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  • He brokered Lockerbie trial agreement

    12/06/2013 7:16:32 PM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 10 replies
    heraldscotland.com ^ | December 7, 2013 | Martin Williams
    NELSON Mandela caused a stir when he called for Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al Megrahi, the man convicted of the Lockerbie bombing, to be released from his Glasgow cell and said he felt the Libyan had suffered an injustice. He had visited the convicted Megrahi in Barlinnie prison in 2002 having been credited with helping to break the diplomatic deadlock between Libya, the US and Britain that allowed Megrahi's trial to go ahead. The former South African president had helped to persuade Colonel Muammar Gadaffi, the Libyan president, to hand over the two men accused of planting the bomb, convincing him...
  • Libya to turn Kadhafi compound into amusement park

    07/17/2013 5:25:52 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 8 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 16, 2013 | AFP
    TRIPOLI (AFP) – Slain Libyan dictator Moamer Kadhafi's sprawling residence in Tripoli, Bab al-Aziziya, will be turned into an amusement park under plans announced on Tuesday by the tourism minister. "The work to clear away the rubble from the ruins of Bab al-Aziziya, which was a black spot in Tripoli and a source of concern for residents, has begun," the minister Ikram Basha Imam said. "This space will be transformed into a green area and an amusement park as a place of entertainment for Libyan families," she said. Bab al-Aziziya covers several square hectares (acres) of prime real estate in...
  • Gunmen surround Libyan foreign ministry to push demands

    04/28/2013 4:50:23 AM PDT · by crosslink · 16 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | 4-28-2013 | (Reporting by Ghaith Shennib and Jessica Donati; editing by Mike Collett-White)
    TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Gunmen surrounded Libya's foreign ministry on Sunday to push demands that officials who had worked for deposed dictator Muammar Gaddafi's regime be banned from senior positions in the new administration. At least 20 pick-up trucks loaded with anti-aircraft guns blocked the roads while men armed with AK-47 and sniper rifles directed the traffic away from the building, witnesses said. Tension between the government and armed militias have been rising in recent weeks since a campaign was launched to dislodge the groups from their strongholds in the capital. Since Gaddafi was toppled by Western-backed rebels in 2011, oil...
  • R2PAQ (‘Responsibility to Protect Al-Qaeda’)

    03/29/2011 12:36:17 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Pajamas Media ^ | March 28, 2011 | John Rosenthal
    The supposed “responsibility to protect” has taken America into a war on the side of the ultimate killers of innocents. (See also "Rebel Libya: ‘Brothers who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan, now is the time to defend your land!" on the Tatler.) In the absence of any evident national interest justification for bombing Libya, the Obama administration is said to have been motivated by the so-called responsibility to protect — or “R2P” per the wonkish English acronym. In American discussions, “R2P” has quickly come to be associated with Obama advisor Samantha Power. But “R2P” did not emerge full-grown from the...
  • Obama Earmarked $400K For Two Libyan Charities Run by Gaddafi’s Children…

    02/24/2011 4:27:31 PM PST · by Pan_Yan · 12 replies
    Weasel Zippers ^ | sday, February 24, 2011, at 6:57 pm | Zip
    Hence the failure to mention Gaddafi by name. From July 17, 2010 (American Thinker): Remember as a kid drawing connect-the-dots pictures? Simply follow the dots and a clear picture emerges. As an adult, connecting the dots of Obama’s actions leads to an oxymoronic picture. A clear picture of a murky web. Obama’s actions continually link him to people and causes that the majority of Americans do not support. The recent event of another aid ship sailing to Gaza is an example of to whom and what the strands of Obama’s web link him, and unfortunately America. Last year, right around...
  • Gadhafi Loyalists Still Battling New Western-backed Rulers in Libya

