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Berita Terkini mengenai Perkampungan Nabi Salih Alaihissalam di Ramallah diganggu oleh kaum Pendatang Yahudi.Amplify’d from www.maannews.net
Settlers provoke Palestinian villagers near Ramallah
Read more at www.maannews.netRAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Hundreds of Israel's extremist settlers gathered near the central West Bank village of An-Nabi Salih in the Ramallah district Saturday, locals told Ma'an, sparking unrest.Residents said young Palestinian men set fire to used tires at the village entrance fearing settlers might storm the village, while Israeli forces deployed in the area to intervene in case clashes were provoked, locals said.In Hebron, residents reported being intimidated by dozens of settlers, who set off fireworks near the city's Ibrahimi Mosque and marched through Palestinian neighborhoods in the southern West Bank city.Israeli authorities partitioned the mosque in 1994 after Israeli settler Baruch Goldstein shot dead 29 Palestinians and wounded over 100 others during the dawn prayer.The Israeli Education Minister recently called for a new program to bring Israeli school children to the site, which is also holy for Jews.Hebron residents said the intensified settler activity at the mosque was a response to the minister's call, which they feared was an attempt to "Judaize" the area.Rise in settler violenceA noticeable rise in settler attacks across the West Bank has led to fears of night raids by armed settlers in Palestinian villages. Analysts have expressed concerns that settlers plan to provoke a reaction from Palestinians which Israeli authorities could use to foil the Palestinian Authority's efforts to control security in the West Bank.An Israeli government decision to take down Monday structures in the illegal settlement outpost Havad Gilad near Nablus in the northern West Bank led to the most recent spike in violence perpetrated by settlers against Palestinians. Following the razing of the outpost buildings, settlers firebombed a Palestinian home, blocked roads, smashed shops and damaged Palestinian cars in line with their "price-tag policy" to make Palestinians pay for perceived anti-settler actions by the Israeli government.One Havad Gilad resident told AFP settlers may enter Palestinian villages to throw out the residents in protest.Settlers organized a "day of rage" Thursday, rallying in Israel and the West Bank and threatening further "price tag" attacks.On Monday, Palestinian Authority settlement affairs official Ghassan Doughlas said a warning had been issued to Palestinians to avoid areas where settlers gather for their own safety.
Details Questionable Roles of Liz Cheney, Shaha Riza, and Others in Multi-Million Dollar Program
(Washington, D.C.) – A report released by the Government Accountability Project (GAP), based on documents obtained through nearly three years’ of U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, exposes the highly irregular manner in which the Foundation for the Future (FFF) – an obscure project funded by the U.S. Department of State – was established and operated by Bush administration officials and appointees.
The Foundation for the Future first became an issue of public interest inquiry in 2007, when GAP published the payroll records of Riza, girlfriend of then-World Bank President Paul Wolfowitz. The records showed that Riza, a British national who worked as a World Bank communications officer, was seconded to the U.S. State Department after Wolfowitz was appointed, where she was responsible for establishing the Foundation for the Future (FFF). The FFF was a nonprofit organization tasked with promoting democracy and reform in the Broader Middle East and North Africa (BMENA) region.
While seconded from the Bank to the State Department in 2005 and 2006, Riza received salary raises in excess of what Bank rules allowed, earning far more than Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. In October 2006, Riza’s secondment was transferred to the FFF itself, where she remained until returning to the Bank in early 2008, after Wolfowitz was forced to resign.
Read more at www.whistleblower.org
“The Foundation for the Future was to promote democracy, transparency and popular political participation on a multilateral basis in the Middle East,” said GAP International Program Director Bea Edwards. “So when Liz Cheney – who, in the view of many Middle Eastern leaders, occupied her position largely because she was the Vice President’s daughter – asked other nations for contributions, they balked. Add to this the fact that the Foundation’s board member selection process was directed by the former Deputy Secretary of Defense’s girlfriend and that the Foundation was managed by a personal friend of Wolfowitz’s with little expertise in the region, and it’s no wonder that many potential donors refused to fund it.”
Pendedahan hangat daripada Angin Perubahan yang menyatakan bahawa demonstrasi Jalanan bakal dibawakan oleh Rothschild ?
