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  • WikiLeaks Leaked Email: Hillary Supplied Cash, Weapons & Tanks to Al-Qaeda

    08/03/2016 8:29:17 AM PDT · by Nacho Bidnith · 58 replies
    TruePundit ^ | August 3, 2016 | admin (unsourced)
    WikiLeaks Leaked Email: Hillary Supplied Cash, Weapons & Tanks to Al-Qaeda to Kill Gaddafi & Ship Weapons for Terror A confidential intelligence email obtained by True Pundit provides proof that President Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton created a secret and illegal alliance between the United States and a faction of the Al-Qaeda terrorist organization to ultimately assassinate Libyan strongman Muammar Gaddafi and distribute weapons to Middle Eastern terror groups, intelligence sources confirm. The March 2011 email, sent to Clinton’s private email server from intelligence consultant and long-time confidant Sidney Blumenthal, provides devastating overt and covert revelations of how...
  • Julian Assange: Hacked Emails Include Info On Hillary’s Arming of Jihadists Including ISIS, in Syria

    07/31/2016 7:03:45 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 123 replies
    Democracy Now , The Gateway Pundit ^ | July 31,2016 | Jim Hoft
    Julian Assange: So, those Hillary Clinton emails, they connect together with the cables that we have published of Hillary Clinton, creating a rich picture of how Hillary Clinton performs in office, but, more broadly, how the U.S. Department of State operates. So, for example, the disastrous, absolutely disastrous intervention in Libya, the destruction of the Gaddafi government, which led to the occupation of ISIS of large segments of that country, weapons flows going over to Syria, being pushed by Hillary Clinton, into jihadists within Syria, including ISIS, that’s there in those emails. There’s more than 1,700 emails in Hillary Clinton’s...
  • State Department audit faults Clinton on emails, says she broke records rules

    05/25/2016 11:46:56 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | May 25, 2016 | (Chad Pergram, AP)
    The State Department watchdog, in an extensive and detailed report, accused Hillary Clinton of flouting federal records rules and cybersecurity guidelines with her exclusive use of personal email for government business while secretary of state. The forthcoming inspector general audit, a copy of which was obtained Wednesday by, faults Clinton and her predecessors for poorly managing email and other computer information. The report says the department was “slow to recognize and to manage effectively the legal requirements and cybersecurity risks associated with electronic data communications.” It cites “longstanding, systemic weaknesses” related to communications that started before Clinton's tenure. But...
  • Former GOP lawyer: Military acted properly on Benghazi

    05/16/2016 6:10:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 16, 2016 4:49 PM EDT | Matthew Daly
    The U.S. military acted properly on the night of the deadly 2012 attacks in Benghazi, Libya, according to leaked testimony from a retired, three-star Army general who served as chief lawyer for Republicans on the House committee investigating the attacks. Retired Army Lt. Gen. Dana Chipman “repeatedly commended the military’s actions on the night of the attacks during closed interviews with Defense Department officials,” including a Jan. 8 interview with former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta, Democrats on the committee say. […] The Democrats’ letter quotes Chipman as telling Panetta: “I think you ordered exactly the right forces to move out...
  • Throwback: Last Major Speech of Gaddafi, Qaddafi,

    02/11/2016 10:05:30 AM PST · by risen_feenix · 7 replies ^ | 9/21/2015 | Mu’ummar Qaddafi
    For 40 years, or was it longer, I can’t remember, I did all I could to give people houses, hospitals, schools, and when they were hungry, I gave them food. I even made Benghazi into farmland from the desert, I stood up to attacks from that cowboy Ronald Reagan, when he killed my adopted orphaned daughter, he was trying to kill me, instead he killed that poor innocent child. Then I helped my brothers and sisters from Africa with money for the African Union. gaddafi_dead_death_photo_10_21_11 I did all I could to help people Understand the concept of real democracy, where...
  • Never-before-seen video shows a bloodied Colonel Gaddafi begging for his life moments before he [tr]

