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The El Paso Diary is written by José Pertierra--an attorney who represents the government of Venezuela in its request for the extradition of Luis Posada Carriles. Pertierra´s journals describe the testimony, evidence, legal skirmishes, quirks and follies of this very historic trial that features for the first time the close collaboration of the United States government with Cuban authorities to prosecute an ex CIA agent who is one of the masterminds of the fifty-year old dirty war against Cuba.
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Moussa Ibrahim says three of Moamar Gaddafi’s grandsons were also killed but the leader himself was unharmed. “The house of Saif al-Arab Gaddafi … who is the youngest of the leader’s children, was attacked tonight with full power,” he said. “The leader with his wife was there in the house with other friends and relatives.” Saif al-Arab was a civilian and a student who had studied in Germany.
The world has not yet reached the point which, in my view, is an essential condition for the survival of our human species: access by all the peoples to the material resources of this planet. There is no other in the Solar System that we know that has the most elemental conditions for life.
The objective of the war against Libya is not just its oil reserves (now estimated at 60 billion barrels), which are the greatest in Africa and whose extraction costs are among the lowest in the world, nor the natural gas reserves of which are estimated at about 1,500 billion cubic meters. In the crosshairs of “willing” of the operation “Unified Protector” there are sovereign wealth funds, capital that the Libyan state has invested abroad.
The Libyan Government started to distribute weapons among the population in anticipation of a NATO land invasion, according to a spokesman who denied reports on the capture of a western city by rebels. According to government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim, “many cities are organizing squadrons to repeal any possible land attack” by the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) after limited progress with air bombings.
Panama will be the venue of an event to be held April 11-15, whose objective is the setting up of an “elite international task force” to enhance the cyberwar against Cuba. The sponsors of this meeting, under the intellectualized name of “Thinking Cuba”, use military terms like “task force”, while several of their alliances are quite too close to extremism and US military institutions, including the marines, according to the curriculum of Janessa Goldbeck, one of the event´s organizers.
This article, which occupies a full page in Sunday’s edition of the Cuban daily JUVENTUD REBELDE, couldn’t be more timely or appropriate. Because of the rather widespread confusion and disorientation among sectors of the international left, a look at the situation by this Cuban journalist will be, or at least certaily SHOULD be, of great interest to everyone. Fidel Castro has done what he could to explain the stakes in Libya to the international community.
U.S. diplomat Christopher Stevens held contacts with the Libyan opposition on Wednesday to discuss their logistic and financial needs, while rebels criticized the NATO military campaign as insufficient.
US and Egyptian special forces have reportedly been providing covert training to rebel fighters in the battle for Libya, Al Jazeera has been told. An unnamed rebel source related how he had undergone training in military techniques at a “secret facility” in eastern Libya. He told our correspondent Laurence Lee, reporting from the rebel-stronghold of Benghazi, that he was sent to fire Katyusha rockets but was given a simple, unguided version of the rocket instead.
You didn’t have to be clairvoyant to foresee what I wrote with great detail in three Reflection Articles I published on the CubaDebate website between February 21 and March 3: “The NATO Plan Is to Occupy Libya,” “The Cynical Danse Macabre,” and “NATO’s Inevitable War.” Not even the fascist leaders of Germany and Italy were so blatantly shameless regarding the Spanish Civil War unleashed in 1936, an event that maybe a lot of people have been recalling over these past days.
When the U.N. Security Council adopted a wide-ranging resolution last week recommending humanitarian and military action inside Libya, both U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Arab League Secretary-General Amr Moussa were assigned key roles in “coordinating” the implementation of the mandate.