    10/24/2012 6:22:15 PM PDT · by robowombat · 2 replies
    New American ^ | Monday, 22 October 2012 09:31 | Alex Newman
    Gadhafi Loyalists Still Battling New Western-backed Rulers in Libya Written by Alex Newman A year after the execution of former Libyan despot Moammar Gadhafi at the hands of Western-backed rebels, forces opposed to the new Tripoli-based regime ruling parts of Libya are still fighting on. According to news reports, assorted Libyan militias supposedly aligned with the embattled new government have been shelling the Gadhafi-loyalist stronghold of Bani Walid all weekend in a bid to quash the late dictator’s remaining die-hard supporters. Officials with the new government said the fighting reflected the fact that not all of Libya had been “liberated”...
  • NIAC’s PR Offensive (National Iranian American Council)

    11/22/2009 5:16:06 AM PST · by nuconvert · 4 replies · 206+ views
    Commentary mag. ^ | 11-18-09 | Jennifer Rubin
    As the NIAC and Trita Parsi story unfolds in the wake of Eli Lake’s bombshell story, it is interesting to note just how it might be that many on the Left are simultaneously reaching the same conclusions (e.g., it’s all a neocon conspiracy, Parsi is besieged by an MEK agent). On Parsi and NIAC’s side is Brown Lloyd James, a PR firm with much experience in this area. The firm’s website tells us: “Brown Lloyd James handled the international launch of Al Jazeera English.” And we also know from news reports that “Brown Lloyd James, a public relations firm with...
  • Libya: Proof That CIA Backed Al-Qaeda Terrorists Overthrew Gadaffi

    11/11/2011 12:39:29 AM PST · by BobPowell · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Abovetopsecret.com ^ | 11/11/11 | Bob Powell
    My name is Bob Powell and I am currently the host and producer of The Truth Is Viral on Abovetopsecret.com. I have recently uncovered information that the "revolution" in Libya was anything but a popular uprising, and I reveal it in this latest episode of The Truth Is Viral. Under orders from a cabal of international bankers, the CIA trained and equipped al-Qaeda terrorists and set them on a path of revolution that ended with a new Libyan Central Bank and the black flag of al-Qaeda flying over the Benghazi courthouse. Assisted by NATO forces and Qatari Army Soldiers, and...
  • Obama’s Tough Foreign Policy Lauded

    10/31/2011 1:24:14 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    The toppling of Muammar Gadaffi combined with earlier strikes against al-Qaeda has sparked praise for President Obama’s leadership from both sides of the political divide. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton called the President’s moves against bin Laden and Gadaffi “smart.” “In two terms Bush couldn’t find hide nor hair of bin Laden,” Clinton observed. “But in a little over two years, President Obama had him bagged, tagged, and disposed of. It’s quite a feather in his cap.” As for Gadaffi, “by providing a little support and encouragement, President Obama was able to inspire Libyan insurgents to overthrow his regime,...
  • Reagan Saw This Coming

    10/22/2011 8:31:06 AM PDT · by radioone · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10-22-11 | Pamela Geller
    Ronald Reagan saw this coming, and Barack Obama is making his prediction come true. Moammar Gaddafi got what was coming to him. Of course, the concern now is the jihadist and al-Qaeda elements that are positioned to replace him. Years ago, Ronald Reagan called Gaddafi the "mad dog of the Middle East" and said that his goal was a worldwide "Muslim fundamentalist revolution." Many others besides Gaddafi shared that goal, including those who opposed him, and with Gaddafi's death, that goal is closer than ever to being realized. Here we are, thirty years after Reagan made these remarks, in the...
  • Gadhafi's Death - The End of a Tyrant

    10/20/2011 2:11:03 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 17 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | October 20th 2011 | Yassin Musharbash
    There are dictators who defy anecdotes, lead bureaucratic lives or never reveal the person behind their stiff public persona. And then there was Moammar Gadhafi, the general born to Bedouins in 1942, a dictator with whom one hardly knows where to begin when it comes to describing the man. To this day, it remains unclear whether the digestive emissions were a provocation. Such behavior, at least, would not have been out of character. Once, during an Arab League Summit, in front of rolling cameras, Gadhafi chose to enter the bathroom instead of the meeting hall, as if to show just...
  • Khadaffi is Dead

    10/20/2011 5:06:40 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 77 replies
    20 Oktober 2011 | self
    I am watching Sky News and they are reporting via Reuters that Khadaffi has died of his wounds suffered during his attempted capture.
  • Confirmed: Gadaffi killed in a gun battle in Sirte.