Saya menyangkakan ianya sekadar disokong oleh aktivis sosial tempatan atau pun Kongsi Gelap Tempatan seperti Patmanabhan peguamcara yang membunuh jutawan Melayu Sosilawati.
Ternyata Jangkaan saya Meleset. MALAHAN JAUH LEBIH HEBAT !
Anwar Ibrahim seolah menyeru penyokong-penyokongnya untuk mengadakan revolusi jalanan. Anwar sekali lagi cuba menumpang populariti daripada revolusi di Tunisia, Mesir dan Libya untuk mengadakan cara yang sama di negara ini. Helah Anwar itu sudah dijangka, semuanya adalah untuk menutup kes liwatnya dengan cuba menuduh insitusi kehakiman sebagai tidak adil. Kalau sudah ada video CCTV, Anwar sudah ulang alik masuk kondominium tersebut ianya satu pembuktian menyokong kepada password Mokthar yang sudah diketahui sebelum ini. Revolusi yang Anwar jaja ini sebenarnya ditaja oleh tangan-tangan luar.
Beberapa orang aktivis Mesir memakai baju Otpor ketika revolusi menjatuhkan Hosni Mubarak. Otpor dimulakan oleh George Soros di Serbia. Otpor yang berpangkalan di Switzerland menjadi satu pusat latihan aktivis untuk membuat "color revolution" di seluruh dunia. Matlamatnya adalah untuk menukarkan sesuatu pemerintahan melalui konflik, memanipulasi harga minyak dan mendesak institusi kewangan Islam memohon bantuan kewangan antarabangsa (baca sini).
Bagi menjayakan "color revolution", dua institusi yang sering menyumbang dana untuk menjayakan agenda besar Rothschilds ini adalah Open Society Institute dan NED. Menurut Thierry Meyssan (Presiden Voltaire Network) dalam artikel bertajuk "NED: National Endowment for Democracy-The networks of "democratic" interference" pada 7 Oktober 2008. (baca sini). Dalam majlis ulang tahun ke-20, National Endowment for Democracy telah mendedahkan ia telah menaja dan memberikan arahan kepada lebih daripada 6000 pertubuhan sosial dan politik di seluruh dunia.NED mengesahkan telah menubuhkan secara lengkap kesatuan sekerja Solidarnosc di Poland, Charter 77 di Czechoslovakia dan Otpor di Serbia.
24 Februari 2011, sekumpulan anak muda telah mengadakan diskusi "Pilihan raya atau pilihan jalan raya?" di 50-B, Jalan Kemuja, Bangsar Utama. Mereka menjadikan Tunisia, Mesir dan Indonesia sebagai kayu ukur revolusi di jalan raya perlu diadakan di Malaysia. Dalam diskusi tersebut, dinyatakan bahawa revolusi di Mesir yang dimulakan oleh kumpulan April Youth 6 sebenarnya dilatih oleh Optor yang berpangkalan di Switzerland. Menurut moderator program tersebut, Optor Movement bersedia membantu mana-mana pertubuhan di Malaysia untuk mengadakan revolusi.
Ini bermakna diskusi tersebut juga telah ditaja oleh Optor, yang dibiayai oleh George Soros pada 10 Oktober 1998. Tidak hairan kenapa demonstrasi cuba diadakan oleh Hindraf pada 27 Februari 2011 di Kuala Lumur, besar kemungkinan mereka sudah dapat penaja untuk membuat huru-hara di Malaysia ini. Malah diskusi menghentam kerajaan secara terbuka makin giat diadakan oleh golongan anak muda yang dipimpin oleh Hishamuddin Rais ini. Melihat kepada keganasan yang berlaku dalam pilihan raya kampus di Universiti Malaya dan Universiti Putra Malaysia, anak-anak muda di kampus nampaknya sudah mula dirasuk cara revolusi Optor ini. Pihak keselamatan perlu membuat financial intelligence yang cukup rapi untuk menyekat dana luar daripada mengganggu gugat keamanan negara ini.
Agak menarik Artikel ini dimana Ikhwanul Muslimin pimpinan Yusuf Al-Qardhawi menggunakan imej sekular dan kesederhanaan.
Tidak hairanlah sekiranya Yusuf Al-Qardhawi sendiri mengeluarkan kenyataan SENADA dengan David Cameron didalam usaha untuk menempatkan diri didalam dunia politik Mesir yang Baru.
