Posts Tagged ‘NATO’

  • NATO: Is Syria about the oil?
    Updated! Is so much Potential Oil and Gas: So Close & Yet So Far Away! How much does access to oil resources in the region influence NATO’s decisions about direct military intervention in Syria? contributed by @PicoBee Figure1: Existing oil and gas pipelines transiting through and near Syria. Figure 2: Projected OIl production from Iraq. Pipelines, Pipelines,...
    by at August 12th, 2012 at 10:08 am
  • Sen Diane Feinstein’s reply to my message on Libya support
    Thank you for writing to express your views about international military operations in Libya.  I appreciate hearing your position on this issue and welcome the opportunity to respond. Please know that I support the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)-led efforts to enforce a no-fly zone and arms embargo over Libya aimed at protecting civilian populations from...
    by at July 13th, 2011 at 02:07 pm
  • Gaddafi family launches PR campaign with TV interviews featuring Saif al-Islam and Aisha while Gaddafi threatens Europe
    The Gaddafi’s are obviously on a PR campaign to win sympathy. And from the look of their dress, both Aisha and Saif are hoping to appeal to the traditional world. Saif has a new beard and North African robes in contrast with his college boy look shown in the photo below taken from a CNN interview the first days of the conflict. Aisha appeared for her French TV interview...
    by at July 1st, 2011 at 10:07 am
  • Listen to Radio Message from NATO to Gaddafi troops in Zintan
    NATO Psyops is sending this radio message out to Gaddafi troops in Zintan, urging them to leave the battle. The YouTube & radio message is in both English and Arabic. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fT7RR4vnETc
    by at May 30th, 2011 at 12:05 pm
  • Safiya Gaddafi phones CNN to complain about treatment of her family
    In her latest show of chutzpah, Mrs. Safiya Gaddafi, wife of Muammar, talked in arabic with CNN about the plight of her poor family at the hands of NATO and the rest of the world. From the hysteria in her voice, I would guess she is still in Libya and not tucked away safely in Tunisia or Vienna as previously rumored. Safiya complains about the treatment of her family and...
    by at May 29th, 2011 at 04:05 pm
  • Latest weapon against Misrata port is smart mine. Dropped from helicopter? No – from Grad missile
    Smart mine found in Misrata port  ~ photo by Ali Alramli Approximately 20+ explosive devises called smart mines were dropped  into Misrata harbor and around the port yesterday. Earlier reports claimed helicopters dropped the mines, but C.J. Chivers of the New York Times writes that they were delivered by a Chinese-made variant of a Grad rocket that opens in flight...
    by at May 6th, 2011 at 02:05 pm
  • Misrata: Door by Door, Building by Building, Street by Street “Zenga Zenga”
    Crossing Tripoli Street Getty Tweets Thurs Apr 21 21h00 from @ChangeInLibya – Halwasa Guy: MISRATA UPDATE HAS AMAZING AMAZING NEWS!!!!!! Misrata THERE ARE PARTIES AND DEMONSTRATIONS AND PEOPLE SHOUTING ALLAHU AKBAR ALL OVER MISRATA, old men crying from happiness!!!!!!!!! Misrata update for Thursday 21st April has some of the best news I heard all week –...
    by at April 21st, 2011 at 12:04 pm
  • Why the Cassandra Club didn’t trust Turkey and NATO to protect Libya from Gaddafi
    Temple snakes licked Cassandra’s ears clean so that she was able to hear the future. However, Apollo placed a curse on her so that no one would ever believe her predictions. For me it’s not about hearing the future, it’s about seeing past and present, then adding 1 + 1 to come up with the 2 of the future. Although I hardly consider myself the Cassandra...
    by at April 6th, 2011 at 11:04 am
  • The Unwanted Arab Spring that’s bad for business
    Call me a cynic. God knows I’ve tried to be an idealist for the last couple of months. It started with Egypt. I was so moved by the millions of people who braved everything to take to the streets and demand Mubarak step down. Yes! Tunisia was not a fluke. A democratic wave might roll through the autocratic Middle-East and North Africa. There was hope. There was light. But...
    by at April 3rd, 2011 at 10:04 am
  • Cenciotti Aviation blog: RDAF Odyssey Dawn Patch with hidden Arabic peace message
    Peace for Libyan People If you are a military junkie and want to follow in elaborate detail events in Libya which include the hardware and military updates of Odyssey Dawn, now called Operation Unified Protector under NATO command, you must link to David Cenciotti‘s weblog – Aviation from a different perspective. The amount of information and links is impressive. The...
    by at March 30th, 2011 at 11:03 am
  • NATO fiddles while Benghazi burns under full scale assault by Gaddafi
    AFP: Free Libya jet shot down over Benghazi this am A full assault is happening in Benghazi right now. Rockets and bombing have rocked residential areas. Tweets of civilians being shot as they flee their homes. Tweets also of assault from the sea. The hotel where journalists stay has been bombed. All hell is breaking loose. What did the United States, United Kingdom, France...
    by at March 19th, 2011 at 01:03 am
  • Speechless at NATO inaction and undecided if leaders incompetent or lying.
    It doesn’t happen very often to me that I’m speechless, but that’s just where I am today. The tweets are flying with news of massacres in several Libyan cities in the 24 hours since the UN Security Council approved a No-Fly Zone along with all means necessary to stop violence against civilians, including military action. The Gaddafi regime keeps claiming...
    by at March 18th, 2011 at 03:03 pm
  • Vive la France for recognizing Libyan National Council (TNC) while Gaddafi calls Obama’s bluff
    Sarkozy came through in a big way today and recognized the Libyan National Council (known as TNC or PTNC – yes – too confusing) as the legitimate representatives of Free Libya. According to my Twitter sources, France refused to let the Gaddafi delegation enter the country as they had no visas and sent them back to Libya on the same plane. Nice story if...
    by at March 10th, 2011 at 06:03 pm
  • Head of NATO tells BBC “If requested, we stand ready to assist with our assets.”
    Anders Fogh Rasmussen, former Danish Prime Minister and current head of NATO, said in an interview with BBC that NATO acts by resolution of the United Nations Security Council. He explained that NATO is very aware of the sensitivity of Western intervention in that region of the world. He did add however that “if requested, we stand ready to assist with our assets.” I...
    by at March 5th, 2011 at 01:03 am
  • Did the Brits, first to offer help to Free Libya, forget to tell Benghazi about the SAS team??
    According to the Guardian, Richard Norton-Taylor says the British are moving to help Free Libya anti-Gaddafi forces. The Guardian article stated that the British government  was in contact with key Free Libya figures and preparing to send unarmed advisers to help anti-Gaddafi forces in eastern Libya. That story came out just a couple of days before a team of  SAS/MI6...
    by at March 4th, 2011 at 12:03 pm
  • Where is Twitter outrage at Russia and China opposition to no-fly zone for Libya?
    Does Libya want a no-fly zone or not? Is that considered “help or intervention?” If they do want a no-fly zone, then why aren’t the tweets flying hard and fast that show outrage at Russia and China for opposing a UN Security Council resolution for a no-fly zone to be enforced by NATO? I follow Twitter #Libya and #Egypt religiously. First I heard, “Where...
    by at March 1st, 2011 at 08:03 pm
  • Obama says “exploring all options”
    “Exploring all options.” Those three words from Barack Obama would mean a lot to anyone who isn’t crazy. The problem, as everyone knows, is that Gaddafi is beyond hearing anything. But those around him are capable of hearing. Maybe they will get the message. It would be so easy if Obama could just fix it. I’m sure he wants to. At least he finally...
    by at February 23rd, 2011 at 03:02 pm