Friday, April 29, 2011

Libya: NATO takes to the air, CIA takes to the ground

This handout picture taken on March 29, 2011 and released by ECPAD (The French Defence Communication and Audiovisual Production Agency) shows Rafale jets of the French army during the military operations in Libya (AFP Photo / ECPAD / Cyril Amboise)
This handout picture taken on March 29, 2011 and released by ECPAD (The French Defence Communication and Audiovisual Production Agency) shows Rafale jets of the French army during the military operations in Libya (AFP Photo / ECPAD / Cyril Amboise)
by Russia Today

Yb Datuk Len Talif - Khairy, Gan should be respectful

Posted on April 28, 2011, Thursday

UNITED WE STAND: Len (centre) and others cut the traditional `yellow glutinous rice’ cake to commemorate the thanksgiving ceremony.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Ex-CIA chief: Kadhafi was good partner

NATIONAL HARBOR, Maryland — The former chief of the CIA on Tuesday praised Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi's past cooperation and said his downfall could complicate US interests in the short term.
Retired general Michael Hayden, who led the Central Intelligence Agency from 2006 to 2009 under president George W. Bush, said that restive Syria also helped US intelligence but only in selective areas.
Speaking at a conference of the Marine Corps University, Hayden said the CIA had worked well with Kadhafi and Mussa Kussa, the foreign minister who defected last month as Libyan forces moved against rebels.
"Whatever you think of Kadhafi and Mussa Kussa... they were good and they were good counter-terrorism partners," Hayden told the conference near Washington.

BN Batu Kawah mahu Khairy, Gan hormati ‘keunikan politik’ Sarawak

Posted on April 26, 2011, Tuesday

KUCHING: Pemimpin parti komponen Barisan Nasional (BN) negeri di Batu Kawah mahu Ketua Pemuda UMNO, Khairy Jamaluddin dan Naib Presiden MCA, Senator Gan Ping Sieu menghormati ‘keunikan politik’ Sarawak.
Dalam kenyataan akhbar bersama oleh Tan Joo Phoi daripada Parti Rakyat Bersatu Sarawak (SUPP), Dato Ahmad Ibrahim dari Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB), Kapten (B) Zainuddin Tan Sri Hamdan dari Parti Progresif Demokratik Sarawak (SPDP) dan Lau Ting Ping dari Parti Rakyat Sarawak (PRS), mengecam kenyataan Khairy dan Gan kerana mendesak Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud meletak jawatan sebagai ketua menteri.
Ahmad yang bertindak sebagai jurucakap berkata mereka sebagai ahli parti BN Negeri Sarawak berasa terhina dengan kenyataan Gan dan Khairy itu.
“Kita mahu jelaskan kepada rakyat Malaysia, nasib politik rakyat Sarawak akan ditentukan dan milik rakyat Sarawak bukannya orang luar. Sila hormati landasan politik kami kerana mahu mengekalkannya seperti itu,” katanya dalam satu kenyataan akhbar semalam.
Beliau turut mengatakan rakyat Sarawak telah membuat keputusan dalam pilihan raya negeri yang baru selesai iaitu kepimpinan Taib masih diperlukan.
“Bila Pehin Sri mahu bersara, semua itu terpulang kepadanya. Beliau sudah mendapat mandat daripada rakyat untuk terus memerintah.
“Kita berharap Gan dan Khairy menarik balik kenyataan mereka dan memohon maaf tidak hanya kepada ketua menteri tetapi semua rakyat Sarawak kerana tidak sensitif, jahil dan bertindak di luar batasan,” ujarnya.

borneo post

Last week YB Datuk Fadilah Yusof stated that Khairy Jamaludin's statement was personal and need not be rebuked.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Libya and the Imperial Re-Division of Africa

by Mahdi Darius NazemroayaPART I

Plans to attack Libya have been longstanding. The imperial war machine of the United States, Britain, France, Italy, and their NATO allies is involved in a new military adventure that parallel the events that led to the wars against Yugoslavia and Iraq. The war machine has been mobilized under the cover of “humanitarian intervention.”

In fact what the Pentagon and NATO have done is breach international law by intervening on the side of one of the combating parties in Libya in a civil war that they themselves have encouraged and fuelled. They have not protected civilians, but have launched a war against the Libyan regime in Tripoli and actively assisted the Benghazi-based Transitional Council in fighting the Libyan military.
Before the rapprochement with Colonel Qaddafi, for years the U.S., Britain, France, and their allies worked to destabilize Libya. Confirmed by U.S. government sources, Washington attempted regime change in Tripoli several times.[1] According to General Wesley Clark, former NATO commander, the Pentagon had active plans for launching a war against Libya.
The U.S. and its NATO allies are now embroiled in a new war that has the patented characteristics of the wars and invasions of Iraq and the former Yugoslavia.