Brotherhood changes English website to appear moderate
By STEVEN EMERSON
The Muslim Brotherhood seems to be trying to preserve its recently burnished
image as a moderate party dedicated to maintaining a modern, secular and just
In keeping with this apparent internal strategy, the Brotherhood
has removed its explicitly worded bylaws from its English-language
website. The bylaws are still available via an archived version of the
Web page. The bylaws have long been a source of discussion and debate on the
Internet because of the group’s stated intention to create an Islamic state,
uniting Muslims around the world, while “building a new basis of human
The Region: Egypt gets its Khomeini
A portrait of Muslim Brotherhood's supreme authority
Selected sections read as follows: “E – The need to work
on establishing the Islamic State, which seeks to effectively implement the
provisions of Islam and its teachings.
“Defend the nation against the
internal enemies, try to present the true teachings of Islam and communicate its
ideas to the world.
“G – The sincere support for a global cooperation in
accordance with the provisions of the Islamic Sharia, which would safeguard the
personal rights, freedom of speech for active and constructive participation
towards building a new basis of human civilization as is ensured by the overall
teachings of Islam.”
The group’s bold and unambiguous calls for
re-establishing the Islamic Khalifa have startled many, and have fueled distrust
as to its true intentions, despite its current public face.
clear why the bylaws disappeared, but the timing is highly suspicious. In
January 2010, it was reported that the Brotherhood was considering amending
them. No change appears to have been made in the last year. But now, with a
genuine opportunity to appear on an Egyptian ballot, they vanished from public
view within days of president Hosni Mubarak’s ouster.
On the group’s
Arabic-language site, however, the bylaws remain posted. Press reports of
the Brotherhood’s role during the uprising depict a group committed to
presenting its most appealing side for the world to see. While the
organization is not a monolith, its old guard remains entrenched in
power. And those voices still advocate the Islamification of
For example, in a sermon last September, General Guide Mohamed
Badie said Muslims are duty-bound to make the Koran the law of
Likewise, another senior member, Kamal Helbawy, told an Iranian
news agency on Sunday that the Islamic Republic deserved credit for fostering
Islamic unity. Iran’s Mahmoud Ahmadinejad is a role model for Muslims, he said,
“the bravest man in the Muslim world.”
In an episode of PBS’s Frontline
series this week, a young Brotherhood leader is seen advising an enthusiastic
fellow Brother participating in the protests to put away the Koran he was
holding up, and to tone down his religious rhetoric: “Don’t hold up the Koran,”
the Brotherhood leader said. “We should be holding up Egyptian flags.
Open it…but not for the media.”
This theme was echoed in a January 31
story appearing in the Los Angeles Times, where two Brotherhood members had the
following exchange: “‘The fear is broken,’ yelled Bahaa Mohammed. ‘We want
‘And Islam,’ said his friend. ‘We need Islam.’
Mohammed, hushing the young man. ‘But first freedom and the will of the
It’s not the first time Brotherhood members acknowledged the need to
conceal the group’s overall agenda with a more benign face. Speaking privately,
but under FBI surveillance, activists in the American branch of the Muslim
Brotherhood discussed the need to invoke deception in the wake of US-brokered
peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians in 1993.
The problem with
the Oslo Accords was not in its details, members of the Brotherhood’s Palestine
Committee agreed during a weekend-long gathering in Philadelphia. Rather,
the deal empowered the secular Fatah movement at the expense of the Islamist
Hamas, a Brotherhood offshoot. And the deal led to the acceptance of
Israel, which the group opposed.
The problem, they agreed, was that they
couldn’t just come out and say so.
Then-Holy Land Foundation PresidentRead more at www.jpost.com
Shukri Abu Baker tells Council on American- Islamic Relations cofounder Omar
Ahmad: “War is deception. We are fighting our enemy with a kind heart and we
never thought of deceiving it. War is deception. Deceive, camouflage,
pretend that you’re leaving while you’re walking that way… Deceive your
Ahmad, in response to another speaker’s question, says, “We’ve
always demanded the 1948 territories” before there was an Israel.
the speaker replies. “But we don’t say that publicly. You cannot
say that publicly, in front of the Americans.”
“No,” says Ahmad, “We
didn’t say that to the Americans.”
