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  • Cruz: Middle East was more secure with Hussein, Gadhafi

    12/10/2015 2:29:07 PM PST · by Isara · 119 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/10/15 | Ryan Lovelace
    GOP presidential candidate Ted Cruz said Thursday that the Middle East was more secure when key dictators were still in power, and said too many Democrats and Republicans have supported toppling Middle Eastern governments to the benefit of the United States' enemies."Was the world, in fact, in the Middle East, a more secure place when Saddam Hussein was in power, when Moammar Gadhafi was in power, and when [Bashar] Assad wasn't fighting for his life in Syria?" asked MSNBC's Joe Scarborough."Of course it was," Cruz answered. "That's not even a close call."Cruz said Gadhafi did bad things but had worked...
  • Intel expert: New docs confirm Hillary gun-running op (Benghazi)

    10/21/2015 10:09:43 PM PDT · by Perseverando · 27 replies
    WND ^ | October 21, 2015 | Jerome R. Corsi
    NEW YORK – As former Sectary of State Hillary Clinton prepares to testify before the House Select Committee on Benghazi, new documentary evidence of a secret State Department gun-running operation is adding fuel to the controversy over the Department of Justice prosecution of arms dealer Marc Turi. A member of the independent Citizens Commission on Benghazi claims the publication Tuesday of new evidence that the State Department under Hillary Clinton’s leadership approved a California company to deliver arms to Libya with the goal of ousting Moammar Gadhafi exposes the hypocrisy of prosecuting Turi. Turi believed he also had State...
  • Benghazi: Hillary Clinton Adviser Sidney Blumenthal Had Financial Stake In US Libya Policy

    10/15/2015 2:24:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 29 replies
    IBT Media ^ | October 08 2015 | Jackie Salo
    Benghazi: Hillary Clinton Adviser Sidney Blumenthal Had Financial Stake In US Libya Policy, Says GOP Lawmaker [ full title ] . Sidney Blumenthal was a principal character in Hillary Clinton's Libyan policy discussions, even though he was neither an official adviser nor an impartial party, according to the Republican chairman of the House committee investigating the 2012 Benghazi terrorist attack. In a letter, Rep. Trey Gowdy of South Carolina claims there was a financial stake for Blumenthal in Libya as he pressed for Clinton to intervene. "Blumenthal was not merely acting as a steward of information to Secretary Clinton but...
  • What Clinton left out about her history with Gadhafi

    10/15/2015 12:19:57 PM PDT · by george76 · 28 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...
  • Hillary Clinton's real Libya problem

    Hillary Clinton has another Libya problem. She's already grappling with the political headaches from deleted emails and from the terror attack that left four Americans dead in Benghazi. But she'll face a broader challenge in what's become of the North African country since, as secretary of state in 2011, she was the public face of the U.S. intervention to push out its longtime strongman, Moammar Gadhafi. Libya's lapse into the chaos of failed statehood has provided a breeding ground for terror and a haven for groups such as ISIS. Its plight is also creating an opening for Republican presidential candidates...
  • Secret Benghazi report reveals Hillary’s Libya war push armed al Qaeda-tied terrorists

    02/02/2015 8:52:31 AM PST · by george76 · 24 replies
    Washington Times ^ | February 1, 2015 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    Libyan officials were deeply concerned in 2011, as Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton was trying to remove Moammar Gadhafi from power, that weapons were being funneled to NATO-backed rebels with ties to al Qaeda, fearing that well-armed insurgents could create a safe haven for terrorists .. The reports included a 16-page list of weapons . ... the Qataris, they are doing this with every country, with every country,” Mr. Gadhafi said. “This is their plan, I mean in public. This is their own agenda. I mean, it’s not something hidden, ... A lot of jihadists that had been locked...
  • Obama USING Marxist Experience to PROMOTE Muslim Expansion

