Libya – A Failed State and Festering Sore Just Off the Coast of Europe – House of Commons Committee to Investigate and Apportion Blame. But We Already Know It Was Obama and Cameron



Damaged homes in Benghazi following clashes between pro-government forces and the rebel Shura Council of Libyan Revolutionaries

24 July 2015: Foreign Office to face inquiry into role played by UK in Libya’s collapse

The Foreign Office is to face questions over Libya’s descent into a failed state, following the launch of an inquiry by an influential committee of MPs into Britain’s role in the overthrow of Muammar Gaddafi (1) and the troubled aftermath.

Launching the inquiry, (2) the Tory chairman of the foreign affairs select committee, Crispin Blunt, told the Guardian that the intervention and subsequent breakdown of the state had proved disastrous for Libya (3) and posed a global security threat. He said: “It has turned out to be a catastrophe for the people of Libya. And now it is a growing problem for us, with our undoubted enemy Isis beginning to establish control…

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Sandra Bland is Everyman

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By Adam Dick | Ron Paul Institute | July 23, 2015

Waller County District Attorney Elton Mathis is characterizing Sandra Bland — who died last week in a jail in the Texas county — as being “very combative” and “not a model person” during the traffic stop that led to her arrest and incarceration. His disparaging assessment appears to be far from the truth.

Recently released dashboard camera video of Bland’s arrest shows that throughout her ordeal on a Texas roadway Bland behaved appropriately and much as would many other ordinary people in a similar situation. Bland’s response may even have been more muted than average considering the infuriating nonsense she had to deal with — an out-of-control cop pulling her over for changing lanes without using a turn signal and then proceeding, for no good reason, to force her out of her car, throw her to the ground, handcuff…

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Jamaica’s OMI tops charts with ‘Cheerleader’

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LOS ANGELES — Jamaican singer OMI may seem like an overnight success, but his chart-topping summer hit, “Cheerleader,” has been years in the making.

He started working on the reggae-pop song seven years ago. He released the track in 2012 under the Jamaican label, Oufah, but a 2014 remix of the song by German DJ Felix Jaehn helped give the tune new flavour – and new life.

The upbeat ode to a supportive girlfriend is spending its second week at No. 1 on Billboard‘s Hot 100 chart.

“It wasn’t supposed to be a song,” OMI said in an interview Tuesday. “It was supposed to be like an interlude on the album.”

“Cheerleader” has sold 1.4 million tracks and has 108.9 million on-demand streams, according to Nielsen SoundScan.

“Monumental is the word I can think of right now,” he said. “For an artist who is from a little island in…

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Sandra Bland arrest: Comparing dashcam footage to arrest video

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WATCH ABOVE: Compare eyewitness cellphone footage of Sandra Bland’s arrest to dashcam video released by the Texas Department of Public Safety.

Family and supporters of Sandra Bland have questioned how the 28-year-old died in a Texas jail cell, three days after being arrested during a routine traffic stop.

But the release of police dashcam video of the July 10 arrest in the city of Prairie View, has brought to light how the situation escalated from Bland being pulled over for failing to signal a lane change to her being pinned down on the ground and taken into custody.

According to police in Waller County, Bland took her own life on July 13 — saying she hanged herself in the cell with a plastic bag — but her death is being investigated by federal authorities to determine whether that was indeed the case.

READ MORE: U.S. authorities investigating Sandra Bland death…

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Huge scandal about to hit British Politicians, Spies, Lords and Predators

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Special Investigation: Spies, Lords and Predators

SPECIAL INVESTIGATION: Spies, Lords & Predators 

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It’s shaping up to be the biggest political scandal in Britain’s history. There is new evidence that some of the country’s most respected men were in fact depraved paedophiles. Leaders that were preying on children as young as eight and nine. Many of the kids were trafficked from state-run homes and other institutions to be abused by MPs, Lords, and spies. They were protected from on high by a secret code, and have never been held to account for their horrific crimes. 60 Minutes investigates the scandal and the cover up, speaks to the victims and the witnesses, and confronts a member of the notorious paedophile information exchange. Reporter Ross Coulthart also reveals how children were killed in order to protect this network of predators – and how the driver to the Australian High Commissioner…

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Met Police to face racism probe after secret online Facebook page filled with abusive comments discovered

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#AceNewsReport – Exclusive:July.19: Abusive comments about Gypsies and Travellers prompt human rights group’s intervention and an official investigation. Britain’s largest police force has launched an investigation into allegations that its officers used a “secret” Facebook group to air racist views about ethnic minorities. The Metropolitan Police is examining allegations that serving officers used a closed group on […]


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