“Jasmine Revolution”
Symbol of peace: Flowers placed on the barrel of a tank
in very much calmer protests than in recent days in Tunisia

'The Protester' - Time Person of the Year 2011

'The Protester' - Time Person of the Year 2011
Mannoubia Bouazizi, the mother of Tunisian street vendor Mohammed Bouazizi. "Mohammed suffered a lot. He worked hard. but when he set fire to himself, it wasn’t about his scales being confiscated. It was about his dignity." (Peter Hapak for TIME)

1 - TUNISIA Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

How eyepatches became a symbol of Egypt's revolution - Graffiti depicting a high ranking army officer with an eye patch Photograph: Nasser Nasser/ASSOCIATED PRESS

2 - EGYPT Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

''17 February Revolution"

3 - LIBYA Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

5 - SYRIA Democratic Change / Freedom of Speech (In Transition)

"25 January Youth Revolution"
Muslim and Christian shoulder-to-shoulder in Tahrir Square
"A Summary" – Apr 2, 2011 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Religion, Shift of Human Consciousness, 2012, Intelligent/Benevolent Design, EU, South America, 5 Currencies, Water Cycle (Heat up, Mini Ice Ace, Oceans, Fish, Earthquakes ..), Middle East, Internet, Israel, Dictators, Palestine, US, Japan (Quake/Tsunami Disasters , People, Society ...), Nuclear Power Revealed, Hydro Power, Geothermal Power, Moon, Financial Institutes (Recession, Realign integrity values ..) , China, North Korea, Global Unity,..... etc.) -
(Subjects: Egypt Uprising, Iran/Persia Uprising, Peace in Middle East without Israel actively involved, Muhammad, "Conceptual" Youth Revolution, "Conceptual" (without a manager hierarchy) managed Businesses, Internet, Social Media, News Media, Google, Bankers, Global Unity,..... etc.)
"The End of History" – Nov 20, 2010 (Kryon channelled by Lee Carroll)
(Subjects:Abraham, Isaac, Ishmael, Muhammad, Jesus, God, Jews, Arabs, EU, US, Israel, Iran, Russia, Africa, South America, Global Unity,..... etc.) (Text version)

"If an Arab and a Jew can look at one another and see the Akashic lineage and see the one family, there is hope. If they can see that their differences no longer require that they kill one another, then there is a beginning of a change in history. And that's what is happening now. All of humanity, no matter what the spiritual belief, has been guilty of falling into the historic trap of separating instead of unifying. Now it's starting to change. There's a shift happening."

“ … Here is another one. A change in what Human nature will allow for government. "Careful, Kryon, don't talk about politics. You'll get in trouble." I won't get in trouble. I'm going to tell you to watch for leadership that cares about you. "You mean politics is going to change?" It already has. It's beginning. Watch for it. You're going to see a total phase-out of old energy dictatorships eventually. The potential is that you're going to see that before 2013.

They're going to fall over, you know, because the energy of the population will not sustain an old energy leader ..."

African Union (AU)

African Union (AU)
African Heads of State pose for a group photo ahead of the start of the 28th African Union summit in Addis Ababa on January 30, 2017 (AFP Photo/ Zacharias ABUBEKER)

Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela
Few words can describe Nelson Mandela, so we let him speak for himself. Happy birthday, Madiba.

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Libya rebels get $15bn boost as Kadhafi voices defiance

Jakarta Globe, by Mariette Le Roux and Rory Mulholland, September 02, 2011

World leaders gathered in Paris to welcome Libyan rebels

World leaders unblocked 15 billion dollars in funds Thursday to help Libya's victorious rebels rebuild their shattered country as fugitive strongman Moamer Kadhafi called for guerilla warfare.

Forty-two years to the day since Kadhafi stormed to power in a coup, senior envoys from over 60 countries met the leaders of the revolution that overthrew him to endorse the fledgling regime and offer practical support.