    10/28/2014 2:52:12 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | October 28, 2014 | Ben Barrack
    There are several debates when it comes to Barack Obama. One has to do with whether he is more Marxist or more Muslim. The answer may involve his usage of one to promote the elevation of the other ... Though Brzezinski rightly expressed concerns that the ‘Arab Spring’ could turn into the ‘Arab Winter’, he essentially advocated a repeat of his 1979 Afghanistan strategy in Libya ... After Gadhafi was overthrown, four Americans were murdered in Benghazi and the U.S. abandoned its embassy in Tripoli. Those of us with much less worldly experience knew it was a bad idea. How...
  • Nicolas Sarkozy 'took £40m from Colonel Gaddafi to fund 2007 election campaign'

    A massively wealthy arms dealer with close links to Britain is set to provide proof that Nicolas Sarkozy received millions in illegal cash from Colonel Gaddafi. Ziad Takieddine, 62, insists that the former Libyan dictator funded the former French president’s election campaign in 2007. ....................... Takieddine’s explosive testament follows similar claims from other witnesses, all of whom insist that Sarkozy was a corrupt head of state. French law bans candidates from receiving cash payments above £6,300, but it is claimed that Gaddafi’s donations were laundered through bank accounts in Panama and Switzerland. An Arabic language document made public last year...
  • 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”...
  • Middle East madness

    09/20/2012 2:39:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | September 20, 2012 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Last week, Muslim mobs took to the streets to murder the American ambassador in Libya and three of his staffers. American embassies were attacked from Egypt to Yemen. Embarrassed White House Press Secretary Jay Carney and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice insisted that these assaults were just reactions to an insensitive video circulating on the Internet that disparaged Islam. As embassies burned, we were assured that there was no animosity directed at America in general, or at this administration and its foreign policy in particular. That is hogwash. The weeks-old video was a mere pretext, in the...
  • Ali al'Amin Mazrui = Jihadi racist

    01/26/2012 8:01:55 AM PST · by PRePublic · 1 replies
    Ali al'Amin Mazrui Another Islamic fanatic, Afro-ARAB racist Infamous for wish washing[1] the Goliath Arab-Muslim Slave Trade while 'criticizing' the West. His allegiance are with his Arab ancestors. He writes approvingly on the Arab-Islamic genocide in the Sudan (2.5 million deaths[2]), as well as sympathizing with the Hausa-Fulani Islamic ethnic cleansing and genocide of the Igbo ethnic non-Muslims in Nigeria (100,000 Igbo/Biafraians died[3][4]). Served as chief adviser for the infamous butcher, Islamic leader Idi Amin.(the 'Butcher of Uganda,'[5] responsible for the genocide of between 300,000 [6] and a half a Million Ugandans,[7]. He went on a 'crusade against Whites,'[8] has...
  • Shedding Light on How Moammar Gadhafi Died

    11/01/2011 1:18:24 PM PDT · by Cardhu · 20 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | November 1st 2011 | Christoph Reuter
    How did Moammar Gadhafi die? The men who witnessed his last hours and the doctor who issued his death certificate have helped to provide insights into the dictator's final moments. It was a stupid idea from the start. It was his son Mutassim's plan, the son whose political judgment he had never thought much of. But the surprising thing was that Moammar Gadhafi paid attention to the idea. Let's go to Sirte, Mutassim had proposed, when the family was forced to flee from Tripoli in late August. No one would search for them in Sirte or even suspect that they...
  • Gun Talk Radio 10/30/11

    10/30/2011 5:05:46 PM PDT · by mylife · 123 replies
    Gun Talk Radio ^ | 10/30/11 | Tom Gresham
    ~~Come on in and shoot the breeze~~   Gun Talk Radio   10/30/11~~07:00 CST Listen to the Podcast Hereor the KIDO 580 stream Here
  • The Cuban Missile Crisis — 'Solved' This week 49 Years Ago

    10/29/2011 10:20:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | October 28, 2011 | Humberto Fontova
    Forty nine years ago on Oct. 28th JFK “solved” the Cuban Missile Crisis. Given the influence of Camelot’s court scribes and their cronies in the MSM, perhaps a refresher on conservative reaction to this “solution” is in order: "We locked Castro's communism into Latin America and threw away the key to its removal," growled Barry Goldwater. "Kennedy pulled defeat out of the jaws of victory,” wrote Richard Nixon. "Then gave the Soviets squatters rights in our backyard." "We've been had!" yelled then Navy chief George Anderson upon hearing on October 28, 1962, how JFK "solved" the missile crisis. Adm. Anderson...
  • The international justice industry should back off from Libya

