3/27 LIBYA " humanitarian intervention, not war" & the Japan Connection

"Naturally the common people don't want war: Neither in Russia, nor in England, nor for that matter in Germany. That is understood. But, after all, it is the leaders of the country who determine the policy and it is always a simple matter to drag the people along... Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of their leaders. That is easy. All you have to tell them is that they are being attacked and denounce the peacemakers for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in any country."
Hermann Goering, President of the Reichstag, Nazi Party, and Luftwaffe Commander in Chief

Operation Odyssey Dawn “limited humanitarian intervention, not war”

Modern imperialist wars, the continuation of capitalist political-economics, are waged to expand imperialist global political-economic power, using homemade pretexts like 911, Iraq WMD, "al-qaeda terrorists", Niger yellowcake, ad infinitum

Libya rebels coordinating with West on air assault
http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-fg-libya-rebels-20110324,0,31952...
Leaders of the opposition national council, in Benghazi and Europe, are helping allied commanders identify targets for strikes. Allied officials walk a fine line as the U.N. mandate bars them from actively helping the rebels in their goal to oust Moammar Kadafi....Leaders of the opposition national council in rebel-controlled eastern Libya say they are making regular, secure satellite telephone connections with allied military representatives in France and elsewhere in Europe to help commanders identify targets for the U.S.-led air assault...

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
http://www.washington-report.com/component/content/article/152/7370-liby...
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...

3/19 LIBYA: Why US AFRICOM Command in 'Operation Odyssey Dawn' War? part 2

A MAJOR, LONG PLANNED, US GEOSTRATEGIC OFFENSIVE FOR DOMINATION OF AFRICA
: Ghaddafi's 'crime', despite shameful appeasement in recent years, was opposing AFRICOM & U.S. agenda

WHY U.S. 'STRATEGIC INFORMATION' IS SILENT ABOUT AFRICOM
AFRICOM Commander on Commencement of U.S. Military Strikes in Libya
http://www.africom.mil/printStory.asp?art=6222
By General Carter Ham Commander, U.S. Africa Command (AFRICOM) STUTTGART, Germany,
Mar 19, 2011 — At the direction of President Obama and Secretary of Defense Gates, U.S. Africa Command is commanding U.S. military support for the international enforcement of U.N. Security Council Resolution 1973 to protect the Libyan people... joins international partners seeking to halt the aggression in Libya.

AFRICOM and U.S. Hidden Battle For Africa
http://accra-mail.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=13162...
Accra Daily Mail, March 30, 2010

Obama’s mission in Africa
16 July 2009 Ann Talbot
Last week, President Barack Obama flew from the G8 summit in Italy to Accra, the capital of Ghana in West Africa, for his first visit to Sub-Saharan Africa since becoming president. “I have the blood of Africa within me,” he told his Ghanaian audience, “and my family’s history reflects the tragedies and triumphs of the larger African story.”
The value of Obama’s family background was recognised early in his bid for the presidency by Zbigniew Brzezinski, the national security adviser to President Jimmy Carter and a key figure in the formulation of Obama’s foreign policy. In August 2007, Brzezinski declared that Obama “recognizes that the challenge is a new face, a new sense of direction, a new definition of America’s role in the world.”
Brzezinski's Black Africa and the U.S. Black Movement, Presidential Review Memorandum NSCM/46

3/17 LIBYA: ALL-OUT U.S. WAR NOW 'LEGITIMIZED'

As the world weeps with the heroic Japanese people, desperate to support their unimaginable struggle, state-mouthpiece US media, its faux crocodile tears mixed with brazen lies, exploit the horror, whips up patriotic, xenophobic fear predicting false nuclear threat to US. Covering cruel mendacity with barely disguised glee over, also unfounded, 'expected' decline of Japan's third world power status, it promotes US as the savior, its warships amassing for 'humanitarian aid'. Not featured in the 'news' diverting public attention from US opening another major front against Libya, with far-reaching implications, in its world war for global domination are: US nuclear bombing of Japan; that Mark 1 nuclear reactors are GE products (like 23 of 104 in US), and most critically, that the 'Japan-US Alliance' is lynchpin of vital US Pacific military control. [more on this in next digest issue]

Obama warned regional leaders "can't maintain power through coercion"
Final negotiations are taking place on massive $60 billion US arms sale to Saudi Arabia.