    02/04/2016 12:40:34 PM PST · by C19fan · 45 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | February 4, 2016 | Simon Tomlinson
    Never-before-seen video has emerged of the moment a battered and bleeding Colonel Gaddafi was captured by Libyan rebels. The shocking footage was captured on the mobile phone of one of the fighters who dragged the dictator alive from a drain in Sirte in 2011. Similar footage was widely circulated at the time of his death, but this video captures his final moments from a new perspective and clearly shows him pleading for his life. It shows frenzied scenes as Gaddafi is surrounded by screaming gunmen on the bonnet of a truck minutes before he was summarily executed.
  • Colonel Gaddafi warned Tony Blair of Islamist attacks on Europe, phone conversations reveal

    01/07/2016 6:01:01 AM PST · by don-o · 31 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 1/7/16 | Robert Mendick
    Colonel Muammar Gaddafi issued a 'prophetic' warning to Tony Blair that jihadists would attack Europe if his regime was allowed to collapse, phone conversations reveal. Gaddafi's dire prediction was made in two desperate telephone calls with Mr Blair on February 25, 2011 - as civil war was engulfing Libya. In the first call at 11.15am, Gaddafi said: "They [jihadists] want to control the Mediterranean and then they will attack Europe." snip In the call, lasting half an hour, Gaddafi insisted he was trying to defend Libya from al-Qaeda fighters. The presence of al-Qaedas would later be superceded by the rise...
  • The Mystery Behind Gadhafi's Birth: Some Say He's Jewish

    04/01/2011 1:06:27 PM PDT · by gleeaikin · 59 replies
    AOL News ^ | Mar 31,2011 - 1:28 pm | Dana Kennedy
    What if the biggest mystery surrounding Col. Moammar Gadhafi had nothing to do with his long, brutal reign as the world's most eccentric and violent leader turned pariah? And what if a long-lost letter from a Catholic cardinal who knew Gadhafi's true identity was evidence that could have solved the mystery? To many Libyan people, the biggest question mark about Gadhafi does not involve his repressive and dictatorial rule, delusional statements or brazen lies. Behind closed doors, for years, they've wondered if he is Jewish. Last week the issue came out in the open, as NBC's Richard Engel reported from...
  • Former PM urged Hillary Clinton not to 'humiliate' dictator as he attempted to broker peace

    11/01/2015 6:52:50 AM PST · by Libloather · 19 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 10/31/15 | Daniel Bates
    Emails reveal Blair's fight to save Gaddafi: Former PM urged Hillary Clinton not to 'humiliate' dictator as he attempted to broker peace after eruption of civil war Extraordinary details of Tony Blair's involvement with Colonel Gaddafi's tottering Libyan regime are revealed in the latest of Hillary Clinton's emails released by the US State Department. Mr Blair repeatedly spoke to the dictator on the phone in an attempt to broker peace after civil war erupted in 2011. Mr Blair, then Middle East peace envoy, said he found the despot's right hand man 'sensible' and urged Mrs Clinton, at that time the...
  • What Clinton left out about her history with Gadhafi

    10/15/2015 12:19:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    yahoo. ^ | October 14, 2015 | Michael Isikoff
    During Tuesday night’s Democratic debate, Hillary Clinton ... obscures a largely forgotten moment in U.S. diplomacy: a period less than two years earlier when she and the Obama administration were actively cozying up to the “murderous” Gadhafi. “I am very pleased to welcome Minister Gadhafi here to the State Department,” she said, warmly greeting Mutassim Gadhafi, the Libyan dictator’s son and national security adviser, at the State Department in April, 2009. “We deeply value the relationship between the United States and Libya.” To be sure, the rapprochement with Gadhafi began under President George W. Bush in 2003 when the Libyan...
  • Qaddafi Warns France: If I Go Down, You Will Be Flooded With "Millions Of Blacks" (2011)

    10/04/2015 12:24:12 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 59 replies
    Business Insider ^ | March 7, 2011 | Joe Weisenthal
    Qaddafi's latest gambit: Convince the European public that they really want him to stick around, with all the stability that entails. "There are millions of blacks who could come to the Mediterranean to cross to France and Italy, and Libya plays a role in security in the Mediterranean."
  • Did Italy Just Assassinate Libya's Migrant Smuggling Kingpin?

