9/11/11 Urgent Signals

URGENT SIGNALS
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9-11-11 SIGNALS AN INCREASINGLY DESPERATE AND AGGRESSIVE FASCIST STATE, SHROUDING ITS CRIMES IN AN ORGY OF PATRIOTIC PORN, TO AMPLIFY 9-11-01 THREAT: "IF YOU AREN'T WITH US YOU'RE WITH THE TERRORISTS". FAILING TO CONQUER THE WORLD THROUGH A DECADE OF TERROR, THE U.S JUGGERNAUT CONTINUES TO BOOMERANG FROM RESISTANCE WORLDWIDE, SIGNALS OF HOPE AND INSPIRATION AGAINST THE ENEMY'S KILLING MACHINES

Words will never come close to telling the extent and nature of the permanent death and destruction USraeli imperialism has, and is at this moment, committing directly and indirectly against the peoples and nations of this world. State terror on a scale never seen, which, a decade after 911, is only the beginning. Will we just observe in silent, complicit horror? This issue is a meager snapshot from opposing signals from the forces of life v. the forces of death, which we must chose between. Digest issues over the years cover the trajectory of this capitalist state's last deadly grasp at survival, exposing every minute that it will stop at nothing to save its brutally destructive white supremacist world hegemony.

INFORMATION WARFARE IS THUS U.S. #1 PRIORITY: A DESPERATE EFFORT TO PREVENT POLITICAL AWAKENING, RESISTANCE AND REVOLUTION IN THIS WRECKED, ANGRY, AMERICAN NIGHTMARE - FROM BURNED OUT, DROWNING IN SEWAGE SUBURBS ABD 'HEARTLAND' TO ALWAYS 'JUSTIFIABLE' POLICE MURDER GHETTOS. TERRIFIED THAT 'HOMELAND' WORKERS, WILL FINALLY FIGURE OUT FRIENDS V. ENEMIES AND JOIN CLASS ALLIES WORLDWIDE DYING IN THEIR MILLIONS, FIGHTING TO LIVE AGAINST U.S. 'HUMANITARIAN PROTECTION & AID'. WHEN THE FIGHT AGAINST OUR COMMON ENEMY COMES HOME, IT WILL SEND A REVOLUTIONARY WORLD-CHANGING SIGNAL: THE COMING DEFEAT OF WORLD ENEMY #1.

Show of ruling class bipartisan geopolitical unity
Bush and Obama: Side by Side at Ground Zero
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09/12/us/12obama.html
“Obama is rightly proud of his counterterrorism record..."said Bruce O. Riedel, a former intelligence officer White House adviser...“Our weakest area is combating Al Qaeda’s ideology,” Michael E. Leiter, a director of the National Counterterrorism Center in both the Bush and Obama administrations, said last week... how to effectively counter Qaeda propaganda. It has failed to prevent a small but growing number of Americans from becoming radicalized, often by listening to online videos by militants...

NYC & D.C., US capitalist HQs, embedded in wall-to-wall police-military-intel now merged in fascist 'fusion centers'
latest psywar terror, party on police state patriots: " credible but unconfirmed threat":
Officials See No Need For Public To Change Plans Due To Terror Threat
8PM http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way/2011/09/08/140321110/homeland-securi...

'STRATEGIC INFORMATION' aka 'psywar' ORDERS
White House Issues Guidelines for Sept. 11
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/30/us/politics/30terror.html
...The White House in recent days has quietly disseminated two sets of documents. One framed for overseas allies and their citizens was sent to American embassies and consulates around the globe. The other for Americans here underscores the importance of national service and what the government has done to prevent another major attack in the United States issued to all federal agencies, officials said...Copies of the internal documents were provided to The New York Times by officials in several agencies involved in planning the commemorations....White House officials adopted the communications documents to shape public events and official statements, to strike a delicate balance between messages designed for two very important, but very different audiences on a day when the world’s attention will be focused on President Obama, his leadership team and his nation.
The guidelines list themes to underscore and, just as important, what tone to set. Officials are instructed to memorialize those who died in the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks and thank those in the military, law enforcement, intelligence or homeland security for their contributions since. “A chief goal of our communications is to present a positive, forward-looking narrative”...
One significant new theme is in both sets of documents: Government officials are to warn that Americans must be prepared for another attack — and must, in response, be resilient in recovering from the loss.... “While we must never forget those who we lost, we must do more than simply remember them —we must sustain our resilience and remain united to prevent new attacks and new victims.”...The guidelines say the absence of Al Qaeda playing any significant role in the “Arab Spring” uprisings against longtime autocrats in the Middle East and North Africa should be cited as evidence that Bin Laden’s organization “represents the past,” while peaceful street protesters in Egypt and Tunisia “represent the future.” Left unsaid was that many of the deposed leaders were close American allies and partners in counterterrorism operations.

"evidence" appears as needed, psywar is a work in progress
Western counterterrorism officials say material recovered from the 'osama bin laden' compound has not yet yielded evidence of imminent threats (Reuters).

9/11/Afghan Resistance Statement
Taliban truck bomb wounds 77 at U.S. base
911: A decade Later, http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/world/la-fgw-afghan-truck-bomb-2...
The truck bombing came hours after the Taliban vowed to keep fighting U.S. forces in Afghanistan until all American troops leave the country and stressed that their movement had no role in the Sept. 11 attacks...all the international troops at the combat outpost are American...
In an emailed statement to media, the Taliban accused the United States of using the Sept. 11 attacks as a pretext to invade Afghanistan and said the international community was responsible for killing thousands of Afghans during the invasion and ensuing occupation. "Each year, 9/11 reminds the Afghans of an event in which they had no role whatsoever. American colonialism has shed the blood of tens of thousands of miserable and innocent Afghans. The Afghans have an endless stamina for a long war. Through a countrywide uprising, the Afghans will send the Americans to the dustbin of history like they sent other empires of the past."
Sunday the U.S. Embassy in Kabul held a memorial service to mark the 10th. anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks. A military band played as American troops raised an American flag in front of about 300 assembled U.S. and Afghan officials....The 10-year anniversary comes on the heels of the war's deadliest month for U.S. troops in Afghanistan with 70 deaths in August....

Obama primed to create 'New World Order'
6 Jan 2009 Kissinger
"The president-elect is coming into office at a moment when there is upheaval in many parts of the world simultaneously...India, Pakistan... the jihadist movement. So he can give new impetus to American foreign policy partly because the reception of him is so extraordinary around the world... in this period when a new world order can be created. It's a great opportunity, it isn't just a crisis."
http://www.wnd.com/?pageId=8544

“"Today Americans would be outraged if U.N. troops entered Los Angeles to restore order; tomorrow they will be grateful! This is especially true if they were told there was an outside threat whether real or promulgated, that threatened our very existence. It is then that all peoples of the world will pledge with world leaders to deliver them from this evil. When presented with this scenario, individual rights will be willingly relinquished for the guarantee of their well being granted to them by their world government."
Henry Kissinger address to Bilderberger meeting, France, May 21, 1992.

