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Obama announces Libya sanctions - UN Sec-Gen urges Security Council to take "decisive action" ~ link ~ Introducing foreign troops into Libya would be a disaster. Most of the Libyan Army has revolted, let them fight, not Americans, British, etc. Stirling
Neocon Analysts Push for Invasion of Libya ~ link ~
US Military 'fully involved' in talks on Libya options ~ link ~ link ~ The US military has been "fully involved" in high-level talks on Washington's response to the crisis in Libya and is assessing options to be presented to the White House, a senior US official said Thursday.
Media Demonizes Gaddafi as Pentagon Prepares Attack ~ link ~ As we reported yesterday, the United States has specific instructions to intervene militarily in Libya under the cover of providing humanitarian assistance.
Libya: Are the US and EU Pushing for Civil War to Justify NATO Intervention ~ link ~ link ~
Although all three have dictatorship in common, Qaddafi’s Libya is quite different from Ben Ali’s Tunisia or Mubarak’s Egypt. The Libyan leadership is not outright subservient to the United States and European Union. Unlike the cases of Tunisia and Egypt, the relationship that exists between Qaddafi and both the U.S. and E.U. is a modus vivendi or an accommodation between the three parties. Simply put, Qaddafi is an independent Arab dictator and not a “managed dictator” like Ben Ali and Mubarak were.
Rebels increase hold on Gaddafi's ailing regime ~ link ~
Tripoli protesters 'under fire' - with video ~ link ~
Jordan braces for its 'largest' rally ~ link ~
The demonstration also seeks to denounce the violence against last week's protest in Amman, when a mob of government supporters wielding batons attacked the protesters, IAF said. At least eight people were injured in the incident.
Saudis plan pro-democracy rally ~ link ~
The organizers have called on people to come out on Friday at around noon to show solidarity with the people of Bahrain and Libya. They have also urged government forces to avoid any provocation on the day of the protests.
Eyewitnesses say security forces have entered Qatif region to stop any possible pro-democracy protest.
Thousands of people have said they are prepared to attend the protests after Saudi youths named March 11th the Day of Rage on social networking website facebook.
On Wednesday, Saudi King Abdullah suddenly announced a series of benefits for his citizens following revolutions in Tunisia and Egypt.
Libya: Gaddafi's billions to be seized by Britain ~ link ~
In total, the Libyan regime is said to have around £20 billion in liquid assets, mostly in London. These are expected to be frozen as part of an international effort to force the dictator from power.
A Whitehall source said: "The first priority is to get British nationals out of Libya. But then we are ready to move in on Gaddafi's assets, the work is under way. This is definitely on the radar at the highest levels."
Libya: SAS drafted in to rescue hundreds of Britons ~ link ~
Nearly 500 Britons were successfully repatriated throughout the day after three RAF Hercules transport aircraft and a Royal Navy frigate were pressed into action.
The Daily Telegraph has learnt that special forces were on the ground in Tripoli to ensure the evacuation of all British nationals went smoothly.
SAS officers offered support and advice to private security firms drafted in to rescue more than 170 oil workers stranded in remote desert compounds.
The latest spike in food shows lentils, rice and vegetables surging 11.49% year over year for the week of Feb. 12, according to the agricultural index, putting pressure on India's government ahead of budget meetings scheduled for the coming week.
How much longer before the same perfect storm of food, fuel, inflation, and lack of employment turns the streets of America into those of New Delhi? Record numbers of Americans are already on food assistance, while food prices continue to skyrocket, and U.S. lawmakers seek to cut food stamp benefits.
Additionally, as the mainstream media continues to propagate an economic recovery in America, unemployment and the standard of living continues to strain American families. It's almost as if someone wants to provoke more food riots across the world.
UK gas bills may rise on Middle East riots ~ link ~ Protests in the Middle East may force British Gas to raise its prices for UK customers as the unrest drives up gas prices, Centrica chief executive Sam Laidlaw has warned.
Max Keiser on Revolt: Americans Joining Middle East Uprising Trend - video ~ link ~ Tell it like it is Max! Stirling
In a letter sent to all teachers Tuesday, Supt. Tom Brady wrote that the Providence School Board on Thursday will vote on a resolution to dismiss every teacher, effective the last day of school.
In an e-mail sent to all teachers and School Department staff, Brady said, “We are forced to take this precautionary action by the March 1 deadline given the dire budget outline for the 2011-2012 school year in which we are projecting a near $40 million deficit for the district,” Brady wrote. “Since the full extent of the potential cuts to the school budget have yet to be determined, issuing a dismissal letter to all teachers was necessary to give the mayor, the School Board and the district maximum flexibility to consider every cost savings option, including reductions in staff.” State law requires that teachers be notified about potential changes to their employment status by March 1.