    10/23/2011 7:55:26 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies
    Pundicity ^ | Oct 21, 2011 | Michael Rubin
    Muammar Qadhafi may have been captured alive in Sirte, but it wasn't long before his dead body was being paraded through the streets of Misrata, a town pulverized by Qadhafi loyalists. The United Nations is predictably demanding an investigation into his alleged summary execution by forces loyal to Libya's new government. The UN's outrage is misplaced, though. We should all be glad Qadhafi is dead. International justice has become a multi-billion dollar industry in which trials last years and justice is seldom served. Serbian dictator Slobodan Milošević died in prison more than four years after his trial began. Liberian dictator...
  • New cycle of tribal culture awaits Libya

    10/22/2011 10:48:28 AM PDT · by Clive · 12 replies
    QMI Agency via Sun Media via Toronto Sun ^ | 2011-10-22 | Salim Mansur
    The brutal end of Moammar Gadhafi was foretold. It is an end that despots want to cheat, and some do, as Stalin and Mao did. But Gadhafi became a hunted man, and it was only a matter of time when the hunt for him was over. It was Gadhafi’s misfortune to fall into the hands of his tribal foes, unlike the Iraqi despot. Saddam Hussein was, ironically, lucky to be found by American soldiers instead of being trapped like a hunted animal, and his life extinguished as mercilessly as he had killed his opponents. There is none despised more in...
  • Palin: 'Ironic' That Obama Praised for Gadhafi's Demise

    10/21/2011 5:22:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    NewsMax ^ | October 21, 2011 | Hiram Reisner
    Sarah Palin says although America should be “very glad” that Libyan despot Moammar Gadhafi is dead the United States needs to be wary of who will replace him. The former Alaska governor also told Fox News’ Sean Hannity Thursday she finds it “ironic” that those on the left who condemned President Ronald Reagan for his 1986 Libyan air strikes now are lauding President Barack Obama for his contributions to Gadhafi’s demise. “Certainly we need to be cognizant of the evolving situation and who will replace Gadhafi — what government will replace that regime — we are very glad that this...
  • The Seven Weirdest Things About Moammar Gadhafi

    10/21/2011 2:03:51 PM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 65 replies
    ABC News ^ | 10/20/2011 | RUSSELL GOLDMAN
    Col. Moammar Gadhafi, the dictator who ruled Libya for 42 years, was killed by rebels in his hometown of Sirte on Thursday. A dictator who oppressed his own people and sponsored terrorism abroad, Gadhafi's legacy will be stained by violence. But beyond his brutality, Gadhafi will be remembered for something else entirely… being a first-class weirdo. In no particular order, brings you the seven weirdest things about Moammar Gadhafi.
  • Gadhafi body stashed in shopping center freezer

    10/21/2011 11:31:42 AM PDT · by Evil Slayer · 93 replies
    brownsville Herald via ap ^ | 10/21/11 | Rami Al-Shaheibi
    MISRATA, Libya (AP) — Moammar Gadhafi's blood-streaked body has been stashed in a commercial freezer at a shopping center as Libyans try to keep it away from crowds as they figure out where and when to bury the hated leader. An AP correspondent saw the body Friday at the shopping center in the coastal city of Misrata, home of the fighters who killed the ousted leader a day earlier in his hometown of Sirte. The body, stripped to the waist and wearing beige trousers, is laid on a bloodied mattress on the floor of a room-sized freezer where restaurants and...
  • Trump on Gadhafi death:'Big deal. What do we get out of it?'