US National Security Information Operations: Obama’s Bin Laden Kill Sets Precedent
MAY 10, 2011, by John Stanton, Virginia based writer specializing in national security and political matters
http://inteldaily.com/2011/05/us-national-security-information-operations-obama’s-bin-laden-kill-sets-precedent/
According to Army Special Operations Forces Unconventional Warfare, September 2008, “Information is a strategic resource vital to national security. Dominance of the information environment is a reality that extends to the armed forces of the United States at all levels. Military operations, in particular, are dependent upon many simultaneous and integrated activities that, in turn, depend upon information and information systems, which the United States must protect…With the free flow of information present in all theaters, such as TV, phone, and Internet, conflicting messages can quickly emerge to defeat the intended effects. As a result, continuous synchronization and coordination between Information Operations, Public Affairs, Public Diplomacy, and U.S. allies is imperative. It also helps to ensure that information themes employed during operations involving neutral or friendly populations remain consistent.”[...]

American PsyWar Expands, under Special Operations Command
9/6/11 http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htiw/articles/20110906.aspx
The U.S. Army has undertaken a major reorganization of its PSYOP (Psychological Operations)...under Special Operations Command consisting of 2,400 soldiers, civilian linguists, and analysts..The Command’s mission is to influence opinion through print and broadcast media...[from] battlefields...to disaster relief....All units fall under the newly-formed Military Information Support (MIS) Operations Command at Fort Bragg, N.C... The Army also activated the 8th MIS Group...that will command the 1st (Latin America), 5th (Asia), and 9th Battalion(s), responsible for tactical operations globally. The 4th retains the 6th (Europe), 7th (Africa), and 8th (Middle East) Battalions. The 3rd Battalion, responsible for media production and dissemination, will support both groups.

Info not available 9/10/11 in NYT, other major US papers or 'official' US propaganda VOA site...
" President Obama on September 9 also ordered measures to streamline the government's use of public communication tools in countering extremist ideology
U.S. Announces New Global Counterterrorism Body
9/10/11 Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty
http://www.rferl.org/content/us_announces_new_global_counterterrorism_bo...
The U.S. State Department announced it will launch a new informal and multilateral counterterrorism body involving more than 30 countries....the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF) to help frontline countries and affected regions acquire the means to deal with terrorism threats and "to ensure the necessary international architecture is in place" to address those challenges.The body will be launched in New York at the level of foreign ministers on the margins of the upcoming UN General Assembly meetings this month.
U.S. President Obama on September 9 also ordered measures to streamline the government's use of public communication tools in countering extremist ideology.http://www.rferl.org/content/us_announces_new_global_counterterrorism_body/24323953.html

“We’ve got to make sure we don’t let the terrorists take away our rights without any terrorism.”
NYC Mayor Bloomberg on his weekly radio program Fri. 9/9/a.m.

Patriot Act 4 year Extension Bipartisan Agreement by Congressional Leaders
The deal between Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and House Speaker John Boehner calls for a vote before May 27, when parts of the current act expire... to pass the extension with as little debate as possible to avoid a protracted and familiar argument over the expanded power the law gives to the government.
"Now more than ever, we need access to the crucial authorities in the Patriot Act," Attorney General Eric Holder told the Senate Judiciary Committee.
 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/19/patriot-act-extension-_n_864415.html

ruling state has de facto 'monopoly on violence'
Over Two Thousand Six Hundred Activists Arrested under Obama in US Protests
by Bill Quigley / May 24th, 2011, http://dissidentvoice.org/2011/05/over-two-thousand-six-hundred-activist...
Since President Obama was inaugurated, there have been over two thousand six hundred arrests of activists protesting in the US. Research shows over 670 people have been arrested in protests inside the US already in 2011, over 1290 were arrested in 2010, 665 arrested in 2009. These figures certainly underestimate actual arrests as arrests in US protests are rarely covered by the mainstream media

Report Documents Fake Terror Threats Concocted by FBI and NYPD:
The government’s use of paid informants, concocted plots and racial profiling of Muslim communities to stop so-called homegrown terrorism
http://colorlines.com/archives/2011/05/manufactured_threats_of_homegrown...

"Democracy is inimical to imperial mobilization."
Z. Brzezinski.The Grand Chessboard, 1997

Drones Becoming Pervasive INSIDE America
5/17/11 http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/05/drones-becoming-pervasive-inside.... http://www.uruknet.de/?s1=1&p=77819&s2=19
The Federal Aviation Administration has been asked to issue flying rights for a range of pilotless planes to carry out civilian and law-enforcement functions ... by 2013, the FAA expects to have formulated new rules that would allow police across the country to routinely fly lightweight, unarmed drones up to 400 feet above the ground - high enough for them to be largely invisible eyes in the sky [that] could allow police to record the activities of the public below with high-resolution, infrared and thermal-imaging cameras for "urban monitoring." ...the most sophisticated robotics use artificial intelligence to seek out and record certain kinds of suspicious activity.
The U.S. allows military operations within the United States [http://www.washingtonsblog.com/2011/05/congress-proposes-bill-to-allow.html]... Obama authorized "targeted assassinations" against U.S. citizens [http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2010/06/25/assassinations]...when John Yoo was asked last year if drones could kill people in the US, he replied yes in a time of war... the U.S. has declared a perpetual war [http://www.commondreams.org/view/2011/01/17-6]
Department of Defense training manuals consider protest to be "low-level terrorism" [http://www.contracostatimes.com/politics/ci_12589887?nclick_check=1]
[http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,526972,00.html][http://www.aclu.org/national-security/aclu-challenges-defense-department-personnel-policy-regard-lawful-protests-“low-le]...FBI memo labels peace protesters "terrorists" [http://www.aclu.org/pdfs/tmcterrorismmemo.pdf]

“To forestall or prevent hostile acts by our adversaries, the United States will, if necessary, act preemptively.”
2002 GWB National Security Strategy (NSS)

P20G PREEMPTIVE INTELLIGENCE OPERATIONS
One way to invigorate U.S. intelligence would be to "Develop an entirely new capability to proactively, preemptively evoke responses from adversary/terrorist groups," according to the Defense Science Board Pentagon advisory group.Such an approach would "improve [intelligence] information collection by stimulating reactions" from the target... "highly specialized people with unique technical and intelligence skills, such as information operations, PSYOP, network attack, covert activities, SIGINT, HUMINT, SOF, influence warfare/deception operations" would constitute a new, elite "Proactive Preemptive Operations Group (P2OG)," reporting to the National Security Council...
The Defense Science Board recommended creation of the preemptive operations group in its "DSB Summer Study on Special Operations and Joint Forces in Support of Countering Terrorism." The findings and recommendations of the DSB Summer Study were set forth in an August 16, 2002, PowerPoint briefing. The first thirty pages of the unclassified 78 page PointPoint presentation are posted here: http://www.fas.org/irp/agency/dod/dsbbrief.ppt
Secrecy News from the FAS Project on Government Secrecy, Volume 2002, Issue No. 107 October 28, 2002 http://www.fas.org/sgp/news/secrecy/2002/10/index.html