The writer is executive director of
the Investigative Project on Terrorism News.
It consists of three parts:
- The Solution of the Problem of Democracy: 'The Authority of the People'
- The Solution of the Economic Problem: 'Socialism'
- The Social Basis of the Third International Theory
The Green Book rejects modern liberal democracy and encourages the institution of a form of direct democracy based on popular committees. Critics charge that Qaddafi uses these committees as tools of autocratic political repression in practice.
An English translation is available from the Libyan government.
A bilingual (English and Arabic) edition was issued in London by Martin, Brian & O'Keeffe in 1976.
The Green Book
UN Security Council holds Libya meeting
1 day ago
UNITED NATIONS — The UN Security Council held formal consultations Tuesday on the Libya crisis with western nations pressing for a strong statement on the violence roiling the North African nation.
"There is even more concern after what was a very worrying speech by Moamer Kadhafi," said one diplomat before the meeting of the 15-nation council.
The Security Council held informal consultations earlier as the Libyan leader vowed to crush protests against his rule amid fears of hundreds killed in a bloody clampdown by his regime.
Germany's ambassador, Peter Wittig, called for the Security Council to take "swift and clear" action on Libya.
Britain's Foreign Secretary William Hague said the UN Security Council "must bring its influence to bear."
He added that Britain "will condemn the violence and call on all parties to respect human rights and act with restraint and in accordance with international law. We will raise the Libyan government?s responsibility to offer full protection to foreign nationals in Libya."
Libya's UN Ambassador Mohamed Shalgham spoke to the Security Council about the protests along with B. Lynn Pascoe, UN under-secretary-general for political affairs.
Shalgham arrived at the meeting separately from his deputy ambassador, Ibrahim Dabbashi, who has called for Kadhafi to stand down and requested Tuesday's meeting.
Dabbashi sent a letter demanding that the Security Council order a no-fly zone over Libya and for a humanitarian corridor to get supplies to civilians. But diplomats said no action has yet been discussed.
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"Kadhafi is my friend. I can criticize him but I cannot attack him," Shalgham told reporters. "He is very brave."
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First such passage through Egyptian channel since 1979 Islamic revolution is condemned by Israel as a "provocation".
Two Iranian naval ships have passed through Egypt's Suez Canal into the Mediterranean Sea heading for Syria, a source at the canal authority told the Reuters news agency.
The ships entered the canal at 03:45 GMT on Tuesday and passed into the Mediterranean at 13:30GMT, the Suez Canal Authority source said.
"Their return is expected to be on March 3," the source said.
The two vessels, Alvand, a patrol frigate and Kharg, a supply ship, are the first naval vessels going through the canal since Iran's 1979 Islamic revolution, after which diplomatic ties between Egypt and Iran were strained.
Egypt's ruling military council, facing its first diplomatic challenge since taking power on February 11, approved the vessels' passage through the canal.
The Suez Canal cuts through Egypt and allows shipping to pass from the Middle East to Europe and vice versa without going around the southern tip of Africa. The canal is a vital global trading route and a major source of revenue for the Egyptian authorities.
Israel takes a "grave view" of the passage of the ships.
On Sunday, after a weekly meeting of his cabinet, Binyamin Netanyahu, the Israeli prime minister, denounced the ships' arrival in the region as an Iranian power play.
And last week, the prospect of the Suez crossing was described by Avigdor Lieberman, Israel's far-right foreign minister, as a "provocation" by Iran.
But an Iranian diplomat said that: "This will be a routine visit, within international law, in line with the co-operation between Iran and Syria, who have strategic ties.
"The ships will spend a few days in Syrian ports for training purposes, having already visited several countries including Oman and Saudi Arabia."
The decision was a difficult one for Egypt's interim government as Cairo is an ally of the US and has a peace treaty with Israel.
However, Egypt's official MENA news agency has reported that the request for the ships to transit the canal was granted because they were not carrying weapons or nuclear and chemical materials.
Read more at english.aljazeera.net
The 1,500-tonne Alvand is normally armed with torpedoes and anti-ship missiles, while the larger 33,000-tonne Kharg has a crew of 250 and facilities for up to three helicopters, Iran's official Fars news agency said.
