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NATO Launches Rare Daytime Airstrike On Tripoli

NATO Launches Rare Daytime Airstrike On Tripoli

Commented Jun 1, 2011 at 13:17:49 in World

“I see Gadaffi commiting crimes and NATO and the "rebels" comminting the same crimes. Yeah, I'm a bystander to a crime, both sides are criminal. You, on the other hand, have decided that this is a story between Good and Bad people and you have ignorantly picked a side. Now you can dismiss the deads and abuses of the "rebels" because they were inflicted on the "bad guys".

I insist, you rob Paul to pay Peter, that can hardly be called "helping", in fact, it's called the F-ing kiss of death. Also, you know perfectly well that this "help" is going to have to be returned by Libya (or the remains of it. It was days not weeks, remember?). That is one heck of a "help". If you see me in trouble, please do not "help" me, I don't want that kind of "help" and I won't be paying for it. Yours is the last reply, but I don't think I'll read it.”
NATO Launches Rare Daytime Airstrike On Tripoli

NATO Launches Rare Daytime Airstrike On Tripoli

Commented Jun 1, 2011 at 03:55:04 in World

“Congratulations, you're officially a warmonger. And btw, you're not a bystander to a crime, you're robbing Paul to pay Peter. You should run when you see a cop.”

Nicholas Azarian on Jun 1, 2011 at 09:03:47

“I'm calling you the bystander (as you want to leave the Libyan people to the mercy of Gaddafi) and you can throw the word warmonger around all you want, but I frankly do not care.”
NATO Launches Rare Daytime Airstrike On Tripoli

NATO Launches Rare Daytime Airstrike On Tripoli

Commented Jun 1, 2011 at 00:16:06 in World

“The difference between us is that I support neither side. That's why I don't want my country (Spain) or any foreign power with clear economic and geopolitical interests taking sides in a civil war that is going to leave the country more divided, bombed and buried in debt. I don't buy "humanitarian" wars using depleted uranium and letting boats with people, fleeing this very same war, sink in the ocean. I don't want to support Al Qaeda terrorists recruited in Guantanamo, who commit as many crimes as the other side nor show higher moral ground than Gadaffi.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/africaandindianocean/libya/8401787/Libya-it-wasnt-supposed-to-be-like-this-in-free-Benghazi.html

If you want to pick sides at the expense of the civilians on the other side of this civil war, good for you, but even better for the war profiteers. You have great partners.”

Nicholas Azarian on Jun 1, 2011 at 01:44:58

“Being a bystander to a crime and deciding that the whole thing isn't your problem because the victim is fighting back is a stance I do not agree with. I do believe things would be worst in the short and long term in Libya if the world stood by.

While the article you linked and others I read is a concern. I do not see it as putting the rebels on the same moral footing as Gaddafi if most of the people they are rounding up are indeed members of Gaddafi's security forces or loyalists spying or trying to undermine the revolution. It is something to keep an eye on though.

When it comes to wars one side wins and one side loses. I stand with those fighting against the tryant who's reigned for 40 years. Will people die? Yes. It's war. It happens. It's a tragedy, but that is the nature of war. I believe that Libya will have a better future and its people a better life without Gaddafi in charge and in a government where their voice is heard. Partners who help make that happen are far better then those who are content to sit and watch on the sidelines.”
NATO Launches Rare Daytime Airstrike On Tripoli

NATO Launches Rare Daytime Airstrike On Tripoli

Commented May 31, 2011 at 20:39:03 in World

“"But Human Rights Watch has released data on Misurata, the next-biggest city in Libya and scene of protracted fighting, revealing that Moammar Khadafy is not deliberately massacring civilians but rather narrowly targeting the armed rebels who fight against his government.

Misurata’s population is roughly 400,000. In nearly two months of war, only 257 people — including combatants — have died there. Of the 949 wounded, only 22 — less than 3 percent — are women. If Khadafy were indiscriminately targeting civilians, women would comprise about half the casualties."

http://www.boston.com/bostonglobe/editorial_opinion/oped/articles/2011/04/14/false_pretense_for_war_in_libya/?camp=misc:on:share:article

Nicholas Azarian on May 31, 2011 at 23:26:17

“I have to seriously question whether those numbers really come from the Human Rights Watch as I did some cross checking and found they come a one Dr Muhammad el-Fortia from Misrata Hospital on April 12. Which is a full month before the Battle of Misrata ended. You can find it at the very bottom of the article of the link I posted:

http://www.abc.net.au/news/stories/2011/04/11/3188518.htm

Also you may notice that according to the Human Rights Watch in that article and I quote,

"Attacks by government forces on the third city of Misrata, the rebels' last major stronghold in the west, have endangered civilians and targeted a medical clinic in violation of international law, Human Rights Watch said Monday."

...and also...

"We've heard disturbing accounts of shelling and shooting at a clinic and in populated areas, killing civilians where no battle was raging," said Sarah Leah Whitson, Middle East and North Africa director at Human Rights Watch.