    10/20/2011 5:04:21 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 29 replies
    Al Jazeera - Confirmed: Gadaffi killed in a gun battle in Sirte.
  • Al Jazeera reporting that NATO is attacking the 100 car convoy fleeing Sirte.

    10/20/2011 4:24:26 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 14 replies
    Al Jazeera reporting that NATO is attacking the 100 car convoy fleeing Sirte. Some in Sirte are saying Gadaffi and his son are in the convoy. Libya TV is reporting the Gadaffi has been captured. Now a NTC official has confirmed he has been caught and has been wounded in the legs Not Confirmed yet
  • Gaddafi loyalists hit back in Sirte with Mutassim still at large

    10/13/2011 11:57:04 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 17 replies
    Telegraph ^ | October 13th 2011 | Staff
    Libya's new regime fighters retreated under heavy fire from Muammar Gaddafi loyalists in his hometown of Sirte on Thursday as their leaders backtracked on an announcement they had captured one of his sons. The setback came as the National Transitional Council backtracked on claims it had captured Gaddafi's son Mutassim. The advancing fighters, who had been hoping to mop up the last pockets of resistance in two residential neighbourhoods in the northwest of the city, withdrew at least a mile to the central police headquarters they had captured on Tuesday, according to reports. "We have been told to retreat to...
  • Large Libyan military convoy arrives in Niger: source

    09/05/2011 11:49:48 PM PDT · by americanophile · 32 replies
    AFP via Google News ^ | September 6, 2011 | AFP
    AGADEZ, Niger — A large military convoy from Libya arrived in the northern Niger city of Agadez late Monday, a military source told AFP. "I saw an exceptionally large and rare convoy of several dozen vehicles enter Agadez from Arlit... and go towards Niamey," the source said, amid speculation that toppled leader Moamer Kadhafi may be in it. "There are persistent rumours that Kadhafi or one of his sons are travelling in the convoy," the source said. A journalist from a private radio station in Agadez said he saw "a convoy of several dozen vehicles crossing the city and heading...
  • Jihadists plot to take over Libya

    09/04/2011 7:16:31 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 19 replies
    Jihadists among the Libyan rebels revealed plans last week on the Internet to subvert the post-Moammar Gadhafi government and create an Islamist state, according to U.S. intelligence agencies. U.S. officials said spy agencies are stepping up surveillance of Islamist-oriented elements among Libyan rebels. A government report circulated Tuesday said extremists were observed “strategizing” on Internet forums about how to set up an Islamist state in Libya after the regime of Col. Gadhafi is defeated. “Several forum participants have suggested that, following a transitional stage, the battle should turn against secularist rebels and members of the [rebels’] Transitional National Council,” the...
  • Libyan rebels find humour is the sharpest weapon against Gaddafi (They've turned Gadaffi into a Jew)

    08/31/2011 5:48:38 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 3 replies
    UK Guardian ^ | July 21st | David Smith
    In Zintan town square, reanointed "Tahrir Square" after it became the crucible for February's local uprising, humour is the weapon of choice against the Libyan government. Street art depicts Muammar Gaddafi as a figure of ridicule. In the cartoons, his head variously has the body of a bat, chicken and snake, or is represented as a nail being yanked out by a hammer. ... Mohammad, 22, who sports a Che Guevara beret and beard, is relishing freedom of expression that would have earned them jail or worse under Gaddafi. ... And that includes images that will cause offence: some of...
  • Gaddafi's son 'ready to surrender'

    08/30/2011 3:20:43 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 28 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | August 30, 2011 | James Bays
    The rebel military leader of Tripoli, Abdelhakim Belhaj, has said that one of Gaddafi's son al Saddi called him two hours ago and asked if he can surrender. Al Jazzera's James Bays, reporting from Tripoli said: “We asked him [Abdelhakim Belhaj] about the military situation, remaining members of the Gaddafi family, and he said that he believes one of Gaddafi's sons, al Saddi, is preparing to surrender. "According to Belhaj, Saddi doesn't want to leave Libya, he wants to talk to the national council and negotiate his surrender. He thinks he knows the whereabouts of Saddi Gaddafi from the phone...
  • Report: Sons urge Gaddafi to seek asylum in Nicaragua