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Japan began excavations on Monday at a former army medical school to search for human remains linked to a notorious World War II program that allegedly conducted biological warfare in China and live experiments on foreign prisoners of war. The government has never acknowledged the activities of the military’s shadowy Unit 731, although they have been documented by historians and participants. The excavation follows revelations by a former nurse that she helped bury body parts at the Tokyo site as American forces began occupying the capital at the end of the war.
Read more at www.nytimes.com
Published: February 21, 2011
Egypt riots and Oil
By TOBIAS VANDERBRUCK for OIL-PRICE.NET, 2011/01/31
Riots over high food are snowballing through the Middle East, and the latest theatre of these riots, Egypt, has Western Powers worried. Very worried. Never mind a democratic regime, free elections and freedom of speech. The real worry here is oil, or the control thereof.
Egyptians are starving because Egypt is past Peak Oil
Egypt's oil production peaked in 1996 at 922,000 barrels/day. Since then, Egypt's oil output has declined an alarming 26%. Moreover this decline is amplified each year as the rate of depletion in existing wells accelerates. As in most middle-eastern oil exporting nations, oil accounts for the quasi totality of this country's exports and economy (not a single Egyptian company is listed on the SP500). Egypt which used to be self-sufficient in all basic food groups back in the 1960s now imports most of its food and the state has relied on oil revenues to subsidize food prices. But as Egypt's post-peak oil production plummets, so do food subsidies and food prices surge. Unlike the USA which can and does print more dollars sold to the Chinese to counter its trade deficit, Egypt cannot find buyers for the currency it prints and double-digit inflation is the norm. As food prices increase worldwide, this increase in price is multiplied in food importing countries like Egypt with a weak currency. But the real reason why these riots are so publicized in the West lies in the disastrous consequences they may have for the Global Oil Supply.
Egyptian riots may disrupt US oil supply
Nearly 3 million barrels of oil transit daily through the Suez Canal, as much as Canada's daily output, making it one of the world's most important oil routes. The tankers ferrying this oil are coming from Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and neighbouring producers and are for the most part headed to US shores and to a lesser extent Western Europe which also relies on the North Sea and Russia for its oil supply. Unfortunately Egypt is the country which controls the Suez Canal and as the food riots gradually take the shape of a revolution, the future of the Canal becomes a million dollar question. As it stands, the possibilities are endless, among which here are some likely scenario to ponder:
- A labor strike may cause a temporary transit disruption through the canal. Not good news for Egyptians as the food Egypt imports also comes through the canal.
- For a newly established government eager to prove its legitimacy, the most populist thing to do would be to significantly raise the Canal's Tariff: The tax levied by Egypt on all oil flowing through the canal. This would be in effect a tax on non-Egyptian oil to subsidize Egyptian food. As a result oil prices would soar worldwide.
Any temporary interruption in the Suez traffic would undoubtebly cause the US to open its 727 milion barrel strategic petroleum reserves to avoid domestic fuel shortages. A military intervention may be triggered in advance of a prolonged interruption to take over, secure and operate the Canal. It is in both the US and Egyptian national interests to keep both oil and food transiting securely through the canal. In 2010, Egypt was the second largest recipient of US military aid with 1.5 billion dollars.
as Egypt's post-peak oil production plummets, so do food subsidies and food prices surge.
Read more at oil-price.net
Food Riots: the shape of things to come
The pattern is identical across Middle Eastern oil exporters: most have either or are close to reaching peak oil and far from self-sufficience, they rely mostly on food imports subsidized by oil to feed their people. Decades of relying on easy oil revenue are culminating into a tragic finale. The release by Julian Assange of some key Wikileaks cables a month ago demonstrated that many high ranking officials in these countries are corrupt and feel no sympathy for their starving constituents. It also became evident that these same officials feared their people, in other words, the emperor wears no clothes. This has set the foundations of an unprecedented revolution throughout the Middle East, from which the West is struggling to make sense.
Will fundamentalists take over Egypt?
That is the two million dollar question. Unfortunately, democracies do not have a very successful track record in this part of the world, mostly due to external influences (For example, Iran 1953). What, in the case of Egypt, was originally a grassroots movement, coordinated via Facebook and Twitter, inspiring all generations and genders from all walks of life took a decisive turn when the Egyptian government hit the "kill switch" on the internet. Since then Mosques have become the only forum from which riots and demonstrations have been coordinated and, as the saying goes, there is no free lunch. Expect the Muslim Brotherhood party to gain seats in the new government.
