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UPDATE: Massacre in Latakia, Syria.
“Freedom does not come in ‘Home Delivery.’”

Whether the event took place in Tunisia, Egypt, Yemen, Libya, Bahrain, Syria and Jordan, we keep hearing the same exact accusations by the tyrants who think they “own” the countries they rule.

  • On December 30, 2010 Zein El Abedine Ben Ali’s threatened to “punish the rioters”in his speech. He said he “understood” people’s anger but that violence will not be tolerated (source)
  • On January 31, 2010, Hosni Mubarak of Egypt “acknowledged” the grievances of the demonstrators, but blamed the “Muslim Brotherhood” opposition movement for the disorder and looting of recent days, saying that Islamists had “striven to cause chaos”.
  • King Abdullah of Jordan blamed Israel for Arab anger!
  • On February 18, the “King” of Bahrain blamed Iran for the uprising against his family’s 200+ years in power!
  • On February 26, 2011 Qaddafi claimed that the protesters were young people who had been manipulated by Osama bin Laden, al-Qaeda’s leader, and were acting under the influence of hallucinogenic drugs!  A day earlier, Qaddafi’s son blamed Canada for the Libyan unrest! Later,  Qaddafi blamed the United States, hallucinogenic drugs, Egypt, young adults, “greasy rats,” gangsters, and (my personal favorite) “someone with a beard.
  • On March 2nd, 2011 Ali Abdullah Saleh of Yemen dismissed the rally by his people as “a copycat action” mimicking protests in other Arab countries. He charged that the “riots” had been fanned by Israel and the United States.
  • And On March 30, 2011 Assad blamed conspirators for the uprising! His “aides” stressed how important his address to his people would be, that it would contain “great news,” but turned out to be no more more than the speeches delivered by Mubarak, Qaddafi and Saleh! Same wording, same blame and same wish: to hold on to power!
And so on!
The rulers, naturally, never fault themselves or even question their governments of tyranny and oppression! If it’s not outside and/or foreign forces they can place the blame on, then it’s definitely the people’s fault!  Meanwhile, the guilty people are getting poorer while the rulers are becoming billionaires!
Compare this to the times of the Islamic Empire (632-1918) when the Arab world was united and border-less. Israel and Zionism did not exist and people lived in absolute peace and in unparalleled prosperity. At that time, Europe was deep in the abyss of its Dark Age period (5th – 15th Century)!

The political system then was really parallel to what we currently have in the U.S.: one elected President and “governors” running the vast parts of the empire. History attests to this prosperity and advancement in sciences, literature, architect, medicine, etc. Even the numbers we use (1, 2, 3) are Arabic numbers! The empire introduced the “zero” and everyone paid the “tax” (Zakah) and at one time, no poor family could be found to whom this “tax” could be paid in the form of assistance.

Now it’s exactly the opposite: Rulers are attached to their thrones! They steal the wealth and appoint their families to help them suffocate and steal more of their countries resources. They bribe and steal to achieve more power. Getting to power, as the modern world had witnessed was often based on a militant uprising against another (previous) ruler, promising prosperity and economic changes and such empty and false promises. Assad himself had promised, when he took office after the death of his father, that he would make Syria the envy of the Arab world and that every Arab would wish that s/he had the Syrian citizenship!

And such are the oppressive regimes of the Middle East. Blind, Ruthless, Tyrants… and we support them because of OIL or “our” interests while we call for democracy! The hypocrisy.

These regimes must GO!

The three most important letters in any conflict:

O        I        L

 

I will add: why aren’t we bombing the Israelis? Their warplanes and tanks unleash disproportional retaliation against Palestinian civilians and what’s left of their economy!

“This war is about oil, control and a message to the rest of the world and region that we can do it if we want to. I fear we will soon be involved in a ground war, the partition of Libya and the theft of that country’s oil and resources.

“What is even more worrying is the fact that David Cameron ignored my request, in the House of Commons … for assurance that cluster bombs and depleted uranium weapons would not be used,” he added. “This is not peace. Let there be no mistake. This is war.”

Hudson agreed, calling the attacks “utterly reprehensible”. Galloway predicted that the air strikes would cost the Libyans “hundreds of thousands of lives and even more livelihoods … just as the shock and awe savagery has in Baghdad”.

He predicted: “This bombing will not succeed. This will be a long war, casualties will occur far from the scenes of battle and the radicalisation of Arab and Islamic world will proceed apace. This is not peacekeeping. This is imperialist war-making.”