Which is completely the opposite of your claim that civilians are not being targeted. From what I can find 551 to 1000 people have been killed, 1000 to 2000 people are missing, and 4000 people have been wounded by Gaddafi loyalists. Also Gaddafi loyalist have shut off water to the city. I think the total numbers will be difficult to verify for some time, but I will keep an eye out. I trust you will do the same?”
Stuxnet Attack: Did U.S. Play A Role In Cyber Virus On Iran's Nuclear Facilities? (VIDEO)

Stuxnet Attack: Did U.S. Play A Role In Cyber Virus On Iran's Nuclear Facilities? (VIDEO)

Commented May 29, 2011 at 13:33:58 in World

“If the US did it, doubt not it's going to blow out in our faces sometime or another.”
Lockheed Martin Hit By Cyber Attack, Department Of Homeland Security Confirms

Lockheed Martin Hit By Cyber Attack, Department Of Homeland Security Confirms

Commented May 29, 2011 at 10:46:39 in Technology

“Defense? You mean Attack Infrastructure, right?”

zibhammad on May 29, 2011 at 11:05:50

“Do you remember what the immediate response was when the US was actually attacked (9/11 of course) - when they figured out the airliners crashing was not an accident - they sent up the available jet fighters - two Air National Guard planes from a base in New England. This country has no real defense, our military is all about offense - fighting wars somewhere else, not here.”

Ramirez on May 29, 2011 at 10:48:31

“That too.”
NATO Launches Rare Daytime Airstrike On Tripoli

NATO Launches Rare Daytime Airstrike On Tripoli

Commented May 29, 2011 at 10:16:16 in World

“The leader of thre Lybian "rebels" is Hamuda bin Qumu and was recruited in Guantanamo.

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/25/world/guantanamo-files-libyan-detainee-now-us-ally-of-sorts.html?_r=1

Bengazi was famous before for being a seed bank for Al Qaeda in Iraq.

http://www.asiantribune.com/news/2011/03/17/libyan-rebellion-has-radical-islamist-fervor-benghazi-link-islamic-militancyus-milit

The same AlQaeda are being fought in Yehmen through a proxy war.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-11918037

Meanwhile in Bahrein, the Arab Spring they claim to support is represed by Saudi Arabia with the US acquiescence.

http://ipsnews.net/news.asp?idnews=55248

Not to mention the most important fact: you cannot protect people, and bomb them and escalate a war at the same time. If you think that, you are a warmonger but you might don't know it.”
NATO Launches Rare Daytime Airstrike On Tripoli

NATO Launches Rare Daytime Airstrike On Tripoli

Commented May 29, 2011 at 09:38:45 in World

“And bombing Lybia into the stone age is going to do the trick. Did you learn anything in these 10 years of unending wars? Dubya and Tony Blair are on the brink of being indicted for war crimes yet you keep on pushing oil wars forward while complaining about world instability, like a pyromaniac firefighter. You're one amazing country.”

Nicholas Azarian on May 31, 2011 at 18:07:18

“Oh I'm sorry we're bombing Libya into the Stone Age? Yes, how will the Libyans survive without those ammo and gas dumps, command and control bunkers, tanks, comms centers? Oh right, because the more Gaddafi's forces are ground down the less pain and death they can inflict on their fellow Libyans. Oil wars huh? Yeah we're pulling SO much oil out of Afghanistan right? Oh wait, Afghanistan doesn't have any oil, and what's that? Iraq's government is in control of who gets the oil contracts of it oil fields? Yeah some oil war there. Oh and oil was the only thing we cared about it would have been a lot easier to just buy from Gaddafi. Which we were doing. Up until he decided to kill everything in Libya who dares stand up to him.”

dkay888 on May 29, 2011 at 17:15:53

“go smoke some crack hippie!”

jaredbrain on May 29, 2011 at 12:03:12

“bombing them into the stone age took about 9 seconds.”

jimmygwrites on May 29, 2011 at 11:05:29

“Yes, we are an amazing country, thank you.”

toastedrite on May 29, 2011 at 09:47:12

“...And Quaddafi forces are shelling (yes that means large quantities of explosives) his own civilians and cities...

Missed that bit about war crimes indictments...perhaps you could clarify your sources?”
NATO Launches Rare Daytime Airstrike On Tripoli

NATO Launches Rare Daytime Airstrike On Tripoli

Commented May 29, 2011 at 09:20:34 in World

“The US and Europe are the ones with the permanent war agenda, not Gadaffi.”
Lawrence O'Donnell: New York Times 'Jumped The Shark' With Palin Coverage (VIDEO)

Lawrence O'Donnell: New York Times 'Jumped The Shark' With Palin Coverage (VIDEO)

Commented May 29, 2011 at 08:59:44 in Media

“I have also complaints about the insane coverage and focus on partidism on the Lamestream Media. Also, talkingheads talking about other talkingheads and that making it into headlines and being officially news is kind of annoying, to say the least. It always Beck, O'Reily, Maddox, O'Donell, Anderson Cooper, The View and the rest of the usual boring media drama queens with nothing much to say. Their only known hability is to turn any important issue into a soap opera.”

