “International Development Minister”, former oil trader, Alan Duncan, allegedly, had a hand in, and connections to Swiss based energy giant Vitol, which established links with the NTC rebels, whilst starving Qaddafi’s troops of transportation fuels.

    Vitol President, Ian Taylor, has allegedly donated very large sums to Cameron’s Tory Party. Opposition MPs are citing a possible covert “Libyan Oil Cell”, an allegedly billion dollar deal, questioning whether Mr Duncan’s fingerprints are on it.

    As to the Conference, there was one dissenting voice. Bertrand Badie, an expert on international relations, told Xinhua: “I think this conference is a very bad sign, because [it consists in] starting a process of state building by an international conference dominated by western powers … ”

    But even he did not mention mind-bending illegalities.

    The half day carve up (sorry, “Meeting”) regarding assets of another sovereign land, was followed by “a dinner”, according to a US State Department spokeswoman.

    Incidentally, the Paris Cabal took place on the fortysecond anniversary of the Free Officers Movement bringing Qaddafi to power on the 1st of September 1969.

    “You are either with us, or you are with the terrorists”, said George W. Bush on 1st November 2002. Ten years is certainly a long time in politics. There are many who would say they are now funded by the same US and protected by the might of NATO.

    Activist Sandra Barr, has compiled just a small snapshot of a vast tragedy. A few incidents amongst uncounted others, “collateral” humanity, to add to a pitiless twenty year rampage through mortality, legality, basic values and all the normal hold precious:

    “13 May 2011: The murder of 11 Muslim Imams in Brega.

    30 April 2011: The bombing of the Downs Syndrome School in Tripoli

    30 April 2011: The bombing of a Gaddafi residence, murdering Saif Gaddafi, his friend and 3 Gaddafi children.

    12 June 2011: The bombing of the University of Tripoli. Death toll not yet established.

    22 July 2011: The bombing of the Great Man made Waterway irrigation system, which supplies most Libyans with their drinking water.

    23 July 2011: The bombing of the factory which makes the pipes for the water system, and the murder of 6 of its employees.

    8th August 2011: The bombing of the Hospital at Zliten. Resulting in the murder of a minimum, of 50 human beings, many of them children. The bombing of hospitals is against all international laws, and a most grievous crime.

    9 August 2011: The bombing of the village of Majer, resulting in the murder of 85 civilians. 33 Children, 32 women and 20 men.

    The persistent ongoing bombing of the civilian population in Zliten and Tripoli, death toll not yet established.

    David Cameron has admitted that UK special services have assisted the terrorists on the ground, in defiance of the UN mandate.”

    Today, Cameron has gone further, admitting that British forces played a: “key role.”

    Ms Barr demands that the ICC take a stance. Sadly, it would amaze if they did.

    On the 1st of May, Muammar Qaddafi’s youngest son, Saif al-Arab, and three grandchildren were reported killed in an allied air strike on Tripoli. Another nauseating anniversary: George W. Bush, declaring: “Mission Accomplished” – the destruction of Iraq.

    One can only fervently pray that we do not hear another sickening, “Viceroy” Paul Bremer wannabe, declaring: “Ladies and gentlemen, we got ‘im.” With accompanying kangaroo court and lynchings.

    The “New Libya”, it seems, with its formerly free, high quality health care, is in serious trouble.

    This full page advertisement by Médicins sans Frontières (Doctors without Borders) appeared in the Mail and Guardian (South Africa (September 1st, 2011):

    ‘Tripoli, Libya: Months of conflict have put extreme strain on the Libyan health system.

    We desperately need more staff” – Jonathan Whittal, MSF Emergency Coordinator Tripoli, August 23.

    MSF URGENTLY NEEDS:

    -Trauma surgeons

    -Orthopaedic Surgeons

    -ER Doctors

    -OT Nurses

    -Obstetricians and Midwives.

    Available for short term contracts (3-4 weeks) – able to leave IMMEDIATELY.

    MSF has been working in eastern Libya since February.” ‘

    Another “Liberation” another unimaginable, international, Criminal Tragedy.

    Felicity Arbuthnot is Global Research`s Human Rights Correspondent based in London

    Notes

    1. http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=26332

    2. http://www.enotes.com/company-histories/united-states-playing-card-company

    3 http://www.temehu.com/Libyan-People.htm

    4 http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/16/sarkozy-election-campaign-libya-claim

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