German warned people not to be “taken in” by claims that the goal of the air strikes is to “help the poor people of Libya”. She said: “The people of Libya will not be helped but will be harmed by this intervention, just as the people of Afghanistan and Iraq have been. The only people who can change the situation in the Middle East are the people in the Middle East.” – more

Israel is reportedly planning to launch a new war to strengthen its position in the Middle East, following recent political reforms in regional states.

A Western diplomat in the Jordanian capital Amman said on Wednesday that Israel has decided to attack Syria and Lebanon following the downfall of Hosni Mubarak’s regime in Egypt, which served as a great loss to Tel Aviv, the Lebanese daily Assafir reported.

The diplomat reiterated that since Tel Aviv is seriously worried about consequences of the Egyptian revolution and future developments in the region, it wants to start a new war in the Middle East in order to turn the situation back in its favor.

“Israel intends to overthrow Bashar al-Assad government in Syria in a matter of weeks after a war with Lebanon’s resistance movement of Hezbollah east of Lebanon, near the border with Syria,” Assafir quoted the diplomat as saying.

He added that Israel has already informed Washington about the plan.

Egypt, which shares a long border with Israel, was the first Arab country to sign a peace treaty with Tel Aviv in 1979, following secret negotiations at the Camp David resort in the US.

For years, Egypt Mubarak helped Israel impose a deadly siege on the Gaza Strip by closing the Rafah crossing to Palestinians, keeping Gaza’s 1.5 million population trapped in the tiny coastal enclave.

The Israeli regime now fears that by the opening of Rafah, Hamas, the democratically-elected government of Gaza, will gain more power.

Source

Israel has informed Washington? And Washington, apparently approved! Do these morons-of-so-called-leaders learn anything from history, let alone current events?  Then the Western Powers “discuss” a No Fly Zone over Libya? Makes sense!!!

May be Israel should start a war. The last two aggressions against Palestinians in Gaza and the Lebanese resulted in humiliating defeats for the Israeli Terror Forces. Maybe we need to celebrate another humiliation of Israel.

The Middle East meant only Israel to many. Now the lives of millions of Arabs have been brought to Europe’s attention

Nick Cohen Nick Cohen The Observer, Sunday 27 February 2011

The Arab revolution is consigning skip-loads of articles, books and speeches about the Middle East to the dustbin of history. In a few months, readers will go through libraries or newspaper archives and wonder how so many who claimed expert knowledge could have turned their eyes from tyranny and its consequences.

The Map erroneously includes Turkey, Iran, Pakistan and Afghanistan as part of the Arab World.

To a generation of politically active if not morally consistent campaigners, the Middle East has meant Israel and only Israel. In theory, they should have been able to stick by universal principles and support a just settlement for the Palestinians while opposing the dictators who kept Arabs subjugated. Few, however, have been able to oppose oppression in all its forms consistently. The right has been no better than the liberal-left in its Jew obsessions. The briefest reading of Conservative newspapers shows that at all times their first concern about political changes in the Middle East is how they affect Israel. For both sides, the lives of hundreds of millions of Arabs, Berbers and Kurds who were not involved in the conflict could be forgotten.

If you doubt me, consider the stories that the Middle Eastern bureau chiefs missed until revolutions that had nothing to do with Palestine forced them to take notice.

• Gaddafi was so frightened of a coup that he kept the Libyan army small and ill-equipped and hired mercenaries and paramilitary “special forces” he could count on to slaughter the civilian population when required.

Leila Ben Ali, the wife of the Tunisian president, was a preposterously extravagant figure, who all but begged foreign correspondents to write about her rapacious pursuit of wealth. Only when Tunisians rose up did journalists stir themselves to tell their readers how she had pushed the populace to revolt by combining the least appealing traits of Imelda Marcos and Marie-Antoinette.

• Hearteningly, for those of us who retain a nostalgia for the best traditions of the old left, Tunisia and Egypt had independent trade unionists, who could play “a leading role”, as we used to say, in organising and executing uprisings.

