3/23/ Post-Gaddafi Govt. Selected; 1994 US 'hosted' Libyan Exile Post-Qaddafi Conference; About Lockerbie

US 'hosts' support for spontaneous popular uprising 17 yrs. ago
January 1994 Libyan Exiles Debate Post-Qaddafi Era
Nov. 28-29, 1994, Washington's Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) hosted a conference on "Post-Qaddafi Libya: The Prospect and The Promise." The conference was unique in that all of the panelists were Libyan exiles who provided both personal and analytical insights into a country last visited by U.S. officials some 14 years ago....
according to conference organizer Henry Schuler of CSIS, Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi launched a public campaign of intimidation against the Libyan opposition in exile, which he called "stray dogs that have escaped and begun to bark abroad." The result was cancellation by a number of conference participants. Despite their absence, members of a variety of Libyan opposition groups as well as independent critics of the Qaddafi regime participated.
The CSIS conference provided an opportunity ,for American policymakers, analysts arid journalists to see the variety of ideas and the depth of commitment exhibited by the Libyan opposition in exile. Although the discussion was occasionally heated, panel participants and the Libyans in the audience never lost sight of their common goal. In the words of Omar Fathaly, "If we manage to overthrow Qaddafi we have succeeded. Otherwise we are just standing still."

Post-Gaddafi government selected as coalition strikes
Mar 23, 2011 http://www.azer-news.com/news/postgaddafi-government-selected-as-coaliti...
Libya's rebel leaders have already met with high level officials from both the United States and France....Benghazi-based Libyan National Council chose former foreign envoy Mahmoud Jibril to lead the transitional period, should Gaddafi be ousted... Libyan opposition diplomatic gains for greater international support has not yet translated into control of the capital Tripoli, which remains under Gaddafi's rule.

DO NOT BUY INTO THE SAME BOGUS IMPERIALIST TRAP FROM RIGHT & LEFT THAT "ANTI-WAR = PRO-GADDAFI" (anti-Iraq war=pro-Saddam, anti-Iran war=pro-Ahmadinejad, etc)
US dominated UN 'mandate' approves 'all necessary military measures', contrary to officials & media lies
UN Resolution 1973: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2011/mar/17/un-sec...

Call for Action against the Bombing of Libya!
All-African Peoples’ Revolutionary Party, March 22, 2011
’ All-African Revolutionary Party declares its uncompromising and un-categorical opposition to any and all United States, (USAfricom, USAID, National Endowment for Democracy, CIA, etc.), British, French, German, Italian, Israeli, or UN interference or military intervention in African, Middle Eastern and Central and South American and Caribbean affairs and territory...its uncompromising and un-categorical opposition to the following and similar groups:
Libyan Transitional National Council
Libyan People's Army
Free Libyan Air Force
Libyan Youth Movement
Committee for Libyan National Action in Europe
National Conference for the Libyan Opposition (Libyan Constitutional Union)
National Front for the Salvation of Libya
Libyan League for Human Rights
Libya Watanona
Libya Islamic Group (Muslim Brotherhood)
Libya Islamic Fighting Group

still in the media-dark about US geopolitical 'mission'?
US AFRICOM established Joint Task Force Odyssey Dawn to provide operational and tactical command and control of U.S. forces supporting the international response in
Libya and enforcement of security council resolution. UNSCR 1973

relentless deep concern for humanity's well-being: how US got & is trying to keep world dominance
U.N. wants to negotiate Libya "humanitarian corridors"
The U.N. wants to negotiate "humanitarian corridors" to let more aid into Libya where fighting in the east of the country has uprooted tens of thousands and hit food supplies, the U.N. said on Wednesday. U.N. Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya, in Libya March 12-16, told a news conference Libyan authorities indicated there was no major need for humanitarian aid, but discussions continue on how best to support people affected by conflict."There are various tools we can assist people in the middle of conflict -- humanitarian corridors or days of tranquility,"

"The President does not have power under the Constitution to unilaterally authorize a military attack in a situation that does not involve stopping an actual or imminent threat to the nation."
Barack Obama - December 20, 2007

"...There is no perfect formula for military intervention. It must be used sparingly — not in Bahrain or Yemen, even though we condemn the violence against protesters in both countries.
Libya is a specific case: Muammar el-Qaddafi is erratic, widely reviled, armed with mustard gas and has a history of supporting terrorism. If he is allowed to crush the opposition, it would chill pro-democracy movements across the Arab world..."
NYT editorial http://www.nytimes.com/2011/03/22/opinion/22tue1.html