Sure, they may think these cuts make them look "responsible," but ultimately it is still collectivism -- just more on their terms. Make no mistake; budget cuts in our corrupt system are just another form of wealth redistribution. After all, that money is being eliminated to pay off the debt, right? Thus, that money is removed from programs that employ people to pay off the issuers of credit (banks).
Additionally, the costs of the national debt, bank bailouts, war costs, and unfunded liabilities are fundamentally impossible to pay off. So, the notion that cutting a "historical" $100 billion will have any positive affect on the long-term economy is absolute fiction. And although many conservative lawmakers feel like it's the right thing to do, they know it will have no measurable affect on the debt. It's a scam, and if the history of modern lawmaking is any indicator, the establishment will surely stick it to the poor and middle classes with these cuts while the oligarchs continue to flourish.
Don't get me wrong; I am in full agreement with the philosophy of less government across the board. The fact that taxpayer funded subsidies, earmarks, foreign aid, and most domestic spending warps the free market is undeniable. In turn, this collectivized system has become so entrenched that determining genuine price discovery of anything is nearly impossible. This lack of price discovery deters private investment into the economy, which leaves the state as the primary economic driver.
Civil Unrest in America - Charlie McGrath video ~ link ~ Good one Charlie! Stirling
Ray McGovern Bares Bruises of American Hypocricy - video ~ link ~ This former CIA official was beaten and arrested for turning his back on Hillary Clinton! Totally fascist crap! Stirling
Pakistan's intelligence ready to split with CIA ~ link ~ An indication that they feel events are moving towards WWIII and that they will be engaged in the China/Pakistan/India/Afghanistan War Theater. Stirling
Global Tyranny: A 'Club of Rome' Primer ~ link ~ The real purpose of the elite environmental movement is to build the structures (political, economic, ideological etc) of the ultimate monopoly: a corporate-communist world government.
Senator Rand Paul "I won't vote to go to war unless I would send my kids there or go myself" - video ~ link
Argentina: Foreign Ministry says 'still awaiting satisfactory response from US' in plane case ~ link ~
Video of a TSA pat down AFTER a mother and her young sons got OFF a TRAIN in Savannah, Georgia. What right do they have to do that? ~ link ~ Not only do they not have a Constitutional right to do it, they are engaged in CRIMINAL ACTS because they are operating OUTSIDE of the US Constitution. Stirling
Where is the sense in patting down people when they have gotten to their destination?
But, more importantly what RIGHT OR LAW allows TSA to pat down people riding on trains?
If all of this is true, then we are so down the rabbit hole in being a POLICE STATE in the United States! All of this invasion of privacy and having to SUBMIT to other people feeling us up all in the name of keeping us "safe from terrorism"?
New Stealth Bomber - B3 - Could Control Drones, Fire Lasers, Bust Bunkers ~ link ~ Also see this related story ~ link ~ These add-ons, described by Air Force generals Philip Breedlove, William Fraser and David Scott, are meant to make the new bomber more lethal and harder to shoot down, even in the face of rapidly-modernizing air defenses such as China’s. “The purpose of this aircraft is to survive in an Anti-Access Area Denial environment,”Scott said, using the latest Pentagon term for defended airspace.
88 killed in Mogadishu clashes ~ link ~
This is while Somalia's Prime Minister Mohamed Abdullahi Mohamed announced a new offensive on Wednesday and said that 17,000 African Union and Somali soldiers will continue to fight until al-Shabab's hold on Mogadishu is shattered.
Somalia has been without an effective central government since former dictator Siad Barre was overthrown by warlords in 1991.
Leaders make last plea to public for votes ~ link ~ Now the Irish get to punish the corrupt political parties that sold them down the river to the global banking cartel! Stirling
Decision Day ~ link ~
Fine Gael leader Enda Kenny said that while the country was currently "living with national heartbreak", his party would help it recover. While the Government, developers and banks had pulled a "confidence trick" on the people that could not be forgotten, Mr Kenny urged voters to look to the future with hope rather than with bitterness to the past. "I’m asking people to turn their anger into action and vote with their power, vote with their pride, vote for our plan — the only plan — that will get Ireland working," he said.
Offshoring American Jobs: An Ongoing Economic Catastrophe ~ link ~ Where were the unions, the churches, the patriotic organizations, the civic organizations when the global banking cartel ordered their political and corporate whores to destroy the American industrial base??? Stirling