    09/27/2015 1:08:44 PM PDT · by aquila48 · 36 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 09.26.15 | Barbie Latza Nadeau
    ROME – For months, humanitarian aid workers and Europe’s leaders have been wringing their hands about how to stop the human traffickers who are responsible for the deluge of migrants and refugees making the dangerous crossing from Libyan ports to European shores. There has been talk of everything from destroying smugglers ships to infiltrating the traffickers’ networks, but apparently a more basic plan was also in the works. On Saturday morning Salah Al-Maskhout, a former henchman for Muammar Gaddafi thought to be the mastermind behind the main Mediterranean trafficking ring operating in the seas between North Africa and Europe, was...
  • Was toppling Libya all about the money?

    05/19/2015 4:39:45 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 22 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-19-15 | DrJohn
    In 2011 Barack Obama led from behind a NATO coalition bent on removing Moammar Gaddafi from power in Libya. The removal and death of Gaddafi was, Obama put it, a warning to "iron fisted" rulers everywhere. Syria, Iran and North Korea excepted, of course. Over at Foreign Policy this was hailed as a huge success. "Leading from behind" is an important element of this doctrine. It is no insult to lead but let others feel they too are architects of a plan, to lead without making others feel you are bullying, to lead but do so in a way in...
  • Remind Me Again How Getting Rid of Gaddafi Was Some Kind of Improvement!

    05/21/2015 8:25:40 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 25 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 21 May 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    Or maybe Obama, Hillary, McCain,  or Lindsey Graham could do some splainin'...? I'm no huge Bush fan in general, but am pretty damn sick of hearing the historical re-inventions lately re. how going into Iraq was always a failure, etc... like The Surge never happened- how Obama was 'handed a mess', blah blah blah...  Mark Levin recently noted this new 'progressive' push against reality, one likely intended to shield Obama/Dems from the outright disaster they've created in Iraq and 'The Levant'. The truth is, Barack Obama was handed a stable Iraq... then promptly dropped the reigns and walked away. And...
  • Up to 1 Million Libyan Refugees Waiting to Board Ship for Europe.

    04/22/2015 8:47:20 AM PDT · by george76 · 51 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 21, 2015 | Richard Fernandez
    One of the more interesting aspects of this flood of human misery is that it is not entirely spontaneous. Jihadi groups are doing their best to encourage it. ... That would not be surprising. In 2004 Europe agreed to pay Muhammar Gaddafi four billion pounds a year in exchange for a promise to halt people smuggling to Europe. Experts have also drawn links between the massive rise in would-be migrants and a so-called ‘deal in the desert’ struck by Tony Blair in 2004 – which saw the late Muammar Gaddafi agree to crack down on human traffickers as well as...
  • ISIS threatens to send 500,000 migrants from Libya to Europe as a 'psychological weapon'

    02/19/2015 11:06:13 AM PST · by dennisw · 40 replies
    DailyMail ^ | 18 February 2015 | By Hannah Roberts In Rome For Mailonline
    Separately, the militants hope to cement their control of Libya then cross the Mediterranean disguised as refugees, according to letters seen by Quilliam the anti-terror group ISIS threatens sending 500,000 migrants to Europe as a 'psychological weapon' in chilling echo of Gaddafi's prophecy that the Mediterranean 'will become a sea of chaos' Italian press today published claims that ISIS has threatened to release the huge wave of migrants to cause chaos in Europe if they are attacked And letters from jihadists show plans to hide terrorists among refugees In 2011, Muammar Gaddafi ominously predicted war would come to Libya He...
  • U.S. NATO ‘Ally’ Turkey Providing Safe Harbor to Muslim Leader of Foreign Terrorist Organization

    01/26/2015 4:20:51 PM PST · by george76 · 9 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | January 26, 2015 | Ben Barrack
    It’s been formally acknowledged that U.S. NATO ‘ally’ Turkey is providing safe haven to leaders of Hamas, a Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO) so designated by the U.S. State Department. By its very definition, an FTO should be considered declared enemy of the U.S. Despite this, Turkey doesn’t appear to be paying any price. Another player in all this is the small nation of Qatar. It is desperately trying to play both sides of a political fence as leaders of Hamas – to include the terrorist organization’s political leader Khaled Meshaal – has been forcibly relocated to Turkey. The reason these...
  • ( Shia ) Iran Offers to Help African Union Against Boko Haram ( Sunni Moslems )