Libyan Rebel Stronghold: Frustration Mounts on the Streets of Benghazi
By Jonathan Stock, Spiegel
Recent days have shown how the rebels are dealing with the enemies of the current revolution [SIC]. Homes raided, neighbors dragged off, suspects executed.

how google-NSA 'partnership' works in US information war
US+ghaddafi responsibility for lockerbie pan am bombing - Google Search - Google returned no results for this search. But something strange is happening. There is some sort of format change that is breaking our scraper. It happens on a minority of searches. When you see zero results, it is likely that the results are there, but our program cannot extract them. We will shut down when this starts occurring more frequently.
NB: in exact same google search seconds later 99% of the first 50 results are variations on: 'Gaddafi ordered Lockerbie bombing'

"23 Feb 2011 ... Ties between the United States and Libya are severed. 1988: A bomb goes off on a Pan Am plane over Lockerbie, Scotland, ... 2003: U.N. sanctions are removed after Libya takes responsibility for the Lockerbie bombing. ..."www.washingtonpost.com/wp-srv/special/world/gaddafis-rule-timeline/

"Gaddafi accepted Libya's responsibility for the bombing but never admitted personally giving the order...Gaddafi had been trying to transform Libya from a pariah state to an accepted member of the international community. He renounced terrorism and his programme for weapons of mass destruction, and paid billions of dollars in compensation to families of Lockerbie victims. Those decisions paved the way for warmer relations with the West and the lifting of UN and US sanctions.

Wikileaks: COLONEL Muammar Gaddafi's regime secretly provided information to the US and later Britain on Islamic extremists in the east of Libya according to US diplomatic cables and intelligence sources... CIA first made contact with Colonel Gaddafi in the late 1990s, 10 years after Pan Am Flight 103... British intelligence is understood to have become involved later, after Colonel Gaddafi renounced weapons of mass destruction in 2003. Six years on, another leaked cable said “Libya has acted as a critical ally in US counter-terrorism efforts, and is considered one of our primary partners in combating the flow of foreign fighters”. The cable from the US Embassy in Tripoli August 10, 2009, emphasised the US-Libya “strategic partnership in this field has been highly... beneficial to both nations”. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/gaddafi-regime-fed-names-of-jihadists-to...

On Monday, an ex-CIA agent claimed that Moammar GadhafiMoammar Gadhafi had personally ordered the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 in Lockerbie, Scotland.
Secretary of State Hillary ClintonHillary Clinton assured that she would re-investigate the matter while looking closely at the part the dictator had played in the affair.

Ex-CIA official: Gadhafi behind Pan Am bombing
Mar 7, 2011 MSNBC News http://www.newsvine.com/_news/2011/03/07/6209975-ex-cia-official-gadhafi...
"He needs to stand trial, everybody around him needs to stand trial," said Rabbi Stephanie Bernstein, whose late husband, Michael Bernstein, a Justice Department lawyer, was killed in the bombing.
No direct evidence
Anderson acknowledged the CIA never had direct evidence tying Gadhafi to the bombing. But during Anderson's tenure as chief of the CIA's Near East affairs division U.S. and British officials were able to wrap up an investigation that uncovered forensic and other evidence linking the planting of the bomb to Abdelbasset al-Megrahi, a Libyan intelligence officer.
While there have long been suspicions of Gadhafi's involvement, Anderson has particular credibility on the issue. As one of the CIA's top experts on Libya — he had served as a case officer in Tripoli in the early 1970s after Gadhafi first came to power — Anderson dismissed the possibility that Megrahi could have been acting as a "rogue" agent without the knowledge of the regime's top leader. By the time of the bombing, he said, Gadhafi had so consolidated his hold over the regime that there was "absolutely no way" for Libyan intelligence officials to have carried out the bombing without the dictator's authorization.
Geopolitical and other realities led U.S. officials to handle the matter as a criminal case, resulting in a federal indictment of Megrahi and an alleged co-conspirator, rather than with military force, noted Anderson, who now serves as the president of the Middle East Policy Council, a Washington-based think tank. President Ronald Reagan ordered a bombing of Libya in 1986 after U.S. officials linked Libya's intelligence service to an earlier terrorism bombing in Berlin that killed two U.S. servicemen.
In a separate interview, Richard Marquise, who was the chief FBI agent on the Lockerbie case, said he and other bureau officials always assumed that senior Libyan officials were complicit in blowing up the aircraft, but never had enough evidence to build a case against them.
When Megrahi and an alleged co-conspirator, Lamin Khalifah Fhimah, were indicted by a federal grand jury in 1991, FBI officials were eager to convict them in a U.S. court – and then get them to finger the higher level officials who gave them their orders, said Marquise. Some evidence against higher level Libyan intelligence officials had surfaced in the course of the probe, said Marquise. He even considered seeking "material witness" warrants that would authorize FBI agents to apprehend the suspects and force them to testify. "We always hoped that had we gotten (access to Megrahi and Fhimah) they would start to roll," said Marquise. "There was always an expectation that we would get further up the chain."But much to the frustration of U.S. officials, that never happened. As part of a deal to get the Libyans to turn over Megrahi and Fhimah, the U.S. agreed to allow them to be tried in Scotland — and Scottish officials agreed to restrict the case only to them, preventing the disclosure of any evidence that might point to higher-ups....In January 2001, Megrahi was convicted of planting the bomb aboard Pan Am 103, while Fhimah was acquitted. But Megrahi never admitted his guilt – or fingered higher level officials. In a move that enraged family members of the victims and U.S. officials, Scottish Justice Minister Kenny MacAskill released Megrahi in August, 2009 on "compassionate" grounds because he was supposedly dying of prostate cancer with only to live. He received a hero's welcome upon his return to Libya and, at last report, was still alive.
After Secretary Clinton said last week that she would ask Attorney General Eric Holder and FBI Director Robert Mueller to reopen the Lockerbie probe, the Justice Department released a brief statement saying that the indictments of Megrahi and Fhima by a federal grand jury in Washington "remains pending" and the investigation "remains open." A knowledgeable source, speaking on condition of anonymity said that Justice and FBI officials were discussing possible ways to obtain new evidence from figures like Jalil, Libya's ex-justice minister, but that there were numerous logistical and political difficulties given the turmoil in Libya at the moment.

