Skip to comments.Gadfi appears on State TV in Tripoli ---CNN just reported
Posted on 02/21/2011 4:12:21 PM PST by Ernest_at_the_Beach
CNN news Reader showed short video Clip.
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Lost the h in the Title ... Gadhafi
Gadfly maybe? hehe.
Live via satellite in front of a green screen?
Just caught Foxnews,.. said he was on for 4 seconds and said he was in Tripoli.
Who did he feature on his "Worst Person In The World!" segment?
There is no incorrect spelling of Cadaffy. ;^)
Dont go Moammar! Hang in there!
poor guy must be very bummed right now - all that security and they just rolled over on me like butter.
Thanks....LOL...I feel better.
Oh boy, another dictator falls...and, the media ignores the Muslim Brotherhood showing how compassionate they are by “helping” depose these dictators...
MB is a big trouble spot: http://www.skynews.com.au/topstories/article.aspx?id=580641&vId=
Thanks Ernest. The Libyans are yearning for the kind of freedom they know exists, and, they’re going to get the Muslim Brotherhood instead. Because, as it turns out, not very damned many Muslims want freedom per se, they want the freedom to do (dis)honor killings, suicide bombing, etc.
Not a problem. There are now 7 billion people on the planet which means that there at least 7 billion spellings of ‘Kuhdoffy’ each one unique and valid in its own way. lol
Influential Muslim cleric Yusuf al-Qaradawi has issued a fatwa that any Libyan soldier who can shoot dead embattled leader Muammar Gaddafi should do so 'to rid Libya of him.'
'Whoever in the Libyan army is able to shoot a bullet at Mr Gaddafi should do so,' Qaradawi, an Egyptian-born cleric who is usually based in Qatar, told Al-Jazeera television.
He also told Libyan soldiers 'not to obey orders to strike at your own people,' and urged Libyan ambassadors around the world to dissociate themselves from Gaddafi's regime.
Famous in the Middle East for his at times controversial fatwas, or religious edicts, the octogenarian Qaradawi has celebrity status in the Arab world thanks to his religious broadcasts on Al-Jazeera.
He has in the past defended 'violence carried out by certain Muslims.'
The West accuses the cleric of supporting 'terrorism' because he sanctioned Palestinian suicide attacks in Israel. Britain and the United States have refused to grant him entry visas.
The cleric, spiritual leader of Egypt's Muslim Brotherhood and longtime resident of Qatar, heads the International Union for Muslim Scholars.
OH geez you got me- LOL
That is worthy of it’s own Thread....for all of the Headline readers.
if he is still there, he may want to get out of the Libyan version of Dodge quick.
Not union trouble again!!
It is headed by the world-renowned Muslim scholar Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi.
I think the world is in for a big surprise. When these revolutions are done and the MB or some other radical Islamo-Commie group is in control all of these newly formed Islamic states will form a unified front of Arab-Islamic states. The global Caliphate will have its beginning.
Dude has done a ton of drugs...and Santana too.
4 seconds?? really. Now we all know he wouldn’t lie. right?
The Mullahs are after him...see #15 and #20.
If the Mullahs are after him, then he’s my friend; the enemy of MY enemy!
LONG LIVE GADDAFI!
Watching CNN and Wolf Blitzer...wants a united group to intervene to stop bloodshed...no mention of the MBH...still believe that the young people can get a Democracy going...right...Mob rule with the Mullahs.
Yeah, I’m actually rooting for Gaddafy on this one. He needs to declare himself supreme religious leader of Libya, pronounce fatwas on all the mullahs, and have them all rounded up and killed and their bodies dumped in the Med.
That’ll sober everyone up in a hurry.
Don’t know when this was written, (reads like one year after 9/11?) therefor how up to date it is, but it’s TOO EASY label him a monster. Recall, a few years ago he announced WE ARE NOT ARABS! And asked ‘WHAT HAVE THE ARABS EVER DONE FOR LYBIA?’
ISLAM WILL NEVER FORGIVE HIM FOR THAT.
“Gadaffi has encountered continued problems with Islamic fundamentalists, most notably the Libyan Islamic Group, and it attempted to assassinate him in 1997. Based mainly in the United Kingdom its influence within Libya does not appear to be substantial.
