"Standard Operating Procedure?" The strong suggestion is that 'false flag' dirty tricks are standard operating procedure for backroom Republican operatives.
In the debate whether Counterpunch fronts for the CIA or the Pentagon, I think in the case of Libya it is clearly the Pentagon. The Joint Chiefs of Staff didn't want an attack on Libya. Counterpunch is over-the-top in portraying the Libyan rebels as al Qaeda Islamist radicals who like to smuggle Africans (not to mention drugs). Never forget that Libya is the bottlecap of Africa, with Gaddafi a kind of valve which allows oil through to Europeans but not Africans. We've already been through this exact same kind of slurring of the opposition in Tunisia and Egypt. The slurring is working in Libya as the Western 'humanitarian' intervention never made any imperial, military or even humanitarian sense (lefties are gradually waking up to the fact that all they are doing is killing civilians, leading us ever back to the definition of insanity: doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results).
Maggie Roche, 1951-2017 - Ms. Roche (left) developed a pop-folk songwriting style that could be droll or diaristic, full of unexpected melodic turns and often inseparable from the w...
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