David Cameron telah pun mengaturkan beberapa siri dialog dengan pemimpin kerajaan Mesir seperti Menteri pertahan Mesir, Mohamed Tantawi, dan juga Perdana Menteri Ahmed Shafiq.
David Cameron Juga dilaporkan telah pun Mengaturkan sesi Dialog dengan beberapa pemimpin Anti-Hosni .
Malangnya Pemimpin daripada Ikhwanul Muslimin Yang dikatakan SEBAGAI PENGGERAK UTAMA didalam krisis ini Telah pun terpinggir daripada sesi dialog bersama pemimpin Neo-kolonialis ini.
"Not Extremist" (Bukan Ekstrimis)- David Cameron
Apabila Dilontarkan mengenai kekejaman yang dilakukan oleh Rejim Sosialis Islam Muammar Gaddafi kepada Rakyat Libya David Cameron Berpendapat bahawa, Kekejaman yang dilakukan merupakan penganiayaan kepada Sebuah Negara yang autokratik dan tertutup.
Dengan Melihatkan kepada Situasi Ini, Nyata benar sentimen jihad atas landasan keagamaan telah memainkan PERANAN PENTING didalam mencetuskan kemarahan , Namun DISISIHKAN DAN TIDAK MENDAPAT PELUANG PENGIKTIRAFAN dan akan terus dipermainkan didalam menaikkan kemarahan rakyat.
Ketaksuban kepada Sosialis Islam yang mencetuskan kekejaman kepada rakyat yang dikatakan memberontak akan terus dipermainkan dan terus memberi isyarat kepada mana mana parti yang berteraskan kepada Ketaksuban Kultus Personaliti untuk tidak bertindak secara ekstrem seperti rejim Muamar Gaddafi.
Melihat pula Tindakan David Cameron yang seakan-akan menterjemahkan kembali Tanggung jawab "White Man's Burdern" di Mesir dalam siri lawatannya pada kali ini, Diakui Bahawa Mesir merupakan Bekas Jajahan Kolonial yang telah pun bebas Merdeka pada 22 Febuari 1922 Melalui Pengisytiharan Unilateral Kemerdekaan Mesir. yang dibuat oleh pihak British.
Termenung saya seketika memikirkan apakah ini Globalisasi Neokolonialisme.
Walau pun sudah terbau mungkin akan berlaku beberapa perkara yang kurang enak pada negara ini , tetapi didalam Hati saya Masih sangat Berharap bahawa ianya bukanlah Senjata Neo-kolonialisme !
David Cameron arrives for Egypt visit
David Cameron has arrived in Egypt, the first world leader to visit the country since President Hosni Mubarak was forced out of office.
The UK prime minister will hold talks with officials from the country, which is under military rule.
He said his visit was a "great opportunity" to push for democracy to be established in Egypt.
Mr Mubarak stood down 10 days ago amid widespread protests against his regime by pro-democracy activists.
Mr Cameron is due to hold talks with the head of the armed forces supreme council, defence minister Mohamed Tantawi, as well as the country's Prime Minister, Ahmed Shafiq.
Meetings with figures from the anti-Mubarak opposition movement have also been arranged, although they will not include representatives of the Muslim Brotherhood - the banned Islamic group which is thought to have widespread public support.
Speaking on the flight to Cairo, Mr Cameron said: "This is a great opportunity for us to go and talk to those currently running Egypt to make sure this really is a genuine transition from military rule to civilian rule and see what friendly countries like Britain and others in Europe can do to help.
David Cameron's visit comes just 10 days after Egypt's president was ousted
"I am particularly keen... to get to Egypt and to be one of the first people there."
Part of his agenda will be a call for the lifting of emergency laws, which have been in place for more than 30 years.
Mr Cameron said: "What is so refreshing about what's been happening is that this is not an Islamist revolt. This is not extremists on the streets. This is people who want to have the sort of basic freedoms that we take for granted in the UK."
The prime minister had planned to make a trade-centred tour of the Middle East but altered his schedule to visit Egypt.
BBC deputy political editor James Landale, who is travelling with Mr Cameron, said it was extraordinary for a British prime minister to engage in full-on diplomacy in a country that is still "in flux".
