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Libya...media Changes Emphasis.

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Two or three weeks ago the media was following the wave of protests throughout Libya as 'pro-democracy protesters' swept across Libya and at one point appeared to be about to drive the embattled Colonel Gaddafi from office.

But now 'government forces' are being reported as making gains and winning back 'rebel-held' territory.

Is this change in terminology a recognition that, like it or lump it, it looks as though the West will find itself having to do business with the Gaddafi regime again for the foreseeable future?

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Two or three weeks ago the media was following the wave of protests throughout Libya as 'pro-democracy protesters' swept across Libya and at one point appeared to be about to drive the embattled Colonel Gaddafi from office.

But now 'government forces' are being reported as making gains and winning back 'rebel-held' territory.

Is this change in terminology a recognition that, like it or lump it, it looks as though the West will find itself having to do business with the Gaddafi regime again for the foreseeable future?

Yep abandoning the Libyan democracy movement and changing the terminology from positive labels like 'pro democracy protesters' to negative labels such as 'anti government forces, rebels, insurgents, etc.. makes the US/UK look less hypocritical when turning a blind eye to protesters being killed under Martial Law in Bahrain, which is being implemented by Saudi Arabian tanks in support the pro-west Dictatorship. The worlds policeman says "nothing to see here, move along"

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Yep abandoning the Libyan democracy movement and changing the terminology from positive labels like 'pro democracy protesters' to negative labels such as 'anti government forces, rebels, insurgents, etc.. makes the US/UK look less hypocritical when turning a blind eye to protesters being killed under Martial Law in Bahrain, which is being implemented by Saudi Arabian tanks in support the pro-west Dictatorship. The worlds policeman says "nothing to see here, move along"

+1 Your consent is being manufactured.

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What's the betting a no-fly zone is given the go-ahead just after Benghazi has been 'freed' from rebel control?

Also if Gaddafi manages to retake 'his' country, seemingly so easily, only two weeks after almost being driven from power, will he feel emboldened and start eyeing up his neighbours - Tunisia in particular?

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+1 Your consent is being manufactured.

Or was it before, when we were told they were 'pro democracy' and the bad guys were african mercenaries?

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+1 Try naming one democracy in the middle-east (israel doesn't count).

Iran and Palestine, but for some reason they don't seem to get much support from the US or the corporate news media.

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Two or three weeks ago the media was following the wave of protests throughout Libya as 'pro-democracy protesters' swept across Libya and at one point appeared to be about to drive the embattled Colonel Gaddafi from office.

But now 'government forces' are being reported as making gains and winning back 'rebel-held' territory.

Is this change in terminology a recognition that, like it or lump it, it looks as though the West will find itself having to do business with the Gaddafi regime again for the foreseeable future?

the meeja can't make up it's mind as to which side of the fence it is sitting on.

big corporate enity-sponsored would like to look like the saviour,but is completely aware that rod-of-iron despots are toast.

turncoats to a man.

if only they knew what is going to befall those of less than robust constitution....and they have it written all over them in spades.

the choice is now die a martyr or live a traitor.

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Two or three weeks ago the media was following the wave of protests throughout Libya as 'pro-democracy protesters' swept across Libya and at one point appeared to be about to drive the embattled Colonel Gaddafi from office.

But now 'government forces' are being reported as making gains and winning back 'rebel-held' territory.

Is this change in terminology a recognition that, like it or lump it, it looks as though the West will find itself having to do business with the Gaddafi regime again for the foreseeable future?

Yes good old wishy-washyUK media led by the British Bulls**t Corporation.

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Iran and Palestine, but for some reason they don't seem to get much support from the US or the corporate news media.

Democracy requires free access to information and a judiciary independent of the government.

Iran is a wonderful country, so I'm told, and the women are beautiful. But state controls are excessive. Palestine is off the chart because it's not a state.

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Yep abandoning the Libyan democracy movement and changing the terminology from positive labels like 'pro democracy protesters' to negative labels such as 'anti government forces, rebels, insurgents, etc.. makes the US/UK look less hypocritical when turning a blind eye to protesters being killed under Martial Law in Bahrain, which is being implemented by Saudi Arabian tanks in support the pro-west Dictatorship. The worlds policeman says "nothing to see here, move along"

One point to consider in respect to Bahrain is that the 'freedom protesters' are largely demanding the freedom to impose Sharia law on others. It is not a freedom movement as you or I as westerners would understand.

Last time the Bahraini Govt gave this lot a platform all they wanted to do was ban alcohol, pork, drying your undies outside etc etc etc. Basically turn Bahrain (a relatively liberal monarchy) into a mini version of Iran.

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One point to consider in respect to Bahrain is that the 'freedom protesters' are largely demanding the freedom to impose Sharia law on others. It is not a freedom movement as you or I as westerners would understand.

Last time the Bahraini Govt gave this lot a platform all they wanted to do was ban alcohol, pork, drying your undies outside etc etc etc. Basically turn Bahrain (a relatively liberal monarchy) into a mini version of Iran.

As they are perfectly entitled to do.

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