    08/23/2011 5:57:54 PM PDT · by Beaten Valve · 16 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | August 23, 2011 | JPost & Reuters
    The children of Muammar Gaddafi have called on their father to give up leadership and leave the country to receive political asylum from the President of Nicaragua Daniel Ortega, Army Radio reported on Wednesday. According the report, Gaddafi family associates living outside of Libya reported that the brothers already received the constent of the Nicaragua move, which was also supported by the United States. The Libyan leader however, refused the suggestion and insists on staying in power and fighting back against the protests sweeping across his country.
  • Rebels Swipe Gaddafi's Hat And Golf Cart (Video At Link)

    08/23/2011 2:04:18 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 12 replies
    Libyan rebels are celebrating after finally breaching the walls of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's compound - seizing his personal possessions, including a hat and golf buggy. Sky's Alex Crawford, inside the perimeter wall, spoke to rebel fighters as many roared with delight and fired their guns into the air. Fighters swept through Bab al Aziziyah's buildings after days of street battles in the Libyan capital. Amid the elation, one rebel said: "It's just unbelievable. All the people that have sacrificed for us, for this moment. We're in front of his compound and where is he? He's underground, he can't do anything....
  • Qaddafi and Two Sons Rumored To Have Fled Libya (Battle of Tripoli Begins)

    08/20/2011 3:50:59 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 173 replies
    Atlantic Wire ^ | 4:38 PM ET | Ujala Sehgal
    Tension have been mounting in Libya today, with rebel forces encircling Tripoli, causing Qaddafi to lose his grip, according to the New York Times. "By Saturday afternoon, the rebels had driven Colonel Qaddafi’s forces out of the strategic oil refinery town of Zawiyah, 30 miles west of Tripoli. After a week of heavy fighting there, residents began to celebrate in the main square." Although, in Tripoli, still a Qaddafi stronghold, government officials "continued to insist that they would fight to the end," the Times wrote that "rumors swept Libya that [Qaddafi] was preparing to flee, if he had not already."...
  • Obama-Supported Libyan Rebels “Honor Killing” Rape Victims

    06/17/2011 6:55:20 AM PDT · by montag813 · 18 replies
    RealFeminist.com ^ | 06-17-2011 | Sheri Urban
    Obama-Supported Libyan Rebels “Honor Killing” Rape Victims In all the controversy of Obama's undeclared war against the Libyan regime of Mohamar Gadaffi, a rather striking fact has been lost: the Libyans Obama is supporting are no less barbaric than the ones he is bombing. For proof, just see how the families of women raped by Gadaffi's thugs are murdering them in a spate of Muslim "honor killings" in rebel regions, as the BBC reported... Libyan women and girls who become pregnant through rape risk being murdered by their own families in so-called "honour killings", according to Libyan aid workers. "In...
  • "Green Book" Socialism: Cynthia McKinney In Libya Admits She Wants Gaddafi-Style Government

    06/03/2011 12:50:57 PM PDT · by Halfmanhalfamazing · 7 replies
    The Blaze ^ | June 3rd | Naked Emperor News
    "Green Book" Socialism: Former Congresswoman Cynthia McKinney In Libya Admits She Wants Gaddafi-Style Government In USA to Solve All The Problems of America
  • NATO air strikes hit Gaddafi compound in Tripoli

    05/12/2011 8:45:46 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 14 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5-12-11 | Joseph Logan
    TRIPOLI - NATO air strikes hit Muammar Gaddafi's compound Thursday, hours after the Libyan leader was shown on television for the first time since another aerial attack killed his son nearly two weeks ago. Libyan officials who showed reporters around the scene of the air strike, at Gaddafi's Bab al-Aziziyah compound, said three people had been killed and 25 wounded. The corner of a two-story building was blown away, leaving fragments of concrete on the street below. Deep craters were left in two other locations around the compound, which has been targeted several times since NATO began its campaign.
  • CIA chief says Gadhafi survived NATO hit on house