But he added: "The prime minister believes that there's a window of opportunity for western leaders like him to give what his advisers are calling 'candid' advice. The danger is that he's seen as lecturing a country and that he's seen as legitimising a temporary regime, rather than giving it a further nudge towards reform."
The visit also comes while anti-government protests are raging in Libya and Bahrain.
Asked about the violent treatment of demonstrators against Muammar Gaddafi's regime in Libya in recent days, Mr Cameron said: "Our message, as it has been throughout this - I think we have been extremely consistent in saying that the response to the aspirations people are showing on the streets of these countries must be one of reform not repression.
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“What is happening in Libya which completely appalling and unacceptable”
"We can see what is happening in Libya which is completely appalling and unacceptable as the regime is using the most vicious forms of repression against people who want to see that country, which is one of the most closed and one of the most autocratic, make progress.
William Hague: Libya should respect "basic international human rights' norms"
Meanwhile, UK Foreign Secretary William Hague is in Brussels for talks on the violence in Libya.
Oil firm BP has said it is preparing to evacuate some of its staff and their families from the country over the next day or so. The company has 40 foreign employees in Libya.
Setelah menikmati satu tempoh pemerintahan yang Panjang, Muammar Gaddafi Pejuang Sosialis Islam Yang pernah menjadi pujaan Ibrahim Libya pula yang akan di tumbangkan didalam gerakan demokrasi rakyat di negara libya.
Libya protests: Activists call for 'day of anger'
Anti-government activists in Libya have been using social networking sites to rally support for protests on what they are describing as a "day of anger".
There were reports of clashes in two cities late on Wednesday, with two people reported dead in the eastern city of Beyida.
Dozens of people were injured in violent demonstrations on Tuesday night in the eastern city of Benghazi.
The unrest there followed the detention of an outspoken government critic.
Pro-democracy protests have recently swept through several Arab nations, with the presidents of Tunisia and Egypt forced to resign amid growing unrest.
But this week's demonstrations were the first display of defiance in Libya, where dissent is rarely tolerated.
Witnesses say that at one stage up to 2,000 people were involved in the protests early on Wednesday in Benghazi, which saw a march on government offices in the city.
The protesters are said to have thrown stones and petrol bombs, and set vehicles alight. Witnesses said police used rubber bullets and water cannon to disperse them.
The protests reportedly began after the arrest of Fathi Terbil, who represents relatives of more than 1,000 prisoners allegedly massacred by security forces in Tripoli's Abu Salim jail in 1996. He was later said to have been freed.
In a speech broadcast on Wednesday evening, Colonel Gaddafi made no mention of the unrest but said the "revolutionaries" would prevail.
"Down with the enemies, down with them everywhere; down with the puppets everywhere, the puppets are falling, the autumn leaves are falling!" Mr Gaddafi said.
"The puppets of the USA, the puppets of Zionism are falling."
In a statement issued after the Benghazi clashes, a senior Libyan official warned that the authorities "will not allow a group of people to move around at night and play with the security of Libya".
It added: "The clashes last night were between small groups of people - up to 150. Some outsiders infiltrated that group. They were trying to corrupt the local legal process which has long been in place.
"We will not permit that at all, and we call on Libyans to voice their issues through existing channels, even if it is to call for the downfall of the government," said the official, who was not identified.
More than 100 members of a banned Islamist militant group were freed from Abu Salim on Wednesday. It is not clear if the Benghazi clashes and the release of the inmates were connected.
The European Union, meanwhile, has urged Libya to allow "free expression".
"We also call for calm and for all violence to be avoided," said a spokeswoman for EU foreign policy chief Baroness Ashton.
Colonel Gaddafi is the Arab world's longest-serving leader, having ruled oil-rich Libya since a coup in 1969.
He has always insisted that the country is run by a series of peoples' committees, though most outside observers believe it is a police state with him firmly in control, the BBC's Jon Leyne reports.
The Middle East has recently seen a wave of protests fuelled by discontent over unemployment, rising living costs, corruption and autocratic leaderships.
This began with the overthrow of Tunisia's leader, Zine al-Abidine Ben Ali, in January. Last week, President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt resigned.
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In recent days there have also been anti-government demonstrations in Yemen, Bahrain, and Iran.