    10/20/2011 6:41:14 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 32 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | October 20, 2011 | Jeff Poor
    Moammar Gadhafi’s death is not enough for Donald Trump, who says the United States did not get enough for the kill. On his YouTube page on Thursday, the one-time prospective Republican presidential candidate said, “So the reports are that we caught Gadhafi. Big deal. What do we get out of it? They have the oil. The rebels would have given us everything if we had some leader that knew how to negotiate. The rebels were being routed four months ago — absolutely routed by Gadhafi and his men.” Trump went on to lament the outcome as a missed opportunity and...
  • Gadhafi Dead: Who Shot and Killed Moammar Gadhafi? (Swift death penalty d mob way)

    10/20/2011 11:25:26 AM PDT · by hamboy · 27 replies
    International Business Times ^ | October 20, 2010 | Int'l Business Times Writer
    A revolutionary fighter named Ahmed Al Shebani shot and killed Moammar Gadhafi in Sirte, Libya, Al Arabiya television reported Thursday.  The man, who doesn't look much older than 25, allegedly shot Gadhafi in the shoulder as the former Libyan dictator attempted to flee from a hiding spot in a drain pipe. In a picture, Shebani, hoisted upon the shoulders of his fellow fighters, holds a solid gold pistol once owned by Gadhafi high into the air.
  • Obama: World will stand with post-Gadhafi Libya (Sharia-based or not..)

    09/20/2011 9:53:42 AM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 9/20/11 | Julie Pace - ap
    UNITED NATIONS (AP) — President Barack Obama promised the Libyan people that the world will stand with them as they reshape their country following the fall of Moammar Gadhafi's regime. Speaking at a high-level United Nations meeting Tuesday, the president warned that there would still be difficult days ahead in Libya, as Gadhafi loyalists make a final stand and the country's provisional leadership grapples with the complex task of setting up a new government. But Obama said it was clear that Libya was now in the hands of the people. "After decades of iron rule by one man, it will...
  • Gadhafi's fighters beat back assault on strongholds

    09/17/2011 1:33:47 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 11 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 9/16/2011
    Anti-Gadhafi fighters carry their wounded comrade during fighting at the frontline, in the north of the besieged city of Bani Walid on Friday. BANI WALID, Libya — Moammar Gadhafi's fighters beat back an attempt by Libya's new government Friday to crush remnants of the old regime, forcing revolutionary troops into retreat in the mountains and turning Gadhafi's seaside hometown into an urban battlefield of snipers firing from mosques and heavy weapons rattling main boulevards. The tough defense of the holdout towns of Sirte and Bani Walid displayed the firepower and resolve of the Gadhafi followers and suggested Libya's new rulers...
  • Ex-minister demands Algeria hand over pro-Gadhafi suspects

    09/09/2011 2:51:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 6 replies
    Daily Star (Lebanon) ^ | September 03, 2011 | unattributed
    Algeria must hand over to Libya's new authorities anyone close to ousted ruler Moammar Gadhafi whose involvement in crimes is proven, Libyan former Foreign Minister and defector Abdel Rahman Shalgam said Friday. "Personally, I understand Algeria's decision" to take in some members of Gadhafi's family, which has been criticized by Libya's National Transitional Council, Shalgam told the daily Echorouk. "But if any of those people are staying in Algeria when they have committed crimes or are guilty of embezzlement, Algeria should turn them over" to the NTC, Shalgam said... Algeria Tuesday gave refuge to three of Gadhafi's children -- Aisha,...
  • Al-Qaida's No. 2 threatens Libya

    11/03/2007 2:53:07 AM PDT · by Wiz · 17 replies · 209+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo! News ^ | 2007 Nov 3 | Maggie Michael
    CAIRO, Egypt - Al-Qaida's No. 2 figure harshly criticized Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in a new audio tape Saturday, accusing him of being an enemy of Islam and threatening a wave of attacks against the North African country because it improved relations with the U.S. ADVERTISEMENT In the 28-minute audio tape called "Unity of the Ranks," Ayman al-Zawahri also announced that the Libyan Islamic Fighting Group was joining ranks with al-Qaida. "The Islamic nation is witnessing a blessed step ... The brothers are escalating the confrontation against the enemies of Islam: Gadhafi and his masters, the Washington crusaders," al-Zawahri said...
  • Tripoli Files Show CIA Working With Libya

