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The Lessons of Libya: A War That Brought Total Societal Collapse

by Dan Glazebrook, CounterPunch

Three years ago, in late October 2011, the world witnessed the final defeat of the Libyan Jamahiriya – the name by which the Libyan state was known until overthrown in 2011, meaning literally the ‘state of the masses’ – in the face of a massive onslaught from N ATO, its regional allies and local collaborators.

It took seven months for the world’s most powerful military alliance – with a combined military spending of just under $1 trillion per year – to fully destroy the Jamahiriya (a state with a population the size of Wales) and it took a joint British-French-Qatari special forces operation to finally win control of the capital. In total, 10,000 strike sorties were rained down on Libya, tens of thousands killed and injured, and the country left a battleground for hundreds of warring factions, armed to the teeth with weapons either looted from state armouries or provided directly by NATO and its allies. Britain, France and the US had led a war which had effectively transformed a peaceful, prosperous African country into a textbook example of a ‘failed state’. Continue reading The Lessons of Libya: A War That Brought Total Societal Collapse

Brazil builds its own fiber optic network to avoid the NSA

by Simon Black, The Sovereign Man

This past week Brazil announced that it will be building a 3,500-mile fiber-optic cable to Portugal in order to avoid the grip of the NSA.

What’s more, they announced that not a penny of the $185 million expected to be spent on the project will go to American firms, simply because they don’t want to take any chances that the US government will tap the system.

It’s incredible how far now individuals, corporations, and even governments are willing to go to protect themselves from the government of the Land of the Free. Continue reading Brazil builds its own fiber optic network to avoid the NSA

US-Trained Soldiers Responsible for Colombian Killings

In a debate in Colombia’s Congress, lawmakers asserted that a significant number of the soldiers charged with committing extrajudicial executions were trained in United States.

Extrajudicial executions perpetrated by the Colombian armed forces, a number of whom are trained by the United States, are not being properly addressed by the Juan Manuel Santos administration, lawmakers from the Democratic Pole (PD) party said in a government debate Wednesday.

The armed forces have been killing innocent, often poor, people and dressing them as guerrilla fighters in order to collect bonuses or promotions in a phenomenon that has come to be known as the case of “falsos positivos” or “false positives.” Continue reading US-Trained Soldiers Responsible for Colombian Killings

Tetanus vaccines found spiked with sterilization chemical to carry out race-based genocide against Kenyans

(NaturalNews) Tetanus vaccines given to millions of young women in Kenya have been confirmed by laboratories to contain a sterilization chemical that causes miscarriages, reports the Kenya Catholic Doctors Association, a pro-vaccine organization. Continue reading Tetanus vaccines found spiked with sterilization chemical to carry out race-based genocide against Kenyans

Iranian general accuses US of supplying ISIS with arms, aid

The US delivered arms and aid supply to militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) in eastern Iraq, Deputy Chief of Staff of the Iranian Armed Forces Brigadier claimed on Saturday, according to a report by the Iranian state news agency IRNA.

Describing the US’s fight against ISIS as a “lie,” General Massoud Jazayeri Jazayeri said “the US and the coalition air dropped weapons, ammunition, food and medical equipment to ISIS militants – which have been besieged by the Iraqi army – in Jalawla town of Diyala [in eastern Iraq] a few days ago.”

Jazayeri claimed that the US supported ISIS, currently in control of large swathes of territory in Iraq and Syria, since the beginning of the insurgency. Continue reading Iranian general accuses US of supplying ISIS with arms, aid

How the CIA brought Animal Farm to the screen

by Martin Chilton, The Telegraph

The film version of Animal Farm was released to acclaim 60 years ago. There was a gala launch at the United Nations in New York and the film was praised by national newspapers. “The British out-Disney Disney” was one headline.

George Orwell’s novella remains a set book on school curriculums, and his satire has lost none of its relevance in the modern age (“All animals are equal but some animals are more equal than others”). The story of how his book was turned into Britain’s first animated feature film is fascinating, not least because the movie was funded by America’s Central Intelligence Agency. Continue reading How the CIA brought Animal Farm to the screen

The West is silent as Libya falls into the abyss

by Patrick Cockburn, The Independent

Remember the time when Libya was being held up by the American, British, French and Qatari governments as a striking example of benign and successful foreign intervention? It is worth looking again at film of David Cameron grandstanding as liberator in Benghazi in September 2011 as he applauds the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi and tells the crowd that “your city was an example to the world as you threw off a dictator and chose freedom”. Continue reading The West is silent as Libya falls into the abyss

US drone air raids kill 20 in central Yemen

At least twenty people have been killed in two assassination attacks by US unmanned aerial vehicles in central Yemen, where al-Qaeda militants have been locked in deadly clashes with fighters from the Shia Houthi Ansarullah movement. Continue reading US drone air raids kill 20 in central Yemen

Alabama school system paid former FBI agent $157,000 to spy on black students: critics

by Scott Kaufman, The Raw Story

Huntsville City Schools (HCS) paid a former Federal Bureau of Investigations agent $157,000 to direct security last year, but critics contend that the system he implemented is designed to monitor the social media activity of black students, according to AL.com.

Chris McRae, the agent in question, was brought in to oversee the Students Against Fear (SAFe) program, which works by allowing students and teachers to provide anonymous tips to security personnel, who then scour social media sites like Facebook to determine the credibility of the threat. Continue reading Alabama school system paid former FBI agent $157,000 to spy on black students: critics

Iran criticizes US indifference about the growth and expansion of the ISIS

Tehran, SANA – Iranian Assistant Foreign Minister for Arab and African Affairs Hossein Amir Abdullahian criticized the indifference of the US administration about the outbreak of terrorism and the expansion of the Islamic State “ISIS” terrorist organization in the region, expressing sorrow that some countries’ instrument use of terrorism tool is putting at stake both the regional and the international peace and stability. Continue reading Iran criticizes US indifference about the growth and expansion of the ISIS