How Megrahi and Libya were framed for Lockerbie
By Alexander Cockburn, July 22, 201
Amid all the bellowing about the release on compassionate grounds of Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi, convicted of the bombing of PanAm flight 103 in 1988, all current commentary ignores the hippo in the room - which is the powerful evidence that Megrahi was innocent, framed by the US and British security services and originally found guilty because Scottish judges had their arms brutally twisted The conviction was one of the great judicial scandals of the 20th Century. ...
Back in 2000 a former CIA official told my brother, Andrew Cockburn, who undertook an investigation of the case for our newsletter CounterPunch – the factual substrate of these observations - that he had taken part in the original investigation of the PanAm bombing. He said that if the original CIA report was ever to be made public, it would provide "damning evidence" that "the Libyans were never directly involved in the Lockerbie bombing."...

Fascist state terrorism: "you're either with US or you're with the terrorists"
"The struggle in the new Middle East must be defined as one between nations that are moving in the right direction and nations that are not; between those that are embracing economic liberalization, educational reform, democracy, the rule of law and civil liberties, and those that are not. Viewed through this prism, the new Egypt, the new Iraq and the new Palestinian Authority are in one camp. Iran and Syria — the region's two most authoritarian regimes and America's two greatest remaining adversaries there — are in the other. It will mean mobilizing the resources of the entire free world in a way that only the United States can."
2/27/11 Kenneth Pollack, Brookings Institute

Egypt was a very carefully managed succession...the armed forces maintained their independence from the unpopular Mubarak regime, thereby providing the armed forces with the unity in command and effort in using street demonstrations to quietly oust Mubarak.

