WORLD: U.S. Condemns Iran For Crackdown, # Mass. company making diesel with sun, water, CO2, # Iran Has Several Military Bases in Libya

February 28, 2011
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(AP) Israel’s defense minister says his country must look beyond the risks that might arise from the changes sweeping the Mideast and seek opportunities to move peacemaking forward _ including possible peace talks with Syria.Defense Minister Ehud Barak told Israel Radio on Monday that Syria appears to be signaling it might ..

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  8. North Korea Threatens U.S., South Korea Over Military Drills
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Officials: 4 dead in UAE plane crash

1 hour, 8 minutes ago

(AP) The civil aviation authority in the United Arab Emirates says four people were killed when a private plane crashed shortly after takeoff.A statement by the General Civil Aviation Authority says the Grumman 21T aircraft went down moments after taking off Sunday at Al Ain International Airport about 60 miles (100 …

Africa

Libyan envoy to S. Africa calls on Gadhafi to quit

1 hour, 15 minutes ago

(AP) Libya’s ambassador to South Africa on Monday urged leader Moammar Gadhafi to resign, joining other foreign envoys around the world in rejecting his regime.Abdalla Alzubedi told journalists that he and others at the mission in Pretoria, South Africa had considered resigning, but they decided that would leave the people of …

Europe and Russia

US wants tough European sanctions on Gadhafi

2 hours, 41 minutes ago

(AP) The United States is pressing its European allies to set tough sanctions on the Libyan government, to turn up the heat on Moammar Gadhafi and convince his remaining loyalists to abandon the regime, U.S. officials said. The Obama administration also declared it stood ready to aid Libyans seeking to oust …

Latin America

Carnival accident kills 17 in Brazil

3 hours, 40 minutes ago

(AP) Brazilian police say 17 people were electrocuted during a freak accident during a large pre-Carnival parade.Police say Monday that fireworks lit by partygoers caused a power line to fall on a tightly packed crowd dancing behind a large sound truck.The accident happened late Sunday in the small town of Bandeiro …

Asia

US repositions troops in eastern Afghanistan

3 hours, 43 minutes ago

(AP) The U.S. military will start carrying out more counterterrorism missions against insurgents in eastern Afghanistan and work more closely with Pakistani forces in operations against insurgents along the porous and rugged frontier, the U.S. general commanding the region said.Maj. Gen. John Campbell, commander of NATO coalition forces in eastern Afghanistan, …

Vietnam dissident detained for revolution calls

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(AP) One of Vietnam’s most prominent pro-democracy dissidents has been detained after calling for a revolution to overthrow the Communist government following a wave of Middle East uprisings, state-controlled media reported Monday.Nguyen Dan Que last week posted an appeal on the Internet calling for the masses to launch an uprising to …

Thailand: Japanese journalist’s death not solved

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China says its population has passed 1.34 billion

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(AP) China’s population grew to 1.34 billion people last year, the National Bureau of Statistics announced Monday, marking a modest jump for a massive population and leading experts to suggest China may relax its generation-old one-child policy.The figure of 1.3410 billion, which is preliminary and based on a sample survey, shows …

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Mexico police find 4 bodies in clandestine grave

7 hours, 47 minutes ago

(AP) Police in central Mexico state say they have found four bodies in a clandestine grave and are searching for more.Mexico state prosecutors’ spokesman Alfredo Albiter says the bodies were found at a house in the town of Tlalmanalco.Albiter says police were searching for more bodies late Sunday. He wouldn’t say …

Former Bolivian counterdrug chief arrested

9 hours, 12 minutes ago

(AP) A senior Interior Ministry official who recently headed Bolivia’s counternarcotics police has been arrested in Panama and sent to the United States to face charges he ran a cocaine trafficking ring.The arrest of retired police Gen. Rene Sanabria on Thursday and the related arrests in Bolivia of at least three …

Africa

African dictator’s son orders luxury superyacht

9 hours, 50 minutes ago

(AP) The son of Equatorial Guinea’s dictator of 30 years commissioned plans to build a superyacht costing $380 million, nearly three times what the country spends on health and education each year, a corruption watchdog said Monday.The statement from Global Witness said that German company Kusch Yachts has been asked to …

Breaking: Iran Has Several Military Bases in Libya

February 27, 2011 – by ‘Reza Kahlili

PAJAMASMEDIA

According to an inside source, the military collaborations between Iran’s Revolutionary Guards and the Gaddafi government date back to 2006.

February 27, 2011 – by ‘Reza KahliliIn an interview today on the Al Arabyia news network, an informed source within the Revolutionary Guards Corps revealed that Iran has several military bases in Libya.The source, who requested anonymity due to his sensitive position within the Guards, elaborated further that the Iranian military bases are located mostly along Libya’s borders with the African countries of Chad and Niger. From there, he said, the Guards actively smuggle arms and supply logistical assistance to rebellious groups in the African countries.

According to this source, Guards enter Libya under the guise of oil company employees. Most of these companies are under the control of the Revolutionary Guards.

