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Het kadaver van Gaddafi: UCLA bro is still ok.

The revolution in Libya was definitely televised. There’s nothing more inspirational than a bunch of people striding for democracy in a totalitarian state. The heroes had been widely demonstrated, paraded and praised in every western media outlet. Photo reports showed the ingenious improvised artillery vehicles and the vile mercenaries. World leaders wished the revolutionaries all the best while supporting them with aid and assistance. Libya air campaign conducted by the NATO was the longest since Kosovo. Fall of Tripoli was celebrated as the big step in Democratization of Libya. Cheerful faces of Libyans decorated front pages of newspapers. The state controlled media in Russia and China painted a somewhat different picture, however, but who cares what these commie dogs have to say… Its Democracy baby! Fuck yeah!

Now that the public interest have gone down and news anchors moved onto more interesting topics. But the conflict is far from over of course. NATO’s air campaign goes on, and the western media starts to catch on with the escalating insurgency and chaos as NTC fails to control it’s own forces.

Rebel leaders in Misrata appear to have already decided how to punish Tawergha’s people, whom rebels accuse of pillaging homes and raping women during an assault on Misrata in March. Though the rape allegations have been difficult to prove, they have fueled immense hatred.

Now, rebels have been torching homes in the abandoned city 25 miles to the south. Since Thursday, The Wall Street Journal has witnessed the burning of more than a dozen homes in the city Col. Gadhafi once lavished with money and investment. On the gates of many vandalized homes in the country’s only coastal city dominated by dark-skinned people, light-skinned rebels scrawled the words “slaves” and “negroes.”

“We are setting it on fire to prevent anyone from living here again,” said one rebel fighter as flames engulfed several loyalist homes.

Sand, armed trucks and scorched earth tactics! Rape and pillage! Lord Humungus would be proud.

Oh, and by the way, revolutionary UCLA-bro is still doing great!

China’s government excited over David Cameron’s censorship proposal

Beijing – China is in fact extatic over censorship deal for the Peoples Republic of Britain that David Cameron suggested in response to the London riots. David Cameron has told parliament that in the wake of this week’s riots the government is looking at banning people from using social networking sites such as Twitter and Facebook if they are thought to be plotting criminal activity.

The prime minister said the government will review whether it is possible to stop suspected rioters spreading online messages, in his opening statement during a Commons debate on Thursday on the widespread civil disorder, which is music to China’s ears.

Before, Camoron was bitching about human rights in China during talks with the Chinese Prime Minister, Wen Jiabao, on a trade mission to Beijing last year. Now he suggests taking away the voice of his own people by blocking social media.

The Xinhua State News Agency spoke of ”a u-turn ” in the policy of ”the former defender of absolute internet freedom.”

They further respond:

In a speech delivered in Kuwait in February, the British prime minister, however, argued that freedom of expression should be respected “in Tahrir Square as much as Trafalgar Square​.” Learning a hard lesson from bitter experience, the British government eventually recognized that a balance needs to be struck between freedom and the monitoring of social media tools.

We may wonder why western leaders, on the one hand, tend to indiscriminately accuse other nations of monitoring, but on the other take for granted their steps to monitor and control the Internet.

They are not interested in learning what content those nations are monitoring, let alone their varied national conditions or their different development stages.

Laying undue emphasis on Internet freedom, the western leaders become prejudiced against those “other than us,” stand ready to put them in the dock and attempt to stir up their internal conflicts.

Proponents of free speech names Cameron’s new plans “Hadrians Firewall,” comparing it to the “Great Firewall of China.”