Category Archives: Libya

Libya NATO War: Pro and Con

 This is a collection of recent postings on Libya from the blogs I follow INDEX CON (pretty much my own position) A progressive case for Obama’s foreign policy greatness? from Glenn Greenwald by Glenn Greenwald Libya: The longer view from ‘Just World News’ with … Continue reading

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Revolution is in the Air: 7/21/11: Jeremy Scahill on CIA black sites in Somalia—and the pushback to disappear the story

Vocabulary Glossary for Libya from Ted Rall’s Rallblog by Ted Rall Obama engaged in linguistic contortions in order to justify his violation of the War Powers Act. To avoid requesting Congressional approval for the war in Libya, he pretends it doesn’t qualify as … Continue reading

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AL JAZEERA COLUMN: Libya and War Powers

AL JAZEERA COLUMN: Libya and War Powers from Ted Rall’s Rallblog by Ted Rall One Year Early, Obama’s Reelection Far From Certain “Much rumbling has emanated from the U.S. Congress on Libya—centered around technicalities around the War Powers Act [sic],” writes Pepe Escobar … Continue reading

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Revolution is in the Air: 6/27/11: Beheading maids in Saudi Arabia

INDEX (stories follow) The WikiLeaks News & Views Blog for Monday, June 27 from The Nation Blogs: Media Fix by Greg Mitchell EVENTS Beheading maids in Saudi Arabia from The Angry Arab News Service/وكالة أنباء العربي الغاضب by noreply@blogger.com (As’ad AbuKhalil) Fear and repression in GCC countries … Continue reading

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Revolution is in the Air: 6/24/11: Tomgram: Jonathan Schell, The War on the Word “War” from TomDispatch – Blog by Jonathan Schell

INDEX (stories follow) You Can Go Home Now from Ted Rall’s Rallblog by Ted Rall Obama announces a partial withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan. The WikiLeaks News & Views Blog for Friday, June 24 from The Nation Blogs: Media Fix by Greg Mitchell EVENTS Key … Continue reading

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Revolution is in the Air: 6/20/11: Gates: Winding down the Wars

INDEX (stories follow) The WikiLeaks News & Views Blog for Thursday, Day 110 from The Nation Blogs: Media Fix by Greg Mitchell EVENTS Thieves and occupiers from The Angry Arab News Service/وكالة أنباء العربي الغاضب by noreply@blogger.com (As’ad AbuKhalil) Bahrain Update from The Angry Arab News Service/وكالة أنباء … Continue reading

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Revolution is in the Air: 6/17/11: Robert Gates, America’s Dagan, Prevented U.S. Attack on Iran

INDEX (stories follow) Women to Protest Driving Ban in Saudi Arabia from Informed Comment by Juan 1 person liked this Despite its vast oil wealth and the measures the kingdom has taken to buy off potential dissidents, Saudi Arabia is nevertheless not completely … Continue reading

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Obama’s third war

AL Jazeera English: “Libya: Obama’s Third War” from Ted Rall’s Rallblog by Ted Rall US President Barack Obama now has his country mired in another military quagmire in Libya  [GALLO/GETTY] Republicans in the United States Senate held a hearing in early April to … Continue reading

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Revolution is in the Air: 6/15/11: In a pure coincidence, Gaddafi impeded U.S. oil interests before the war

INDEX (stories follow)  The WikiLeaks News & Views Blog for Wednesday, June 15  from The Nation Blogs: Media Fix by Greg Mitchell EVENTS Pakistan Arrests CIA Informants in Bin Laden Case  from Informed Comment by Juan The truth about how CIA got Bin Laden is now … Continue reading

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In a pure coincidence, Gaddafi impeded U.S. oil interests before the war

In a pure coincidence, Gaddafi impeded U.S. oil interests before the war BY GLENN GREENWALD Wikipedia (updated below) When the war in Libya began, the U.S. government convinced a large number of war supporters that we were there to achieve the … Continue reading

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