    02/01/2015 7:22:30 PM PST · by george76 · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1 Feb 2015 | John Hayward
    The absence of strong Western leadership against the Boko Haram terror state has created an opportunity Iran seems ready to exploit. The Premium Times of Nigeria reports that Iran is stepping forward to offer assistance to the African Union against the savage caliphate spilling out of northern Nigeria into Cameroon and menacing the entire region: ... Abdollohian said the activities of the Boko Haram militants and that of Al-Shabaab in the Somalia were similar to that of Al-Qaeda and the ISIS and other terrorist groups in the Middle East. ... Iran was willing to share its experiences on terrorist activities...
  • How the West Destroyed Libya

    01/13/2015 5:06:34 AM PST · by SJackson · 19 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | January 13, 2015 | Raymond Ibrahim
    How the West Destroyed LibyaPosted By Raymond Ibrahim On January 13, 2015 @ 12:10 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 1 Comment The full impact of Western intervention in Libya was recently highlighted during a televised interview of Worlds Apart with guest Hanne Nabintu Herland, a Norwegian author and historian who was born and raised in Africa for 20 years.At one point while talking about Libya, Herland firmly asserted that: In a just world, the political leaders in the West, that have done such atrocities towards other nations and other cultures, should have been sent to the Hague [International Criminal Court],...
  • Libyan parliament comes under gunfire in Tripoli

    05/18/2014 6:20:34 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    BBC News ^ | May 18, 2014
    There has been heavy fighting outside the Libyan interim parliament in the capital Tripoli. MPs fled the building after heavily armed attackers tried to storm it. Some eyewitnesses say the gunmen were from the powerful Zintan Brigade of former rebel fighters. However, a paramilitary force backing retired general Khalifa Haftar claimed it was behind the assault. Authorities are struggling to contain militias that control parts of Libya. A planned new constitution remains unwritten and the country has had three prime ministers since March. On Sunday, the gunmen launched their assault on parliament in armoured vehicles. Black smoke rose above the...
  • Gowdy Named Chair of the Select Committee on Benghazi (Official Congressman Gowdy Press Release)

    05/05/2014 12:00:05 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 83 replies
    U.S. Congressman Trey Gowdy ^ | 5-5-2014 | Press Release
    Press Releases Gowdy Named Chair of the Select Committee on Benghazi Washington, May 5 Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) released this statement regarding the announcement that Speaker John Boehner has chosen him to lead the select committee to investigate the Benghazi attacks: “I applaud Speaker Boehner for his decision to establish a select committee and am honored to serve as Chairman. Twenty months after the Benghazi attacks, there remain unresolved questions about why the security was inadequate, our response during the siege itself, and our government's interaction with the public after the attack. All of those lines of inquiry are legitimate...
  • George Clooney's fiancée Amal Alamuddin is set to represent Gaddafi's spy chief

    05/04/2014 5:32:12 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 5-4-14 | Claire Ellicott
    Top barrister: Amal Alamuddin is defending a suspected Libyan war criminal accused of masterminding the Lockerbie bombing Having won the heart of the world’s most eligible bachelor, Amal Alamuddin is getting used to being the centre of attention. But George Clooney’s fiancée has also hit the spotlight for a very different reason – defending a suspected Libyan war criminal accused of masterminding the Lockerbie bombing. It has been just a week since her engagement to the Hollywood heart-throb was revealed but it is already clear that the high-flying barrister is not about to let her career take a back seat....
  • Fast & Furious: Benghazi Edition

    04/26/2014 6:58:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | April 26, 2014 | Scottie Hughes
    A blockbuster news event happened earlier this week. One that ought to have caused outrage in all political quarters. One that ought to have made us question not only the Obama administration’s competence, but also their motives. How else should we explain $500 million in arms that the United States facilitated to al-Qaeda linked groups in Libya? How else to explain the sudden shift in a decade and a half-long War on Terror from waging merciless war against the terrorist group that felled the Twin Towers and killed 3,000 Americans to becoming their sugar daddy on the shores of Tripoli?...
  • Climate adaptation faces funding crisis warn UN officials [Carbon Market Collapse]

