Friday, February 25, 2011

US Military Deeply Involved In Yemen & other Countries Where Uprisings Are Taking Place &'s "Rally To Save The American Dream" Feb. 26

UPDATE:  4:15 PM & 5:42 PM Feb. 25 2011.

* calls for massive rallies across the US to defend worker's rights.

* Scott Walker's prank call (see side bar on left)speaks volumes about Gov. Walker and other Republicans desire to quash first Public Service Unions and then all unions in order to help private businesses to profit more. Tea Party Republicans have been bought out by the Koch brothers and others.

* Libyan leader Qaddaffi vows to stay in power and will let loose a river of blood ???
Note on spelling ( on how to spell Qadafi?, Gaddafi , Gadafhi, al-Gadafi el-Gadafi etc.)

* will Obama do the right thing in the middle east and north Africa or just help with window dressing by  replacing current dictators with  new American-friendly dictators.

First a word about Wisconsin and the attempt across the USA to destroy Unions and the right to collective bargaining

Letter from People For The American Way:

The progressive movement is taking to the streets. Events have been organized in cities and state capitols across the nation to show solidarity with workers in Wisconsin and people in every state who will suffer as a result of the Right's slash-and-burn attacks on workers' rights and critical budget priorities.

The time is 12:00 NOON tomorrow, wherever you are ... it's going to be big, so please don't miss out on being a part of it.

Our friends at MoveOn have compiled the master list of events around the country. Find the event or events nearest you here >

We hope you can make it, and, as always, please help spread the word.

In Solidarity, Ben, PFAW

and from

Rally to Save the American Dream

In Wisconsin and around our country, the American Dream is under fierce attack. Instead of creating jobs, Republicans are giving tax breaks to corporations and the very rich—and then cutting funding for education, police, emergency response, and vital human services.

On Saturday, February 26, at noon local time, we are organizing rallies in front of every statehouse and in every major city to stand in solidarity with the people of Wisconsin. We demand an end to the attacks on worker's rights and public services across the country. We demand investment, to create decent jobs for the millions of people who desperately want to work. And we demand that the rich and powerful pay their fair share.
We are all Wisconsin. We are all Americans.

This Saturday, we will stand together to Save the American Dream. Be sure to wear Wisconsin Badger colors—red and white—to show your solidarity.

Libya- government response to protests with wanton violence
Yemen appears to be softening its response to protest.
Bahrain response mixed

Robert Fisk reports on Bahrain growing protests which is different from other countries.
Fisk describes the uprising as civil rights movement especially for the Shia Muslims but that the protest from what he has seen is classless and secular as it was in Egypt.
In both countries as in others these uprisings are for the most part not the result of Islamic extremists.

In Libya Qaddaffi defiantly holds onto power while much of the military is siding with the anti-Qaddaffi protesters. Meanwhile Qaddaffi gives a rambling almost incoherent speech blaming , Al Qaeda , AlJazeera and outside agitators who have been drugging the drinks of Libyans with LSD or other hallucinogens  which Qaddaffi believes makes them act crazy. He sounds as paranoid as other meglomaniacs such as Saddam or Bush and Cheney when they were in power.

But no matter how crazy Qaddaffi appears the US is still helping to prop up his failing government .
Some reports to Aljazeera & other news outlets suggest that the government of Libya has already  loss of control over large parts of Libya.

Qaddaffi on TV told the loyal soldiers to enter the homes of the protesters beat them and kill them .

Horrifying video from Libya mercenaries in Benghazi entering homes & shooting people

Massacre by Gaddafi (qaddaffi) in Libya - Mass Burial in Tripoli - 519 died, 3,980 wounded 1,500 missing.

Obama like his predecessors is more concerned about its phony war on terror and its agenda to keep the American Empire in tact and to further extend it as the Americans expand bases in Afghanistan, in Africa, South America etc.

Obama if he continues in his dithering and backing these friendly dictators against the peoples of these states will prove that he is as morally bankrupt as Bush, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Condoleeza Rice, Karl Rove etc who only believed in the Nietzchean Will To Power or Real Politik.

