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UPDATE 2 – “This is a bad time to be a black man in Libya” (the French get 35% – it’s NOT about oil; & spot Dick Cheney in Gadaffi Days)


EUobserver.com – French paper exposes secret oil-for-recognition deal with Libya rebels: … “attribute 35% of the total crude oil production to France in return for total and permanent support for our Council.” REPEAT AS NECESSARY: “It’s not about oil” Angry … Continue reading

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Even more on Libya


Independent, UK – Behind closed doors; The bewildering dance between Gaddafi and MI6: Britain and the Gaddafi regime were not always the enemies they are now. Gordon Corera recalls the secret deals and clandestine contact – and the key role … Continue reading

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More on Libya


Le Monde Diplomatique – Who are the libyan rebels? This is the $1 billion dollar question: Democracy Now! speaks with Gilbert Achcar, a professor at the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. An Phoblacht – Thatcher mastermind behind … Continue reading

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Libya


Joseph Fitznakis / IntelNews.org – Western spies, security contractors, won Libyan war for rebels: As I write these lines, celebratory gunfire is being heard all across Tripoli and the rebel National Transitional Council is appointing civilians to replace the crumbling … Continue reading

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Libya (5): CNN Stepford Wives versus Ex-CIA Jeremiad


As ZeroHedge describes this segment: Former CIA analyst Michael Scheuer appeared on CNN and told his lovely blonde and brunette anchors the truth about what is really happening. The hilarious Stepford Wives reaction and the unprecedented cognitive dissonance the ensues … Continue reading

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Libya (3): whose side are we on?


Pepe Escobar – Endgame: Divide, rule and get the oil: Odyssey Dawn is only happening because the 22-member Arab League voted to impose a no-fly zone over Libya. The Arab League – routinely dismissed in Western capitals as irrelevant before … Continue reading

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Israel Lobby targets Samantha Power


From Irish Central – Samantha Power is targeted by the Israeli Lobby: Irish-born Samantha has become a target of the pro-Israeli lobby after her influence over President Obama and his changed policy on Libya became known… Power has long been … Continue reading

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Libya (2)


MondoWeiss – There’s no such thing as a situational war (two leftwingers argue over Libya): Phil Weiss — “Well I hated the Iraq war and was in the streets. I endorsed the Afghan war and was wrong. I’m very mixed … Continue reading

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Libya: A Resource War of the 21st Century?


The Arabist – Will the UN intervention in Libya stop Qaddafi?: Is this just going to be another one of those bitter early Bosnia or Iraq experiences, where international intervention is either ineffective or maybe even makes things worse? Did … Continue reading

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Telegraph: “World Energy Crunch”


From Ambrose Evans-Pritchard at The Telegraph – World energy crunch as nuclear and oil both go wrong: The existential crisis for the world’s nuclear industry could hardly have come at a worse moment. The epicentre of the world’s oil supply … Continue reading

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TheJournal.ie: Irish government wanted Libyan banker digout


“We are not making this up”. From TheJournal.ie – Irish government sought bank bailout from Libya: They attempted to secure a cash injection for the troubled Bank of Ireland, Allied Irish Banks or Anglo Irish Bank but talks are said … Continue reading

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Election Update (27 February, 12:30pm)


NewsWhip.ie: New Dublin South TD Shane Ross urges public vote on IMF/EU deal Slugger O’Toole: #GE11 Profile: Fianna Fail no longer an undisputed “Republican Party”… TheJournal.ie: FG-Lab not likely to force bond haircuts, says Morgan Stanley [What? They’re not afraid … Continue reading

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The IMF: if you liked what it did for Libya, Tunisia & Bahrain, wait until you see what it will do for us!


Via Exiled Online / Ames-Levine List:   New York Times – I.M.F. Reviews Praised Libya, Egypt and Other Nations: Less than two weeks ago, the International Monetary Fund’s executive board, its highest authority, assessed a North African country’s economy and … Continue reading

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Oil (2) – before it’s news, read it on Rebel-Alliance.org first…


From Irish Central – Over 23 percent of oil used in Ireland comes from Libya, Oil shortage could be imminent: Ireland imported 14,000 barrels of crude oil a day from Libya in 2009, according to data from the International Energy … Continue reading

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Oil


From 24/7WallSt. – Middle East Unrest And European Contagion: The world faces potential shortage of crude if Middle East civil wars undermine exports.The Libyan government as already said so. Several large oil companies may cut production in the country. That … Continue reading

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