A large naval armada off the shores of Libya has been bombing Libya for weeks with the declared objective of ousting the Libyan regime. At the same time, Libyan internal divisions are being fuelled.

Misinformation is systematically being spewed. Like Saddam Hussein before him, the U.S. and the E.U. have armed and helped Colonel Qaddafi. It is, therefore, important to hold the U.S. and the E.U. accountable for these weapon sales and the training of Libyan forces.
Also, like in Iraq, another Arab dictator was befriended by the U.S., only to be subsequently betrayed.

Prior to Iraq’s rapprochement with the U.S., at the outset of the Iraq-Iran War, Saddam Hussein was a Soviet ally and considered an enemy by Washington.

The case of Colonel Qaddafi is in many regards similar. Ironically, Qaddafi had warned Arab leaders in 2008 at a meeting in Damascus under the auspices of the Arab League about regime change., He pointed to the U.S. government’s “bad habit” of betraying its Arab dictator friends: 
Why won’t the [U.N.] Security Council investigate the hanging of Saddam Hussein? How could the leader of an Arab League state be hanged? I am not talking about Saddam Hussein’s policies or our [meaning the other Arab leaders] animosity towards him. We all had our disagreements with him. We all disagree with one another. Nothing unites us except this hall. Why is there not an investigation about Saddam Hussein’s execution?
An entire Arab government is killed and hung on the gallows – Why?! In the future it is going to be your turns too! [The rest of the Arab officials gathered start laughing] Indeed!
America fought alongside Saddam Hussein against Khomeini [in the Iraq-Iran War]. He was their friend. Cheney was a friend of Saddam Hussein. Rumsfeld, the [U.S.] defence secretary during the bombing of Iraq [in 2003], was a close friend of Saddam Hussein.
At the end they sold him out. They hung him. Even you [the Arab leaders] who are the friends of America – no I will say we – we, the friends of America, America may approve of our hanging one day. [2]

Pemuda PBB Zone Limbang/Lawas : We don’t need Khairy to teach us

LAWAS: The leaders of the ruling State Barisan Nasional (BN) do not need to be taught by “outsiders”, said Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Zone 7 Youth Chief Awangku Jinal Abedin Pengiran Haji Jawa.

“It is because the state BN leaders have visions and views that are more matured compared to ‘green-horned’ politicians.

“It would be wise for UMNO Youth Chief Khairy Jamaluddin not to interfere with the state’s domestic politics by asking the Chief Minister to step down.

PBB beri DAP ‘amaran’


by Patricia Gari. Posted on April 25, 2011, Monday
Kawasan Bidayuh bukan untuk ditawan dan dikuasai oleh parti pembangkang dari Semenanjung Malaysia: Peter Minos

KUCHING: Parti Tindakan Demokratik (DAP) diberitahu agar melupakan hasrat untuk menguasai kawasan majoriti Bidayuh pada Pilihan Raya Umum (PRU) akan datang kerana kehadiran parti itu ke kawasan Bidayuh ibarat ‘tetamu tidak diundang’.
Timbalan Ketua Publisiti Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Bersatu (PBB) Datuk Peter Minos berkata DAP boleh mencuba nasib di kawasan-kawasan Parlimen Bidayuh tetapi itu hanyalah usaha sia-sia kerana Bidayuh tetap kekal berpihak kepada Barisan Nasional (BN) seperti selama ini.
“DAP, jangan sentuh kawasan Bidayuh, kerana Bidayuh tidak sukakan DAP. Selain pembangkang, DAP adalah parti yang datang dari Semenanjung Malaysia dan Bidayuh tidak suka parti yang datang dari Semenanjung Malaysia.

Monday, April 25, 2011

Britain, the Traitor Nation: Media Disinformation and Crimes against Humanity in Libya

"All Members shall refrain in their international relations from the threat or use of force against the territorial integrity or political independence of any state, or in any other manner inconsistent with the Purposes of the United Nations...Nothing contained in the present Charter shall authorize the United Nations to intervene in matters which are essentially within the domestic jurisdiction of any state or shall require the Members to submit such matters to settlement under the present Charter." UN Charter - 1: Purposes and Principles 

Stealing Libya's Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWF) by NATO governments

