Libya, niqabs & balaclavas\
more Pepe E.
The "official" Libyan opposition ... Interim National Council...And what about the INC's new military commander, Khalifa Hifter - a former Libyan army colonel who spent nearly 20 years in Vienna, Virginia, not far from the Central Intelligence Agency in Langley? Progressives will love to learn that the romantic "rebels" are now led by a CIA asset.
Pepe has Qatar in bed with Saud, explains why Al Jazeera is so gung-ho on assassinating Ghadaffi, but barely a still shot of Bahrain blood.
atimesThe House of Saud sold the fiction that "the Arab League" as a whole voted for a no-fly zone. That is a lie; out of 22 members, only 11 were present at the vote; six are members of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), of which Saudi Arabia is the top dog...
Now Saudi Arabia can even order GCC head Abdulrahman al-Attiyah to say, with a straight face, "the Libyan system has lost its legitimacy." As for the "legitimate" House of Saud and the al-Khalifas in Bahrain,..
..the most organized opposition group happens to be the National Front for the Salvation of Libya - financed for years by the House of Saud, the CIA and French intelligence. The rebel "Interim Transitional National Council" is little else than the good ol' National Front, plus a few military defectors...
Right on cue, the "Interim Transitional National Council" has got a new finance minister, US-educated economist Ali Tarhouni. He disclosed that a bunch of Western countries gave them credit backed by Libya's sovereign fund, and the British allowed them to access $1.1 billion of Gaddafi's funds. This means the Anglo-French-American consortium - and now NATO - will only pay for the bombs.
USA/Capital was quick to seize Assets of Ghadaffi/Libya - BarryO boasted that it was the biggest seizure in history.
So anyones cash can be "seized" on any pretext, by executive order.
This weakens the "rule of law" beneath Capital.
Capital in a quandary; Narco-Cash keeps the banks afloat. Secret accounts keep all the Barons, legal and illegal free of Taxation. But secret accounts for all? thats scary.
France bans face coverings for all
Women & Men can no longer participate in Street protest anonymously
Snatch teams can now grab wo&men who mask themselves before they get to Tahir Square, or your local equivalent.
Note: since the 70s all new public spaces have "choke points" State doesnt want citizens to freely enter and depart public "squares"
A State Fantasy of total control through video cameras and face recognition software...
Is clown makeup banned?
Is mask wearing banned? MardiGras?
Is the ban for Women only?
Is a man in a full face helmet a lawbreaker?
Is a man in a winter scarf a lawbreaker?
Balaclava on a cold day?
yes, according to Wikipedia
"including masks, helmets, balaclava, niqabs ... including men and non-Muslims, who may not cover their face in public except where specifically provided by law such as motor-bike riders and safety workers and during established occasional events such as some carnivals."
Recommendation: Dark "Raccoon" make-up obscuring the edges of eyes, mouth
If everyone can agree on a "Raccoon"style the Face-recognition software will fall over...
Then State will need a law banning makeup...
Capital is also thrilled by smart-cards. More fantasies of central control.
But there is a sting in the tail
Peer-to-peer money is possible with NO Central/Bank control
- Thats not what State has in mind.