Posts Tagged ‘Libya’

During the Cold War the main geopolitical optic relied upon by policymakers and diplomats was associated with a bipolar structure of hard power. There were supposedly two superpowers with overwhelming military capabilities compared to all other sovereign states, and each controlled an alliance of subordinate states that staked their survival on global crisis management and territorial containment skills of either the United States or the Soviet Union.

 

http://www.veteransnewsnow.com/2012/08/17/toward-a-new-geopolitics/

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Militarization of the US foreign policy on global scale is an obvious fact. It concerns Latin America as much as it concerns other parts of the world. The US State Department does not show its usual “departmental” jealousy with regard to the increased military and diplomatic activities of the US South Command (US Southcom). This is the strategic course and it is not going to change in the near future. That is why there is no need to wonder why the generals, who have been heading Southcom in the last ten years, were regarded by people of Latin America as the key conductors of Washington’s policy. The latest of them, General-Lieutenant Douglas Fraser is about to accomplish his mission on the continent and will soon be replaced by John Kelly, the general who fought in Iraq and other flashpoints.

Southcom is intensively upgrading its infrastructure in Latin America which comprises airdromes, ports, communication centers and residential complexes in which additional military contingents can be accommodated. The new command center, which ensures control over the regional military bases with the use of advanced technologies, has been built in the city of Doral (Miami, Florida). It envisages even a possibility of nuclear missile attack that is why the underground stores of the building are protected by concrete and steel. Everything tells us that Pentagon is preparing to the radical worsening of the operational situation in the Western hemisphere. Analysts estimate, that such a development of the situation is more than likely if the US and Israel try to use force to solve the issue of “neutralization” of Iran’s hypothetic nuclear weapon.

 

http://www.strategic-culture.org/news/2012/04/09/latin-america-under-surveillance-of-us-southcom.html

 

Watching this video makes me sick!  The Constitution divides war powers between Congress and the President. This division was intended by the framers to ensure that wars would not be entered into easily.

Only OUR CONGRESS has the power to declare war, not “the international community.” Get it? Only our Congress can, by the supreme law of the land, send our men and women to war.

 

The UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan has urged the UN Security Council to break the political deadlock on Syria. He said ‘unity over the crisis will help his peace mission’ – comments he made during his briefing to the body about his findings following his recent visit to Damascus. William F. Engdahl, researcher and author of “Full Spectrum Dominance: Totalitarian Democracy in the New World Order”

 

The recent question that US Secretary of State had put to her at congressional hearings on Wednesday, “Are we supporting Al Qaeda in Syria?” is indeed a legitimate one. Speaking to the same audience, Mrs. Clinton made an even more stunning confession. It not yet quite clear to Washington what the Syrian opposition really is. Mrs. Clinton also admitted that the situation with the Libyan opposition one year ago was much better as the US authorities could at least meet the members of the Libyan Transitional Council and even ask them tough questions. Obviously, with the Syrian opposition the US administration has not yet been offered such a luxury.

These revelations put the American assurances that the outcome in Syria will be quite different from the Libyan one in an entirely new light – namely, that the Syrian outcome may be even worse. This may be true despite the fact that the Libyan outcome can hardly be called inspiring. A UN report from February 29, 2012 states that “former Libyan rebels, some of whom have been accused of torturing detainees, still hold about three-quarters of the people they arrested during the country’s civil war.”

http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=29585

 

Is it just me, or is it fantastic when the media actually do their job and ask questions that make our leaders squirm? If all media was truly honest, would the Iraq and Afghanistan wars have happened? Libya? Would we be able to avoid the coming dangers of a senseless war with Iran?

I can’t say for sure, but I truly believe that the answer would be YES!!!!!

 

 

Mathaba
 
 
Online voting for Human Rights Hero 2011 closed one month early, and result censored, after Libyan Leader Muammar Gaddafi took clear lead along with Nabeel Rajab of Bahrain and Michael Jackson. Image: Hijacked as a money-making business forgetful of western crimes and state-terrorism, true human rights defenders have re-branded Amnesty.
 
 
 
Please read Qaddafi’s Green Book. Download link:

http://www.greencharter.com/files/docs.htm