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Libya – The Racist Revolution – Tawargha

As our regular readers will be aware, we have been reporting on the fate of the people of Tawergha since the local rebel commander Ibrahim al-Halbous, said he was going to wipe the town off the map. We reported the storming of the town, with NATO support, and the extremely worrying reports of prisoners in […]

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NATO Propaganda

NATO Media Advisory

North Atlantic Treaty Organisation NATO Media Advisory on the correct use of language in case of armed conflict. NATO Headquarters 07 Sep 2011 1. This Media Advisory contains recommended guidelines for the use of language by media representatives in their reports. 2. For further information, please visit: http://www.nato.int . Content: For enemy forces please use […]

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Luis Moreno-Ocampo and Saif al-Islam Gaddafi

Instigator of racist violence, ICC Prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo,  confirmed late on Sunday that Saif al-Islam Gaddafi had been detained by “rebel special forces” according to The Telegraph. “Saif was captured in Libya,” he said. “We have confidential information from different sources that we have within Libya confirming this.” Libyan rebels had said earlier that they had detained […]

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Tawergha no longer exists, only Misrata

Tawergha has been taken by rebel forces from Misrata, according to a report by Andrew Simmons for Al Jazeera. Unfortunately, the mainstream media has not been giving any context to the battle for Tawergha, so most viewers will be entirely ignorant of the significance of this event. Rebel forces from Misrata, including one of their […]

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Propaganda Racism

Islamophobia and the Massacre in Norway

Anders Behring Breivik, who has admitted responsibility for the horrific massacre in Norway, is a right-wing extremist, according to Norwegian officials who cited his previous writings including his Facebook page. Anders Behring Breivik The acting police chief, Sveinung Sponheim, said the suspect’s Internet postings: “suggest that he has some political traits directed toward the right, and anti-Muslim views” In the […]

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Cluster munitions Propaganda

A short stub on the case of the short stub case

Last week CJ Chivers introduced us to the “short stub case.” His argument was that to be used in a breech-loaded mortar system (such as the AMOS or NEMO) a ‘short stub case’ is needed. Since no short stub cases were found in Misrata a breech-loaded system couldn’t have fired the shells. The trouble with this argument is explained in […]

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The New York Times: All the Propaganda that’s Fit to Print

The New York Times have published unsupported allegations that this blog is being funded by Qaddafi. The allegation was made in a 3800 word article regarding the ongoing HRI investigation into the facts around the bombing of Misrata, the arms trade and the involvement of US and Spanish officials. On 23rd April 2011 the New York Times published the allegation by […]

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Luis Moreno Ocampo must resign

According to ICC Presiding Judge at the Pre-trial Chamber II Ekaterina Trendafilova, Luis Moreno Ocampo has now missed the deadline for ensuring that 59 victims who have applied to appear before the court to raise their concerns on what they underwent during Kenya’s deadliest poll violence could actually be heard: “The Prosecutor’s Request makes clear […]

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Marines, Ex-marines and the Information Battlespace

“Overgrown military establishments,” George Washington said in his farewell address of 1796, “are under any form of government inauspicious to liberty.” Similarly, Dwight Eisenhower, 34th President of the United States (1953-61) and 1st Supreme Allied Commander Europe (1951-1952), in his farewell address as president warned that “we must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence, whether […]

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Admiral James Stavridis

Admiral James Stavridis and Misrata Admiral James G Stavridis, NATO Supreme Commander Europe, tops the military command structure with regard to the coalition operation in Misrata. As we have stated before his job encompasses the war on the land, air, on the sea and also the ‘information war’ and in his words: “We sail in a cyber-sea and […]