“It’s not a matter of what is true that counts but a matter of what is perceived to be true.”
Henry Kissinger

9/11 Conspiracy Theories Persist 10 Years Later
http://www.voanews.com/english/news/America-Marks-10-Years-Since-Sept-11...
In the decade since television cameras caught hijacked airliners crashing into buildings in New York and outside Washington, conspiracy theories about who was behind the terror attacks have persisted around the world. And some of these theories question whether the al-Qaida terror network had anything to do with the 9/11 attacks. People’s attitudes about the United States often influence their beliefs about 9/11 more than the facts themselves. The United States and most governments have blamed al-Qaida for September 11, 2001...But some have argued against this explanation...some of the more bizarre conspiracies go so far as to accuse the United States of attacking itself, or speculate Israel carried out the attacks in a plot to discredit Muslims... researchers correlated the survey results with the peoples’ attitudes toward the United States. Those with a more negative attitude were less inclined to believe that al-Qaida carried out the attacks...

(Click on the photo to see the full survey) http://www.voanews.com/MediaAssets2/english/2011_09/9-11PublicOpinion.ht...
CONTRADICTING VOA'S NARRATIVE'S EMPHASIS ON 'MUSLIM ATTITUDES TO U.S.', PEW POLL SHOWS "MOST DO NOT BELIEVE ARABS CARRIED OUT 911 ATTACKS". THE HIGHEST NO. OF 'DISBELIEVERS' IN THE U.S. OFFICIAL 911 CONSPIRACY LIES ARE ITS 'ALLIES' ISRAEL 59%, EGYPT 75%, JORDAN 64%
Ishtiaq Ahmad a Pakistani expert in international relations, says negative attitudes toward America in the Muslim world are not only caused by U.S. foreign policies....ruling elites, especially in Pakistan, encourage those negative attitudes playing down U.S. assistance and blaming America and the West for their own domestic failures. “Basically, there is public anger against the rulers and they find ways and means to shift this anger to other great powers such as the United States. The same has been the case in Egypt, in Saudi Arabia, in the Gulf, in Pakistan. And therefore this conspiracy mindset, even 10 years after 9/11 has not gone away, rather in some aspects has aggravated,” he explained. But Ahmad says it may be possible to improve the situation. He says a U.S. military withdrawal from Afghanistan and a lower profile in other Muslim regions, combined with increased trade and assistance, could begin changing attitudes - and possibly put some of the bizarre 9/11 conspiracy theories to rest.

“I can think of no faster way to unite the American people behind George W. Bush than a terrorist attack on an American target overseas. I believe George W. Bush will quickly unite the American people through his foreign policy.”
Henry Kissinger, on CNBC, Dec 13, 2000

CONPLAN 3501, 3502 NORTHCOM NLE 11 FEMA Collection
TC Indymedia Exclusive: Secret 'Trigger' & blueprint for emergency domestic military crackdown plan revealed 11/19/2010
http://tc.indymedia.org/print/7830
http://www.scribd.com/collections/2728955/CONPLAN-3501-3502-NORTHCOM-NLE...
National Level Exercise 2011 docs found on Army Corps fileserver prove upgrade for Secret 'Civil Disturbance Operations CONPLAN 3502' the Master Pentagon Blueprint for RNC/G20 Lockdowns, Policing Disasters & More http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGMgAFJGxH0 [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JGMgAFJGxH0] By Dan Feidt for Twin Cities Indymedia — Digital presentations posted on an Army Corps of Engineers server, about military operations in a giant FEMA-simulated earthquake drill called National Level Exercise 2011, inadvertently reveal crucial new info about another 'Secret' Pentagon plan, Northcom CONPLAN 3502, including the “trigger” for domestic military 'Civil Disturbance Operations.' CONPLAN 3502 and CONPLAN 3501, 'Defense Support of Civil Authorities,' are the two main military plans used to design the Pentagon's 'footprint' at National Special Security Events like the 2008 Republican National Convention. Exactly as the Pennsylvania National Guard took over the G20 protester jail operation, other docs show 'Secret' CONPLAN 3502 specifically plans for military-operated detention and search operations within this country... proving a more brutal martial framework is secretly, constantly, extending its reach.... Below the fold: CONPLAN 3502 & Garden Plot - 40 years of domestic military plans in context - G20 Pennsylvania Military Operations - Real structure of National Special Security Events - CONPLAN 3501 Designs Gulf Oil Spill Response & Media Spin - The Big Break: FEMA NLE Regional Readiness Workshop files (indexed on Google). More (links for CONOP 3501 3502 documents) http://twincities.indymedia.org/2010/nov/tc-indymedia-exclusive-secret-t... Background info. Continuity of Government Plan Timeline http://uspolitics.about.com/od/usgovernment/a/coop_cogp_2.htm Army Civil Disturbance Plan Garden Plot-Declassified documents

Scientifically tested simulation exercises are also used for 'natural disasters' (see earlier digest issues), Katrina, Haiti, Indonesia, Pakistan and more
"Hurricane Katrina" Practice
"Hurricane Pam" Projected by 2004 Studies and computer exercises not made public
http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:SRXM7_KL8akJ:hsgac.senate.gov/_file...
http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/9/9/1435/82827
Massively attended by all govt. levels, a planning workshop and a scenario-based exercise, projected detailed results of a hurricane, especially the deadly impact on low-lying, poor, predominantly Black working class areas...over 300 workshop participants were provided with a catastrophic hurricane scenario and consequences resulting from that scenario...[and] a copy of Louisiana’s Parish 12 Emergency Operations Plan sent to the City of New Orleans’ Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan, emergency plans and related documents from Louisiana Department of Transportation, Louisiana State Police, the US Army Corps of Engineers, FEMA Region VI....
The IEM Team developed detailed consequence assessments for Hurricane Pam over a scant 53 days. Many were eerily echoed in the impact of Hurricane Katrina....
Table 1: Comparisons between projected consequences for Hurricane Pam and actual results produced by Katrina....