PLANNED ALL ALONG AND UNDERWAY, AWAITING FORMAL REQUEST BY ARAB COLLABORATORS
"no-fly zone possible component but not sufficient"
An Obama administration official said a no-fly zone is a possible component of such an effort, "but not sufficient," reflecting the administration's past concerns that Gadhafi could still rout the opposition with helicopter gunships, artillery and ground forces. The US is discussing a range of other concrete steps with allies, both at the United Nations and at NATO... Lebanese Ambassador Nawaf Salam said because Libyan diplomats at the U.N. had asked for a no-fly zone, and the Arab League had approved such a flight ban, "it is not foreign intervention, it is international legality." http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20110316/ap_on_re_us/libya_diplomacy

U.S. considering military actions beyond no-fly zone to stop Kadafi

3/11 Black Is Back Coalition Conference on the “Other” U.S. Wars; Black Africa & U.S. Black Movement, Brzezinski's NSCM 46

"It's not good enough to just be for peace," says Omali Yeshitela, chairman of the Black Is Back Coalition for Social Justice, Peace and Reparations. "One has to be against imperialism, which is responsible for wrecking the world." The traditional anti-war movement, he said, "has never been able to deal adequately with what's happening in Haiti, Congo or throughout Africa, or with the war waged against African people right here in the United States" - the "other" wars.

Black Is Back Coalition March 26 Conference on the “Other” U.S. Wars
by BAR executive editor Glen Ford
http://blackagendareport.com/content/black-back-coalition-holds-march-26...
The bulk of U.S. and European anti-war movements have never opposed all imperial domination and have therefore been selective about which conflicts would be recognized as actual “wars” Thus, U.S. armed theft of Haitian independence is not considered a war, and the U.S. is free to deny culpability for the six million killed in Congo by America’s proxy wars. The Black is Back Coalition “will reexamine the globe to define more objectively where U.S. imperialism and its partners – heirs to previous European empires – are waging war against the various peoples of the world, and what to do about it.”

If there were a war that didn’t directly involve U.S. troops and killed mainly dark people, would what purports to be the U.S. anti-war movement care, or even notice? In fact, there are numerous such wars under way right now, including within U.S. borders, but many white Americans who claim to oppose their country’s aggressions agitate only against those wars that cost the U.S. most heavily in lives and money: Iraq and Afghanistan. The victims of U.S. imperialism’s “other” wars exist only in the margins of the consciousness of much of the white Left, who assume the privilege of picking and choosing the anti-war movement’s priorities.

3/8/11 Bomb Libya? Pros & Cons

US Libyan Policy: Zero Legitimacy
3/3/11 by Tony Cartalucci
http://landdestroyer.blogspot.com/2011/03/us-libyan-policy-zero-legitima...
From the very beginning the US-backed Libyan unrest played out in oafish measures, crutched along by the most irresponsible, intellectually dishonest "journalism" to date. A week before the unrest began, it was the the London based National Conference of Libyan Opposition (NCLO) that called for the February 17th "Day of Rage," not Libyans in the streets of Tripoli or Benghazi. The NCLO itself was created in London in 2005 by Ibrahim Sahad and his National Front for the Salvation of Libya (NFSL), which in turn has been one of the leading Libyan opposition groups since the 1980's. The Daily Globe and Mail has reported that Sahad's NFSL had been behind several attempted armed uprisings and assassination attempts against Qaddafi in the 1980's, while records found in the US Library of Congress indicate Sahad's NFSL had CIA support and training. Sahad himself now directs the unrest in Libya from Washington D.C. while giving interviews with the corporate owned media literally in front of the White House.
Initial reports coming out of Libya after Sahad's "Day of Rage" unfolded, told tales of bone-chilling atrocities committed by Qaddafi against "unarmed protesters." Qaddafi was accused of strafing crowds of unarmed protesters from the air, storming hospitals and kidnapping injured patients, mosque massacres, and just about anything else the imaginations of the corporate owned media could conjure up. BBC did however concede that nearly all of their reports were impossible to confirm, as they were all entirely based on opposition "witness accounts."
This week, Russian military officials boldly asserted such air strikes never took place, and the US Department of Defense was forced to concede that such attacks could not be confirmed.

