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Mad Max is no m0re.Whether he is really mad or has been portrayed as such by the Western Media, we may nevber know.
Unfortunately the Islamic countries,especially King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia aligned with the US and killed the this idea as soon as it was born. Other Islamic countries followed suit.The US did the same when Nasser of Egypt tried the same.
The private Agenda of the Islamic rulers has been cleverly exploited by the US to succeed in its endeavors.
That all these rulers were dictators and ran a repressive Regime helped the US.
Opposition to these Dictators were self centered ,interested only in grabbing power rather than rebuilding the Nation.
Unless the Islamic countries realize that they need to keep their national interest foremost in their collective consciousness,these nations will remain Anarchic and continue to dance to the tune of the US.
The followers of Islam and the the leaders of these countries must not fritter away their energies in petty squabbling among themselves.
They should also ensure that Terrorism and Islamic Fundamentalism is nipped to ensure because it gives the US the lever to unleash attack on these countries.
The bane of dictatorship must also be done away with.
- WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT
- ‘Killer’ brandishes bloodied shirt and ring purportedly taken from Gaddafi
- New footage shows dictator being beaten in the moments after his capture
- Graphic footage from Freedom Group TV, a Libyan ‘citizen journalist’ outfit
- Videos emerge after new Libyan leader says he wanted Gaddafi taken alive
- Libyans spend a fourth day filing past tyrant’s battered body
- NTC form committee to investigate killing after pressure from allies
- Human rights groups claim to have found 53 loyalists in mass grave
The two videos have emerged the day after Libya’s new leader, prime minister Mahmoud Jibril, said he wished the hated despot was still alive to stand trial.
The apparent summary execution of Colonel Gaddafi last week has already stained the reputation of the new Libya, with international allies of the National Transitional Council (NTC) urging the new government to investigate.
Defence Secretary Philip Hammond said the reputation of the NTC had been ‘a little bit stained’ by the way the dictator died at the hands of his captors.
A series of graphic clips, some taken on mobile phones, have been broadcast around the world from the scene showing a wounded and bleeding Gaddafi being manhandled by fighters loyal to the NTC before being shot dead.
The images appear to dispel claims made by Libya’s new government that the former leader was killed by crossfire on the way to hospital.
Instead, they point to a frenzied execution surrounded by jeering rebels. Yesterday a post-mortem confirmed that he died from a gunshot to the head.
Now Qadhafi is dead ,the US has another source to feed its voracious appetite for OIL.
Saudi Arabia and Kuwait are the lackeys of the US.
US has successfully contributed to the dismantling of the USSR which has opened up the central Asian Countries Reserve for the US.
On the deliberate ploy of WMD, Iraq has been dealt with.
Hosni Mubarak is gone. Now Qadhafi.
Yemen is to follow.
All these countries have jumped from dictatorships to US hegemony.
In all these countries,the alternate to the fallen dictators is Anarchy.
US has been very clever in destabilizing Dictators with a token support to dissidents(it also ensures that the opponents to the regime are not united) ,which would ensure that there is no viable alternative ,thus keeping the Country unstable.
This would facilitate US interests in Oil and the likes of Halliburton and the Oil Giants will have a field day.
The world is paying for the Oil Greed of the US.
See the related articles, you will know what US has done and how CIA has played both sides at the same time.
The CIA and other Western intelligence agencies worked closely with the ousted regime of Muammar Qaddafi, sharing tips and cooperating in handing over terror suspects for interrogation to a regime known to use torture, according to a trove of security documents discovered after the fall of Tripoli.
The revelations provide new details on the West’s efforts to turn Libya’s mercurial leader from foe to ally and provide an embarrassing example of the U.S. administration’s collaboration with authoritarian regimes in the war on terror.
WASHINGTON, March 22 (UPI) — One of the primary reasons for the U.S. military intervention in Libya is because of the dependence on foreign oil, a Democratic lawmaker charged.
A U.S. fighter jet crashed in Libya while on a mission that was part of an international effort to put pressure on Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. The U.N. Security Council last week passed a resolution that allowed for military intervention in Libya to protect the civilian population.
U.S. Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., the former chairman of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming, told MSNBC, however, that a primary reason for intervention was oil.
“We’re in Libya because of oil,” he said. “And I think both Japan and the nuclear technology and Libya and this dependence that we have upon imported oil have both once again highlighted the need for the United States to have a renewable energy agenda going forward.”
Dictators in Arab countries like Libya and Egypt may have deserved to be ousted by their people. But the role of the West in hastening the demise of the regimes in such countries, especially in the case of Libya its ruler, has been prompted by its greed to control natural wealth
After seven-odd assassination attempts over the last four decades, it was on October 20, 2011, that one of the most successful Libyan leaders, Muammar Gaddafi kissed the most brutal and disgraceful death. Libyan fighters snapped him out of his ‘hole’ and shot him to death. His body, half naked, completely wounded, with shambled hairs and bloodied, was then delivered as prized possession to Misrata (a city near Sirte) where it was put on public display as a token of victory for the rebels. And with it came an end of the era, which Gaddafi had built over 40 years. And with his end, the US again proved its double standards to the world.