    09/04/2011 7:31:27 AM PDT · by fight_truth_decay · 5 replies
    The Central Intelligence Agency and Libyan intelligence services developed such a tight relationship during the George W. Bush administration that the U.S. shipped terror suspects to Libya for interrogation and suggested the questions they should be asked, according to documents found in Libya's External Security agency headquarters.
  • Rebels, looters target Gadhafi family homes

    08/25/2011 4:51:47 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 5 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 08/25/2011 | KARIN LAUB
    TRIPOLI, Libya — Moammar Gadhafi's son al-Saadi liked fast cars, yachts and soccer, and his beachfront villa was stocked with his expensive toys. His sister Aisha lived in a two-story mansion with an indoor pool and sauna. As rebels took control of the Libyan capital over the weekend, the luxurious homes — symbols of the Gadhafi family's excesses — were among their first targets. After driving out the guards, rebels trashed and looted the villas and neighbors wandered through the wreckage Wednesday expressing their anger at the Gadhafi family's wealth and ostentatious tastes. "I can't even believe what I am...
  • Photos Reveal Qaddafi Diplo-Crush on Rice

    08/25/2011 12:03:42 PM PDT · by AfricanChristian · 29 replies
    When you’re the single, attractive secretary of state for the United States, you’re bound to pick up groupies in all corners of the international diplomatic scene. But for Condoleezza Rice, who has charmed diplomats from Rome (the Italian foreign minister, Massimo D’Alema) to London (Foreign Minister Jack Straw of Britain) to Pictou, Nova Scotia (the Canadian diplo-hunk Peter McKay), perhaps the strangest of all has always been Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi of Libya. “Leezza, Leezza, Leezza … I love her very much,” Colonel Qaddafi, the now-fugitive Libyan leader, told Al Jazeera in 2007, calling her his “darling black African woman.” When...
  • In ruins of Gadhafi's lair, rebels find album filled with photos of his 'darling' Condoleezza Rice

    08/25/2011 11:13:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 08/25/2011 | David Arnott
    The ransacking of Moammar Gadhafi's compound is turning up some bizarre loot. Following on from the Libyan leader's eccentric fashion accessories and his daughter's golden mermaid couch, the latest discovery is a photo album filled with page after page of pictures of Condoleezza Rice. The former U.S. Secretary of State paid a visit to Tripoli in 2008 during a brief interlude that saw Gadhafi begin to be welcomed back into the international fold. As Jason Ukman of the Washington Post wrote on Wednesday, "it was only three short years ago that Rice shared a late-night dinner with Gaddafi to break...
  • Libya rebels discover Gaddafi's Condoleezza Rice photo album (Creepy Alert)

    08/25/2011 10:34:22 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 24 replies
    Global Post ^ | 08/25/11
    Rebels ransacking Muammar Gaddafi's compound in Tripoli found a photo album devoted to "my darling" Condoleezza Rice, a reflection of Gaddafi's well-known affection for the former U.S. Secretary of State. News DeskAugust 25, 2011 10:58 Libyan rebels looting Muammar Gaddafi's compound in Tripoli have discovered an album filled with photos of former U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Muammar Gaddafi has a well-known affection for Rice, and the strange photo album features page after page of pictures of her, many of them close-ups, reports MSNBC, which obtained photos of the album. Rice visited Libya in 2008 during the brief period...
  • Libyan rebels say Muammar Gaddafi surrounded

    08/25/2011 7:10:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies ^ | 08-25-2011 | (Reporting by Peter Graff; Writing by Christian Lowe and Giles Elgood; Editing by Andrew Roche
    A group of rebels besieging a cluster of apartment buildings near the compound of Muammar Gaddafi said they believed the man who led Libya for four decades was hiding in the buildings with some of his sons. Rebels were exchanging fire with Gaddafi loyalists inside the buildings. They did not say why they believed Gaddafi and his sons were inside. "They are together. They are in a small hole," said one of the fighters involved in the battle, Muhammad Gomaa. "Today we finish. Today we will end that."
  • In the ruins of Gadhafi's lair, rebels find album photos of his 'darling' Condoleezza

