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Libya: The real war starts now

Libia

Enough about The Big G’s downfall. Now comes the real nitty-gritty; Afghanistan 2.0, Iraq 2.0, or a mix of both. The “NATO rebels” have always made sure they don’t want foreign occupation. But the North Atlantic Treaty Organization – which made the victory possible – can’t control Libya without boots on the ground. So multiple scenarios are now being gamed in NATO’s headquarters in Mons, Belgium – under a United Nations velvet cushion.

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Calixta in Chiapas

Calixta Guiteras Holmes

Tony and Calixta Guiteras Holmes inherited from their parents a precious legacy, which involved the entire lives of both brother and sister. From their father, they received testimonies of the Mambisa traditions. Their mother transmitted legendary tales about the heroes of the Irish struggle for independence. Those sources nourished them before they began their formal schooling.

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The Cuban Five Must be Unconditionally Freed

Ricardo Alarcón

“The official U.S. attitude is essentially one of coverup. If the citizens of that country know little or nothing about the subject, they will not ask essential questions. When they understand the truth, they will be able to persuade President Obama to do what he must: free the Cuban Five, each and every one, unconditionally.” Speech given by Ricardo Alarcón at the central event held at the Astral theatre in Havana during a day of solidarity for the Cuban Five, September 12, 2011.

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Fidel Castro: “None of the present world problems can be solved with the use of force”

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Speech given by Dr. Fidel Castro Ruz, President of the Republic of Cuba, the day of the tragic events that occurred in the United States. September 11, 2001.

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Fidel Castro: Where Would the Alliance New and Unsustainable Doctrine Lead Us?

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Statement by Dr. Fidel Castro Ruz, President of the Republic of Cuba at the Summit of Heads of State and Government of Latin America, the Caribbean and the European Union. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. June 28, 1999.

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Making War, Not Love

Make war no love

Pascal Brukner World Crunch A few years ago, we were on a family beach vacation in Florida. After a swim, my two-year-old daughter took off her bathing suit. Suddenly, the summer visitors began looking at us sideways. A few minutes later, a sheriff’s deputy equipped with an arsenal that could destroy an entire city, arrived

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NATO's Rebel Forces

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At its peak, the 26 of July Movement had some 300 fighters, ill fed and poorly armed, bitten by mosquitos and accompanied by the rain. Against them, Gen. Fulgencio Batista mobilized an army, a navy, an air force, a coast guard, and the Rural Guard, aside from a network of spies and irregular bands of

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Tomgram: Nick Turse, Uncovering the Military’s Secret Military

The Case for Withdrawal from Afghanistan

In “Getting bin Laden,” Nicholas Schmidle’s New Yorker report on the assault on Osama bin Laden’s compound in Abbottabad, Pakistan, here’s the money sentence, according to Noah Shachtman of Wired Magazine’s Danger Room blog: “The Abbottabad raid was not DEVGRU’s maiden venture into Pakistan, either. The team had surreptitiously entered the country on ten to twelve previous occasions, according to a special-operations officer who is deeply familiar with the bin Laden raid.” DEVGRU is the acronym for the Naval Special Warfare Development Group, better known as SEAL Team Six (think “SEAL-mania”), the elite special operations outfit that killed bin Laden.

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From Ireland: the Dalai Lama, Limerick and yours truly

University of Limerick

Posted in Cubadebate on April 29, 2011 in News, Reinaldo Taladrid A CubaNews translation. Edited by Walter Lippmann. A 90-minute ride from Dublin will take you to Limerick, a beautiful city where for various reasons great progress has been made in the last 20 years. This name seems to have very little meaning to most

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Only in Norway?

Cartoon by Manel Fontdevila

buy oem software download p> Cartoon captions: It’s crazy! The murderer was just like one of these incredible bad guys in a novel by Steig Larsson or Henning Mankell But his ideas are like an everyday editorial in any of the newspapers in the newsstand. Crazy, isn’t it! The notorious “deed” by Anders Behring Breivik,