Nuts, almond butter, plain, with salt added
1582 Calories per cup
Nuts, almond butter, plain, without salt added
1582 Calories per cup
Oil, vegetable, almond
1927 Calories per cup
306 Calories per 100 Gram
Bread, banana, prepared from recipe, made with margarine
186 Calories per individual loaf (include Keebler Elfin Loaves)
Banana Walnut Cake
421 Calories per Serving
Olives, ripe, canned (jumbo-super colossal)
7 Calories per jumbo
Wheat flour, white, all-purpose, enriched, bleached
455 Calories per cup
Sprouted Moong Salad
93 Calories per Small Bowl
Oil, corn and canola
1980 Calories per cup
May be with inflow of cash borrowed or re pumped,the country is solid on showmanship and not on self developed infra structure.It is propelled by western/Indian expertise and immigrant labor,which is not a sound base for development base.Excepting oil based industries, which again is run by foreigners, there seems to be little indigenous industry developed by local,excepting in terms of investment and the country’s economy is run on imported labor and /products primarily and export of oil.This bubble might burst at any time.
When the 818-meter Burj Dubai tower, the world’s tallest building, opened for occupancy with lots of fanfare Jan. 4, it was proclaimed to be a crowning achievement of the emirate of Dubai, with its bold plans to establish itself as a regional trade and services hub. The $4 billion tower includes an Armani hotel, an observation deck, homes, offices and more, and is nothing less than “a symbol of Dubai’s can-do spirit,” according to the building’s owner, state-owned Emaar Properties.
Among Dubai’s creditors, though, the can-do spirit is wearing a little thin. Last November, Dubai World, one of the largest government-owned conglomerates, announced it would not meet billions of dollars of debt repayment obligations. In response, credit rating agencies such as Moody’s ( MCO – news – people ) and Standard & Poor’s downgraded the debt of several Dubai government-related entities to junk status. “Dubai’s corporate landscape is now effectively a high-yield market,” Moody’s wrote in a December note to clients. In mid-December, Abu Dhabi threw a $10 billion lifeline to Dubai–but the latter is still saddled with debts of nearly $100 billion, which it must face squarely in the coming year.
Dubai’s problems are not the only woes among the economies of the Middle East. Last summer, two vast family-owned conglomerates in Saudi Arabia defaulted on billions of dollars of debt repayments, highlighting lack of transparency and lax lending practices in the region. And in the past year or so, some $500 billion of planned infrastructure projects in the Gulf have been abandoned or temporarily halted as funding has dried up. Meanwhile, the Middle East’s real estate market has slumped–most notably in Dubai, where prices halved in the year following their August 2008 highs.
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Still, indications have begun to appear that the region’s fortunes may pick up in the coming year. Economists note that the Middle East’s regional policymakers acted decisively to shield their financial institutions from the worst of the financial crisis and to ensure that liquidity remained in the banking system. This has meant that the effects of the global economic downturn have been less pronounced in the Middle East than elsewhere, and that the region’s banks are largely in a strong position today. It helps, too, that oil prices have doubled in the past year or so, from lows of $33 a barrel in January 2009.
Banking on Oil
“Much will hinge on the pace of the global recovery,” notes Masood Ahmed, director of the Middle East and Central Asia Department at the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in Washington, D.C. The IMF expects global economic growth of 3.1% in 2010; similarly, the London-based Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) expects growth of 3.2%. If such growth materializes, oil exporters are likely to benefit as prices and volumes grow. Oil prices are likely to grow moderately, reaching an average $75 to $85 in 2010, according to many estimates, vs. an average level of around $61 in the nine months ending September 2009.
What has happened to Delta forces, SWAT teams,Cons.ops,CIA ,free lancers for the CIA? Or is the deployment of troops a precursor to occupy Afghanistan and later Pakistan and eventually Central Asian oil fields?
As he justified sending 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan at a cost of $30 billion a year, President Barack Obama’s description Tuesday of the al Qaeda “cancer” in that country left out one key fact: U.S. intelligence officials have concluded there are only about 100 al Qaeda fighters in the entire country.
A senior U.S. intelligence official told ABCNews.com the approximate estimate of 100 al Qaeda members left in Afghanistan reflects the conclusion of American intelligence agencies and the Defense Department. The relatively small number was part of the intelligence passed on to the White House as President Obama conducted his deliberations.
President Obama made only a vague reference to the size of the al Qaeda presence in his speech at West Point, when he said, “al Qaeda has not reemerged in Afghanistan in the same number as before 9/11, but they retain their safe havens along the border.”
A spokesperson at the White House’s National Security Council, Chris Hensman, said he could not comment on intelligence matters.