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Crescent International, August 2012

Posted in islam, israel, libya, saudi arabia, syria by Blimp deflator on August 12, 2012

Crescent August 2012
Crescent International’s issue for August 2012 includes articles on “How to deal with the fitnah of Al Saud” (see below), “The Anglo-Wahhabi-Zionist war on Syria” and the “backward advance” of “Israel-NATO’s new Libya” — a wrecked country where “rival militias slug it out”. The cover story, by Tahir Mustafa, begins:

The tribal-owned network, Al-Jazeera, has dubbed it the “War in Syria.” Its news broadcasts run this banner on the screen while reporting on Syria. This tries to create the impression that there are two clearly identifiable sides in the conflict: one comprises the opposition groups while the other consists of government forces. This is a grossly simplistic and inaccurate projection of the far more complex reality on the ground. True, there are myriad groups battling government forces, but they are neither independent nor have the support of the Syrian people. The overwhelming majority is made up of mercenaries financed by Saudi Arabia and Qatar — two “shining examples” of democracy in the Muslim East — and aided and abetted by the US, Israel, the Hariri clan in Lebanon and and odd assortment of US allies from Europe. Nor is the uprising in Syria as spontaneous as those that occurred in Tunisia and Egypt. The Syrian uprising has multiple layers and numerous players. Its roots can be traced as far back as 2005, according to the Washington Post (April 16, 2011) when a number of Syrian opposition figures were recruited by the George Bush administration…

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The deposed elite snips Arab Spring

Posted in egypt, iraq, libya, syria by Blimp deflator on January 28, 2012

The deposed elite snips Arab Spring
Cartoon from the Manawatu Standard of November 26, 2011.

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Libya: Another nation goes down to imperialism

Posted in libya by Blimp deflator on October 26, 2011

Libya: Another nation goes down to imperialism
Cartoon from the Manawatu Standard of October 22, 2011.

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Gaddafi’s murder only ‘disturbing’ and ‘distasteful’

Posted in libya by Blimp deflator on October 26, 2011

Gaddafi's murder only 'disturbing' and 'distasteful'
If you’re searching for a suitable adjective, Mr Rasmussen, how about “illegal”? Thanks to the Israelis and the Americans, we are now so inured to murder and assassination that the issue of the legality of summarily executing someone hardly arises. It’s as though an extra-judicial killing is now to be judged on a scale of unpleasantness, and described, euphemistically, as a “death” — like a death in a traffic accident, which simply occurs. Presumably, if Gaddafi had been cleanly dispatched, without all that blood (and without a knife up his rear end), his killing would have been more acceptable.

Western complicity in Middle East tyranny

Posted in egypt, history, iraq, libya by Blimp deflator on September 17, 2011

Western complicity in Middle East tyranny
Cartoon from the Manawatu Standard of September 5, 2011. But remember: “We look forward, not backward.” (And anything that happened more than six months ago is ancient history, and no longer relevant.)

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Will Libya’s weapons fall into the ‘wrong’ hands?

Posted in britain, libya by Blimp deflator on September 17, 2011

Will Libya's weapons fall into the 'wrong' hands?
Cartoon from the Manawatu Standard of August 25, 2011.

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To get help, rename the country ‘Wall Street’

Posted in libya by Blimp deflator on April 6, 2011

To get help, rename the country 'Wall Street'
Don’t worry, the victor will be rewarded with a whole new arsenal — for the next round of blood-letting. Cartoon from the Manawatu Standard of April 6, 2012.

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First we trash you, then we impose ‘democracy’ on you

Posted in iraq, libya by Blimp deflator on April 5, 2011

First we trash you, then we impose 'democracy' on you
Cartoon from the Manawatu Standard of April 2, 2011.

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Uncle Sam’s sleight of hand on Libya

Posted in libya by Blimp deflator on April 5, 2011

Uncle Sam's sleight of hand on Libya
Cartoon from the Manawatu Standard of March 28, 2011.

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Gaddafi adopts Star of David

Posted in israel, libya by Blimp deflator on March 27, 2011

Gaddafi adopts Star of David
Cartoon from the Manawatu Standard of March 24, 2011.

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