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  • We all thought Libya had moved on – it has, but into lawlessness and ruin

    09/04/2013 3:53:48 AM PDT · by gotribe · 25 replies
    The Independent | 09/03/2013 | Patrick Cockburn
    Can't post excerpt but link at http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/africa/special-report-we-all-thought-libya-had-moved-on--it-has-but-into-lawlessness-and-ruin-8797041.html
  • Obama May Be Walking Into an Impeachment Trap

    08/31/2013 12:38:55 AM PDT · by Freedom of Speech Wins · 116 replies
    PopularResistance.org ^ | 8/30/12 | Kevin Zeese
    Obama May Be Walking Into an Impeachment Trap Posted on Aug 30, 2013 Beth Rankin (CC BY 2.0) By Kevin Zeese, PopularResistance This article originated with PopularResistance.org. The irony of the Obama presidency may hinge on whether he attacks Syria. He began his presidency prematurely winning the Nobel Peace Prize and could end it being impeached for starting an illegal war without congressional or UN approval – violating both domestic and international law. Yesterday 163 Members of Congress sent letters to President Obama telling him that under the US Constitution he is required to get congressional approval before beginning a...
  • Fox News Poll: Voters say US should not intervene in Syria

    05/23/2013 10:25:53 AM PDT · by Mount Athos · 19 replies
    Fox News ^ | 5/22/13 | Dana Blanton
    A new Fox News poll finds that nearly a quarter of voters (23 percent) thinks the U.S. should get more involved because it’s a humanitarian crisis and Syria is a strategically important country. However, nearly three times as many, 68 percent, say the U.S. should stay out because it’s a civil war and the U.S. could actually end up helping anti-American extremist groups. Syria is a rare instance of agreement across the political spectrum: majorities of independents (65 percent), Democrats (69 percent) and Republicans (70 percent) agree the United States should stay out of Syria. Voters who have served in...
  • Obama’s Amazing Achievements: His military intervention prompted some stunning reversals. (VDH)

    03/31/2011 12:50:22 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | March 31, 2011 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Obama’s Amazing AchievementsHis military intervention prompted some stunning reversals. By bombing Libya, President Obama has accomplished some things once thought absolutely impossible in America:(a) War-mongering liberals: Liberals are now chest-thumping about military “progress” in Libya. Even liberal television and radio commentators cite ingenious reasons why an optional, preemptive American intervention in an oil-producing Arab country, without prior congressional approval or majority public support — and at a time of soaring deficits — is well worth supporting, in a sort of “my president, right or wrong,” fashion. Apparently, liberal foreign policy is returning to the pre-Vietnam days of the hawkish “best...
  • John Kerry defends Susan Rice

    09/29/2012 8:56:19 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 41 replies
    politico44 ^ | 9/28/12 | BYRON TAU
    "I'm deeply disturbed by efforts to find the politics instead of finding the facts in this debate," Kerry said in a Friday statement. "I’m particularly troubled by calls for Ambassador Rice’s resignation. She is a remarkable public servant for whom the liberation of the Libyan people has been a personal issue and a public mission," Kerry said. "She's an enormously capable person who has represented us at the United Nations with strength and character."
  • Rebels Displaying Trophy Corpses of Gaddafis they Just Executed in Captivity...

    10/22/2011 6:36:56 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 60 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | October 22, 2011 | Reaganite Republican
    And in a butcher shop (!) What's up next, string 'em from a bridge...? They were screaming "Allahu Akbar" when they finished him off- just like Al Qaeda does it, how bout that. While we still do not know who the rebels we just boosted to power actually are (yet plenty of reason to suspect the worst- i.e. packed with AQ and Muslim Brotherhood types), hey, we're about to find out.  Alas, so far-so bad, as they're already committing war crimes, up to and including summary executions... which appears to be just what happened to ole Muammar and out-of-luck son Mutassim. The UN and ICC suspect as much, as...
  • Obama: Gaddafi death is warning to iron-fist rulers