Far from being a cause of the revolution, antagonism to Israel everywhere served the interests of oppressors. Europeans have no right to be surprised. Of all people, we ought to know from our experience of Nazism that antisemitism is a conspiracy theory about power, rather than a standard racist hatred of poor immigrants. Fascistic regimes reached for it when they sought to deny their own people liberty. The Protocols of the Elders of Zion, the forgery the far-right wing of the decaying tsarist regime issued in 1903 to convince Russians they should continue to obey the tsar’s every command, denounces human rights and democracy as facades behind which the secret Jewish rulers of the world manipulated gullible gentiles.

Syrian Ba’athists, Hamas, the Saudi monarchy and Gaddafi eagerly promoted the Protocols, for why wouldn’t vicious elites welcome a fantasy that dismissed democracy as a fraud and justified their domination? Just before the Libyan revolt, Gaddafi tried a desperate move his European predecessors would have understood. He tried to deflect Libyan anger by calling for a popular Palestinian revolution against Israel. That may or may not have been justified, but it assuredly would have done nothing to help the wretched Libyans.

In his Epitaph on a Tyrant, Auden wrote:

“When he laughed, respectable senators burst with laughter
And when he cried, the little children died in the streets.”

Europe’s amnesia about how tyranny operated in our continent explains why the Libyan revolution is embarrassing a rich collection of dupes and scoundrels who were willing to laugh along with Gaddafi. His contacts in Britain were once confined to the truly lunatic fringe. He supplied arms to the IRA, funded the Workers’ Revolutionary Party, Vanessa Redgrave’s nasty Trotskyist sect, and entertained Nick Griffin and other neo-Nazis. We should not forget them when the time comes to settle accounts. But when Tony Blair, who was so eloquent in denouncing the genocides of Saddam, staged a reconciliation with Gaddafi after 9/11, his friendship opened the way for the British establishment to embrace the dictatorship.

It was not only BP and other oil companies, but British academics who were happy to accept his largesse. The London School of Economics took £1.5m from Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, money which by definition had to have been stolen from the Libyan people, despite being warned to back away by Professor Fred Halliday, the LSE’s late and much-missed authority on the Middle East, who never flinched from looking dictators in the eye.

“I’ve come to know Saif as someone who looks to democracy, civil society and deep liberal values for the core of his inspiration,” purred the LSE’s David Held as he accepted the cheque.

Human Rights Watch, once a reliable opponent of tyranny, went further and described a foundation Saif ran in Libya as a force for freedom, willing to take on the interior ministry in the fight for civil liberties. Meanwhile, and to the surprise of no one, Peter Mandelson, New Labour’s butterfly, fluttered round Saif at the country house parties of the plutocracy.

Last week, Saif, the “liberal” promoter of human rights and dining companion of Mandelson, appeared on Libyan television to say that his father’s gunmen would fight to the last bullet to keep the Gaddafi crime family in business, a promise he is keeping. The thinking behind so many who flattered him was that the only issue in the Middle East worth taking a stand on was the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and that the oppression of Arabs by Arabs was a minor concern.

 

 

The longevity of the regimes presided over by the Gaddafi, Assad and Mubarak families and the House of Saud ought to be a reason for denouncing them more vigorously, but their apparent permanence added to the feeling that somehow Libyans, Syrians, Egyptians and Saudis want to live under dictatorships.

The European Union, which did so much to export democracy and the rule of law to former communist dictatorships of eastern Europe, has played a miserable role in the Middle East. It pours in aid but never demands democratisation or restrictions on police powers in return. That will have to change if the promise of the past month is to be realised. If it is to help with democracy-building, Europe will need to remind itself as much as the recipients of its money that you can never build free societies on the racist conspiracy theories of the Nazis and the tsars. They are and always have been the tunes that tyrants sing.

Reports say forces and foreign mercenaries loyal to Libyan ruler Muammar Gaddafi have surrendered parts of the capital Tripoli to pro-democracy protesters.

The residents of some neighborhoods in the capital have barricaded their streets and proclaimed open defiance. Protesters have also taken control of the city of Zawiyah, some 50-kilometers west of Tripoli.

This is while revolutionary forces are advancing towards Tripoli. Forces loyal to Gaddafi continue the violent suppression of anti-government demonstrations as protesters are fighting their way into the capital.

As pro-democracy demonstrations continue across Libya, more cities are falling into the hands of protesters, who have already seized control of several cities including Libya’s second largest city, Benghazi.

The opposition is planning to form an interim government in cities liberated from Gaddafi’s rule, to pave the way for free and fair elections.

The UN Security Council has imposed sanctions on the Libyan regime and has referred Gaddafi to the International Criminal Court.