The source, who is a colonel in the Guards, added that Gaddafi and his government are quite aware of these activities and have even signed joint contracts with those Iranian oil companies so that the the Guards can enter Libya without any trouble.

The colonel stated that with the current unrest in Libya, over 500 Guards  have been unable to evacuate and are under orders to destroy all documents.

According to this source, the military collaborations between the Revolutionary Guards and the Gaddafi government date back to 2006.

It is important to note that Nigerian officials recently confiscated an Iranian arms shipment destined for Gambia. The weapons included mortars, rockets, and shells for anti-aircraft guns and were hidden in containers marked building materials. Nigerian officials have accused a suspected member of the Guards and a Nigerian of illegally importing arms and have set the trial for later this year.
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Also read: “Endgame in Libya? Gaddafi’s ‘nurse’ to leave Tripoli”

Reza Kahlili is a pseudonym for an ex-CIA spy who requires anonymity for safety reasons. A Time to Betray, his book about his double life as a CIA agent in Iran’s Revolutionary Guards, was published by Simon & Schuster on April 6.

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Latin America

Chile President faces protests a year after quake

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(AP) President Sebastian Pinera marked Sunday’s anniversary of one of the largest earthquakes in recorded history by praising his government’s progress on reconstruction and calling for national unity.Instead, his political opponents staged protests and questioned his numbers.The magnitude-8.8 quake killed 524 people and left 31 missing last Feb. 27, causing $30 …

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Report: Lockerbie bomber ‘blackmailed’ Gadhafi

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Africa

Libya rebels set up first political leadership

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(AP) Politicians in the rebel stronghold of Benghazi said Sunday they are setting up a council to run day-to-day affairs in the eastern half of the country under their control, the first attempt to create a leadership body that could eventually form an alternative to Moammar Gadhafi’s regime.A day after a …

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Gaddafi unflinching as rebel city fears counter-attack

Reuters – 2 hrs 27 mins ago TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libyan rebels awaited a counter-attack by Muammar Gaddafi’s forces on Monday, after the country’s leader defied demands that he quit to end the bloodiest of the Arab world’s wave of uprisings. Full Story »

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Many protesters refuse to exit Wisconsin Capitol

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Many protesters refuse to exit Wisconsin Capitol

Reuters – Sun Feb 27, 9:04 pm ET MADISON, Wisconsin (Reuters) – Dozens of protesters against proposed legislation to weaken state public unions refused to leave the Wisconsin state capitol building on Sunday and police said they would be allowed to stay the night. Full Story »

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    CHICAGO (Reuters) – A vote on an Ohio bill that would end collective bargaining rights for public employees could come as early as Wednesday, a state senator said on Sunday. Full Story »

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Reuters – 26 mins ago

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Latin America

Former Argentine dictators tried for baby thefts

12 hours, 51 minutes ago

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13 hours, 55 minutes ago

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Myanmar: Blast injures 4 in capital

16 hours, 55 minutes ago

(AP) Government security officials say a bomb exploded in a suburb of the capital Yangon, wounding four people..The officials say a man suspected of carrying the bomb was among those wounded Sunday evening near the Aung Zeya bridge in northern Yangon. A three-year-old girl was also hurt/The officials spoke on condition …

US soldier makes posters to remember fallen

17 hours, 25 minutes ago

(AP) Remembering the dead by carving their names on a cold, stone wall seemed too impersonal to U.S. Army Cpl. Poto Leifi.Leifi, a California commercial artist-turned soldier, thought the U.S. troops killed in Afghanistan and Iraq should be remembered full of life _ and in a way that celebrated their patriotism.After …

Middle East

Libyan leader cut a flamboyant, eccentric figure

17 hours, 50 minutes ago

(AP) Moammar Gadhafi was many things over many years: a dashing icon of Libyan revolution, a brazen patron of terrorists, the custodian of vast oil wealth, a dictator whose flamboyance masked grit and guile, and a longtime pariah on the road to rehabilitation in the West.From his cadre of female bodyguards …

Africa

Assailants attack Congo president’s home; 9 dead

18 hours, 26 minutes ago

(AP) Armed gunmen also wielding machetes attacked Congo’s presidential residence Sunday, and at least nine people were killed during nearly an hour of gunfire, a witness said. The president and his wife were not home at the time of the assault.President Joseph Kabila, who first inherited the job after his father’s …

Latin America

Hill collapse in Bolivian capital ruins 400 homes

18 hours, 46 minutes ago

(AP) Heavy rains caused a hilltop to collapse in a poor neighborhood of the Bolivian capital Sunday, cracking roads, destroying at least 400 homes and burying people’s belongings under mud and debris.There were no fatalities but significant damage from the landslide in the barrio of Callapa, La Paz Mayor Luis Revilla …

Africa

Tunisia’s president appoints new prime minister

18 hours, 51 minutes ago

(AP) Tunisia’s interim president chose a former government minister as a new prime minister on Sunday, appealing for a return to calm following new violent protests that have been hobbling this North African country since the ouster of its long-time autocratic leader.Beji Caid-Essebsi will replace Mohammed Ghannouchi, who resigned earlier Sunday …


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