We can use Yemen or one of the other nations now facing uprisings in trying to evaluate the involvement of the US gov't and the US military & CIA in these countries.After Obama's gutless kow-towing to Israel last week at the UN it is difficult to expect the US to do the right thing in Libya, Yemen, Bahrain , Morocco etc. without acting within  in its own interest & agenda .And if Obama request help from the UN some countries on the security council may on principle be against whatever the USA now tries to do no matter how reasonable.
Remember the USA's government has been trashing the United Nations going back at least as far as President Nixon .

The USA even under Obama has shown itself merely concerned with its own agenda without any real sincere regard for the peoples of these nations.

Over and over the USA' s excuse for not backing reform or pr-democracy in these nations is because of terrorists threats . But the problem is becoming the old chicken and egg conundrum- by supporting unpopular regimes the people feel they have no voice in their own countries so some in desperation turn to the use of force and guerrilla tactics at first and then terrorists actions as the people in other colonial nations such as Algeria experienced in the 1960s as the people fought for Independence.

Once this sort of polarization and extreme is reached and the Americans continue to prop up an unpopular regime then America and its allies eventually are seen as legitimate targets.

So using Cruise Missiles, Tomahawks and drones in these countries just adds fuel to the fire as with each attack dozens of innocent civilians are killed what the Callous Arrogant American Media refers to as "Collateral Damage" or as Cheney infamously said "Shit Happens".

The American Media and its government is more interested in preserving the false image of America as a Holier than thou state which can do no wrong and always acts in a supposedly Christian and moral manner than to admit to when America has made mistakes or has in the last few decades been on the wrong side of history.

So even the deaths of dozens , hundreds or tens of thousands of innocent people killed by American forces or its proxies in these nations is of little consequence to the myopic narrow minded Uber Patriots of America as they wrap themselves in the Flag and the Cross to justify all of their actions which have more to do with materialism , profit , greed and the Will To Power.

Yemeni students protest in renamed 'Tahrir square'

Conflicting reports coming out of Yemen-is the government sincerely willing to compromise with protesters and make substantive reforms ?
Yemen security forces ordered 'to protect' protesters

US has been on the wrong side for decades in Libya ,Yemen Bahrain , Tunisia , Morocco , Saudi Arabia, Jordan

US for years has kept the brutal authoritarian regime in Yemen in power.
The USA also has carried out or at least orchestrated Cruise Missile & Drone attacks in defense of the current regime. The Obama Regime like the former Bush Regime uses the excuse of The Perpetual War on Terror to attack civilian populations because there might be would be terrorist amongst them. This has it appears had a blow back effect on the Yemen government and has increased anti-Americanism in Yemen.

US-Yemen military ties under scrutiny - PressTV 110224

Conversation: Jeremy Scahill on US Military Actions in Yemen

also see articles at Human Rights Watch:
Middle East Protests Intensify
Our Team in Libya Documents, Investigates Deaths

In Libya, Muammar Gaddafi has vowed to fight protesters "to the last bullet." Human Rights Watch has documented more than 300 deaths, and the full toll is believed to be much higher.

Our team in eastern Libya viewed mobile phone footage from a witness in Benghazi of several dozen bound and blindfolded men -- many in military and police uniforms. The person who took the footage said they were soldiers and police who were executed for refusing to attack the protesters.

Our Middle East and North Africa division director writes about tyranny in Libya; (

In Bahrain, protests continue to grow, with demonstrators marching away from the original focus of anti-government demonstrations, Pearl Square, toward the financial district and disrupting traffic.

We witnessed the release of 23 political prisoners whose arrest sparked massive riots in 2010. Most were arrested for peaceful political activities. We're pressing for the government to drop politically motivated charges against them.

Our researcher reports from outside the prison in Bahrain; (

In Yemen, two anti-government protesters died after attacks by provocateurs. At least three were detained for several hours, and one said a police officer beat him for trying to deliver medical supplies to protesters.

After the attack, President Ali Abdullah Saleh ordered all security forces to halt clashes and prevent direct confrontation between demonstrators.

Read more about the attacks in Yemen;

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