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Making War, Not Love

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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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Libyan Insurgents Push toward Gaddafi Hometown as Reward Offered

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adobe creative suite 6 production premium div> Libyan rebels pressed toward Muammar Gaddafi’s coastal hometown of Sirte as his opponents offered a $1.6 million bounty on the ruler’s head. Opposition sources say one of their key targets now is Gaddafi’s hometown of Sirte, about 250 miles (400 kilometers) from Tripoli, but acknowledged that capturing that

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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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British brains, brawn and bombs bolster Libyan rebels

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Britain’s MI6 officers have been engaged in drilling Libyan rebels, helping them to establish a proper military plan for an assault on the capitol Tripoli. On Tuesday, British newspapers revealed that the UK not only detached spies and former SAS gurus to train militants, but was also providing them with ammunition for the operation, including night-vision goggles, advanced communication equipment and no less than 1,000 sets of body armor.

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US Analysts Criticize Legitimacy of Libyan Rebels

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The appearance of Seif-al-Islam, son of Muammar el Gadafi in Tripoli puts the legitimacy of rebel groups´ statements in doubt and shows that the struggle for control in Libya is not concluded, according to US analysts. US agency Strategic Forecasting Inc. (Stratfor), based in Texas, confirmed that Seif-al-Islam Gadafi appeared early Tuesday morning in the Rixos Hotel, Tripoli, in the presence of a large group of foreign reporters.

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South Africa Denies Sending Plane to Libya; Pledges Help

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p>South Africa has denied sending a plane to allow embattled Colonel Muammar Gaddafi to leave Libya, as it pledges to make a contribution to the rebuilding of that country. “The South African government would like to refute and dispel the rumours and claims that it has sent planes to Libya to fly Colonel Gaddafi and

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Raul Castro Attends Cuban Artists and Writers Gala

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Cuban President Raul Castro attended the cultural gala for the 50th anniversary of the Union of Writers and Artists of Cuba (Uneac), held in the Garcia Lorca auditorium of Havana’s Gran Theater. In his opening speech on Saturday, writer Miguel Barnet, who is the Uneac’s president, highlighted how this organization promotes the best of the

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Cuba Says U.S. Manipulates Antiterrorist Fight

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The Cuban Foreign Ministry accused the United States of political manipulation regarding such a sensitive issue as the antiterrorist fight. In a declaration issued here on Saturday, the Foreign Ministry rejected the “U.S. spurious list of sponsors of international terrorism” published in Washington, and pointed out that its “only aim is to discredit our country

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Libyan Capital Hammered by NATO Bombings

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adobe oem software p> Tripoli was under a new wave of bombardments by NATO planes as rebel forces claimed new advances by land, as yet unconfirmed by the Libyan official media. Dense columns of smoke rose in the Bad el Aziziya area, where the residence of Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is located, and in districts

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Not the Left: Who Will Save Libya From Its Western Saviours?

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buy oem software p>Jean Bricmont y Diana Johnstone CounterPunch Last March, a coalition of Western powers and Arab autocracies banded together to sponsor what was billed as a short little military operation to “protect Libyan civilians”. On March 17, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 1973 which gave that particular “coalition of the willing” the