Imperialist strategists talk among themselves: "What happened was not a revolution"
Egypt: The Distance Between Enthusiasm and Reality
Mubarak is out of office, the military regime remains intact and it is stronger than ever. This is not surprising, given what STRATFOR has said about recent events in Egypt, but the reality of what has happened in the last 72 hours and the interpretation that much of the world has placed on it are startlingly different. Power rests with the regime, not with the crowds. In our view, the crowds never had nearly as much power as many have claimed. Certainly, there was a large crowd concentrated in a square in Cairo, and there were demonstrations in other cities. But the crowd was limited. It never got to be more than 300,000 people or so in Tahrir Square, and while that’s a lot of people, it is nothing like the crowds that turned out during the 1989 risings in Eastern Europe or the 1979 revolution in Iran. Those were massive social convulsions in which millions came out onto the streets. The crowd in Cairo never involved a substantial portion of the city. In a genuine revolution, the police and military cannot contain the crowds. In Egypt, the military chose not to confront the demonstrators, not because the military itself was split, but because it agreed with the demonstrators’ core demand: getting rid of Mubarak. And since the military was the essence of the Egyptian regime, it is odd to consider this a revolution.
The crowd in Cairo, as telegenic as it was, was the backdrop to the drama, not the main feature. The main drama began months ago when it became apparent that Mubarak intended to make his reform-minded 47-year-old son, Gamal, lacking in military service, president of Egypt. This represented a direct challenge to the regime. In a way, Mubarak was the one trying to overthrow the regime. Mubarak’s insistence on Gamal and his unwillingness to step down created a crisis for the regime. The military feared the regime could not survive Mubarak’s ambitions. This is the key point to understand. There is a critical distinction between the regime and Hosni Mubarak. The regime consisted — and consists — of complex institutions centered on the military but also including the civilian bureaucracy controlled by the military.
What happened was not a revolution. The demonstrators never brought down Mubarak, let alone the regime. What happened was a military coup that used the cover of protests to force Mubarak out of office in order to preserve the regime. When it became clear Feb. 10 that Mubarak would not voluntarily step down, the military staged what amounted to a coup to force his resignation. Once he was forced out of office, the military took over the existing regime by creating a military council and taking control of critical ministries. The regime was always centered on the military. What happened on Feb. 11 was that the military took direct control.
The Egyptian regime is still there, still controlled by old generals. They are committed to the same foreign policy as the man they forced out of office....The new government has promised to honor all foreign commitments, which obviously include the most controversial one in Egypt, the treaty with Israel. The Egyptian government is hardly in a position to confront Israel, even if it wanted to. The Egyptian army has mostly American equipment and cannot function if the Americans don’t provide spare parts or contractors to maintain that equipment. There is no Soviet Union vying to replace the United States today. Re-equipping and training a military the size of Egypt’s is measured in decades, not weeks. Egypt is not going to war any time soon. But then the new rulers have declared that all prior treaties — such as with Israel — will remain in effect....

2/23/11 Egypt's interior ministry building is on fire as military blocks access to the site...
Al Jazeera
2/24 Egyptian police set fire to the HR section to destroy documents
Business News
3/6/11... protesters trying to get into a state security building and resistance from the army... state security officers have been shredding documents that might implicate them...a general ordered the building Egyptians tried to storm sealed so evidence could be supposedly collected for investigation and prosecution of former Mubarak regime and state security officials
3/22/11 Fire tears through Egypt Interior Ministry building
The military cordoned off the building to protect it from protesters the state news agency reported. A number of other security buildings were set ablaze earlier this month, witnesses said police had been burning secret documents that could incriminate officials. Police also blamed protesters for those fires.

US in no mood to tender apology to Pakistan over 41 civilians its Predator drone attack killed:

No problem here for US world restructuring
Yemen parliament imposes martial law to detain suspects and prevent demonstrations....some 50 people shot dead at a demonstration in Sanaa on Friday.

Israeli attacks on Gaza Tuesday left eight people dead, including five civilians, and another twelve civilians have been wounded...after Hamas offered a truce--events that bear a striking resemblance to what occurred in the run-up to “Operation Cast Lead” in which US proxy murdered over 1400

Tuesday's death toll was the highest for a single day in months and Hamas spokesman Ismail Rudwan said on the movement's website.
..."This massacre will not pass easily and the Zionist entity should prepare itself for a tough response"...Some of those killed were terrorists," a military spokeswoman said, adding "apparently people not involved were hit, and the army regrets this." ... Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak described the killing of Palestinian civilians by Israeli mortar shells as an unfortunate mistake but said that was the "price" paid when "terrorists" attack the Jewish state every day. France's Foreign Ministry appealed to both sides to show restraint, after 19 Palestinians were wounded by Israeli air strikes on Monday....

Palestinian medics said the dead youths were aged 12, 16 and 17. The 58-year-old owner of the house was also killed. Lt. Col. Avital Leibovich, an IDF spokeswoman, said the army did not know civilians were in the area at the time of the strike ...

Israel's US zionist godfather clarifies its good genocide intentions
Obama condemns fatal bombing at Jerusalem bus stop
Mar 23, 2011 http://www.ksby.com/news/obama-condemns-fatal-bombing-at-jerusalem-bus-s...
WASHINGTON (AP) President Barack Obama condemned a bomb blast at a Jerusalem bus stop that killed one woman and injured more than 20 other people. Authorities say Wednesday's attack was the first major one by Palestinian militants in the Israeli capital in several years. The president also condemned the firing of rockets and mortars from Gaza in recent days and extended condolences to the family of four Palestinian civilians killed Tuesday by a wayward Israeli strike intended for Palestinian militants.