3/1/11 Digests issues 1/28/11 - 2/28/11 on New US Soft&Hard Warfront Across "No.Africa-MidEast / MENA"

Note: 2.21. issue predates 2/28 but not posted chronologically

1/28/11 US Behind Uprisings: Major Soft Power Front in Global World War http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/333
1/29 Docs.Expose US behind 'pro-democracy activists' in New War Front http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/333
2/4/11 Egypt: US Mission Accomplished? http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/334
2/11 US Declares Freedom: Egypt's 'New' Military Dictatorship http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/335
2/13 Egypt:Transparent Trappings:Creative Destruction for a ’Greater Middle East'& Beyond http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/336
2/20 Removing Room for Doubt http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/337
2/21 Behind the Offensive Across North Africa and Middle East http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/339
2/28 Libya: US Soft War Preps for Military Moves: African & Arab Surrogates Assist http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/338

2/21 Behind the Offensive Across North Africa & 'Middle East'

related material http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/333 / 334/ 335 /336

Promoting Democracy: A Blueprint for the Next Administration
[PDF] from policymatters.netJ Chin - Policy Matters J., Spring, 2008
... International Center for Not-for-Profit Law and World Movement for Democracy Secretariat at the National Endowment for Democracy, February 2008. ... Joseph Nye, Soft Power: The Means to Success in World Politics (New York: PublicAffairs, 2004)
at least 130 sources at george soros+National Endowment for Democracy+soft power

Secret Report Ordered by Obama Identified Potential Uprisings
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/17/world/middleeast/17diplomacy.html
President Obama ordered his advisers last August to produce a secret report on unrest in the Arab world, which concluded that without sweeping political changes, countries from Bahrain to Yemen were ripe for popular revolt, known as a Presidential Study Directive, the 18-page classified report identified likely flashpoints, most notably Egypt, and solicited proposals for how the administration could push for political change in countries with autocratic rulers who are also valuable allies of the United States...how to balance American strategic interests and avert broader instability ... The White House held weekly meetings with experts from the State Department, the C.I.A. and other agencies. The process was led by Dennis B. Ross, the president’s senior adviser on the Middle East; Samantha Power, a senior director at the National Security Council who handles human rights issues; and Gayle Smith, senior director responsible for global development....The report singles out four for close scrutiny, which an official said...suggest Jordan, Egypt, Bahrain and Yemen.

2/28 LIBYA; US Soft War Preps for Military Moves: Arab & African Surrogates Assist

KHADAFI ON THE OUTS
A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford http://Blackagendareport.com/content/khadafi-outs
Mouammar Khadafi strode onto the world stage when he and other young officers kicked out a King named Idris, who had charged foreign corporations the lowest prices in the world to suck out the nation’s oil wealth. That was back in 1969. By the time I had my encounter with Khadafi, 40 years later, in late October of 2009, he was still calling himself a socialist and sworn enemy of capitalism, and pushing his Green Book as a universal guide to social justice. But Khadafi had clearly reached an accommodation with the United States and rich men of Europe... Mouammar Khadafi was once the bane of the West, but in the past decade he has made an “accommodation” with imperialism. Since 9/11, “Khadafi has appeared more concerned with Islamic fundamentalists...than with American and European machinations.” U.S secret services may or may not have acted against Khadafi, but they will surely take advantage of any opening.
In 2009, the year I visited Libya with a delegation headed by former Georgia congresswoman and Green Party presidential candidate Cynthia McKinney, Khadafi had just signed an “historic” agreement on military and diplomatic cooperation.
[3/5/09 UNITED STATES, LIBYA SIGN HISTORIC PACT ON MILITARY COOPERATION, http://www.defenddemocracy.orgindex.php]

2/20 Removing Room for Doubt

related material in last 4 issues http://www.burbankdigest.com/node/333 / 334/ 335 /336

Promoting Democracy: A Blueprint for the Next Administration
[PDF] from policymatters.netJ Chin - Policy Matters J., Spring, 2008
... International Center for Not-for-Profit Law and World Movement for Democracy Secretariat at the National Endowment for Democracy, February 2008. ... Joseph Nye, Soft Power: The Means to Success in World Politics (New York: PublicAffairs, 2004)
at least 130 sources at george soros+National Endowment for Democracy+soft power

Secret Report Ordered by Obama Identified Potential Uprisings
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/17/world/middleeast/17diplomacy.html
President Obama ordered his advisers last August to produce a secret report on unrest in the Arab world, which concluded that without sweeping political changes, countries from Bahrain to Yemen were ripe for popular revolt, known as a Presidential Study Directive, the 18-page classified report identified likely flashpoints, most notably Egypt, and solicited proposals for how the administration could push for political change in countries with autocratic rulers who are also valuable allies of the United States...how to balance American strategic interests and avert broader instability ... The White House held weekly meetings with experts from the State Department, the C.I.A. and other agencies. The process was led by Dennis B. Ross, the president’s senior adviser on the Middle East; Samantha Power, a senior director at the National Security Council who handles human rights issues; and Gayle Smith, senior director responsible for global development....The report singles out four for close scrutiny, which an official said...suggest Jordan, Egypt, Bahrain and Yemen.

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