    08/25/2011 7:04:24 AM PDT · by Incorrigible · 24 replies
    MSNBC ^ | 8/25/2011 | David R Arnott
    In the ruins of Gadhafi's lair, rebels find album filled with photos of his 'darling' Condoleezza Rice The ransacking of Moammar Gadhafi's compound is turning up some bizarre loot. Following on from the Libyan leader's eccentric fashion accessories and his daughter's golden mermaid couch, the latest discovery is a photo album filled with page after page of pictures of Condoleezza Rice. The former U.S. Secretary of State paid a visit to Tripoli in 2008 during a brief interlude that saw Gadhafi begin to be welcomed back into the international fold. As Jason Ukman of the Washington Post wrote on Wednesday,...
  • Saif Gadhafi's freedom proves you can't believe everything you're told

    08/23/2011 8:14:20 PM PDT · by Borough Park · 14 replies
    CAIRO -- Mystery shrouded the startling appearance early Tuesday of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi's son and onetime heir, Saif al-Islam Gadhafi, at a hotel in Tripoli, less than 48 hours after Libyan rebels had reported that he'd been captured. Had he escaped? Had he ever been captured? Was his reported capture, with its confirmation by the International Criminal Court in The Hague, intentional disinformation to demoralize Gadhafi supporters, or just another instance of the fog of war clouding events? On Tuesday, no one who was in a position to know would offer an opinion. The leader of the rebels' National...
  • Libya says Gadhafi government held talks with US

    07/18/2011 2:05:00 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Monday, July 18, 2011 4:28 PM EDT | PAUL SCHEMM
    TRIPOLI, Libya (AP) — The Libyan government spokesman said Monday that representatives of Moammar Gadhafi's embattled government held face-to-face talks with U.S. officials on repairing ties between the nations. A U.S. State Department official confirmed the meeting took place but said it was only to deliver the message that Gadhafi must step down and no future meetings were planned. The meeting came after Friday's decision by the United States and more than 30 other nations meeting in Istanbul to recognize the eastern-based rebels fighting Gadhafi's government as the country's legitimate representatives, added the official, who spoke on the condition of...
  • Sen. Graham: Gadhafi, like Hitler, is serious about attacking Europe (BARF ALERT)

    07/05/2011 4:58:39 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 51 replies
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) warned on Tuesday that Libyan dictator Moammar Gadhafi is "serious" about attacking European cities in order to pressure European officials to cease their airstrikes against Libya. "He actually means it," Graham said of Gadhafi. "Hitler meant it. He means it." Graham spoke in a colloquy with Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and used borderline apocalyptic tones about the need to remove Gadhafi from power. "I know we're a war-weary nation, but there is no upside to Gadhafi staying in power," he said. "That is a national security nightmare for this country." Graham added that while the top...
  • 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...
  • The many looks of Moammar Gadhafi, fashion icon

    04/27/2011 5:15:10 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 4 replies
    The Week ^ | April 26, 2011
    Even as NATO steps up airstrikes on his Tripoli compound, Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi reportedly has bigger things on his mind... like fashion. A New York Times writer recently received a strange, possibly fake letter from a man claiming to be an aid to Libya's Minister for Culture and Ethnic Affairs. According to the letter, Libyan officials have been trying to arrange a 2013 retrospective of Gadhafi's best fashions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. While it seems unlikely that will happen, there's no question that the African despot has a unique style, one that's been likened to "Lacroix, Liberace,...
  • Editorial: It's Time For 'Assad The Reformer' To Go

    04/25/2011 5:54:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 25, 2011 | Staff
    Mideast: As Syrian security forces murder mourners at the funerals of protesters, the State Department's skewed vision of "Assad the reformer" implodes. While we fiddle in Libya, Syria, a state sponsor of terror, burns. We don't often find ourselves in agreement with the Washington Post, but we share the view that President Obama's silence and inaction on the continuing violence and repression in Syria, other than a boilerplate condemnation of it as "outrageous," is positively shameful. The incoherence of what may be loosely termed the "Obama doctrine" can be seen in our indifference to the slaughter of 300 Syrian democracy...
  • Strike on Gadhafi compound badly damages buildings