US Senate votes to extend Patriot Act measures
The US Senate has voted to extend controversial surveillance powers granted by the Patriot Act law, put in place after the 9/11 attacks.
By a vote of 86-12, the Senate approved a 90-day extension of wiretaps, access to business records and surveillance of terror suspects.
The move came one day after the House of Representatives voted to extend the provisions until 8 December.
The White House backed the bill, but would have favoured a longer extension.
The House and Senate must now reach a compromise on extending the surveillance powers, which are set to expire on 28 February.
The brief extension gives those in Congress a chance to review the measures that some claim are unconstitutional infringements on personal liberties.
The provisions covered under the bill give the US government the authority for "roving surveillance" of suspects who might be able to thwart investigative methods that ordinarily require a judge's warrant.
They also give federal investigators access to business records with a warrant from a secret national security court and grant federal law enforcement greater power to watch foreign so-called "lone wolf" terror suspects.
The Patriot Act was shepherded through Congress by President George W Bush shortly after the terror attacks of 11 September, 2001.
Read more at www.bbc.co.ukMr Bush and other supporters argued that the legal safeguards traditionally granted to criminal suspects left the US ill-protected against further attacks.
Dengan tercetusnya Provokasi Israel-Iran, Menjadikan Harga Minyak Kian Meningkat kepada 99.00 USD Setong pada pasaran Opec
Selain itu, Bagi Brent Oil bagi pasaran timur tengah pula telah melonjak kepada 104.52USD Setong.
OPEC daily basket price stood at $99.00 a barrel Tuesday, 15 February 2011
Vienna, 16 Feb. 2011--The price of OPEC basket of twelve crudes stood at 99.00 dollars a barrel on Tuesday, compared with $98.24 the previous day, according to OPEC Secretariat calculations. (View Archives).
The new OPEC Reference Basket of Crudes (ORB) is made up of the following: Saharan Blend (Algeria), Girassol (Angola), Oriente (Ecuador), Iran Heavy (Islamic Republic of Iran), Basra Light (Iraq), Kuwait Export (Kuwait), Es Sider (Libya), Bonny Light (Nigeria), Qatar Marine (Qatar), Arab Light (Saudi Arabia), Murban (UAE) and Merey (Venezuela).
Brent oil hits 29-month high on Israel-Iran tensions
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(Reuters) - Oil price surged on Wednesday after Israel's foreign ministers said two Iranian warships planned to sail through the Suez canal en route to Syria.
Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman called the move the latest "provocation" by Iran, which Israel sees a major threat due to the OPEC nation's nuclear program. The countries' geographical distance has kept them from open confrontation, but Syria is one of Israel's neighboring foes and an ally of Tehran.
The news lifted Brent crude to 29-month highs and added to Middle East jitters after reports of clashes in Iran, Yemen and Bahrain, raising concerns about disruption to oil flows.
Unrest in Egypt helped push Brent crude over $100 a barrel in late January, helping send its premium to U.S. oil futures to record levels over $16 a barrel.
Brent crude rose $2.40 to $104.04 at 12:08 p.m. EST, after hitting $104.52 earlier, the highest level since September 2008. U.S. crude gained $1.16 to $85.48 a barrel.
Brent's stronger gains pushed its premium to U.S. crude to $15.56 a barrel on Wednesday, as high inventory levels at the Cushing, Oklahoma, delivery point for the New York Mercantile Exchange oil futures contract weigh on U.S. prices.
A rare show of unrest in Libya added to fears that the kind of unrest that toppled the presidents of Egypt and Tunisia could spread to oil-producing countries in the Middle East.
"Troubles in the Middle East are back on the agenda, protests in Bahrain and Saudi have drummed up political tension," said Rob Montefusco, an oil trader at Sucden Financial.
Crude earlier rose following the release of U.S. inventory data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration, which showed an 860,000-barrel build in crude inventories in the week to February 11, below analyst expectations.
Stockpiles at Cushing rose by 250,000 barrels, while crude imports fell by 653,000 barrels per day to 8.23 million bpd. [ID:nN16298523] (Reporting by Robert Gibbons and Gene Ramos in New York, Jessica Donati in London and Jennifer Tan in Singapore; Editing by Lisa Shumaker)
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