Qatar dictatorship pro-Libyan democracy?

26 April 2011.

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From daily The Guardian in Britain:

30 March 2011 18.26 BST

Libyan rebels are preparing to launch a television channel, broadcasting from Qatar.

The channel, named simply Libya and calling itself “the new channel for all Free Libyans” had been scheduled to start transmissions this evening, according to local media reports, though it is unclear whether that deadline will be met.

It has started by now.

There was frenzied activity this evening at the Doha compound here the channel is based. Qatari police prevented journalists approaching the offices where technical staff appeared to be working.

A spokesman for Libya‘s Interim National Council, the hastily formed western-backed rebel leadership body, said that the timing was ideal.

“This is the first time in recent history that the Arab world is willing to listen to the west,” Mahmoud Shammam, a Washington-based exile, told the Guardian. “This is a good opportunity for the west to reconnect with the East. Up to now, the west has supported every Arab dictator.”

Including the Qatar dictatorship, which they certainly haven’t stopped supporting by now.

Qatar, as well as agreeing to host the channel, has turned over the facilities and technical staff of a local network previously focused on cultural programming, the magazine said. The wealthy Gulf state, which has a population of 1.4 million, has strongly supported the coalition’s military action in Libya, even sending its own warplanes to take part in operations.

Qatar accused of international soccer bribery: here.

With the attack Monday morning on the Bab al-Azizyah complex in Tripoli, the US-NATO war on Libya has entered a criminal new phase that incorporates the policy of assassination: here.

Jean Bricmont: “humanitarian imperialism” in Libya: here.

Our most recent national poll found that only 27% of Americans supported the military intervention in Libya to 40% who were opposed and 33% who had no opinion: here.
The US and European powers are working to exploit unrest and protests in Syria to advance their own interests in the region: here.

U.S. secretly backed Syrian opposition groups, cables released by WikiLeaks show: here.

Britain: Peace campaigners accused William Hague of banging the drums of war again today after the Foreign Secretary threatened Syria with “further measures” over its crackdown on protesters: here.

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