The United Nations’ refugee agency says nearly 100,000 people have fled Libya in the past week amid simmering tension in the North African country.

According to the UNHCR, most of the evacuees were foreign nationals.

The agency described the situation as a humanitarian crisis, urging the Tunisian and Egyptian governments to support the evacuees.

Earlier, border security officials at Ra’s Jedir crossing said over 38,000 people have crossed Libya into Tunisia since February 20.

The evacuation of foreign nationals has picked up speed since Colonel Gaddafi announced plans to arm his supporters to fight his opponents.

JR/HGH/MMN

Oil – exports(bbl / Day) 2011 Country Ranks, By Rank

Rank Country Value Date of Info
1 Saudi Arabia 8,728,000 2007 est.
2 Russia 5,430,000 2009
3 United Arab Emirates 2,700,000 2007 est.
4 Kuwait 2,349,000 2007 est.
5 Nigeria 2,327,000 2007 est.
6 Iran 2,210,000 2009 est.
7 European Union 2,196,000 2008 est.
8 Venezuela 2,182,000 2007 est.
9 Norway 2,061,000 2008 est.
10 Canada 2,001,000 2008 est.
11 Iraq 1,910,000 2009 est.
12 Algeria 1,891,000 2007 est.
13 United States 1,704,000 2008 est.
14 Netherlands 1,660,000 2008 est.
15 Libya 1,542,000 2007 est.
16 Angola 1,407,000 2007 est.
17 United Kingdom 1,393,000
2008 est.
Bahrain and Yemen – where the unrest is, rank 48 (Bahrain) and 42 (Yemen)
40 Sudan 303,800 2007 est.
41 Colombia 294,000 2008 est.
42 Yemen 274,400 2007 est.
43 Thailand 269,100 2009 est.
44 Denmark 268,500 2008 est.
45 Sweden 248,500 2008 est.
46 Trinidad and Tobago 248,300 2007 est.
47 Congo, Republic of the 241,100 2007 est.
48 Bahrain 238,300 2007 est.
49 Aruba 231,100 2007 est.

 

Oil – exports(bbl / Day) 2011 Country Ranks, By Rank

Rank Country Value Date of Info
1 Russia 10,120,000 2010 est.
2 Saudi Arabia 9,764,000 2009 est.
3 United States 9,056,000 2009 est.
4 Iran 4,172,000 2009 est.
5 China 3,991,000 2009 est.
6 Canada 3,289,000 2009 est.
7 Mexico 3,001,000 2009 est.
8 United Arab Emirates 2,798,000 2009 est.
9 Brazil 2,572,000 2009 est.
10 Kuwait 2,494,000 2009 est.
11 Venezuela 2,472,000 2009 est.
12 Iraq 2,399,000 2009 est.
13 European Union 2,383,000 2009 est.
14 Norway 2,350,000 2009 est.
15 Nigeria 2,211,000 2009 est.
16 Algeria 2,125,000 2009 est.
17 Angola 1,948,000 2009 est.
18 Libya 1,790,000 2009 est.
19 Kazakhstan 1,540,000 2009 est.
20 United Kingdom 1,502,000 2009 est.
21 Qatar 1,213,000 2009 est.
22 Indonesia 1,023,000 2009 est.
23 Azerbaijan 1,011,000 2009 est.
24 India 878,700 2009 est.
25 Oman 816,000 2009 est.
26 Argentina 796,300 2009 est.
27 Malaysia 693,700 2009 est.
28 Colombia 686,600 2009 est.
29 Egypt 680,500 2009 est.
30 Australia 589,200 2009 est.
31 Sudan 486,700 2009 est.
32 Ecuador 485,700 2009 est.
33 Syria 400,400 2009 est.
34 Thailand 380,000 2010 est.
35 Equatorial Guinea 346,000 2009 est.
36 Vietnam 338,400 2009 est.
37 Yemen 288,400 2009 est.

 

 

Get it? Libya’s exports to USA are just 5%!

Reviewing all charts here, why then are we being brainwashed that the price of Gasoline at the Pump will jump to at least $4.00 per gallon?

 

QADDAFI’S HORRIFIC CRIMES – VERY GRAPHIC!
What are these people thinking?
Are they that dumb, deaf and blind?

They all repeat the same thing… it’s as if they have the same mother.. or father (Ramses II) for that matter!

Some Predictions for the remaining morons!