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Obama tarnishes Nobel Peace Prize with “indiscriminate” military action in Libya

RT.com

20 March, 2011, 18:22

Moscow harshly condemns an international military operation against forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, while Washington downplays its role in the hostilities.

It has taken US President Barack Obama just over one year – and less than that if we consider that he earlier agreed to keep open the Guantanamo Bay detention facility – to damage his Nobel Peace Prize, awarded in Oslo, Norway in October 2009.

On Saturday, US warships unleashed a massive sea-based missile salvo against targets inside of Libya, where Col. Muammar Gaddafi has been engaged in a desperate showdown against anti-government forces. The battle is largely centered on the city of Benghazi, where oppositional forces have announced an “interim Libyan government.”

US warships and submarines fired more than 110 Tomahawk cruise missiles into Libyan territory to disable air-defense systems, allowing French and British fighter jets to more easily enforce a no-fly zone. The attack on Libya marks the third Muslim country that the United States is now engaged in military operations with.

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Lew Rockwell: US enjoys dropping $1.5m missiles to kill

 

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US fires Tomahawks, teachers at the same time

 

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Radionuclide Blankets United States; Authorities Insist Levels Are Harmless

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Radioactive Xenon 133 from stricken Fukushima nuclear plant will cover most of the planet

Paul Joseph Watson
Prison Planet.com
Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Contradicting Barack Obama’s assertion last week that radiation from Japan’s stricken Fukushima nuclear plant would not even reach Hawaii, the mainland United States has been blanketed with radioactive Xenon 133 particles, while spent nuclear fuel pools at Fukushima have now reached boiling point and threaten to spew out more radioactive smoke.

Although health authorities insist that levels of the radionuclide Xenon 133 that have been measured are harmless, claims that such radiation would dissolve over the Pacific have been proven completely inaccurate. Indeed, the latest charts show that fallout from Fukushima will not just smother the United States, but most of the globe.

The chart below from the Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG) shows the spread of Xenon 133 emitted from the Fukushima plant

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Ron Paul: Obama Moving Us Toward One World Government

Congressman goes on media blitz to denounce illegal war of aggression against Libya

Steve Watson
Prisonplanet.com
March 22, 2011

Congressman Ron Paul made a sweep of television appearances yesterday to voice his strong opposition to the attack on Libya, and making it clear that the president is subverting US national sovereignty by bypassing Congress to engage in illegal acts of aggression.

Appearing on Freedom Watch with Judge Andrew Napolitano, the Congressman pulled no punches when explaining why he believes Obama went to the UN for authority to drop bombs on Libya, rather than congress.

“I think he philosophically believes in one world government,” Paul stated.

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Libya: War for oil

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China calls for immediate ceasefire in Libya

BEIJING (AP) — China called Tuesday for an immediate ceasefire in Libya where the U.S. and European nations have launched punishing airstrikes to enforce a U.N. no-fly zone.

  • Foreign ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu reiterates China's opposition to the use of force in Libya as the U.S. and allied air assault continues against Gadhafi's forces.
    By Frederic J.Brown, AFP/Getty Images
    Foreign ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu reiterates China’s opposition to the use of force in Libya as the U.S. and allied air assault continues against Gadhafi’s forces.

By Frederic J.Brown, AFP/Getty Images

Foreign ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu reiterates China’s opposition to the use of force in Libya as the U.S. and allied air assault continues against Gadhafi’s forces.

All parties must “immediately ceasefire and resolve issues through peaceful means,” Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Jiang Yu said at a regularly scheduled news conference, citing unconfirmed reports that the airstrikes had caused civilian deaths.

China was one of five countries that abstained from last week’s vote on the U.N. resolution to allow “all necessary measures” to stop Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi‘s assault on rebel-held towns. It was approved with the backing of the United States, France and Britain.

Beijing has been sharply critical of the airstrikes that hit Libyan air defenses and forces for a third night Monday. The Foreign Ministry registered “serious reservations” about the resolution, and on Monday the country’s most important political newspaper compared the Western airstrikes against Libya to the U.S.-led invasions in Iraqand Afghanistan.

In places such as Iraq “the unspeakable suffering of its people are a mirror and a warning,” the Communist Party’s flagship newspaper, People’s Daily, said in a commentary.

China has historically opposed foreign military interventions as part of its long-standing policy of staying out of countries’ internal affairs.

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