    03/21/2014 7:40:49 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 23 replies
    RTCC ^ | March 20, 2014 | Sophie Yeo
    Flows of money towards climate adaptation projects are becoming increasingly unpredictable, making it difficult for vulnerable countries to prepare for the hardships caused by global warming. Future fundraising tactics would have to be “extremely aggressive” in order to raise enough money to continue their work, according to board members of the UN-run Adaptation Fund, the primary finance provider for adaptation projects around the world. “We are essentially going with our hands out to everyone,” Philip Weech, the board member from the Bahamas representing the Latin American and Caribbean regions, told RTCC. “We take funds from anyone, any inch, but the...
  • AP: Three years after US-NATO intervention, Libya is a failed state

    03/22/2014 4:18:11 PM PDT · by PaulCruz2016 · 42 replies
    HotAir ^ | 03-22-2014 | Morrissey
    An anniversary passed this week that went almost completely unremarked — and for good reason. March 17th marked the three-year anniversary of the UN Security Council resolution imposing a no-fly zone over Libya to stop the Moammar Qaddafi regime from attacking rebel-held Benghazi and Ajdabiya, and the three-year anniversary on the 19th of the NATO war on Libya. French, British, and American planes began bombarding the Qaddafi regime, an air war that would continue for months — while Barack Obama refused to request Congressional approval for it. Later, Obama would claim that Libya represented the smart model of Western intervention....
  • Obama’s Libyan legacy

    03/16/2014 11:41:43 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-16-14 | DrJohn
    Benjamin Franklin is believe to have said it first: "Our Constitution is in actual operation. Everything appears to promise that it will last; but in this world nothing is certain but death and taxes." We can add another. Nothing is certain but death, taxes and Barack Obama lying.Two years ago I wrote Why you’re an idiot to believe anything Barack Obama saysIn it were documented the mounting lies told by Obama: - We’re not after Gaddafi - We won’t impose - No boots on the ground None of that was true. Obama got his wish and toppled Moammar Gaddafi. Shortly...
  • Assassination pushes Libya towards civil war two years after Gaddafi death

    10/19/2013 6:41:12 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 29 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Saturday 19 October 2013 13.21 EDT | Chris Stephen
    Libya marks the second anniversary of the death of Muammar Gaddafi with the country on the brink of a new civil war and fighting raging in the eastern city of Benghazi, birthplace of its Arab spring revolution. Violence between radical militias and regular forces broke out on Friday night and continued yesterday, while the capital Tripoli is braced for fallout from the kidnapping earlier this month of prime minister Ali Zaidan. Federalists in Cyrenaica, home to most of Libya's oil, open their own independent parliament in Benghazi this week, in a step that may herald the breakup of the country....
  • Before He Was Overthrown and Killed...Gaddafi Warned Jihadists Would Conquer N. Africa

    01/27/2013 8:37:32 AM PST · by kristinn · 26 replies
    The National Post ^ | Friday, January 25, 2013 | Scott Barber
    Full headline: Before he was overthrown and killed, Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi warned jihadists would conquer northern Africa During the dying days of his four decade rule, Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi cast an ominous prophecy. If his regime fell, jihadists would subjugate northern Africa, inflicting widespread violence and terror. “Al-Qaeda considers all the people to be infidels,” Mr. Gaddafi declared in a speech weeks before NATO began its military intervention in Libya. “They deem all people their enemies. They know nothing but killing.” The Islamists would pour in from Afghanistan, Algeria, and Egypt, he warned, saying, “These are beasts with...
  • Capture of Libyan town smacks of revenge, not reconciliation

    10/28/2012 3:59:19 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    Reuters ^ | Oct 26, 2012 7:21am EDT | Marie-Louise Gumuchian and Hadeel Al Shalchi
    Fighters yelling "Allahu akbar (God is greatest) and "Today Bani Walid is finished" sought to make their mark with gunfire and rocket-propelled grenades on a town they say still provides a refuge to many of the overthrown Libyan leader's followers.
  • Gaddafi spy chief said arrested in Mauritania

    03/17/2012 7:20:02 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 1 replies
    Mauritanian authorities acting with French help arrested Muammar Gaddafi's former chief of intelligence, Abdullah al-Senussi, as he entered the West African country on a false passport, officials said on Saturday. Senussi, who for decades before the late dictator's fall inspired fear and hatred in ordinary Libyans, is sought by the Hague-based International Criminal Court on charges of crimes against humanity. The whereabouts of Senussi, the last major figure at large from Gaddafi's regime, had been unclear for months.
  • Gaddafi's death may be war crime: ICC prosecutor

