Washington's Man in Tripoli

Washington's Man in Tripoli

There are 59 comments on the War Is A Crime story from Jul 14, 2012, titled Washington's Man in Tripoli. In it, War Is A Crime reports that:

Sham elections installed him. The process was farcical. Illusion substituted for reality.

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reality is always best

Covington, VA

#1 Jul 14, 2012
Certainly the so called elections in Libya were a scam and scham just like those in america.The war in Libya was about overthrowing by force the rightful government of Libya against the will of the majority of Libyans.This was mainly done for 2 reasons.The first reason was so the oil from Libya could be stolen by the terrorist american government and israel and the other reason is so the terrrorist group called africom could gain a better hold on africa.
reality is always best

Covington, VA

#2 Jul 14, 2012
I might also add that this article is very good and honest.
arthur

Australia

#3 Jul 15, 2012
reality is always best wrote:
I might also add that this article is very good and honest.
This guy also wrote an article in a Frankfurt newspaper if my memory serves me right.I was quickly shot down by avenger I think.The opposite side seem to consider him the equivalent of aljazeera or the BBC.lol.

Since: Jul 11

Berlin, Germany

#4 Jul 15, 2012
I really have to congratulate this "Stephen Lendman" - I doubt that's his real name - on his article. He's managed to reproduce a lie or half truth in almost every one if his sentences!

And the name of the site: "War is a crime" is quite revealing. Pretentious but undereducated people usually gravitate to misnomers and this here is certainly no exception. It might be that crimes are committed in wars but war itself has historically never been looked upon as a crime. War is a human catastrophe a bit like the failing of crops with the resulting hunger and mass starvation.
arthur

Mentone, Australia

#5 Jul 15, 2012
Ditto Dog wrote:
I really have to congratulate this "Stephen Lendman" - I doubt that's his real name - on his article. He's managed to reproduce a lie or half truth in almost every one if his sentences!
And the name of the site: "War is a crime" is quite revealing. Pretentious but undereducated people usually gravitate to misnomers and this here is certainly no exception. It might be that crimes are committed in wars but war itself has historically never been looked upon as a crime. War is a human catastrophe a bit like the failing of crops with the resulting hunger and mass starvation.
The only thing missing is that none of this can be verified as the regime does not allow access to reporters.lol.
Demir Hasanoglu

Freiburg, Germany

#6 Jul 15, 2012
Fact that one Washington supported man win in Election is not bad.More important fact is that the goverment is being changeable i,e.if not correct that people may elect new.Army must remain politically independent from any political party.
Carlos

Belford Roxo, Brazil

#7 Jul 15, 2012
Jabril is a new Karzai, just like Libya is a new Afghanistan.

Just like Karzai, Jabril wasnt a oppressed prisoner, he was the head of the National Planning Council of Libya and of the National Economic Development Board of Libya (NEDB). He is a traitor, a rat and, now, a puppet. He will do nothing for Libya but promote poverty and imperial pillaging.
arthur

Australia

#8 Jul 15, 2012
Carlos wrote:
Jabril is a new Karzai, just like Libya is a new Afghanistan.
Just like Karzai, Jabril wasnt a oppressed prisoner, he was the head of the National Planning Council of Libya and of the National Economic Development Board of Libya (NEDB). He is a traitor, a rat and, now, a puppet. He will do nothing for Libya but promote poverty and imperial pillaging.
He jumped very early along with Younis who was killed,In still very murky circumstances.How they decide who was a ghaddafi person seems up to the toss of a coin.

Since: Jul 11

Berlin, Germany

#9 Jul 15, 2012
arthur wrote:
<quoted text>The only thing missing is that none of this can be verified as the regime does not allow access to reporters.lol.
Not verifiable? You just have to surf a few of the recognised international news sites to verify that the guy is just talking out of his ass. Even the often extremely biased Russian sites don't offer that kind of BS.

The thing is, when you get some guy professing to be a serious journalist and professing to offer a balanced news report then at least in my mind the question pops up why the hell is he doing it on a website that does not take any responsibility for the credibility of anything written there. The answer is quite simple, because the stuff there and the authors are not credible.
arthur

Australia

#10 Jul 15, 2012
Ditto Dog wrote:
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Not verifiable? You just have to surf a few of the recognised international news sites to verify that the guy is just talking out of his ass. Even the often extremely biased Russian sites don't offer that kind of BS.
The thing is, when you get some guy professing to be a serious journalist and professing to offer a balanced news report then at least in my mind the question pops up why the hell is he doing it on a website that does not take any responsibility for the credibility of anything written there. The answer is quite simple, because the stuff there and the authors are not credible.
I see your point.BBC did an internal audit of sorts and found it had become a cheerleader for the rebels in libya and needed to be more neutral.The trick is to do this audit,which makes u look legit,bury it asap and move onto Syria.

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Berlin, Germany

#11 Jul 15, 2012
arthur wrote:
<quoted text>I see your point.BBC did an internal audit of sorts and found it had become a cheerleader for the rebels in libya and needed to be more neutral.The trick is to do this audit,which makes u look legit,bury it asap and move onto Syria.
The whole of the Western press became a cheer leader for the rebels, even a blind man could see that. But to expect anything else is being just plain naive. In war the first casualty is the truth and it doesn't matter who's writing the news reports.