United States government operations and exercises on September 11, 2001, the North American Aerospace Defense Command ... planned to conduct several military exercises and a drill was being held by ... as well as exercises sponsored by Air Combat Command (Crown Vigilance) ...

en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/ United_States_government_operations_and_exercises_on_September_11, _2001

NORAD / Air Force wargames on 9/11/01
Sep 11, 2001 Globe and Boston.com... National Reconnaissance Office scheduled pre-planned simulation exercise ... to test employees' ability to respond to...
www.boston.com/ news/ packages/ sept11/ anniversary/ wire_stories/ 0903_plane_exercise.htm

Panetta: Escalate *Shadow Wars, Expand Black Ops
By Spencer Ackerman, Wired, June 11, 2011
http://www.wired.com/dangerroom/2011/06/panetta-escalate-shadow-wars-exp...
Panetta endorsed a command scheme to place select U.S. military personnel under CIA director authority for sensitive counterterrorism operations... A “significant advantage of doing so, is that it permits the robust operational capability of the U.S. Armed Forces to be applied when needed”... it would put the military in the territory of performing operations the government can legally deny all knowledge of... Panetta's pattern at CIA: he expanded targets Predator drones could hit...the skies above Yemen are already filled with planes hunting terrorists — a JSOC mission "closely coordinated" with the CIA...looks like the counterterrorism model to expect with Panetta atop the Pentagon and his old CIA chair filled by Gen. David Petraeus.

To Track Militants, U.S. System Never Forgets a Face
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/07/14/world/asia/14identity.html

U.S. Plans Private Contractor Guard Force for Iraq
6/7/11 http://online.wsj.com/article/SB1000142405270230490600457636980191394713...
The State Department will spend about $3 billion to hire a contractor security force to carry out a range of military-style missions..,and protect diplomats in Iraq after U.S. pulls its troops out.

Al Qaeda - the Database
by Pierre-Henri Bunel
11/20/05 http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=1291
"The truth is, there is no Islamic army or terrorist group called Al Qaida. And any informed intelligence officer knows this. But there is a propaganda campaign to make the public believe in the presence of an identified entity representing the 'devil' only in order to drive the 'TV watcher' to accept a unified international leadership for a war against terrorism. The country behind this propaganda is the US..."
April-June 2004 by Pierre-Henry Bunel, former French military intelligence agent .
Shortly before his untimely death, former British Foreign Secretary Robin Cook told the House of Commons "Al Qaeda" is not a terrorist group but a database of international mujaheddin and arms smugglers funded, trained and used by the CIA against Soviet troops occupying Afghanistan.

POLITICAL ISLAM: IN THE SERVICE OF IMPERIALISM
http://nawaat.org/portail/2008/05/14/political-islam-in-the-service-of-i...
Samir Amin
Political Islam is not anti-imperialist. It is an invaluable imperialist ally... has always counted in its ranks the ruling classes of Saudi Arabia and Pakistan...these classes among its most active promoters from the very beginning. The local comprador bourgeois beneficiaries of imperialist globalization, generously support political Islam. The latter has renounced an anti-imperialist perspective and substituted for it an “anti-Western” position, leading the societies concerned into an impasse and hence not an obstacle to the deployment of imperialist control over the world system... Political Islam was constructed by the systematic action of imperialism, supported, by obscurantist reactionary forces and subservient comprador classes.
The history of the Muslim Brotherhood is well known... literally created in the 1920s by the British to block the path of the democratic and secular Wafd. Their mass return from their Saudi refuge after Nasser’s death, organized by the CIA and Sadat, is also well known....as is the U.S. initiative to break the united front of Asian and African states at Bandung (1955) by creating an “Islamic Conference,” promoted from 1957 by Saudi Arabia and Pakistan. Political Islam penetrated into the region by these means. We are acquainted with the history of the Taliban, formed by the CIA to fight Soviet 'communists...and well known the Israelis supported Hamas at the beginning in order to weaken the secular and democratic Palestinian resistance.

The Battle for Libya: Implications for Africa
by J. Peter Pham, Ph.D.
3/3/11 http://worlddefensereview.com/strategicinterests.shtml
...Libya is an African power whose fate has significant implications for the rest of the continent. Hence some points worth keeping in mind as one considers the geopolitical consequences of the drama now playing itself out along the shores of the Gulf of Sidra. Qadhafi's adventurism has long exacted its toll on Africa...Qadhafi has long harbored ambitions of hegemony over the continent. Moreover, at least until the more recent years, he did not shy away from acting to secure that objective when he thought he could get away with it. Not only did he support numerous independence movements—including those of Angola, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Namibia, and Zimbabwe—in the 1970s...
Libya is deeply involved in Africa, diplomatically and economically. As I documented here a year ago ,in recent years Qadhafi has carved out major roles as political and economic actors in Africa... Libyan financing has been critical to the building of infrastructure in Sub-Saharan African, including the reverse flow-capable extension of the Mombasa-Eldoret oil pipeline in Kenya to the Ugandan capital of Kampala. The recently announced tender for the construction of a 230-kilometer pipeline from Lake Albert to Kampala is predicated upon the construction by the Libyans of the extension from Kenya, while soon-to-be-independent Southern Sudan's ambitions of bypassing the North with its oil exports is largely based on the completion of the Ugandan pipeline. Thus the extent to which a post-Qadhafi government—or even Qadhafi himself, should he survive the current challenge to his rule—chooses to remain engaged in Africa will have serious repercussions on infrastructure as well as overall development on the continent....
The most probable outcome for Africa, irrespective of how the fight for the control of Libya unfolds, will be a diminishing of the role the North African country has played in the politics and economics of the continent....a new geopolitical and economic balance of will most certainly emerge in Africa as the smoke of the current battles clears.

AFRICA the U.S. OBJECTIVE, LIBYA THE KEY LINK
Africa Command: U.S. Strategic Interests and the Role of the U.S. Military in Africa
Date of Report: July, 22, 2011
http://africa-reports.blogspot.com/2011/08/africa-command-us-strategic-i...
On February 6, 2007, the Bush Administration announced the creation of a new unified combatant command, U.S. Africa Command or AFRICOM, to promote U.S. national security objectives in Africa and its surrounding waters. Prior to AFRICOM’s establishment, U.S. military involvement on the continent was divided among three commands: U.S. European Command (EUCOM), U.S. Central Command (CENTCOM), and U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM). The command’s area of responsibility (AOR) includes all African countries except Egypt. AFRICOM was officially launched as a sub-unified command under EUCOM on October 1, 2007, and became a stand-alone command on October 1, 2008.
DOD signaled its intention to locate AFRICOM’s headquarters on the continent early in the planning process, but such a move is unlikely to take place for several years, if at all. The command will operate from Stuttgart, Germany, for the foreseeable future. The East African country of Djibouti, home to the Combined Joint Task Force–Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA) at Camp Lemonnier, provides the U.S. military’s only enduring infrastructure in Africa.
As envisioned by the Department of Defense (DOD), AFRICOM aims to promote U.S. strategic objectives and protect U.S. interests in the region by working with African states and regional organizations to help strengthen their defense capabilities so they are better able to contribute to regional stability and security. AFRICOM also has a mandate to conduct military operations, if so directed by national command authorities. In March 2011, AFRICOM commenced Operation Odyssey Dawn to protect civilians in Libya as part of multinational military operations authorized by the U.N. Security Council under Resolution 1973....
This report provides a broad overview of U.S. strategic interests in Africa and the role of U.S. military efforts on the continent as they pertain to the creation of AFRICOM. A discussion of AFRICOM’s mission, its coordination with other government agencies, its basing and manpower requirements is included.

