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Archive | March, 2011

Pentagon Calls for Limited Libya Rebel Aid

The Pentagon’s top officials say nations other than the U.S. need to step up if Libya’s rebels want equipment and training, vowing that U.S. troops won’t get involved on the ground. Secretary of Robert Gates is adamant that troops will not be on the ground in Libya. Sources say the CIA has small teams of […]

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Gaddafi Forces Fight Back, Rebels Lose Ras Lanuf and Bin Jawad

Muammar Gaddafi’s troops are reported to have recaptured the key oil port of Ras Lanuf and the town of Bin Jawad on Wednesday. Fighting is continuing with Misrata also under attack by Gaddafi troops. BBC News Africa Gaddafi forces push rebels back

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56 Killed in al-Qaeda Attack of Government Building in Tikrit

Gunmen wearing military uniforms over explosives belts charged into a government building in Saddam Hussein’s hometown of Tikrit on Tuesday in an attack that left 56 people dead, including 15 hostages who were shot execution-style. About eight or nine insurgents were involved in the attack that began about 1:00 p.m. local time and last about […]

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Libya No-Fly Zone Mission Complete

U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates told ABC’s “This Week” that the implementation of the no-fly zone over Libya was complete and had “eliminated” Qaddafi’s ability to attack rebel-held cities. Now the no-fly zone can be “sustained with a lot less effort,” Gates said. In the 24 hours ending at 3:00 p.m. UT yesterday, coalition forces […]

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Libya Rebels Approach Sirte, Explosions Heard As NATO Jets Fly Over

Multiple news sources are reporting that Libyan rebel forces advanced to western Libya with support from NATO air strikes targeting Sirte, the hometown of Muammar Qaddafi. The reports came hours after the NATO Western alliance agreed to take command of military operations from the U.S. Nine explosions were heard in Sirte as planes passed overhead. […]

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Anarchy in Latakia, Syria Follows Protest in Daraa and Years of Human Rights and Business Oppression

Gangs of young men, some armed with swords and hunting rifles, were reported to be roaming the streets of Latakia, Syria on Sunday. After security forces killed anywhere from 50-100 demonstrators with demonstrations beginning in Daraa, Syria; anarchy is rising. Roaming gangs in Latakia closed alleys with barricades and roughly interrogated passersby in streets. The […]

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VIDEO: Protest in Syria, Security Forces Disperse Crowd in Homs, Syria with Tear Gas

Fifty to 100 protesters have been killed by Syrian security services in the largest protests to take place in the country for decades. United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has condemned the use of deadly force against protesters as “unacceptable”. Syria has been governed under an Emergency Law since 1962, resulting in the effective suspension of […]

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Violent Minority of Anarchists Attack Property on Oxford Street, London

Tens of thousands of mostly peaceful demonstrators streamed into central London on Saturday to march against government budget cuts. Video shows a small breakaway group smashing its way into a bank, breaking windows and spray painting logos on the walls. At least thirteen shops on Oxford Street were closed as anarchists and police were involved […]

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Paletsinian Hamas Increase Missile Attacks on Israeli Cities

Palestinian Hamas increased missile offensive on Israeli cities. On Thursday, March 24, heavy Grad missiles hit Ashdod and Ofakim. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who met with U.S. Defense Secretary Robert Gates, said Israel is ready to use “great force” in retaliation for rocket fire from the Gaza Strip and a bombing at a bus station […]

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Jerusalem Bus Bomb at Central Bus Station, 1 Dead, 25 Injured

More than two dozen people have been injured in a bomb explosion at a crowded bus stop in central Jerusalem. It appears to be the first militant attack in the city in several years. A powerful bomb left inside a bag at bus stop outside Jerusalem’s Central Bus Station exploded Wednesday, killing one woman and […]

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