    10/20/2011 4:55:08 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 53 replies · 1+ views
    Yahoo ^ | 10/20/11 | Matt Spetalnick and Laura MacInnis - Reuters
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama hailed Muammar Gaddafi's death on Thursday as a warning to authoritarian leaders across the Middle East that iron-fisted rule "inevitably comes to an end," and as vindication for his cautious strategy toward Libya. Obama joined U.S. politicians and ordinary Americans in welcoming the demise of Gaddafi, who was for decades regarded as a nemesis of American presidents, and also claimed some of the credit for the Libyan strongman's downfall. ... "This marks the end of a long and painful chapter for the people of Libya who now have the opportunity to determine their own...
  • Qadhafi death 'victory' for Obama

    10/20/2011 9:14:14 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 88 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 10/20/11 | MJ LEE
    Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) hailed the reported death of Muammar Qadhafi as a “victory” for President Obama. “This is a victory for the president, the Obama administration but most importantly” for the Libyan people, McCain said on Fox News Thursday morning. At the time that the senator make these remarks, the White House had not yet confirmed reports of the former Libyan ruler’s death. McCain said he believed “there’s very little doubt” that Qadhafi had been killed. In a statement released earlier in the day, the Arizona senator said Qadhafi’s death “marks an end to the first phase of the...
  • Qaddafi's Downfall, Obama's Victory

    08/23/2011 2:37:59 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 41 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | AUG 22 2011
    For Barack Obama, "leading from behind" has never looked so ... decisive. With Libyan rebels celebrating in downtown Tripoli, and Muammar el-Qaddafi apparently in hiding, the president's supporters are claiming vindication for a much-criticized approach to regime change in the Arab world. Obama's strategy amounted to staying resolutely behind the scenes throughout the five-month NATO air operation. To wit: Don't say the United States is openly engaged in ousting Qaddafi. Don't even concede the United States is going to war. Take cover behind a political imprimatur for action from the Arab League and United Nations, and let Europe lead the...
  • McCain: Qaddafi's WMDs must be secured

    08/23/2011 5:59:18 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 46 replies
    CBS News ^ | 2011-08-23 | David Morgan
    Sen. John McCain said that as Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi faces an "inevitable" end, the U.S. should concern itself with helping contain weapons from Qaddafi's arsenal. "We've got to secure these weapons depots," the Arizona Republican said on CBS' "The Early Show" Tuesday. "that have huge, huge numbers of weapons, and apparently mustard gas and other weapons of mass destruction."
  • DOCUMENT: Libya's Draft Constitutional Charter

    08/22/2011 8:04:16 PM PDT · by Mount Athos · 13 replies
    National Journal ^ | August 22, 2011
    Part 1, Article 1: “Islam is the Religion of the State, and the principal source of legislation is Islamic Jurisprudence (Sharia).”
  • U.S. has nearly doubled air attacks on Libya in past 12 days

    08/22/2011 5:56:08 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | August 22, 2011
    The Pentagon says attacks by armed Predator unmanned planes have risen to 1.4 a day. Washington (CNN) -- As the rebels in Libya push closer to ending the regime of embattled Col. Moammar Gadhafi, U.S. warplanes have been increasing their attacks on government positions as part of the NATO campaign. New numbers released by the Pentagon on Monday show that the number of U.S. air attacks on Libyan air defenses, ground forces and other targets has nearly doubled over the past 12 days, compared with air attacks in the first 132 days of the NATO mission. There was an average...
  • US Military Intervention in Libya Cost At Least $896 Million

    08/22/2011 4:41:54 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | August 22, 2011 | Luis Martinez
    The cost of U.S. military intervention in Libya has cost American taxpayers an estimated $896 million through July 31, the Pentagon said today. The price tag includes the amounts for daily military operations, munitions used in the operation and humanitarian assistance for the Libyan people. The U.S. has also promised $25 million in non-lethal aid to the Libyan Transitional National Council, half of which the Defense Department has already on MRE’s (military lingo for Meals, Ready to Eat). The military delivered 120,000 Halal MRE’s to Benghazi in May and a second shipment that included medical supplies, boots, tents, uniforms, and...
  • Former Obama Adviser Says President 'Vindicated' on Libya Strategy

    08/22/2011 1:02:42 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 35 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | August 22, 2011 | Peter Nicholas
    Moammar Kadafi’s fall from power would be a vindication of the Obama administration’s strategy in Libya after the president endured months of criticism for “leading from behind” and letting European allies take a more upfront role in fighting Kadafi’s forces, a former adviser to Obama said. “The administration is entirely vindicated,’’ said Bruce Riedel, a senior fellow with the Brookings Institution who has advised three presidents on the Middle East and south Asia. “They said from the beginning that the primary actor here needed to be the Libyans and they weren’t going to put boots on the ground.’’ After briefly...
  • Obama: Libya slipping from grasp of tyrant