But in a meeting in Paris they also put the leaders of the rebels' National Transitional Council (NTC) on notice to pursue a path of reconciliation, even as Kadhafi issued a message of defiance from his desert hiding place.

"Prepare yourselves for a gang and guerrilla war, for urban warfare and popular resistance in every town ... to defeat the enemy everywhere," he said in an audio tape aired on Arab satellite television. 

The Elysee Palace guestlist was a victory in itself for the NTC, as once sceptical Russia and China and Libya's reluctant neighbour Algeria agreed to back the new administration.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy, the rebels' most prominent backer from the outset, announced that billions of dollars in Libyan assets frozen abroad will now be unblocked.

"Around 15 billion dollars have been immediately unfrozen ... we want to give back to the Libyans the money that was frozen and that was stolen from them," he said.

Speaking alongside the rebels' leaders, Sarkozy urged the NTC to begin a "process of reconciliation and forgiveness."

NTC president Mustafa Abdel Jalil said the Libyan people "proved their courage and their determination" in their fight to topple Kadhafi, but he also pleaded for stability.

"Now everything is in your hands," he said in a message to the Libyan people. "It's up to you to accomplish what we promised: stability, peace and reconciliation."

The rebels have issued an ultimatum for Kadhafi and his followers to surrender, and have amassed troops around his hometown of Sirte for a final battle.

At the Paris conference, NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the alliance would continue its six-month operation in Libya for as long as the civilian population was in danger.

Kadhafi, who might once have marked his coup anniversary with pomp and ceremony, was reduced to releasing his latest bluster on tape, vowing: "We will not surrender. We are not women and we are going to keep on fighting."

In Tripoli, rebel commander Abdullah Naqir announced the creation of the council of Tripoli's revolutionaries to defend the capital, restore order and hunt down Kadhafi loyalists.

While the mood in Paris was upbeat, US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton sounded a note of caution, urging the rebels to beware of extremism in their own ranks and prevent weapons from falling into the wrong hands.

"The international community, led by the UN, needs to help the Libyan people and its leaders pave a path to a sustainable, inclusive democracy that banishes violence as a political tool and promotes tolerance," she said.

UN chief Ban Ki-moon said he would work with the Security Council to agree terms for an immediate United Nations mission to deal with a possible humanitarian crisis and help rebuild the state.

"Our most immediate challenge is humanitarian," he said.

"Roughly 860,000 people have left the country since February, including skilled guest workers. Public services are under severe strain, including hospitals and clinics ... There is a major water shortage."

Russia -- which opposed NATO's military support for the rebels' battle to overthrow him -- said it recognised the NTC as Libya's "ruling authority".

China, which also had reservations about the air campaign, did not go so far, but said it respected the NTC's "significant position."

Continental heavyweight South Africa, however, continued to snub the NTC. President Jacob Zuma boycotted the talks and said he was "not happy" with NATO's campaign.

The African Union has not recognised the NTC.

The Algerian turnabout may prove of more immediate practical help in cutting off a potential Kadhafi escape route.

Libya's larger neighbour has been accused of supplying Kadhafi with arms and, after members of the fallen leader's family fled there, it was seen as a likely escape route for the strongman and his loyal sons.

But Algeria's Foreign Minister Mourad Medelci welcomed the NTC promise to set up a "government representative of all regions" and added: "When it has done so, we'll recognise it."

The talks began against the backdrop of a new Kadhafi rant in which he urged his supporters to keep up their resistance to the rebellion.

"The aim is to kill the enemy wherever he may be, whether he be Libyan or foreign," he said in a message from a secret location.

Kadhafi and his son Seif al-Islam have gone underground since rebels stormed into Tripoli on August 20.

"If they want a long battle, let it be long. If Libya burns, who will be able to govern it? Let it burn," declared Kadhafi.

Rebel officials say Kadhafi may be in the town of Bani Walid, south of the capital and still held by loyalist troops, but other reports suggest he could be in his hometown Sirte or Ghadames, near the Algerian border.


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