    04/24/2011 8:34:33 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 34 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 4/24/11 | Karin Laub and Diaa Hadid - Associated Press
    TRIPOLI, Libya – NATO airstrikes targeted the center of Moammar Gadhafi's seat of power early Monday, destroying a multi-story library and office and badly damaging a reception hall for visiting dignitaries. Gadhafi's whereabouts at the time of the attack on his sprawling Bab al-Azizya compound were unclear. A security official at the scene said four people were lightly hurt. Monday's strike came after Gadhafi's forces unleashed a barrage of shells and rockets at the besieged rebel city of Misrata, in an especially bloody weekend that left at least 32 dead and dozens wounded.
  • Remembering We are at War

    04/17/2011 8:58:46 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 18 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 04-17-11 | Zazu
    Misrata. I think its a little sad that a month after the US went to war in Libya, the story has completely disappeared from the news, and the public seems thoroughly uninterested in the subject. Afghanistan and Iraq are the same way, but the apathy took many years to develop, in Libya it was almost instant. Politicians are talking about the economy, and gay marriage, and birth certificates, meanwhile bombs are flying and and a nation in which for better or worst we intervened is being torn to pieces. Here is a video of Misrata, a rebel held city that...
  • FBI Counter-Terror Official: Al Qaeda 'Thrives' After Dictators Fall

    04/16/2011 12:15:29 PM PDT · by george76 · 7 replies
    abc news ^ | April 15, 2011 | LEE FERRAN
    Al Qaeda Releases New Web Video, Official Says Al Qaeda in Yemen More Dangerous Than Osama Bin Laden's 'Core' Group. On the same day reports emerged of a new al Qaeda video that praised the revolutions sweeping the Arab world, one the U.S.'s top counter-terror officials warned the terror organization "thrives" in the political unrest that follows. ... Al Qaeda thrives in such conditions and countries of weak governance and political instability -- countries in which governments may be sympathetic to their campaign of violence." Giuliano made the comments at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy just hours before...
  • Qaddafi Forces Reportedly Fire Cluster Bombs Into Civilian Areas

    04/15/2011 11:19:46 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 38 replies
    Forces loyal to Muammar Qaddafi have reportedly been firing into residential neighborhoods with cluster bombs, which have been banned by much of the world, witnesses told The New York Times on Friday. The newspaper, citing accounts of survivors and physical evidence found on the ground, said such weapons by definition cannot be fired precisely, and thus place civilians lives at great risk when fired into populated areas
  • Carrier officers say Gadhafi's troops hard to spot

    04/14/2011 8:29:59 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 21 replies
    Carrier officers say Gadhafi's troops hard to spot (AP) – 1 day ago ABOARD THE CHARLES DE GAULLE (AP) — As French navy Rafale and Super Etendard fighter-bombers carrying laser-guided bombs catapulted Wednesday off the Charles de Gaulle aircraft carrier into a cloudless Mediterranean sky, officers onboard described the difficulties they face: Despite all the modern technology, troops loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi are harder than ever to identify from the air. Gadhafi's forces are now expertly camouflaging their units to conceal them from detection and attack from the air, the officers said. "There is obviously a degree of...
  • Rebels Hijack Gadhafi's Phone Network

    04/14/2011 10:05:24 AM PDT · by bigbob · 2 replies
    WSJ Online ^ | 4-13-11 | MARGARET COKER and CHARLES LEVINSON
    A team led by a Libyan-American telecom executive has helped rebels hijack Col. Moammar Gadhafi's cellphone network and re-establish their own communications. The new network, first plotted on an airplane napkin and assembled with the help of oil-rich Arab nations, is giving more than two million Libyans their first connections to each other and the outside world after Col. Gadhafi cut off their telephone and Internet service about a month ago. That March cutoff had rebels waving flags to communicate on the battlefield. The new cellphone network, opened on April 2, has become the opposition's main tool for communicating from...
  • Jesse Lee Peterson calls for investigation of Louis Farrakhan and his tactics