Pehin Sri mahu wakil Cina

by Patricia Gari. Posted on April 22, 2011, Friday

Menteri dari masyarakat Cina tetap dilantik dalam kabinet negeri
KUCHING: Wakil komuniti Cina tetap akan dilantik dalam kabinet negeri walaupun Parti Rakyat Bersatu Sarawak (SUPP) tidak berganjak dengan keputusannya ti-dak mahu ada wakil kaum itu dalam kerajaan negeri.
Ketua Menteri Pehin Sri Abdul Taib Mahmud berkata beliau tetap akan menunaikan janjinya mahu membantu komuniti Cina menda-patkan wakil dalam kerajaan.
Malah katanya, SUPP tiada kuasa untuk menyatakan sama ada mereka setuju atau tidak wakil Cina dilantik dalam kabinet Sarawak.
“Apa hak mereka (SUPP) untuk berkata begitu. Mereka bersetuju atau tidak ada wakil Cina dalam ke-rajaan, saya tetap akan tunaikan janji mahu membantu Cina bagi menda-patkan wakil yang adil dalam ke-rajaan,” katanya kepada pemberita ketika ditemui selepas mempengerusikan mesyuarat kabinet di Wisma Bapa Malaysia di sini semalam.

Abdul Karim Hamzah : SNAP akan jadi kuli jika setuju bergabung dengan DAP

Posted on April 23, 2011, Saturday
KUCHING: SNAP akan menjadi kuli jika parti yang dahulunya pernah menjadi ahli komponen BN Sarawak itu, setuju bergabung dengan DAP seperti yang dicadangkan oleh Lim Kit Siang.
Ketua Setiausaha Politik Ketua Menteri Abdul Karim Rahman Hamzah berkata, ia merupakan usaha DAP menangkis pandangan ramai yang mengatakan ia bukan parti Cina apabila bergabung dengan SNAP yang kebanyakan ahlinya adalah Bumiputera.
“Ia hanya perkahwinan untuk kepentingan DAP,” katanya ketika dihubungi bagi mengulas mengenai ilham Kit Siang, penasihat DAP, untuk bergabung dengan SNAP, baru-baru ini.
Menurut Abdul Karim, penggabungan dua parti itu akan memudahkan DAP menyerap masuk ke kawasan luar bandar Sarawak untuk memenangi kerusi pilihan raya pada masa depan.
Ia merupakan satu usaha yang tak mungkin akan dapat DAP lakukan sekarang.
“Saya percaya pemimpin SNAP tidak akan mahu diperkudakan oleh DAP sebegitu rupa,” katanya.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

MCA vice-president told to apologise to CM

by Saiful Bahari. Posted on April 23, 2011, Saturday

PLEASE APOLOGISE, SIR: Zuraimi (second right) holding the newspaper cutting which published Gan’s statement whilst asking him to apologise to the Chief Minister. Also seen are some members of the Gerak Gempur N6 Tupong.

Friday, April 22, 2011

Khairy’s remarks draw flaks

KUCHING: Kuching Zone Parti Pesaka Bumiputera Ber sat u (PBB) Youth Chief Wan Hamzah Wan Paie (pic) refutes the call by Barisan Nasional (BN) Youth Chief Khairy Jamaluddin for Chief Minister Pehin Sri Haji Abdul Taib Mahmud to step down, saying that Khairy has no right to make the call and should stay out of Sarawak politics.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Imperialist Powers Prepare Escalation of Libyan War

The United States, Britain and France are moving towards a significant escalation of the war against Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi, with leaders of the US-backed rebellion calling for the deployment of ground troops from the NATO powers, as well as stepped-up bombing.

VICTORY IN SARAWAK - Mahathir Mohamad

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

U.S. secretly backed Syrian opposition groups

The State Department has secretly financed Syrian political opposition groups and related projects, including a satellite TV channel that beams anti-government programming into the country, according to previously undisclosed diplomatic cables.
The London-based satellite channel, Barada TV, began broadcasting in April 2009 but has ramped up operations to cover the mass protests in Syria as part of a long-standing campaign to overthrow the country’s autocratic leader, Bashar al-Assad. Human rights groups say scores of people have been killed by Assad’s security forces since the demonstrations began March 18; Syria has blamed the violence on “foreign-armed gangs.”

SUPP salah pilih calon: Jeniri

Posted on April 18, 2011, Monday
Calon kitar semula, tua punca kekalahan teruk parti ini

Monday, April 18, 2011

US To Recoup Libya Oil From China

Press TV has interviewed Dr. Paul Craig Roberts, former assistant secretary of US Treasury from Panama City, who gives his insight on the revolution in Libya and why US President Barack Obama needs to overthrow Qaddafi when no other US presidents did.