MADE-IN-USA "islamic terrorism"
US-NATO Sponsored Islamic Terrorists Integrate Libya's Pro-Democracy Opposition
by Prof. Michel Chossudovsky http://www.globalresearch.ca/index.php?context=va&aid=24096
The US-NATO military alliance supports 'Islamic terrorism' in the name of a "War on Terrorism"... LIFG paramilitary jihadist movement and its integration into anti-Qadhafi opposition forces bears a direct relationship to the central role played by Moussa Koussa, instrumental in crafting close ties with the CIA and MI6. Moussa Koussa's defection in late March was negotiated through the intermediation of a former founder of the Libya Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), recruited as a part of the CIA - backed Mujahideen to fight the Soviets in Afghanistan. Norman Benotman, currently a Senior Analyst with the 'counter- Islamic extremism' *Quilliam Foundation...."Governments and NGOs have to be quick," says Benotman, "helping rebel-held areas... develop the institutions of democracy."...
"In March 1985, President Reagan's National Security Decision Directive 166,... authorize[d] stepped-up covert military aid to the Mujahideen, and made the goal of the secret Afghan war clear: to defeat Soviet troops in Afghanistan... beginning with a dramatic increase in arms supplies -- 65,000 tons annually by 1987... and a "ceaseless stream" of CIA and Pentagon specialists to Pakistan's ISI HQs... to plan operations for the Afghan rebels." (Steve Coll, Washington Post, July 19, 1992)
The Libya Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG), was founded in Afghanistan by veteran US/CIA Mujahideen fighters. From early to mid-1990s, the Libya Islamic Fighting Group (LIFG) performed as a CIA and M16 intelligence asset. LIFG was actively involved in waging Islamic Jihad against the secular Gaddafi Libyan regime starting in 1995, including a 1996 attempt to assassinate Muammar Qadhafi...
The Al Qaeda network has continued being a CIA "intelligence asset". Confirmed by a 1997 US Senate document, Al Qaeda was used by the Clinton administration to channel support to the Bosnian Muslim Army in the early 1990s. (Clinton-Approved Iranian Arms Transfers Help Turn Bosnia into Militant Islamic Base, http://rpc.senate.gov/releases/1997/iran.htm, 1998) The NATO supported Kosovo Liberation Army (KLA), also had extensive ties to the [U.S.] 'Islamic terror network'. (Clinton Administration Sets Course for NATO Intervention in Kosovo, 1998, http://rpc.senate.gov/releases/1998/kosovo.htm)....

* QUILLIAM FOUNDATION
Pro-Democracy Activism
Quilliam works to challenge Islamist extremism and promote democratic culture in Muslim-majority societies and communities. The current uprisings in the MENA region mean that change on this agenda is more likely now than any other time in recent history. The emergence of pro-democracy movements has dealt a severe blow to the Islamist narrative, and their vision is now being increasingly publically scrutinised. The popularisation and adoption of democratic culture in Muslim majority countries, combined with policy changes at governmental level in the EU and North America, will be critical in bringing about the much needed change these regions deserve. In Muslim majority countries, democratic culture needs to be re-branded so it becomes fashionable for young people whilst Islamist extremism needs to become as unfashionable as communism now. Currently this is not the case in a number of Muslim-Majority countries. Thus we seek to seed pro-democracy and anti-extremism initiatives in key countries around the world.

no way to know if/how dates and contents have been adjusted for public release now
Newly released secret Documents Detail America's Strategic Response to 9/11
Posted 9/11/11 http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/NSAEBB/NSAEBB358a/index.htmnsarchive.org
* Sept. 12, 2001 U.S. Deputy Secretary Armitage presents "stark choice" to Pakistani Intelligence (ISI) Chief Mahmoud Ahmed, "Pakistan must either stand with the United States in its fight against terrorism or stand against us. There is no maneuvering room." [Document 3 (Version 1)]
* Sept.14, 2001 National Security Council [NSC] meeting. Secretary of State Colin Powell: "My sense is moderate Arabs are starting to see terrorism in a new light. This is the key to the coalition, we are working them hard."[Document 7]
* Sept. 14, 2001 U.S. strategy memo from Donald Rumsfeld to President Bush: "If the war does not significantly change the world's political map, the U.S. will not achieve its aim/ There is value in being clear on the order of magnitude of the necessary change. The USG [U.S. Government] should envision a goal along these lines: New regimes in Afghanistan and another key State (or two) that supports terrorism."
* Oct. 7, 2001 Transcript of U.S. direct message to the Taliban: "Every pillar of the Taliban regime will be destroyed." [[Document 16]]
* Oct. 16, 2001 NSC memo: "The U.S. should not commit to any post-Taliban military involvement since the U.S. will be heavily engaged in the anti-terrorism effort worldwide." The document also notes the importance of "CIA teams and special forces in country operational detachments (A teams)" for anti-Taliban operations. [Document 18]
*A resurgent Taliban leadership summarized the strategic match-up by saying, "You have all the clocks but we have all the time." [Document 25]

warning key ME proxy likely for real - unlike 'no more settlement expansion' PR
U.S. Panetta: Egypt must rescue Israeli embassy workers or suffer 'very severe consequences'
11.09.11 http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/u-s-told-egypt-it-must-res...
U.S. Secretary of Defense Panetta called Supreme Military Council head Mohamed Hussein Tantawi conveying what source called a forceful message on need for speed in Egypt's ending of the embassy attack."There's no time to waste," Panetta reportedly told Tantawi in the 1 A.M. call, warning of a tragic outcome that "would have very severe consequences.".. Friday thousands of Egyptians attacked the Israeli embassy in Cairo, resulting in the evacuation of dozens of Israeli diplomats. Egyptian commandos released six besieged security guards from the Israeli Embassy, while an Israeli Air Force plane evacuated over 80 diplomats, including family members from Cairo, after Egyptian protesters broke into the embassy. Saturday Netanyahu thanked the US and Egypt for their aid in the wake of the embassy attack... Israel's peace treaty with Egypt was an interest shared by both countries and "an anchor" in Israel's regional policy.

Ex-NATO Commander, NSA Jones in Israel On Broader Middle East Game: The U.S., Europe and regional stability
General James L. Jones, former National Security Advisor, Atlantic Council Chairman 2007-2009, current member of the Council's Board of Directors Executive Committee, r speech at 11th Annual Herzliya Conference in Herzliya, Israel.
   http://www.acus.org/news/general-james-l-jones-middle-east-stability-herzliya-conference Atlantic Council, February 7, 2011 rwrozoff@yahoo.com  http://groups.yahoo.com/group/stopnato/
The unrest in Egypt, following the events in Tunisia, has gripped the attention of policy makers the world over, for good reason. Could the peace that has existed for so long between Israel and Egypt be in jeopardy? ... this is not the time to be a passive spectator to history...While it still may be too soon to speculate on the outcome of the unrest in Egypt, we all know that, unlike in Las Vegas, what happens in Egypt will not stay in Egypt... Egypt’s current problems are just the latest example of the potential for further change in the region... Today, Iran remains at the epicenter of the problems confronting the Middle East. The question we face is what, if anything, can we do about it?