    05/04/2011 4:05:47 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 13 replies
    google ^ | 5/4/2011 | ap
    The CIA director said he believes Moammar Gadhafi survived a NATO airstrike that reduced much of the Libyan leader's family compound to rubble. Gadhafi has not been seen in public since Saturday's attack, which Libyan officials said killed one of his sons and three grandchildren. Gadhafi was in the building, but survived, Libyan officials have said, providing no details. Asked about Gadhafi's fate since the air strike, CIA director Leon Panetta told the U.S. TV network NBC on Tuesday that "the best intelligence we have is that he's still alive." Libya's deputy foreign minister, Khaled Kaim, said Gadhafi met with...
  • Gadhafi's youngest son, grandkids killed in NATO attack

    04/30/2011 5:58:31 PM PDT · by BerryDingle · 112 replies · 1+ views
    msnbc.com news services ^ | April 30, 2011 | msnbc.com news services
    TRIPOLI, Libya — Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi survived a NATO missile strike Saturday that killed his youngest son and three grandchildren and wounded friends and relatives, Libya's spokesman said. Gadhafi and his wife were in the Tripoli house of son Saif al-Arab Gadhafi, 29, when it was hit by at least one missile fired by a NATO warplane, according to Libyan spokesman Moussa Ibrahim. Libyan officials took journalists to the one-story house in a wealthy residential neighborhood. Some areas of the roof were caved in, leaving strings of reinforcing steel hanging down among chunks of concrete.
  • Obama-Backed Rebels Terrorize Black Africans

    04/23/2011 7:39:28 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 7 replies
    Libyan Rebels Terrorize Black Africans (disturbing video linked in article) http://frontpagemag.com/2011/04/22/libyan-rebels-terrorize-black-africans/ One of the least known aspects of the current Libyan conflict is its brutal, racial component. Media reports claim Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi is using black African mercenaries in his war against the rebels. In retaliation, the insurgents have targeted in violent attacks African immigrant workers living in Libya, from whom, the rebels believe, Gaddafi is recruiting his mercenaries. Before the uprising began, an estimated 1.5 million Africans resided in Libya, many as low-paid labourers, but the violence has caused a large number to flee the country or to...
  • General: U.S. may consider troops in Libya

    04/07/2011 1:35:55 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 30 replies
    General: U.S. may consider troops in Libya Army Gen. Carter Ham says ground forces wouldn't be ideal, but may be a possible way to aid rebels; Says current operation largely stalemated (CBS/AP) WASHINGTON - The United States may consider sending troops into Libya with a possible international ground force that could aid the rebels, according to the general who led the military mission until NATO took over. Army Gen. Carter Ham also told lawmakers Thursday that added American participation would not be ideal, and ground troops could erode the international coalition and make it more difficult to get Arab support...
  • Rumsfeld: There's a 'Reasonable Possibility' Qaddafi Could Last Out Reluctant Coalition in Libya

    03/27/2011 8:58:30 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 6 replies
    Fox News--On the Record ^ | March 22, 2011 | Greta Van Susteren
    See interesting video HERE... VAN SUSTEREN: Well, it seemed so unbelievable at the time, and then just two years ago, not under -- not under your watch, but under the new administration in Scotland, releasing -- one of the killers of Pan Am 103 goes home, and he's embraced by Libya, a huge hero. He's still a hero now. And it's, like, the United States just -- on that particular incident, that we've looked the other way, and you know, we've done -- we almost rewarded him. RUMSFELD: There -- I mean, old phrase that, in fact, I talk about...
  • Prime Minister warns of new Lockerbie

    03/25/2011 11:35:41 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 21 replies
    Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi could stage a Lockerbie-style attack in revenge for coalition air strikes if he is left in power, Justice Secretary Ken Clarke said in an interview Friday. Clarke, who is also Lord Chancellor, told the Guardian newspaper that there was still uncertainty in the government about the direction of the Libyan campaign.
  • FLASHBACK: March 2010: Qadaffi Frees Al Qaeda Linked Group (good behavior)