Many people feel that the internal opposition, both secular and religious, is very weak. Gaddafi has long taken a consistently harsh view of religious fundamentalism, and there are no reports of this attitude changing. There is apparently some political tension between the western and eastern regions of the country, probably partly because fundamentalism is stronger in the east of the country. Developments since 11 September last year and the widespread international attack on terrorism have probably contributed to a marginalisation of fundamentalist tendencies in Libya. Certain opposition against Gaddafi and his regime exists outside Libya, primarily in Egypt and the UK. Most experts do not consider this opposition very strong, and certainly not active and cohesive. The regime is not thought to see it as an actual threat at present.
Many obervers feel the US State Department Country Report on Human Rights Practices regarding Libya does not provide a wholly accurate and up-to-date picture of current conditions in Libya in all respects.
Tribalism remains a key determinant in political allegiances in Libya. Neither oil wealth and modernizing influences nor Qadhafi’s revolution have altered the web of kinship-based loyalties that has characterized Libya’s domestic political scene for centuries. Libya’s tribes are arranged in a pyramidal lineage scheme of subtribal, clan, and family elements. Before Libya’s independence in 1951, the tribes operated as autonomous political, economic, and military entities.
Boy. I had not visited Pike’s site in a long time. Good writeup you offered.
I don't know what Russia will do. They've been supporting some of the worst Islamic regimes for a long time. Then again, if their calculations change, they could turn on a dime and start slaughtering muzzies wholesale. I guess it depends on the balance between risk and usefullness for them.
In the late 1980s, Qadhafi began to pursue an anti-Islamic fundamentalist policy domestically, viewing fundamentalism as a potential rallying point for opponents of the regime. Ministerial positions and military commanders are frequently shuffled or placed under temporary house arrest to diffuse potential threats to Qadhafi's authority.
Apart from conflicts with the traditional religious hierarchy, Qadhafi had a longstanding conflict with the Muslim Brotherhood and other fundamentalist groups, whose membership went into exile or underground during Qadhafi's tenure.
Dittos TE. Their among the most ruthless IMHO. They had no qualms about taking out hundreds of thousands of Afghans when they invaded them back in 1979.
wheels within wheels in a tribal society:
Libya crisis: what role do tribal loyalties play?
...During Muammar Gaddafi’s 42-year rule, Libya has made great strides socially and economically thanks to its vast oil income, but tribes and clans continue to be part of the demographic landscape.
Women in Libya are free to work and to dress as they like, subject to family constraints. Life expectancy is in the seventies. And per capita income - while not as high as could be expected given Libya’s oil wealth and relatively small population of 6.5m - is estimated at $12,000 (£9,000), according to the World Bank.
Illiteracy has been almost wiped out, as has homelessness - a chronic problem in the pre-Gaddafi era, where corrugated iron shacks dotted many urban centres around the country.
However, the tribalism which dogged Libyan society during the monarchy is still very much a reality.
While many see the continued existence of tribalism as an obstacle to social mobility, equal opportunity and the development of civil society, its significance politically is less clear-cut.
Many Libyans continue to identify themselves as belonging to a tribe.
Gaddafi conducts some business from his tent - as a way of showing he is in touch with his cultural roots However, in reality tribal kinship has been on the wane due to the growth in education and urbanisation, which separated people from their traditional tribal areas and contributed to weakening their tribal affinity.
Col Gaddafi and his colleagues in the Free Unionist Officers had pledged to eliminate tribalism upon seizing power in 1969.
For the first ten years or so of his rule, tribal identification was officially frowned upon. During this time, Col Gaddafi could count on the support of most of the population.
His political credit was still high and in general, he had the backing of the army.
However, as his popularity diminished and as he began to fall out with his colleagues in the Free Unionist Officers corps - all but a handful of whom have now disappeared from public view - he relied increasingly on tribalism and tribal rivalry in order to consolidate his grip on power.
Tribalism and the armed forces
This has been most pronounced in the armed forces where each of the main tribes is represented.
Fostering rivalries among the various tribes in the army through selective patronage has not only strengthened his control over the military, but has also worked to draw attention away from Col Gaddafi and his regime.
Nowadays, tribal rivalries are evident within the armed forces, where Mr Gaddafi’s own tribe, the Qadhadfa, are pitted against Magariha - the tribe of the Lockerbie bomber, Abdelbaset Ali al-Megrahi - which are close to the Warfalla tribe, said to number one million people.
In turn, the Warfalla are close to Al-Zintan who hail from the town of Zintan, 75 miles south of Tripoli - one of the first towns in western Libya to join the present revolt against Mr Gaddafi...
True, but the ChiComs have never taken a turn at any serious muzzie crushing.
I know. They would be in strong contention for first place. They would make the mooselimbs look like saints.
Thanks Fred Nerks. It ain’t too pretty right now in Libya.