"I take my daily orders from Dr. Kissinger " Genral James Jones, Obama Administration National Security Advisor
Hotel Bayerischer Hof Munich, Germany February 9, 2009
http://www.realclearpolitics.com/articles/2009/02/jones_munich_conferenc...

Clinton exonerates Pakistan over Osama Bin Laden
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-south-asia-13570803
BBC's State Dept. correspondent Kim Ghattas - traveling with Mrs Clinton - says she arrived in Pakistan surrounded by intense security, her 20-car armoured motorcade racing through the city to the presidential palace with helicopters flying overhead. Mrs Clinton and Adm Mullen went to the meetings together to give out one, forceful message.Having all of Pakistan's civilian and military leadership in one room was unusual. Mrs Clinton said any peace deal in Afghanistan would not succeed unless Pakistan was part of the process. She expressed Washington's "strong commitment" to relations with Pakistan... several times spoke of the sacrifices Pakistan made in the fight against Islamic extremism...reminded Pakistanis the US was their biggest donor ...

Iran's Intelligence Supremacy over US
http://english.farsnews.com/newstext.php?nn=9003016289
...The Iranian Intelligence Ministry announced Saturday it had identified and disbanded a large US spy network with tens of branches, centers and nodes in different world countries, adding that it has arrested 30 spies during the operation... a "complex sabotage and espionage network affiliated to the US spy agency (CIA) following a series of extensive intelligence and counter-espionage measures and operations inside and outside Iran"...Intelligence Ministry forces have arrested a number of 30 American spies...also it succeeded in feeding misinformation to the CIA through a number of double-agents...elites, educated and naive people were recruited to get visas, residency permits, education abroad and employment,"... "Hence, not only was the CIA aggressive operation defused, but a number of 42 CIA field officers and operatives in different countries were also identified by the Iranian Intelligence Ministry... "..by Iranian intelligence and security forces against CIA and Mossad spy agencies." ..."which worked in disguise deceived Iranian citizens under different pretexts like job associations and educational centers to collect information and intelligence on Iran"... collected information on Iran's oil and gas pipelines, power and telecommunication grids, airports, customs departments, network security and banks for future sabotage operations. "The US spy network used a wide range of data bases and US embassies and consulates in several countries, specially in the UAE, Malaysia and Turkey, to collect information on Iran's scientific, research and academic centers in areas of nuclear energy, air and defense industries and biotechnology,"

“The most potent weapon in the hands of the oppressor is the mind of the oppressed”
Steven Biko, murdered Azanian Revolutionary leader

“To forestall or prevent such hostile acts by our adversaries, the United States will, if necessary, act preemptively.”
2002 GWB National Security Strategy (NSS)

“If we tried to overthrow Gaddafi by force our coalition would splinter. We would likely have to put US troops on the ground to accomplish that mission or risk killing many civilians from the air.”
Obama, March 29, 2011

8/11 "special forces involved undercover CIA operatives inside the country...
U.S. - NATO ON THE GROUND
...US - NATO war losing on all fronts. Washington Post reported... British, French, Qatari and Jordanian special forces had spent months on the ground training rebels from the Western Mountains for an attack on Tripoli... August 13 TIME reported NATO flew 105 sorties for the rebels “including 36 strike missions near Tripoli, Brega, Gharyan, Sirte and Zlitan... including military facilities, command and control nodes, surface-to-air and surface-to-surface missile sites.”... Washington Post reported the Special Forces included undercover US intelligence units, “CIA operatives inside the country intercepted communications within the government”

9/11 CIA Armed Forces
http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htintel/articles/20110906.aspx
U.S. CIA is accustomed to operating in the shadows. But for the last decade it has been forced to operate with media scrutiny of its new robotic air force operations...CIA acquired some Predator UAVs before September 11, 2001 for use in Central Asia and elsewhere... figured out how to equip each Predator with two (48.6 kg/107 pound) Hellfire missiles... operated by CIA employees and contractors, most former military. Normally CIA contracts out major military operations to SOCOM (Special Operations Command)... but in the last decade, the CIA has expanded its own force of paramilitary field operatives... CIA is a major employer of recently retired Special Forces, SEALs and well qualified police... particularly in demand for work in countries that will not allow Special Forces troops to operate

"We don't exist in their eyes. As far as they are concerned, this is a fight with NATO."
Dr Abdullah Kenshil, rebel spokesman

Gaddafi forces fierce resistance: Bani Walid 'High Noon'
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/875...
http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/09/10/us-libya-nato-strikes-idUSTRE7...
Gaddafi forces are putting up fierce resistance in Bani Walid... NATO carried out at least 5 air strikes on the town late on Friday ahead of the NTC's Saturday's noon surrender deadline....anti-Gaddafi fighters retreated from Bani Walid expecting NATO air raids. "Field commanders told us to retreat because NATO will be bombing soon"...The new Libyan leadership said it has been trying to negotiate a peaceful resolution to stand-offs in Gaddafi-held Bani Walid, Jufra, Sabha and Sirte...Meanwhile, the International Monetary Fund said it recognises the National Transitional Council (NTC) as the new government of Libya.

Rival anti-Gaddafi groups clash, 12 killed
9/11/11 10:54 pm http://news.brisbanetimes.com.au/breaking-news-world/rival-antigaddafi-g...

UN 'plan for post-Gaddafi Libya' leaked
http://english.aljazeera.net/news/americas/2011/08/20118291127750603.htm...
A leaked document apparently detailing UN preparations for its role to deploy military observers and police officers to the North African country. The 10-page document, apparently written by special UN team led by Ian Martin, former British head of Amnesty International, was obtained and published by Inner City Press, UN watchdog website... The UN is pushing for the creation of an interim government ahead of the polls. "If the stablisation of Tripoli after the collapse of the Gaddafi government becomes such a major challenge that the transitional authorities seek more robust international assistance, this is a task clearly beyond the capacity of the UN. In this situation... "The Security Council's 'protection of civilians' mandate implemented by NATO forces does not end with the fall of the Gaddafi government, and there, NATO would continue to have some responsibilities."

VOA explains in case you're still wonder why US named its war for Africa "the Arab Spring"
New Libya More Arab, Less African?
8/25/11 http://www.voanews.com/english/news/africa/decapua-libya-au-arab-laegue-...
The Arab League Thursday recognized Libya’s rebel Transitional National Council (TNC) as the country’s legitimate government..