    03/24/2011 11:30:12 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 11 replies
    Video FLASHBACK: March 2010 Members of the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group are released from prison in Tripoli after renouncing violence NewsClip: Libya frees al Qaeda linked group Any connection to this release a year ago and what's happening now?
  • Obama's Libyan Mission Accomplished Photo Op

    03/23/2011 6:52:54 PM PDT · by The Looking Spoon · 1 replies
    The Looking Spoon ^ | 3-23-11 | Jared H. McAndersen
    If you don't know what the hell it actually means don't worry, neither do I. This image just popped in my head, and in some weird way it makes sense in conveying the lose-lose nature of our efforts there.
  • Al Qaida commander backs Libyan rebels in message

    03/23/2011 3:58:35 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 31 replies
    Al Qaida commander backs Libyan rebels in message Abu Yahya al-Libi urges anti-Gaddafi forces not to retreat; reports of mutiny among Gaddafi forces slowing attack on rebel-held Misrata. A senior member of al Qaida urged Libyan rebels to continue their fight against Muammar Gaddafi and warned of the consequences of defeat, in a videotaped message posted on Jihadi websites, the Qatar-based Gulf News reported on Sunday. The message from Libya native, Abu Yahya al-Libi, marked the first time a top ranked al Qaida commander had commented on the uprising in Libya. Gaddafi has repeatedly blamed al Qaida for inciting the...
  • U.S. Bombs on Libya May Backfire

    03/22/2011 8:42:02 PM PDT · by tsowellfan · 36 replies
    U.S. Bombs on Libya May Backfire As the U.S. fired more than 100 Tomahawk cruise missiles into Libya on Saturday, the objective seems clear. Barack Obama declared that “we cannot stand idly by when a tyrant tells his people that there will be no mercy.” He explained: “Today we are part of a broad coalition. We are answering the calls of a threatened people. And we are acting in the interests of the United States and the world.” But he didn’t explain how acting forcibly to remove Muammar Gaddafi would indeed be in America’s interests. And that is a case...
  • CAIR Officials Sought Gadaffi Money

    03/22/2011 3:10:55 PM PDT · by CounterCounterCulture · 1 replies
    Nihad Awad, executive director of the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), asked Muammar Gaddafi to underwrite CAIR's efforts in the United States during a September 2009 audience with the Libyan dictator. According to an account of the meeting in a Libyan news website, Awad was joined by two other leading CAIR officials in praising Gaddafi's leadership and asking him to help underwrite a program to distribute 1 million copies of the Quran to government officials and the general public in America and to help start up a new foundation Awad was trying to launch
  • DFU SONG: Human (CNN reporters are human shields)

    03/21/2011 4:57:06 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 9 replies
    GET THE MIDI HERE - "Human" by the Killers We tried hard to behave and to not laugh out too loud When we had seen the lastest pictures, they were right there in the crowd The CNN reporters by Gadaffi have been held It's must see, on TV...in Libya They are human, they're human shields Get out the popcorn, it's fun to watch So enjoy yourself, oh yes, this is real They are human, they're human shields May I please make a suggestion...that next in line is NPR We wouldn't have to be defunding...the drinks are on me at...
  • YOUTUBE - DFU PRESENTS: Paul Potts Sings Khamis Gadaffi

    03/20/2011 10:33:11 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 1 replies
    The youngest son of Col. Gadaffi became toast today. Oh no, we are not targeting Gadaffi. BWAHAHAHAHAHA! It is payback time for Lockerbie. Enjoy Paul Potts singing about Khamis Gadaffi
  • Libyan Opposition Claims Gain Amid Military Onslaught

    03/14/2011 3:23:29 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 1 replies
    VOA News ^ | March 14, 2011 | Phil Ittner
    There is conflicting information coming out of Libya about who holds which areas along the desert frontline outside rebel-held Benghazi, as the opposition continues to urge the international community to move quicker on aiding its cause. The opposition says its fighters have retaken the town of Brega, southwest of Benghazi, despite claims by Moammar Gadhafi's government that its forces hold the town and are advancing toward the rebels' eastern stronghold. On Sunday, the opposition announced a change in leadership in its military structure, putting Major Abdel Fiteh Younis in command of the rebel armed forces. Younis is the former head...
  • At least 30 killed in Libya