    12/15/2011 11:45:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:10am EST | Reporting By Louis Charbonneau; editing by Christopher Wilson
    The death of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, who was captured and killed by rebels in October, may have been a war crime, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said on Thursday. "I think the way in which Mr. Gaddafi was killed creates suspicions of ... war crimes," ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo told reporters. "I think that's a very important issue," he said. "We are raising this concern to the national authorities and they are preparing a plan to have a comprehensive strategy to investigate all these crimes." …
  • The Real Dangers Of The Successful War With Libya

    11/27/2011 12:55:06 AM PST · by stevelackner · 7 replies
    STEVELACKNER.COM ^ | November 27, 2011 | Steven W. Lackner
    There are many things that have made the bombing campaign in Libya that helped oust Moammar Gaddafi questionable at best. Among these questions are the fact that there was no congressional approval for the campaign, and more. I myself asked this question as well as other important inquiries while the bombings were taking place. But all these questions were the sorts of queries that were more relevant while the war was being waged, but once Gaddafi was at long last toppled and even violently lynched, many of the questions regarding the action have since subsided. Now that even Gaddafi's son...
  • The curious path to the end of Moammar Gaddafi

    11/05/2011 5:12:03 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 11-05-11 | DrJohn
    Barack Obama said this about Muammar Gaddafi's death: For four decades, the Qaddafi regime ruled the Libyan people with an iron fist. Basic human rights were denied. Innocent civilians were detained, beaten and killed. And Libya’s wealth was squandered. The enormous potential of the Libyan people was held back, and terror was used as a political weapon. The path to Gaddafi's end has been a very strange one. Gaddafi seized power in Libya in 1969 and has ruled Libya with an iron fist. Dissent has been ruthlessly crushed and the media remains under strict government control. Libya has a law...
  • Libya: Gaddafi son Saif al-Islam in contact with ICC

    10/28/2011 4:54:31 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 9 replies
    BBC ^ | October 28th 2011 | Staff
    The International Criminal Court (ICC) said it had held talks - through intermediaries - with Saif al-Islam about his possible surrender. Prosecutors stressed that Gaddafi's son, who is wanted for crimes against humanity, would get a fair trial. Saif al-Islam, who was once the presumed successor to his father, has been in hiding for months. Recent reports claimed he was in a convoy heading toward Libya's desert border with Niger, where other Gaddafi allies have fled. But those reports have not been confirmed, and the ICC said it did not know where he was. Zimbabwe-bound? ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno Ocampo...
  • The Passing of a Dictator

    10/28/2011 3:43:24 PM PDT · by bthockey · 2 replies
    The Band Of Patriots ^ | 10/20/11 | Matthew Monos
    Today, we all received the news that Gaddafi has been killed by rebels. Much rejoicing ensued. I, however, would like to suggest that this, and the entire "Arab Spring" is not a cause for rejoicing. I have many reasons for saying this, and I'll try to go through them here. In my opinion, aiding the Libyan rebels, and helping them to attack pro-Gaddafi forces was no business of America. Usually, I would be categorized as a "hawk," due to my support of military actions. In the case of Afghanistan and Iraq (I have internal debate about that one), I feel...
  • A New Wave Of Islamic Terror, Courtesy Of Obama

    10/26/2011 11:49:51 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-26-11 | Skookum
    Using the murky reasoning of Obama Logic, best described as an enigma, An Islamist Spring has been imposed upon the world with the aid and encouragement of Obama. In his latest attempt to impose freedom and mayhem on the people of Libya, Obama has used the American military to insure that the people of Libya could depose their despot and pave the way for a wave of terror and bloodshed, while they determine their own Islamic Fundamentalist destiny. While Socialist revolutionaries praise the vision of Obama, there are others who are willing to realistically appraise what the Narcissist in Chief...
  • The Face of the New Libya, Pt II – Lies and proof of atrocities grow