United States of Africa 2017 Project Taskforce
8/30/11 To: The Hon. Johnnie Carson, US Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, Washington
From: The United States of Africa 2017 Project Taskforce ....
We hold the US and all other sponsors of the Libyan rebels responsible for ethnic cleansing against black Africans in Libya. The weapons the Euro-American imperialists supplied to the NTC have been used to slaughter innocent immigrant workers from sub-Saharan Africa. Concerned African Scholars has petitioned the International Criminal Court to investigate war crimes in Libya. We endorse their petition....We consider the NTC an imperialist-sponsored white supremacist and terrorist organization that has declared war on all the black people of sub-Saharan Africa. Sincerely, Bosire Mosi, Director of CommunicationsUSAfrica2017tf.com

UN Data: Libya had Highest Human Development Index, Lowest Infant Mortality, Highest Life Expectancy In Africa
By Mary Lynn Cramer. 04 May, 2011, http://www.countercurrents.org/cramer040511.htm

US: "All transactions involving the TNC are authorized
http://thecable.foreignpolicy.com/posts/2011/08/30/libyan_ntc_can_now_do...
"All transactions involving the TNC are authorized," new General License, signed Aug. 19. (U.S. still uses TNC though the rebel leadership council officially changed its name to NTC.)
[reader noted: This is License No.6. License No. 5 , April 26, 2011 "Authorizing Transactions Related to Certain Oil, Gas, or Petroleum Products"]

proving yet again that dem. neoliberalism is fascist: the electoral 'opposition' net merely helps scoop up suckers of every stripe
Thanks to America, Libyans are ready to rejoin the world
By Nicholas D. Kristof, regular columnist for The New York Times
9/2/11 http://seattletimes.nwsource.com/html/opinion/2016094380_kristof03.html
President Obama took a huge political risk in Libya. Pro-Americanism now is ubiquitous. The lesson is that on rare occasions military force can advance human rights. Libya has so far been a model of such an intervention...The question of humanitarian intervention, one of the knottiest in foreign policy, will arise again. The next time it does, let's remember a lesson of Libya: It is better to inconsistently save some lives than to consistently save none.

Open letter from “concerned Africans” condemning intervention in the African nation of Libya, August 2011
Libya, Africa and the new world order: An open letter: To the peoples of Africa and the world from concerned Africans
http://www.gazetadeluanda.com/politica-angolana/open-letter-by-concerned...
We, the undersigned, are ordinary citizens of Africa who are immensely pained and angered that fellow Africans are and have been subjected to the fury of war by foreign powers which have clearly repudiated the noble and very relevant vision enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations. Our action to issue this letter is inspired by our desire, not to take sides, but to protect the sovereignty of Libya and the right of the Libyan people to choose their leaders and determine their own destiny. Libya is an African country [....]

"sometimes to avoid bloodshed you must shed blood, and the faster we do this, the less blood we will shed." Gadhafi's chief spokesman Moussa Ibrahim, said the rebels' ultimatum would be rejected in an overnight phone call to AP, "No dignified honorable nation would accept an ultimatum from armed gangs"
Ali Tarhouni, Deputy NTC PM, until recently, U of W. economics lecturer

Libya Now Needs Boots on the Ground
Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations
http://www.cfr.org/libya/libya-now-needs-boots-ground/p25683?cid=nlc-pub...
Most importantly, PresidentObama may need to reconsider his assertion there would be no American boots on the ground; leadership is hard to assert absent participation.

why US-NATO cannot defeat Libyans after 6 months of war
Libyan Military Manpower
http://www.humansecuritygateway.com/showRecord.php?RecordId=34409
The 50,000-man Libyan Army, which includes 25,000 poorly trained conscripts, forms
the bulk of Libya‟s 76,000 active forces. While the army is sometimes reported to have
some 40,000 men in its People's Militia, this force is more a symbol of Qadhafi's ever
changing ideology than a military force. The Libyan army seems to lack anything
approaching an effective and well-trained reserve system.
Regardless of the current totals, Libya only has about 25-33% of the manpower needed to
man its combat units, and total equipment pool – a factor which explains why so much of
its major combat equipment is in storage. Even its best combat units are under strength
and have severe training and leadership problems. These manpower problems are
compounded by tight political control, promotion based on political favoritism, and
training which is often limited to erratic small unit training. As has been noted earlier,
Qadhafi also rotates officers arbitrarily to prevent coup attempts, and restricts some forms
of training because he regards them as a threat to his security.
Libya‟s seeming return to the international community is unlikely to change this pattern.
Additionally, the resumption of U.S. international military education and training (IMET)
and Libya sending six to eight cadets annually to Poland‟s Warsaw-based military
academy of technology (WAT) are token gestures at best with negligible impact on
overall force quality, and is a far cry from the scale of structural and ideological change
needed for army-wide impact.
The Libyan Navy and coast guard have a nominal strength of 8,000 men, but may only
have 4,000-4,100 actives. The Libyan navy's overall training and readiness levels were
never high, and declined sharply after the mid-1980s, possibly because of decreased
funding and a resulting drop in support from the former Soviet Union. The Navy suffered
badly from UN sanctions, but acquired some Ukrainian technical support in 1995 and
received more parts deliveries and repairs after 1998 and has continued to place the
emphasis on upgrading its inshore and coastal capabilities rather than pursuing
acquisitions of additional major surface combatants. Some individual ship crews have
moderate capability, but overall training, readiness, and command standards are low, and
weapons systems and combat electronics are rarely exercised. Libya cannot operate as an
effective fleet.
Similarly, Libya's 18,000 man air force, which continues to operate a large pool of aging
aircraft, lacks consistent training, lacks competent pilots and seems to be as badly
organized – like most aspects of Libyan military activity.

excerpt from:
The North African Military Balance Report, CSIS, published 7-Dec-2010
URL : http://www.humansecuritygateway.com/documents/CSIS_ North African Military Balance_Force Developments and Regional Challenges. pdf
Source URL: http://csis.org/publication/north-african-military-balance [CSIS]
Author : Cordesman, Anthony H. // Nerguizian, Aram, Center for Strategic and International Studies //
Abstract : The military balance in North Africa, and internal security developments in each country, receive less attention than the Arab-Israeli balance and the balance in the Gulf. They are, however, an important part of the security of world energy exports, and the struggle against terrorism and extremism. Moreover, major acquisitions on the part of Algeria and Morocco starting in 2006, and potential major orders by Libya, could mark the beginning of important military modernization efforts in the region.
Topics : Natural Resources, Armed Conflict: Armies, Paramilitaries, Non-State Armed Groups, Terrorism
Development and Security, Governance and Security, International and Regional Organizations
Regions : Africa > North Africa > Western Sahara
North Africa: Tunisia Morocco Libya Egypt Algeria

World Bank search link to "human security gateway"...http://search.worldbank.org/all?qterm=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.humansecuritygateway.com
WORLD DEVELOPMENT REPORT 2011
Resource Scarcity, Climate Change and Risk of Violent Conflict http://www.humansecuritygateway.com/documents/UNHCR_EnvironmentalRefugee...