    03/04/2011 9:06:17 AM PST · by MissesBush · 12 replies
    RTE News ^ | 03/04/11
    At least 30 civilians have been killed by pro-Gadaffi forces after an attack on Zawiyah. The Libyan army has staged a prolonged artillery barrage on the city of Zawiyah, west of Tripoli. A rebel spokesman said there has been heavy shelling of Zawiyah by Gaddafi's forces and we are hearing of many casualties. Earlier, there was shooting across a district of the Libyan capital as forces loyal to Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi tried to break up a crowd of protestors. The demonstrators spilled out of the Murat Adha mosque in the Tajoura district of eastern Tripoli after Friday prayers. Several...
  • Did You Know That Gadaffi Looked Like A Movie Star, When He Was Young?

    03/03/2011 8:07:13 AM PST · by pinochet · 70 replies
    Some bloggers are saying that the young Muamar Gadaffi, looked like the young Roberto de Niro. Here is a link: http://bongmendoza.wordpress.com/2011/02/21/our-leader-our-killer/young-and-dashing-gaddafi-2/ You can also scroll down on this bbc page, to see another photo, perhaps the best I have seen of the young gaddafi: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/8225656.stm Another photo of Gadaffi as a young officer: http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HqbJ7aNhlNI/TWKq5USrdiI/AAAAAAAARQo/1XPnSG9iI00/s1600/gaddafi_01.jpg Here he is with his Egyptian Father Figure, Nasser: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-kVHpbSPNbj8/TWa5evGf0xI/AAAAAAAAAKQ/iVTIlyvKBwY/s1600/Nasser_Gaddafi_1969.jpg Those who know the html stuff of posting the pics can do so. I'd appreciate it.
  • Libya: Col Gaddafi's son 'in hiding on Venezuelan island'

    02/24/2011 7:00:18 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 6 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Feb. 24, 2011 | Robin Yapp
    One of the sons of Muammar Gaddafi, the Libyan leader, is in hiding on an island off the coast of Venezuela, a politician in the South American country has claimed. Orlando Fernandez Medina said sources within the Venezuelan government had told him that one of Col. Gaddafi's sons arrived on the island of Margarita around two days ago. The claim, if shown to be true, could explain why William Hague, the Foreign Secretary, said on Monday that he had reason to believe Col. Gaddafi himself was heading to Venezuela as protests against his regime threatened to topple him from power....
  • Obama's Pathetic Response to Libya

    02/24/2011 9:40:56 AM PST · by La Lydia · 18 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | February 24, 2011 | Elliot Abrams
    With a thousand Libyans (and perhaps many more) dead already from the Qaddafi regime’s attacks on its own population, and with reports of thousands of mercenaries and militiamen streaming toward Tripoli, President Obama finally spoke to the nation about this violence on Wednesday afternoon. He announced solemnly that he was sending Secretary of State Clinton to Geneva to visit the U.N. Human Rights Council and “hold consultations”—next Monday! But fear not: Undersecretary of State Bill Burns is apparently traveling sooner than that to “several stops in Europe” and then even in the actual Middle East, to “intensify our consultations.” This...
  • Gaddafi's Next Move: Sabotage Oil and Sow Chaos?