    10/26/2011 7:11:08 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-26-11 | Mataharley
    Love and praise for Gaddafi's killer To tag team Dr. John's first documentation on the "face of the new Libya", it seems more of the world is waking up that the new face may likely surpass the old face in ugliness and human rights violations. It was just three days ago that Libyan rebel forces claimed they had captured Gadhafi's son and heir-apparent, Saif al-Islam, alive. In the flurry of truly stupid "Libyan freedom fighters" videos, capturing their war crimes and disregard for what the west would consider freedom and justice on their various new media, most bloggers were already...
  • 'Your Excellency': Charles's fawning letter to Gaddafi discovered at one of despot's palaces

    10/25/2011 5:29:15 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 25th October 2011 | Sam Greenhill and Rebecca English
    A fawning letter sent by Prince Charles to Colonel Gaddafi has been discovered at one of the despot’s palaces in Libya. Addressing the dictator as ‘Your Excellency’, the heir to the throne called for greater ties between the two nations. It is the latest embarrassing link to emerge between the British Establishment and Gaddafi’s hated regime, and follows revelations his brother Prince Andrew was also used as a go-between.
  • The face of the new Libya

    10/25/2011 4:00:59 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 10-25-11 | DrJohn
    This sort of thing really warms the heart: Muammar Gaddafi's 'trophy' body on show in Misrata meat storeGaddafi's body is now a Libya tourist attraction: (supposedly buried now) Bloodied, wearing just a pair of khaki trousers, and dumped on a cheap mattress, Muammar Gaddafi's body has become a gruesome tourist attraction and a macabre symbol of the new Libya's problems. Hundreds of ordinary Libyans queued up outside a refrigerated meat store in Misrata, where the dead dictator was being stored as a trophy. A guard allowed small groups into the room to celebrate next to Gaddafi's body. They posed for...
  • Gadhafi Bites the Dust ... What's Next

    10/25/2011 9:33:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | October 25, 2011 | Cal Thomas
    "Another one bites the dust And another one gone, and another one gone Another one bites the dust." -- Queen Forgive me if I don't join the State Department, American officials and world leaders in their euphoric Hallelujah Chorus celebrating the demise of Libya's Moammar Gadhafi. Oh, I'm happy he's dead, but I have as much faith that things will change for the better in Libya as I do in the Great Pumpkin rising from the pumpkin patch on Halloween night (sorry, Linus). "Gadhafi's Death Ushers in New Era," read the headline in last Friday's usually sober Wall Street Journal....
  • Muammar Gaddafi's Death: Will Libya Become the New Afghanistan?

    10/25/2011 9:01:39 AM PDT · by hamboy · 9 replies ^ | October 25, 2011 | Erik Uliasz
    Will Libya Become the New Afghanistan- a haven for Al Qaeda? Muammar Gaddafi was killed after being captured by the Libyan fighters he once scorned as "rats," cornered and shot in the head after they overrun his last bastion of resistance in his hometown of Sirte. Three days later, the new leaders of Libya declared their country “liberated”, paving the way for an interim government. But what kind of government will emerge in the “new” Libya? And could it be possible that NATO’s efforts could have pulled a rerun of Afghanistan of the 1980’s, where the CIA helped its people...
  • NTC says Gaddafi buried in secret grave

    10/25/2011 1:59:32 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 20 replies
    Al Jazeera ^ | October 25th 2011 | Staff
    Burial of deposed Libyan leader, his son Mutassim and an ex-aide marked by prayers offered by his tribe, sources say. Libya's National Transitional Council has buried Muammar Gaddafi, his son Mutassim and a former aide at a secret location in the desert at dawn, sources tell Al Jazeera. Al Jazeera's correspondent on the ground reported, quoting an NTC source, that all three were buried on Tuesday and members of Gaddafi's tribe said prayers to mark the burial. The bodies had been moved late on Monday from a commercial freezer in a warehouse area of Misrata in anticipation of burial, according...