*International Organization for Migration... Migration and Climate Change. http://www.iisd.org/pdf/2008/migration_climate.pdf
* US National Security Council (2006). The National Security Strategy of the United States of America. http://www.strategicstudiesinstitute.army.mil/pdffiles/nss.pdf

World Bank, established by the US victors after WW2 to control and expand global domination won in imperialist world war branded the 'great anti-fascist' war
HOW IMPERIALIST SOFT POWER WORKS for U.S. GLOBAL DOMINATION AGENDA
United States Executive Director's Office - World Bank Group
The United States played the leading role in the creation of the World Bank Group December 27, 1945...
The Bank... has become a Group, encompassing five closely associated development institutions: the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (MIGA), and the International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)....http://go.worldbank.org/2GIYUD9KB0 ...

The U.S. Executive Director is nominated by the President of the United States and confirmed by the U.S. Senate. The current U.S. Executive Director is Ian H. Solomon. The U.S. Executive Director represents the United States on the Board of Directors of the World Bank Group, and has oversight of the Bank’s governance and annual commitments of over $50 billion for the implementation of the World Bank Mission to eradicate global poverty and create sustainable development. As an official of the World Bank, the U.S. Executive Director has a duty to support the mission of the World Bank, as well as to represent the interests of the United States and enforce legislative mandates established by the U.S. Congress.

WORLD BANK -INTERNATIONAL MONETARY FUND
http://go.worldbank.org/E1A8VWU4O0
The Development Committee, a forum of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund, facilitates intergovernmental consensus-building on development issues... formally known as the Joint Ministerial Committee of the Boards of Governors of the Bank and the Fund on the Transfer of Real Resources to Developing Countries. The Committee's mandate is to advise the Boards of Governors of the Bank and the Fund on critical development issues and the financial resources required to promote economic development in developing countries... the Committee has interpreted this mandate to include trade and global environmental issues in addition to traditional development matters....

Civil Society and the World Bank
http://go.worldbank.org/KK5KGT24X0
Operational Collaboration
The Bank has steadily increased its operational collaboration with civil society organizations by involving them in Bank-funded projects and funding their development initiatives. The projected involvement of CSOs in Bank-financed projects has increased from 21 percent of the total number of newly funded projects in 1990, to an estimated 86 percent in FY 2010. Support for civil society development efforts worldwide has also increased through the establishment of numerous funding mechanisms. Grants are typically provided to CSOs working in such areas as rural poverty alleviation, community health, micro-enterprise development, environmental protection, primary education, and gender rights. The Bank funds CSOs directly through headquarters-based mechanisms (i.e. Development Marketplace, Global Environment Facility), and indirectly through government-administered community-driven development projects in more than 60 countries. For numerous examples of Bank and civil society policy dialogue and operational collaboration at the global, regional, and national levels see the “World Bank – Civil Society Engagement: Review of Fiscal Years 2007 – 2009.” http://go.worldbank.org/B0QTF7BG60 update 9/2010

http://go.worldbank.org/39UKNP7940
Civil Society Engagement eNewsletter - February ...produced by the Civil Society Team of the World Bank (WB) in collaboration with other WB units ...World Bank President
James Wolfensohn and Open Society Institute (OSI) Chairman George Soros. ... web.worldbank.org/WBSITE/EXTERNAL/TOPICS/CSO/0,,c - 85k - Cached
The World Bank interacts with thousands of Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) throughout the world at global, regional, and country levels. These CSOs include NGOs, trade unions, faith-based organizations, indigenous peoples movements, foundations and many others...including
*Human Rights Watch: US based largest human rights organization... researchers conduct investigations into human rights abuses in all regions of the world.
*International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) main international trade union organisation with 304 affiliated organisations in 153 countries and territories, total membership of 168 million
* InterAction: the largest alliance of U.S.-based international development and humanitarian nongovernmental organizations.
* Catholic Relief Services: the official international relief and development agency of the U.S. Catholic Church.. reaches more than 80 million people in more than 100 countries on five continents.
* Bank Information Center (BIC): NGO providing information and strategic support to NGOs and social movements worldwide on projects, policies and practices of the World Bank and other Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs).
*The Bretton Woods Project: networker, information-provider, media informant and watchdog to monitor and influence World Bank and International Monetary Fund projects....
*Christian Aid: part of a wider movement in around 50 countries with more than 650 local organisations providing practical and effective assistance to the effects of poverty

G7 Nations Pledge $38 Billion to Arab Nations
9/10/11 http://www.voanews.com/english/news/europe/G8-Nations-Discuss-Aid-After-...
International financial institutions promised $38 billion more to four Arab countries - Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco and Jordan - trying to transition to democracy, nearly doubling previous pledge in May of $20 billion... IMF chief Christine Lagarde announced Saturday said the IMF will recognize the Libyan Transitional National Council as the country's official government... paving the way for the council to benefit from IMF aid.

911: A Decade After 9/9/ Obama jobs plan spurs cautious hope among some businesses
http://www.latimes.com/news/nationworld/nation/la-na-obama-jobs-20110909...
. 50% payroll tax cuts for existing employees with payrolls of less than $5 million
., up to $5 million in total payrolls, and a complete payroll tax "holiday" for employers who hire new workers or give wage increases to current employees.
...the package is conspicuously absent any specific measures to provide direct relief to distressed homeowners....

9/10/ Obama suggests changing unemployment system
http://www.latimes.com/business/la-fi-obama-jobs-economy-20110910,0,4733...
The president's overall aim is to get more out of unemployment insurance funds... Obama endorsed a work-sharing plan that averts layoffs by spreading the pain among co-workers, as well as a more controversial bridge-to-work idea that puts people on unemployment benefits into training or temporary work... the president also proposed, as part of his $447-billion stimulus bill unveiled Thursday night, a $4,000 tax credit to employers for hiring anybody who has spent more than six months looking for a job....Some economists have argued that... this isn't the time for work-sharing because the job problems today aren't about layoffs but companies not hiring.

Note: after decades of militant struggle they dare wield tools in class war, not bloody flags, as the capitalist state exercises its monopoly on violence,
so far apparently without the help of capitalism's "AFL-CIA" bosses
Judge warns Wash. union to halt illegal violent tactics
September 8, 2011 Nearly 1,000 longshore members of the ILWU (International Longshore and Warehouse Union), stormed the gates at Longview grain terminal in Washington state against the EGT Development Co.'s union contract -worker busting...overwhelming security guards, dumped 'scab' grain, and cut brake lines on several boxcars according to police chief. Police arrested19 arrests workers...Seattle, Tacoma and Everett dockworkers showed solidarity in wildcat walk offs…