Our luck these days is that we have the internet, a huge source of information, most of it BS of course, but if you take enough time and effort, read as many news sources as you can find and use your common sense the truth does tend to shine through.

I do get the impression here though that some naive soils just read the first website that springs from their monitors and take that for the gospel truth. Sad really but that's what people are like.
arthur

Australia

#12 Jul 15, 2012
Naive soils? How rude!
Chris

Toronto, Canada

#13 Jul 15, 2012
arthur wrote:
Naive soils? How rude!
Rudeness is his only weapon. I guess it is out of desperation. Because the events just refuse to follow his reasoning.
arthur

Saint Albans, Australia

#14 Jul 15, 2012
Chris wrote:
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Rudeness is his only weapon. I guess it is out of desperation. Because the events just refuse to follow his reasoning.
Ditto did agree that the western media became cheerleaders for the rebels and are therefore untrustworthy news sources on their own.I feel this is a breakthrough.I hope George does not see the comments about the western media!LOL.
Chris

Toronto, Canada

#15 Jul 15, 2012
Ditto Dog wrote:
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The thing is, when you get some guy professing to be a serious journalist and professing to offer a balanced news report then at least in my mind the question pops up why the hell is he doing it on a website that does not take any responsibility for the credibility of anything written there. The answer is quite simple, because the stuff there and the authors are not credible.
Why is he writing on website rather than in main stream media outlets? Yes, the answer is indeed simple. Because on website he is independent writer, and can write the truth.

In the West, the media is in private ownership: owned by the people, who have money to buy them; which means the rich people. These are the same people, who are behind all of these wars of Regime Change in different non-Western countries, to suit Western economic interests. No wonder we did not see in the Western media any departure from their politicians’ script. Yes these media outlets are taking responsibility for the writing of their journalists, but that responsibility is not to the public, but to the establishment, to which the media owners belong.
Chris

Toronto, Canada

#16 Jul 15, 2012
arthur wrote:
<quoted text>Ditto did agree that the western media became cheerleaders for the rebels and are therefore untrustworthy news sources on their own.I feel this is a breakthrough.I hope George does not see the comments about the western media!LOL.
Yes he did give that little concession, but he soon wiggled out of it. Don’t worry; he will never depart from his line.
arthur

Saint Albans, Australia

#17 Jul 15, 2012
Chris wrote:
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Why is he writing on website rather than in main stream media outlets? Yes, the answer is indeed simple. Because on website he is independent writer, and can write the truth.
In the West, the media is in private ownership: owned by the people, who have money to buy them; which means the rich people. These are the same people, who are behind all of these wars of Regime Change in different non-Western countries, to suit Western economic interests. No wonder we did not see in the Western media any departure from their politicians’ script. Yes these media outlets are taking responsibility for the writing of their journalists, but that responsibility is not to the public, but to the establishment, to which the media owners belong.
Spot on,its not often you and ditto are on the same page.
arthur

Saint Albans, Australia

#18 Jul 15, 2012
Chris wrote:
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Yes he did give that little concession, but he soon wiggled out of it. Don’t worry; he will never depart from his line.
He can be hard to budge.He'll slip again.

Since: Jul 11

Berlin, Germany

#19 Jul 15, 2012
arthur wrote:
Naive soils? How rude!
Lol! A small typo. I meant of course to write "souls" not "soils". I left the post uncorrected because I thought the typo would be obvious to anybody. Evidently not. All the same I'm glad of the attention it attracted.

Since: Jul 11

Berlin, Germany

#20 Jul 15, 2012
Chris wrote:
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Why is he writing on website rather than in main stream media outlets? Yes, the answer is indeed simple. Because on website he is independent writer, and can write the truth.
The answer is simply that he can’t write such BS for a serious news outlet, that’s why he goes and writes on a BS website using a fake name.

In the West, the media is in private ownership:
Be thankful of that! Imagine the reporting if the Western press was owned by the state! You can see what kind of reporting we’d have just by reading some of the English language Chinese press reports.
owned by the people, who have money to buy them; which means the rich people. These are the same people, who are behind all of these wars of Regime Change in different non-Western countries, to suit Western economic interests.
You mean all I have to do is buy a printing press and start printing my own news to have such political power? So any dude can just print something like,“Bomb Iran” or “Invade N. Korea” or maybe even “Nuke China” and sell it on the street corner to start a war? Hey, this works also the other way around! Why don’t you go print your own news like “NATO is a war monger” or “Nuke NATO”?
No wonder we did not see in the Western media any departure from their politicians’ script. Yes these media outlets are taking responsibility for the writing of their journalists, but that responsibility is not to the public, but to the establishment, to which the media owners belong.
You know very well that that is just BS. The media has very often been the bane of politicians in the West. Remember Watergate and what happened to Nixon? That was the media at work. And the end of the Vietnam war was partly brought about because the media reported against it. Atrocities caused by British and US soldiers in Iraq all came to light through the Western media. Western media is nobody’s friend least of all the politicians and you should be happy that it’s like that.

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