Tom Distad on May 29, 2011 at 13:25:56

“I recommend NPR's All Things Considered...”
Obama Hails Poland As A Model For Democracy

Obama Hails Poland As A Model For Democracy

Commented May 29, 2011 at 08:38:27 in World

“Extending the cold war mentality in Poland. Amazing.”
Osama Bin Laden Raid A Watershed Moment For Pakistan, Says Clinton

Osama Bin Laden Raid A Watershed Moment For Pakistan, Says Clinton

Commented May 28, 2011 at 00:43:07 in World

“If "good handle" means 6 wars and counting, you're right and the military welfare will surely agree. Blaming Pakistan is however kind of ridiculous considering the Bush opening act in the ME and the escalation by Obama.”
Who Should Run The IMF? A Chinese Point Of View

Who Should Run The IMF? A Chinese Point Of View

Commented May 27, 2011 at 23:23:46 in World

“Lets make it a matter of nationalities. That's what is important now.”
Hackers Breached Security Networks Of U.S. Military Contractors, Says Source

Hackers Breached Security Networks Of U.S. Military Contractors, Says Source

Commented May 27, 2011 at 23:18:03 in Technology

“Run for your lifes! You're not secure! Here! Take my toaster! Attack some random country! UK is on our side!”
Osama Bin Laden Raid A Watershed Moment For Pakistan, Says Clinton

Osama Bin Laden Raid A Watershed Moment For Pakistan, Says Clinton

Commented May 27, 2011 at 23:08:31 in World

“Because the US involvement in the ME is just ...lets say it's great. Right?”

101CheshireCat on May 27, 2011 at 23:30:07

“AND because this President has such a good handle on ME politics......right?”
Muammar Gaddafi Is 'Paranoid,' Hiding In Hospitals: MI6

Muammar Gaddafi Is 'Paranoid,' Hiding In Hospitals: MI6

Commented May 27, 2011 at 22:59:38 in World

“Propaganda at its best.”
Berlusconi Baffles Obama, Blasts Judges At G8 Summit

Berlusconi Baffles Obama, Blasts Judges At G8 Summit

Commented May 27, 2011 at 22:35:32 in World

“How charming. Two padrinos at work.”
Matt Taibbi: An Attorney General Vs. The Banking World

Matt Taibbi: An Attorney General Vs. The Banking World

Commented Aug 26, 2011 at 20:02:50 in Business

“Slipped away long ago. It's a shame of a sell out.”
Matt Taibbi: An Attorney General Vs. The Banking World

Matt Taibbi: An Attorney General Vs. The Banking World

Commented Aug 26, 2011 at 02:51:04 in Business

“Kathryn Wylde is HP blogger or contribuitor, IDK, but it's not allowed to comment in any of her Blog Entries. Interesting.”

barkingcat on Aug 26, 2011 at 11:25:08

“Very interesting -- many thanks for pointing this out.”
Libya Rebels Thank Obama, Sarkozy, Cameron, Rice With Huge Poster In Benghazi Square (PHOTOS)

Libya Rebels Thank Obama, Sarkozy, Cameron, Rice With Huge Poster In Benghazi Square (PHOTOS)

Commented Aug 23, 2011 at 14:07:28 in World

“All of them are famine too. It's a pack, can't have one without the others.”
Libya Rebels Thank Obama, Sarkozy, Cameron, Rice With Huge Poster In Benghazi Square (PHOTOS)

Libya Rebels Thank Obama, Sarkozy, Cameron, Rice With Huge Poster In Benghazi Square (PHOTOS)

Commented Aug 23, 2011 at 14:05:35 in World

“I'd have used a Greek metaphor, let's say the Gorgons, but they were 3 and it does not match.

The picture says it all about the legitimacy of the "kinetic" action (aka neocolonial action). I forgot to add.”
Libya Rebels Thank Obama, Sarkozy, Cameron, Rice With Huge Poster In Benghazi Square (PHOTOS)

Libya Rebels Thank Obama, Sarkozy, Cameron, Rice With Huge Poster In Benghazi Square (PHOTOS)

Commented Aug 23, 2011 at 11:45:19 in World

“The 4 Horsemen of the Apocalypse. This picture says it all.”

Sacchinftw on Aug 23, 2011 at 12:12:06

“All of them can be interpreted as War, maybe by a stretch they can be Conquest and Death, but which is Famine?”

RagdeSitum on Aug 23, 2011 at 12:01:33

“Muslims believe JC is the Messiah so they have more in common with you than with us secularists.”

Mydian01 on Aug 23, 2011 at 11:56:05

“i lol'd.. i just dont understand seeing the world through christian-coloured glasses.. does everything really turn black and white?”
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