    02/22/2011 12:16:44 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Time ^ | 02/22/2011 | Robert Baer
    There's been virtually no reliable information coming out of Tripoli, but a source close to the Gaddafi regime I did manage to get hold of told me the already terrible situation in Libya will get much worse. Among other things, Gaddafi has ordered security services to start sabotaging oil facilities. They will start by blowing up several oil pipelines, cutting off flow to Mediterranean ports. The sabotage, according to the insider, is meant to serve as a message to Libya's rebellious tribes: It's either me or chaos. Two weeks ago this same man had told me the uprisings in Tunisia...
  • Libya Update: Gaddafi Bombs Own Capitol as Loyalists Shoot Anything that Moves (video)

    02/22/2011 5:43:22 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 8 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | February 22, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    'Leader of the Revolution' appears on Libyan state TVwhile bodies pile-up in the streets of Tripoli... Libyan TV Anyone -like myself- wondering if Muammar Gadaffi's warped son Saif al Islam Gaddafi was just blustering on Libyan TV -wagging his finger while threatening "a river of blood" emanating from "civil war" fought to "the last bullet"- got their answer last night in the form of a gruesome ongoing massacre inflicted by military/security/militia loyalists upon their own countrymen... Saif al Islam Gaddafi There's reportedly been bombing of funeral processions and civilian areas of the capitol by fighter jets, while on the...
  • BREAKING: CNN reporting that several towns in Libya falling to protesters.[LIVE THREAD]

    02/20/2011 2:19:39 PM PST · by DGHoodini · 311 replies
    CNN broadcast | Sunday, Febuary 20th. | DGHoodini
    CNN in a news flash is reporting that several Libian towns have "fallen" to protesters, in a wave moving west to east, and that there are now reports of govt/protester clashes coming from Tripoli...
  • Libya: The Energy Player Not to Be Dismissed

    03/07/2010 6:04:44 PM PST · by goldenwings · 1 replies · 42+ views
    Oilprice.com ^ | 06/03/2010 | Philip H. de Leon
    On September 1, 2009, Libya lavishly celebrated the 40 years in power of its leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi. Once qualified as the mad dog of the Middle East by President Ronald Reagan, Gaddafi has demonstrated a sheer ability to make of his once pariah country of 6 million people, one of the most assiduously courted both by countries and companies. Libya is the perfect example of Realpolitik at work where pragmatism prevails to promote commercial and national interests. The September 2009 Staff Report from International Monetary Fund summarizes the situation well: “the ongoing normalization of diplomatic relations with the U.S....
  • Lockerbie bomber 'set free for oil'

    08/29/2009 4:03:12 PM PDT · by bad company · 16 replies · 1,300+ views
    www.timesonline.co.uk ^ | August 30, 2009 | Jason Allardyce
    The British government decided it was “in the overwhelming interests of the United Kingdom” to make Abdelbaset Ali Mohmed al-Megrahi, the Lockerbie bomber, eligible for return to Libya, leaked ministerial letters reveal. Gordon Brown’s government made the decision after discussions between Libya and BP over a multi-million-pound oil exploration deal had hit difficulties. These were resolved soon afterwards. The letters were sent two years ago by Jack Straw, the justice secretary, to Kenny MacAskill, his counterpart in Scotland, who has been widely criticised for taking the formal decision to permit Megrahi’s release. The correspondence makes it plain that the key...
  • Gadaffi rocked by talk of affair with African queen

    07/05/2009 6:37:32 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 35 replies · 3,750+ views
    Timesonline.co.uk ^ | July 5, 2009 | Jon Swain
    As Colonel Muammar Gadaffi, the leader of Libya, hosted an African Union summit last week, his name was romantically linked in a court case with the queen mother of an ancestral Ugandan kingdom. Two editors of a Ugandan daily newspaper are being prosecuted for alleging that he is having an affair with her. The Libyan ambassador, who initially brought the case seeking Ł245m in damages, said in his affidavit that the editors had launched an almost daily campaign to defame Gadaffi. The Ugandan director of public prosecutions, which has taken over the case, accused the editors of defaming a foreign...
  • Gaddafi: Israel, not Sudan, to blame for crisis in Darfur

    02/25/2009 10:49:44 PM PST · by BlueSky194 · 15 replies · 2,011+ views
    Reuters ^ | 2/24/09
    Gaddafi, addressing a meeting on ways to expand cooperation between the United Nations and African Union, urged the Court to stop its proceedings against Bashir: "Why do we have to hold President Bashir or the Sudanese government responsible when the Darfur problem was caused by outside parties, and Tel Aviv [Israel], for example, is behind the Darfur crisis?"