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Have You Ever Seen A Tank On Top Of An Airplane: Video Of Libyan Airport After Days Of Fighting

Video - Feb. 28, 2011 - Text below is from RT

Amateur video emerged on Monday purporting to show the aftermath of a skirmish that happened late last week between troops loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and rebel forces at Misrata airport. The video accessed via Youtube is thought to have been filmed over the weekend and there is no means of independently verifying it's date and authenticity. Fighting took place between Gadhafi loyalists and rebels at Misrata, Libya's third largest city 125 miles (200 kilometres) east of Tripoli, on Friday, according to residents. Each side now controls part of a sprawling air base on the outskirts of the city, and neither was able to make any gains in the latest sporadic fighting, they said. The footage shows buildings damaged by gunfire, while spent bullet shells and debris litter the runway. Also seen is a tank perched on top of a small airplane, used for training purposes. On Monday, clashes continued in Misrata. 



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Numerous reports now stating that Saudi Arabia has sent dozens of tanks to Bahrain.
Feb 28, 2011 at 10:32 PM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
Silver Hits Fresh Post Hunt Brother High Of $34.43 On News Saudi Has Sent Tanks To Bahrain



If RIA Novosti's update on the Middle East escalation is correct, the Middle East's worst kept secret, that Saudi Arabia would interfere militarily in Bahrain before the country fell, has just been confirmed. From RIA: "Saudi Arabia has sent dozens of tanks to Bahrain, where anti-government protests continue for about two weeks, Egypt's Al-Masry Al-Youm newspaper said on Tuesday. Eyewitnesses reported seeing "15 tank carriers carrying two tanks each heading towards Bahrain" along the 25-km King Fahd causeway, which links the small island nation of Bahrain to Saudi Arabia." And while nobody expects the DXY to do much if anything on this news, now that the dollar is irrelevant in the FX realm, the same can not be said about silver. Silver just hit $34.43 minutes ago, the highest print in the last 31 years.
Mar 1, 2011 at 7:26 AM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
john...saudi arabia is not f^^ing around...they are willing to, and will eventually have to do much more than send tanks...bahrain is just across the water and the SA sheiks will do just about anything to prevent the revolution from catching hold on their side of the pond...they just brought in bernanke last week to do some cash dropping from helicopters...i don't remember the details of their plan, but it was a gift to the citizenry in the tens of billions...
Mar 1, 2011 at 8:57 AM | Registered CommenterDailyBail

Now this development.....

Mar 1, 2011 at 8:58 AM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
Davis Arrest Throws US Undercover Campaign in Pakistan into Disarray
Dave Lindorff

Mar 1, 2011 at 2:19 PM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
Our Man in Pakistan
by Stephen Lendman
Thursday Mar 3rd, 2011 1:55 AM



He's now is prison awaiting trial unless pressure or a deal gets him released. So far, Washington refuses one for Siddiqui. Pakistan wants her in exchange. Both sides are firm. Whether one blinks remains to be seen.

Meanwhile Aafia languishes isolated at FMC Carswell, a federal prison some call "CarsHELL." Her nightmarish ordeal continues, following her March 30, 2003 abduction, imprisonment, torture and witch-hunt prosecution, resulting in an 86-year sentence, despite no evidence whatever of guilt. In contrast, Davis is a covert spy, caught red-handed committing two cold-blooded murders. If he's freed but not Aafia, justice is more than ever blind. It's already corrupted.
Mar 3, 2011 at 7:54 AM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
Israel Sends 50,000 African Mercenaries to Libya....




Even the Nazi's atrocities pale in compare here. Long running crimes against humanity and war crimes must now be addressed.
Mar 6, 2011 at 1:39 PM | Unregistered Commenterjohn

That report about Israel might be a lie or just speculation. There is a Press TV report (Tehran propaganda) and an Israeli Hebrew news site that only refers to Libyan "opposition sources." I don't see any confirmation of this anywhere else. NOW, that doesn't mean it isn't true, and certainly no one would be surprised if it were true, but it could be misinformation (or disinformation).
Mar 6, 2011 at 2:07 PM | Registered CommenterDr. Pitchfork

Remember when Erik Prince skipped town and started his new venture(s) in Abu Dhabi. He has place emphasis in the african theatre.....


According to this and other sources, Mr.Prince put up the money to start a venture called Saracen International.



In 1996, the Human Rights Watch report names Saracen International, as suspected Executive Outcomes front company. And Executive Outcomes is far more than a private security firm; it is a group of mercenaries that employs intelligence experts and a range of code-named “technical” staff. Within a very short period of time, it had generated over dozen subsidiary companies throughout sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East.



Saracen International is a complex web of businesses that sell luxury real estates properties as well as international investment opportunities. It is also the sanitized and the newly improved version of the now defunct Executive Outcomes. The latter has a broad record in Angola, Sierra Leone, and Liberia. They were guns for hire; a private army to perform variety of "good" and "dirty jobs" necessary enforces peace or silence dissent.

More on this company here: http://www.warisbusiness.com/category/research/

Look at where the offices are located.

and also the warisbusiness webite has a wealth of information regarding other contractors.
Mar 6, 2011 at 5:32 PM | Unregistered Commenterjohn

If no one else has put those pieces together, you should take a stab at it.
Mar 6, 2011 at 6:16 PM | Registered CommenterDr. Pitchfork
Dr.P... I am AMAZED that Jeremy Scahill hasn't taken a pop at this one. My guess it is so big that he may have been 'asked' not to do it..... However , I did work in open source intel for a time with a private concern as a researcher. Open source is open source and in their words......



"We're not a private detective," Black said. "We provide intelligence to our clients. It's not about taking pictures. It's business intelligence. We collect all information that's publicly available. This is a completely legal enterprise. We break no laws. We don't go anywhere near breaking laws. We don't have to."

A handful of analysts in their 20s and 30s sit hunched over Macintosh computers, scanning Web sites, databases, newspapers and chat rooms. The lights are dimmed. Three large-screen TVs play in the background, one tuned to al-Jazeera.

Devost runs day-to-day operations, overseeing 65 full-time employees. At the Global Fusion Center, young analysts monitor activities in more than 60 countries. They include a 25-year-old Fulbright scholar fluent in Arabic and another person with a master's degree in international affairs, focused on the Middle East, who tracks the oil industry and security in Saudi Arabia.
Mar 6, 2011 at 7:33 PM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
Dr. P, Just for the record... I did NOT work for those guys.....
Mar 6, 2011 at 7:57 PM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
Kerry denies Libyan no-fly zone would be ‘military intervention’



Daniel Jester 32, Democrat
As a media supervisor with GMMB, a D.C.-based political media firm, Daniel Jester served as Sen. John Kerry's lead media-buying strategist during his 2004 presidential bid. Most recently, he directed Sen. Barack Obama's general market media buys. "So far, my most gratifying professional experience has been working with such an incredibly well-run presidential campaign for one of the most inspirational candidates that we've ever seen," Jester says. "And it comes at a time when we need hope and excitement in our politics." Jester, who was the first person in his family to attend college, grew up in southern Delaware, which he describes as having "many more chickens than people." Jester's clients include A-listers like the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Montana Sen. Max Baucus and former Virginia Gov. Mark Warner.
Mar 7, 2011 at 8:47 AM | Unregistered Commenterjohn
Multi-national navy exercises kick off in Pakistan


Car bomb kills at least 24 at Pakistan fuel station



The explosion in Faisalabad, Pakistan, appears to have targeted offices of Pakistan's intelligence agency. More than 90 people are injured.
Mar 8, 2011 at 12:10 PM | Unregistered Commenterjohn

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