Saturday, June 11, 2011

DISPATCHES FROM LIBYA - DAY EIGHT

It's been a week since we first started passing on the information coming to us from on the ground in Tripoli, and you can see that the truth is quite a bit different from the picture being painted by US media, including by such "progressive" outlets as Democracy Now and post-coup Pacifica Radio. There are still remaining, however, some free spaces within Pacifica where the word has been getting out - more on that within.

Some of the Dignity delegation has returned to the US - our first two pieces today are interviews conducted here in the US after their return.

First is an interview done yesterday with Dignity delegation member Dedon Kamathi, a producer for Pacifica Radio's KPFK-FM in Los Angeles. That interview, by Askia Muhammad, aired on Pacifica's Washington, DC station WPFW-FM yesterday. You can hear it at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=REd_YtUfrio

Next is a piece written by Dignity delegation member Wayne Madsen, a Washington, DC journalist who specializes in intelligence matter. That piece, entitled "NATO's 'Alternate Universe' in Libya" begins as follows:

"The Pentagon and its NATO partners are engaged in one of the most obvious and intensive propaganda ploys in their military operations against Libya since the days leading up to the "Coalition of the Willing" attack on Iraq." The entire piece can be found at http://www.mathaba.net/news/?x=627079

I was interviewed by PressTV this past Thursday about the War on Libya, including the attempt by the US to present it as a NATO, and not American, enterprise, as well as how the cost of the US wars are impacting the US economic crisis - that interview can be found at http://www.presstv.ir/usdetail/183967.html

I am waiting for some further information about some rather graphic video I received yesterday from Tripoli; when I receive it, I will post a link and description of same.