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The airstrike that killed 24 Pakistani soldiers is just the latest in a series of mistakes that raise doubts about NATO’s credibility By PRATAP CHATTERJEE Commondreams.org Why did NATO forces kill two dozen Pakistani soldiers at a border post in the Mohmand region, some 300 yards across the frontier from Afghanistan early on Saturday morning?…

By Prof. Jose Maria Sison Chairperson International League of Peoples’ Struggle 23 October 2011 The US and its imperialist allies in the NATO targeted Gaddafi and his regime for complete destruction because he had grievously offended them in the following ways: he called for the nationalization and retraction of so-called neoliberal concessions that he had…

By INA ALLECO R. SILVERIO Bulatlat.com Rebel forces allied with the United States and the Northern Alliance Treaty Organization (NATO) might be targeting migrants and citizens of other nationalities in Libya. This is the fear of Migrante International after reports have surfaced that in the worsening conflict in Libya, rebel forces seeking to oust Libyan…

The US, through NATO, appears to be a silent operator in the Libyan rebels’ offensive to depose Libyan strongman Muamar Gaddafi: deploying small units of special forces, providing intelligence, logistical and bombing support. However, when the smoke of battle clears, the US won’t be as silent anymore as it would surely claim its share of…

The violence and brutality of Gaddafi’s rule, and the absence of progress during the 41 years he’s been in power, are making the case for the rebels. His erstwhile friends in Europe would gladly turn against him — but not before they’ve seen to it that someone pliable, and preferably less daffy, could take his place, the better to assure the West continuing access to Libyan oil. (By Luis V. Teodoro / bulatlat.com)

By JEFFREY KAYE Truthout International Posted by Bulatlat.com Two reports coming out of Afghanistan illustrate the depth of hypocrisy and subterfuge characterizing the US/NATO intervention in that country. One could cite a myriad of such examples, so immoral and wrong is the US war there. In the first report, a 2009 human rights assessment prepared…

NATO, the main overseas arm of the U.S. military-industrial complex, just keeps expanding. Its original raison d’être, the supposedly menacing Soviet bloc, has been dead for twenty years. But like the military-industrial complex itself, NATO is kept alive and growing by entrenched economic interests, institutional inertia and an official mindset resembling paranoia, with think tanks…