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Originally posted by orbitbaby
I'M A TRAITOR I'M A TRAITOR!!!!!!!!!!
DEATH TO NATO!!!!!!!!!!!
So patently illegal is Obama's war in Libya as of today that media reports are now coming quite close to saying so directly; see, for instance, this unusually clear CNN article today from Dana Bash. As a result, reporters today bombarded the White House with questions about the war's legality, and here is what happened, as reported by ABC News' Jake Tapper:
Originally posted by Agent_USA_Supporter
I Guess international Laws dont matter to NATO or to the modern fascists
BBC: Libya crisis: Gaddafi vows to fight to the death
Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi has vowed to remain in the country "dead or alive" in an audio message on state TV.
Three Libyan state TV stations go off air after explosions - AlertNet
TRIPOLI, April 24 (Reuters) - Three Libyan state television stations went briefly off air after three loud explosions were heard in central Tripoli soon after midnight.
Libyan Television, Jamahiriya and Shababiya all stopped broadcasting but returned to air within half an hour.
Ruins of Liberty: Nato Jets Target Libya State TV, June 6 2011
Nato Jets Target Libya State TV, June 6 2011
Latest reports indicate that NATO-led warplanes have dropped several bombs on the offices of the Libyan state broadcaster in the capital Tripoli.
The Libyan information ministry said the NATO jets struck the state broadcaster’s building and its adjoining installations on Monday.
Still Not Even Doing the Easy Things
By Paul Wolfowitz
May 23, 2011, 4:00 pm
On March 24, I called attention here to the fact that Muammar Qaddafi was still making use of NileSat to broadcast the fiendish propaganda of Libyan State TV.
It seems that he’s still doing it. Recently, a Libyan firm of six lawyers has accused the regime’s Al-Jamahiriya TV and Al-Jamahiriya 2 of inciting hate and violence. The lawyers are trying to force Egyptian satellite network Nilesat to remove the regime’s channels.
At the same time, NileSat refuses to carry broadcasts by “Libya for the Free,” which was created in March to offer an alternative to state-controlled Libyan television, even though the Qatar-based channel had paid the full fees:
“But when we inquired the company said the decision to suspend the broadcast was a political one,” said Mahmoud Shammam, media director for the Transitional National Council in Benghazi. “The phone calls and email we receive from fans prove that we have decent viewership inside Libya, but that could be expanded if we have access to Nilesat satellite,” Shammam said.
Meanwhile, there’s no sign that the United States has used any of its influence with Egypt to try to change this situation.
Gaddafi's propaganda machine is part of his war effort against us and we need to shut it up. So that is why it is has been (unsuccessfully) targeted by NATO.
In terms of winning the war against Gaddafi, and the wider global war on terror, I think a solution to the enemy satellite propaganda problem could be NATO seizing control of Arab / Egyptian satellites or if that is not possible perhaps knocking those satellites out of operation altogether, perhaps putting those satellite managers on the FBI’s most-wanted list, getting Interpol arrest warrants for them, whisking them off to Guantanamo, whatever.
Libyan State TV Talk Show Not The Usual Propaganda
Yosif A. Shakeir is host of Ashem al-Watan (or "Hope of the Nation"), which is seen on the Libyan state TV channel. The show is using the airwaves in Libya to keep hope for Moammar Gadhafi's regime alive.
There's a war Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi is waging in addition to the one against Libyan rebels and NATO: a propaganda war on the airwaves. His goal is to persuade Libyans to support him, and his top commander in that effort is a U.S.-educated political scientist.
Experts say that format could help Gadhafi in his struggle to stay in power.
"The mass media in any country, especially in the dictatorial countries, serve as agents of control by the regime," says Yahya Kamalipour, the head of the Department of Communication and Creative Arts at Purdue University Calumet in Hammond, Ind. "And of course, entertainment is the best vehicle and the most effective form of propaganda