    04/11/2011 6:15:14 PM PDT · by abigail2 · 12 replies · 3+ views
    World Net Daily ^ | April 12, 2011 | abigail2
    Congress: Probe the radicalization of blacks Exclusive: Jesse Lee Peterson calls for investigation of Louis Farrakhan and his tacticsBy Rev. Jesse Lee Peterson This is the day of your doom! … It will be coming to your door, America!– Louis Farrakhan, March 2011Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., recently held a series of hearings analyzing radicalization among American Muslims. The hearings were met with fierce opposition from many Muslim groups, including CAIR (Council on American Islamic Relations), as well as the left. Rep. King was called a racist and a "modern-day Joe McCarthy." As important as Rep. King's hearings are to our...
  • Hypocrisy off the charts with foreign intervention in Libya

    04/10/2011 4:43:32 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 5 replies
    QMI Agency ^ | April 10, 2011 | Mercedes Stephenson
    The first rule in warfare is aim. Target selected, target engaged, target destroyed. The same rules of selecting and maintaining a clear aim apply when the military is sent on humanitarian missions. For example, we are going to Libya to remove a dictator who is killing pro-democracy demonstrators. An example of how to miss the mark? We are going to Libya to bomb stuff, but we surely are not there to remove the illegitimate and flamboyantly dressed leader. Because regime change is bad. Very bad. We wouldn’t dream of it. The hypocrisy meter is off the charts. Bombing Gadhafi was...
  • The Battle against Gadhafi: NATO Fears War without End in Libya

    04/08/2011 3:59:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 36 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 04/07/2011 | Carsten Volkery
    Der Spiegel wants you to get permission to post their stories, so you'll have to read it there. France has diverted some of its forces to the Ivory Coast, but the UK has increased the Royal Air Force deployment to Libya 50%, from 8 to 12 Tornados.
  • Moammar Gadhafi Writes Warm Letter to Obama, Calls Him 'Our Son'

    04/07/2011 10:04:58 AM PDT · by MissesBush · 2 replies
    ABC News ^ | 04/07/11 | CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR
    Libyan Leader Implores NATO to Stop Attacks, but Holds Obama in High Regard ABC News has obtained a copy of a letter from Libya 's Colonel Moammar Gadhafi to President Barack Obama, in which Gadhafi refers to Obama as "our son ," an affectionate honorific in that part of the world by an elder to someone younger. "We have been hurt more morally that [sic] physically because what had happened against us in both deeds and words by you. Despite all this you will always remain our son whatever happened," the Libyan leader wrote to the American president. At another...
  • Did We Give Up on Libya?

    04/07/2011 4:33:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | April 7, 2011 | Victor Davis Hansen
    President Obama has announced that America would stop attacking Col. Muammar Gadhafi's forces in Libya. He instead hopes that others can force out Gadhafi -- or that the dictator will leave through economic and diplomatic pressure. It will apparently be up to NATO to finish the war -- without direct American combat participation. The relieved Obama administration had never quite explained what the mission was in the first place -- or for whom and for what we were fighting. Was the bombing to stop the killing, to help the rebels, to remove Gadhafi, or to aid the British and French,...
  • Libyan Rebels: 'Nato Is Now Our Problem'

    04/06/2011 5:49:45 AM PDT · by edpc · 26 replies
    Sky News ^ | 6 Apr 2011 | Unknown
    Libyan rebels have accused Nato of being too slow to act - and asked them to suspend operations unless they "do the job properly". Rebel leader Abdel Fattah Younes has complained that the alliance takes hours to respond to events on the battlefield because of an overly bureaucratic process. He claimed the alliance's inaction was allowing Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's forces to advance and was letting them kill people in the rebel-held city of Misratah "every day". He said: "Nato is moving very slowly, allowing Gaddafi forces to advance. Nato has become our problem."