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Gaddafi gold-for-oil, dollar-doom plans behind Libya ‘mission’?

The people of Libya want their freedom and the right we in
the west have I don’t believe they are out in the streets because they want
gold in their pockets! Once they have this freedom they should choose whatever
currency they want and more power to them. I don’t think its a bad idea for a
new gold based currency I think the world does need it as the Dollar is currently
worth nothing and the Americans are printing
in whatever amounts they want and all because Obama says

“Yes We Can” Well
I got news for you Obama the Libyan People say “Yes we can too”

All wars are based on deception

sent in today

A very heated interview between trends master Gerald Celente and the Al Jazeera chief correspondent in Washington Abderrahim Foukara about the war in Libya , should we interfere in this inter Libyan conflict or should we just leave it to the so called Arab league , and if we have to interfere in Libya to save civilians from the dictator Ghaddafi then why not Yemen Sudan Ivory Cost Bahrain etc…is it because of Oil , knowing that Libya has one of the best Crude Oil‘s in the market , is it about freedom and liberty or is it about the bottom line as Gerald Celente calls it : OIL and control of the resources , had the major export of Libya been broccoli would have we been there fighting this war ??? what’s in it for the American people , we can’t fix Detroit we are broke and yet we are worldwide spreading democracy , do we have enough democracy in this country to export or should we import democracy
 

Is the IFSC in Dublin hiding Gadhafi’s seceret billions ???

With billions stolen from the Libyan people by Gadhafi and his cronies one has to ask are any of these Billions on deposit in the IFSC and if so why is the Irish Government doing nothing about this? There is approximately 1.78 Trillion Euros on deposit in the IFSC and there is every chance that stolen money from Libya, is hidden away in “safe accounts” there! This is a oppertunity for the Irish Government to step forward and show the world that it will not allow despots from around the world to use the IFSC to help them steal their own people’s wealth by depositing them in fraudulent hot money accounts in the IFSC in Dublin.

At the very least the new Irish Government should investigate the possibility of such funds been held on behalf of Gadhafi and his henchmen and  these funds should be frozen and at some point in the future should be handed back to the  Libyan people .

Support  the call to the Irish Government for an immediate investigation into the various banks and fund managers operating out of the IFSC  to find out that they are not holding any stolen  funds from any of the ousted despots of north Africa .

Muammar Gaddafi must go !

 

A Libyan protester holds up a sign against Muammar Gaddafi during a demonstration, in Tobruk, Libya. Photograph: Hussein Malla/AP

Even to Libyans familiar with Muammar Gaddafi’s oratory style, his speech last night surprised many of those watching. While the logic was classic Gaddafi, the tone was one none of us had heard before. The man was livid. Gaddafi had managed to keep his cool even when the US bombed Tripoli in April 1986 and destroyed his home at the Bab al-Aziziya barracks. But on 22 February, speaking to a nation that had finally called his bluff on the power of the people, he was clearly and visibly distressed.

His speech vacillated between angry threats, sarcasm, wounded pride, delusions of grandeur and back again. A carefully scripted intervention by an assistant allowed Gaddafi to fall back on familiar eccentricity – the broadcast had apparently been briefly interrupted and the nation had missed a few lines of poetry Gaddafi had read, so he reread them. Libya was burning and Gaddafi was entertaining the people with poetry. Nero, anyone?

While the world focused on his fantastic colourful outfits and hairstyles, his quaint tent dwellings, his fly swatters, his Brother Leader title, his female bodyguards and his theories on the Arabic roots of foreign words, Libyans became masters at deciphering Gaddafi’s many speeches over the years and recognising the dangerous implications they held for the country and its people. The most dreaded were the celebratory speeches he gave on 1 September every year to commemorate the 1969 revolution that toppled Libya’s King Idris and brought Gaddafi to power. In 1975, Gaddafi published the first volume of his infamous Green Book, the disastrous roadmap for madcap Islamic socialism, which gave the world slogans such as “partners not wage workers” and “the house belongs to he who lives in it”. In 1977, Gaddafi announced the dawn of the “Jamahiriya”, a country for the people, by the people, theoretically placing power in the hands of the people through the institution of the General People’s Congress.

