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Protestors demand death to the West, but will spare iPads and Adidas for now

Protestors demand death to the West, but will spare iPads and Adidas for now

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From Hayibo

Furious protestors demanding death to America and its Western allies say they will spare brands like Nike, Manchester United and Apple “for now”. Likewise, they say, Israel must be obliterated, but they will keep using Jewish medical inventions. “The Great and Little Satans are the source of all evil, but iPads and insulin can stay,” said one protestor.

Western embassies continue to be besieged after the discovery of an online film that insults Islam, despite calls for calm from North African and Middle Eastern governments. However, according to Moroccan protester, Yusuf Yusuf Yusuf, the reaction is entirely fair.

“We had three choices: either recognize that the film is particularly obvious internet trolling that will be watched by about fifty people and otherwise ignored; mount a class-action lawsuit against the film-maker in the United States and sue him into bankruptcy to make sure he never does this again; or go ape-shit, burn stuff, and generally reinforce stereotypes about religious fundamentalism,” said Yusuf. “Now let’s burn them! Geez, bra, watch out for my sneakers, they cost like fifty bucks.”

Fellow protestor, Abdul Angri Ghai, said that the attacks were about more than the film.

“The pervasive influence of America on the world is evil and wicked. America is like the tripods in War of the Worlds, the Spielberg version. I’ve got it on DVD if you’re interested, totally legit copy, pay no attention to the handwritten label.”

He added that it was also time to wipe Israel off the map.

“But, because we are merciful, we will not also obliterate Jewish medical inventions, like insulin, or chemotherapy, or pacemakers, or the cure to tuberculosis,” he said. “Oh, and I think Jews also invented nuclear bombs. We’ll keep those, too.”

Meanwhile theologians say the current wave of protests raise important issues in the ongoing global debate called ‘My God Can Totally Beat Up Your God’.

“If you’re religious you kind of have to pay attention to this,” said Dr Stig Mata. “I mean, we’re seeing Muslims storming embassies of Christian countries and not a single protestor is getting smited. If there is a god, it’s looking a lot like a Muslim one. Sorry, Bible Belt.”

But, he said, he would rather be praying to the wrong God than to no God at all.

“The alternative is too depressing. If you don’t believe in any gods, then all you’re going to be seeing is people regressing to a mob that’s been whipped into a killing frenzy because a bigoted mouth-breather with a Youtube account insulted its imaginary friend.”

How the British helped capture Gaddafi’s enemies

How the British helped capture Gaddafi’s enemies

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In war on terror, the West sent Gaddafi’s enemies right back to his prison cell in exchange for intelligence on Islamic militants. A 60 second summary gleaned from various articles here, here and here.

Read the original Tripoli secret documents here.

Probably the most hated man in Libya. Photo: Donkey Hotey

A Libyan Islamist was imprisoned in Tripoli in an operation MI6 hatched in 2004 with the co-operation of Muammar Gaddafi‘s intelligence services.

Sami al-Saadi, a leading member of a Libyan mujahideen group was flown from Hong Kong to Tripoli together with his wife and four children, the youngest a girl aged six. They were then taken straight to prison. Saadi was interrogated under torture while his family were held in a nearby cell.

“They handcuffed me and my wife on the plane, my kids and wife were crying all the way,” he told the Guardian. “It was a very bad situation. My wife and children were held for two months, and psychologically punished. The Libyans told me that the British were very happy.”

Saadi says he was regularly beaten and subjected to electric shocks for more than six years. Shortly after his arrival in Tripoli, he says, then-Libyan intelligence Chief Moussa Koussa visited in person to explain how Gaddafi’s new friends in the West were helping him track down the regime’s opponents around the world.

“He told me: ‘You’ve been running from us, but since 9/11 I can pick up the phone and call MI6 or the CIA and they give us all the information we want on you. You’ve nowhere to hide.'”

According to secret files found in the private offices of Koussa, the British intelligence MI6 supplied its counterparts in Libya with details on exiled opponents living in the UK, and chart how the CIA abducted several suspected militants before handing them over to Tripoli.

The Guardian reports that associates of Saadi saw no reason for his rendition to Tripoli, other than as a ‘gift’ from the British to the Gaddafi regime; the Saadi operation coincided exactly with Tony Blair’s first visit to Libya. He shook hands with Gaddafi exactly two days after a fax sent to Tripoli, concerning the forthcoming rendition of Saadi and his family.

In the trip, Blair worked to make “common cause” in counter-terrorism operations. It was also announced that Anglo-Dutch oil giant Shell had signed a £550m gas exploration deal. Three days later Saadi and his family were put aboard a private Egyptian-registered jet and flown to Tripoli.

More tellingly, it wasn’t just the usual MI6 and CIA involved in the Saadi’s rendition. Hong Kong, Malaysia and Thailand were complicit in monitoring Saadi’s location as he travelled from one airport to another.

Hong Kong’s South China Morning Post goes even further, writing that the Chinese Semi-Autonomous Region was still used as a base for Western spy operations.