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Royal Burgh of Stirling Pipe Band at Stirling Castle~link ~ Official site ~ link
Gaddafi's son warns of "rivers of blood" in Libya - Says Libyan leader will fight until "last man, last bullet" ~ link ~ Libyan leader Moammar Gaddafi's son warned early Monday that the country faces a bloody civil war if protesters refuse to accept reform offers, in a speech broadcast as gunfire rang out in the capital, saying that his father remained in charge with the army's backing and would "fight until the last man, the last woman, the last bullet."
Saif al-Islam Gaddafi condemned the unprecedented uprising against his father's 41-year rule as a foreign plot, but admitted mistakes were made in a brutal crackdown and urged citizens to build a "new Libya".
"Libya is at a crossroads. If we do not agree today on reforms, we will not be mourning 84 people, but thousands of deaths, and rivers of blood will run through Libya," he said.
Human Rights Watch gave a new death toll on Monday and said at least 233 people have been killed in Libya since the anti-regime protests broke out on Feb. 15 after similar uprisings in Tunisia and Egypt which ended the long rule of two veteran leaders.
Libyan tribe threatens to cut oil exports soon ~ link ~ The leader of the Al-Zuwayya tribe in eastern Libya threatened on Sunday to cut oil exports to Western countries within 24 hours unless authorities stop what he called the "oppression of protesters".
Middle East uprising will put oil giant Saudi Arabia in peril, claims historian ~ link ~
Gaddafi's son Seif wounded in gunfire ~ link
The Middle East and The the World ~ link ~ Beginning in North Africa, now unfolding in the Middle East and Iran, and soon to spread to Eastern Europe and Asia, the globalist fueled color revolutions are attempting to profoundly transform entire regions of the planet in one sweeping move. It is an ambitious gambit, perhaps even one born of desperation, with the globalists’ depravity and betrayal on full display to the world with no opportunity to turn back now.
Venezuela denies Libya's Gaddafi en route ~ link ~
Morocco protests: Five burned bodies found - minister ~ link ~
Ousted Tunisian leader hoarded diamonds, cash ~ link ~ Tunisia's ousted president stashed diamonds, gold and wads of cash in secret spots around his palace in the impoverished country's capital, according to video shown by state television on Saturday.
Popular uprisings in January toppled president Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali after 23 years of repressive rule, sending shockwaves through the rest of the Arab world and encouraging a similar revolution in Egypt.
Call for Protests Unnerves Beijing ~ link ~ Chinese authorities detained dozens of political activists after an anonymous online call for people to start a "Jasmine Revolution" in China by protesting in 13 cities—just a day after President Hu Jintao called for tighter Internet controls to help prevent social unrest.
Two Iranian warships have begun crossing Suez Canal ~ link ~
“They entered the canal at 5:45 a.m.,” Reuters quoted an official of the canal as saying on Tuesday.
The two Iranian vessels, Khark and Alvand, crossed the Suez Canal, a strategic international shipping route in Egypt, on Tuesday.
Khark has 250 crewmembers and can carry three helicopters. Alvand is armed with torpedoes and anti-ship missiles. The two warships, however, are not carrying any weapons or nuclear and chemical materials.
Egypt's official news agency, MENA, reported on Friday that Cairo has “agreed to allow the two Iranian warships to transit the Suez Canal."
This marks the first time since the victory of Iran's 1979 Islamic Revolution that Iranian warships have been allowed to use the Suez Canal.
In 2007, Texas reporters first filmed a predator drone test being conducted by the local police department in tandem with Homeland Security. And in 2009, it was revealed that an operation was underway to use predator drones inland over major cities, far from "border control" functions. This year it has been announced that not only will drone operations fly over the Mexican border, but the United States and Canada are partnering to cover 900 miles of the northern border as well.
Now that the precedent has been set to employ drones over non-combat areas, the military is further revealing the technology of miniaturization that they currently have at their disposal. As drone expert, P.W. Singer said, "At this point, it doesn't really matter if you are against the technology, because it's coming." According to Singer, "The miniaturization of drones is where it really gets interesting. You can use these things anywhere, put them anyplace, and the target will never even know they're being watched."
So what exactly is on the horizon?
The root of all Manipulation - Part I ~ link ~ I know a lot of proverbs about money. My favorite is probably the Russian proverb that states, loosely translated, that “When money speaks, the truth remains silent”, which I’ve always liked. But perhaps the best observation about money that I’ve ever heard comes from a book by the English humorist Terry Pratchett. In Men at Arms, a hilarious book, one of his characters, the sergeant Vimes, stumbles upon a tremendous truth:
Global Katrina: Biggest ever solar storm could cause power cuts which last for MONTHS ~ link ~ The world is overdue a ferocious 'space storm' that could knock out communications satellites, ground aircraft and trigger blackouts - causing hundreds of billions of pounds of damage, scientists say.
Merkel's Party Is Defeated in Election in Hamburg ~ link ~ Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union party suffered a major defeat on Sunday in an election in Hamburg, with preliminary results showing that the opposition Social Democrats had made big gains and would form the next government there.
The Payment of Ice-Save Debts Will Be Decided by the Icelandic People ~ link ~ YES! I love it! These tough descendants of the Vikings are going to tell the global banksters to "go to Hell". Stirling
Obama's 2012 Budget: Tool Of Class War ~ link ~
5 Key Questions About America's Proposed Internet Piracy Laws ~ link ~
While America's first declared cyberemergency may still be years away, the proposed Combating Online Infringement and Counterfeits Acts (COICA) threatens to have the most immediate impact on internet businesses. This week, the Senate held a new round of hearings on COICA. The bill, sponsored by Senator Patrick Leahy, would grant the Department of Justice broad new powers to control privately-owned websites, including the ability to order ad networks, payment transaction companies, and Internet service providers to cut financial ties with sites accused of infringement, or in the case of ISPs, block the sites from being accessed in the United States. the Internet Kill Switch bill, now called the Cybersecurity and Internet Freedom Act, which would empower the government to issue emergency orders to private companies if it declares a cyberemergency.
Deindustrialization is thus a more complex process than is usually realized. It is not just layoffs and crumbling buildings; industries sicken and die in complicated ways.
When an industry shrinks, it ceases to support the complex web of skills, many of them outside the industry itself, upon which it depends. These skills often take years to master, so they only survive if the industry (and its supporting industries, several tiers deep into the supply chain) remain in continuous operation. The same goes for specialized suppliers.
FEMA Camps and Corruption Within FEMA - video by Press TV ~ link