In reality, Gaddafi had the first and final say on any decisions taken there. The imposition of US sanctions on Libya in 1986 was a golden opportunity for Gaddafi to put the country under complete lockdown. Development and infrastructure? Sorry, did the people not realise that this was not possible due to US sanctions? Healthcare and medicine? Sorry, sanctions. Food and clothes? Sorry, sanctions. Heck, even washing detergent? Sorry, sanctions. Instead, Gaddafi called on Libyans, in a particularly “entertaining” speech, to eat dates and eschew chocolate. Chocolate would not bring the Libyans to their knees, he ranted. So in those years of scarcity, children learnt what a banana looked like in their school books. The citizens of Libya, home to the largest oil reserves in Africa, were reduced to near beggars.

And so Libyans trudged through nearly 42 years of arbitrary and destructive policies, ever mindful of the vigilant eye of Gaddafi’s brutal security apparatus. People who were even faintly critical disappeared. Opposition figures were hunted down worldwide and assassinated – the stray dogs of Libya, as the regime referred to them. Siblings informed on each other. University students were forced to watch the execution of their fellow students on campus. People were questioned if they were out of the country for long. Frequent worshippers at mosques were picked up and “rehabilitated”. Wounded soldiers returning from the Chad war were thrown from airplanes over Libya’s vast desert to conceal the extent of losses suffered by the Libyan army. Thousands of political prisoners were exterminated in the infamous Abu Salim massacre in 1996.

Following the ousting of Saddam in 2003, Gaddafi was quick to recognise that a shift was necessary on the international front if he was to avoid a similar fate and keep his grip on the country’s resources and wealth. He renounced terrorism, paid $2.7bn in compensation to the families of the Lockerbie bombing, set up a $1.5bn fund to compensate the victims of Libya’s bombing of a Berlin disco in 1986 and a French UTA airliner in 1989, and dismantled his programme for weapons of mass destruction. His turnaround was welcomed by the west and, one by one, western leaders made their way to Gaddafi’s tent in the desert and came away with business deals worth billions of dollars.

Internally, however, Gaddafi held his ground. His speech to the nation last night was a culmination of decades of similar speeches promising Libyans doom and gloom, in the guise of development policies, economic plans, social welfare strategies and popular democracy theories. However, Libyans no longer had to decipher his words – they were loud and clear. The king of kings was going to destroy Libya before he would give up his and his family’s control over the country.

For Libyans, their course of action is clear, despite his ominous threats. Gaddafi must go, as confirmed by the stream of abdications of his former allies and men and the flurry of calls by Libya’s tribes and people to stand firm in their struggle to overthrow him. Having ignored the rights of the Libyan people all these years, the west has yet to react decisively to the bloodshed perpetrated by Gaddafi. They might still be debating who will best serve their interests but this is not about their interests – it is about supporting the heroic people of Libya in their struggle for liberation.

source:http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2011/feb/23/libyans-muammar-gaddafi

German students send toys to Ireland

Shoe on other foot as German students send toys to Ireland 

A group of German students, who spent a semester studying Ireland, organised a campus-wide campaign to collect shoe boxes of toys to send to the needy in Ireland.

Society of St Vincent de Paul national president Maireád Bushnell said the donation was unexpected but very welcome and would help brighten up Christmas for many children. “This donation reflects the tremendous generosity of people. The response to our annual appeal in Ireland has been wonderful.” More than 130 shoe boxes filled with toys and gifts were delivered last Monday and were distributed to families, mainly in the Dublin area. The delivery and collection was sponsored by the Irish-German Fellowship in Saarland.

Several Irish charities organise similar shoe-box appeals each Christmas to send to children in developing countries in Africa and Eastern Europe.

source http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2010/1224/1224286236794.html

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Cowen & Lenihans Ireland of 2010 roll on 2011 when hopefully we will rid ourselves of them

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