Pepe on Syria
The Arab League's Ministerial Committee had approved the report, with four votes in favor (Algeria, Egypt, Sudan and GCC member Oman) and only one against; guess who, Qatar - which is now presiding the Arab League because the emirate bought their (rotating) turn from the Palestinian Authority.
So the report was either ignored (by W\/Report_of_Arab_League_Observer_Missionestern corporate media) or mercilessly destroyed - by Arab media, virtually all of it financed by either the House of Saud or Qatar. It was not even discussed - because it was prevented by the GCC from being translated from Arabic into English and published in the Arab League's website.
Until it was leaked. Here it is, in full. columbia
The report is adamant. There was no organized, lethal repression by the Syrian government against peaceful protesters. Instead, the report points to shady armed gangs as responsible for hundreds of deaths among Syrian civilians, and over one thousand among the Syrian army, using lethal tactics such as bombing of civilian buses, bombing of trains carrying diesel oil, bombing of police buses and bombing of bridges and pipelines.
Once again, the official NATOGCC version of Syria is of a popular uprising smashed by bullets and tanks. Instead, BRICS members Russia and China, and large swathes of the developing world see it as the Syrian government fighting heavily armed foreign mercenaries. The report largely confirms these suspicions.
Keyboard warriors are calling for war
(Christopher R. Hill) " strikes on civilians(sic)" bad "NATO bombing of civilians" better
PTaka on Libya
Fortunately, the Libyans recognize America’s now new found freedom fighters simply for what they are, radical extremist Islamists who have been handed the keys to government courtesy of the contradictory bourgeois thinking of dead beat intellects, the neoconservatives and their stooges like Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Nicolas Sarkozy. Because Libyans are not cultural dopes they are in the process of launching a counterrevolution so that they may have subsidized housing, subsidized healthcare, and subsidized education that was all available free of charge from Moammar Kadhafi. You know the kinds of freedom people in Greece wished they possessed, or in Portugal, or Ireland, or Spain.