    10/24/2011 6:47:06 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 15 replies
    Powerline ^ | October 24,2011 | Scott Johnson
    In his statement marking the death of Muhammar Gaddafi last week, President Obama inserted a mystifying passage: “[T]he Libyan people now have a great responsibility — to build an inclusive and tolerant and democratic Libya that stands as the ultimate rebuke to Qaddafi’s dictatorship….” “An inclusive and tolerant and democratic Libya.” Can we mull that over with a glass of wine at the faculty club? Obama added this — it would be wrong to call it a demand, more of a request or an imprecation, yoking heterogeneous ideas by violence together, like metaphysical poetry: “And we call on our Libyan...
  • Libya ends public showing of Gaddafi's body (dispute of burial)

    10/24/2011 10:40:28 AM PDT · by jda · 18 replies
    Yahoo news ^ | 24 October 2011 | Rania El Gamal
    The burials {of Gaddafi, his son and his former army chief} have been held up by wrangling between the emerging factions within the National Transitional Council over where they should be interred. NTC leaders want Gaddafi buried at a secret location so the place does not become a shrine. Gaddafi's tribe, centered on the city of Sirte where he made his last stand, has asked for the body so they can bury it there. Gaddafi requested to be buried in Sirte in his will.
  • Libya: The Energy Wildcard

    10/24/2011 7:31:01 AM PDT · by bananaman22 · 2 replies ^ | 21.10.2011 | John C.K. Daly
    Libyan Colonel Gaddafi’s 42 year brutal reign is over, but the future looks murky ahead for a country primarily known for exporting oil and terrorism. One thing is for certain – international oil companies will be packing out flights to Tripoli to cut deals for a piece of the action. Libya remains the wild card, with only 25 percent of the country’s oil potential territory explored. Whatever the demerits of the Gaddafi regime, it kept tight rein over its oil industry, and that, combined with international sanctions for its terrorist proclivities, largely stymied development of the country’s resources, much in...
  • Rights group: Bodies of 53 apparent Gadhafi loyalists found in Libyan hotel

    10/24/2011 3:30:37 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 40 replies
    cnn ^ | 10/24/2011 | staff
    The bodies of 53 people, believed to be supporters of ousted Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, has been found in a hotel that was under the control of anti-Gadhafi fighters, Human Rights Watch said Monday. The rights group said it found the bodies clustered together at Hotel Mahari in Sirte on Sunday. About 20 residents were putting the bodies in body bags to prepare them for burial when Human Rights Watch found them. "We found 53 decomposing bodies, apparently (Gadhafi) supporters, at an abandoned hotel in Sirte, and some had their hands bound behind their backs when they were shot," said...
  • Many in Sub-Saharan Africa Mourn Qaddafi’s Death

    10/24/2011 3:15:45 AM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 8 replies ^ | October 22, 2011 | Josh Kron
    While Libya’s former rebels and many Western nations welcomed the end of the country’s long and brutal dictatorship, many sub-Saharan Africans are mourning the death of Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, celebrated as much for his largesse as for his willingness to stand up to the West.... “We are the 1 percent who are not celebrating,” said Salim Abdul, who helps run a major mosque in Uganda’s capital named for the former Libyan leader, who provided the money to build it. “He loved Uganda,” said Mr. Abdul in an interview at the mosque, in Kampala. He noted that Colonel Qaddafi had committed...
  • Gaddafi tortured prior to execution

    10/23/2011 11:48:16 PM PDT · by jackal7163 · 88 replies
    Never thought I'd feel sorry for the bastard, but sodomizing a 69 year old man prior to execution is something only arabs can do...
  • The Tyrant is Dead, Long Live the Tyrant

    10/23/2011 10:13:29 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 2 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | Daniel Greenfield
    The tyrant is dead, and the head of Libya's Transitional National Council, Mustafa Abdul-Jalil, (who was also Gaddafi's former Justice Minister), has declared that Libya has been liberated. What a glorious day it is when a country is liberated from its justice minister by its justice minister. If only Gaddafi had been quicker on the ball, he could have staged a revolution against himself and liberated the country from himself. We mustn't laugh. Now that American troops are leaving Iraq and Afghanistan has declared that it will back Pakistan in any conflict with the United States, we must have the...
  • Libyans awake from a ludicrous nightmare

    10/23/2011 12:51:25 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 13 replies ^ | October 23, 2011 | David Gardner
    Muammer Gaddafi ended up hiding in a sewage drain, a bit like the “rats” he said he would hunt down in Benghazi, alley by alley or “Zenga Zenga”, in what became a demented slogan for a doomed counter-revolution. There was a savage symmetry to his death. But if there is a theme to Gaddafi’s life, it is one of solipsism and failure. Cunning and ruthless, he held on to power for 42 years. That was remarkable. Beyond that, he achieved nothing. High quality global journalism requires investment. Please share this article with others using the link below, do not cut...