    08/21/2011 8:11:40 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies
    Associated Press ^ | August 21, 2011
    VINEYARD HAVEN, Mass. (AP) -- Following a day of dramatic developments in Libya, President Barack Obama said Sunday night that the situation there had reached a "tipping point" and that control of the capital was "slipping from the grasp of a tyrant." He called on Moammar Gadhafi to accept reality and relinquish power.
  • U.S. recognizes Libya rebels as legitimate government

    07/15/2011 9:33:20 AM PDT · by Cementjungle · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | 07/15/2011 | Tulay Karadeniz
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Rebel leaders won recognition as the legitimate government of Libya from the United States and other world powers on Friday in a major boost to the rebels' faltering campaign to oust Muammar Gaddafi. Recognition of the rebels, announced by Secretary of State Hillary Clinton at a meeting in Turkey of the international contact group on Libya, is an important diplomatic step which could unlock billions of dollars in frozen Libyan funds.
  • A Pair Of B1s Flew From South Dakota To Libya, Bombed 100 Targets And Flew Home

    07/13/2011 3:07:15 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/13/2011 | Robert Johnson
    The U.S. Air Force has deployed its bombers like never before in the Libya campaign. Wired picked up a story released by Air Force Magazine detailing a flight made this spring by two B1 bombers from South Dakota to Libya carrying ninety-eight, 500 pound bombs. During 24 hours of combat time over four days, the bombers destroyed nearly 100 targets. The B1s were chosen on top of NATO's combined air fleet because each one carries around 24,000 pounds of Joint Direct Attack Munitions and Laser guided JDAMs. To achieve equal destruction would have required dozens of NATO jets.
  • Nato reviews Libya campaign after France admits arming rebels

    06/29/2011 9:56:08 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 30 replies
    The Guardian ^ | Wednesday 29 June 2011 | Nick Hopkins
    New Libyan rebel recruits train near Benghazi. France today admitted arming rebels in partsof the country, in apparent defiance of the UN mandate Nato is reviewing the conduct of its military campaign in Libya after France admitted arming rebel fighters in apparent defiance of the UN mandate. The revelation surprised officials in Nato's headquarters in Brussels and raised awkward questions about whether the French had broken international law – UN resolution 1973 specifically allows Nato nations to protect civilians in Libya, but appears to stop short of permitting the provision of weapons. Nato has consistently said it would not arm...
  • Stress Begins to Weigh on Qaddafi Loyalists

    06/26/2011 7:43:35 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 3 replies
    CBS News ^ | World Watch June 8, 2011 | John Bentley
    <p>A smoke plume rises into the sky over Tripoli, Libya, June 7, 2011 following a NATO airstrike.</p> <p>TRIPOLI - The strain of having to run a regime besieged by almost hourly airstrikes and a local rebellion is taking not only a physical toll on senior officials here, but a psychological one as well.</p>
  • Stop this barbaric attack, pleads Gaddafi as he accuses Nato of murder in speech to the nation

    06/23/2011 4:31:47 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 2 replies
    dailymail.co.uk/Mail Online ^ | 6/23/11 | Daily Mail Reporter
    Muammar Gaddafi has called for the UN Security Council to investigate after a heavy air strike by Nato. The Libyan leader accused Nato of murder in an audio address to the nation, days after the alliance acknowledged for the first time its bombs may have caused civilian casualties.
  • John Boehner not swayed by John McCain (but calls McCain, Graham "two friends of mine")

    06/23/2011 5:58:40 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 11 replies
    Politico ^ | 2011-06-23 | Seung Min Kim
    House Speaker John Boehner isn’t swayed by movement in the Senate to back U.S. military involvement in Libya, saying Wednesday that the House is leaning against authorizing President Barack Obama’s actions in the North African dictatorship. In terms of authorizing force, the Ohio Republican said: “I don’t think that’s where the House is.” House GOP leadership unveiled two Libya resolutions Tuesday night: one would end U.S. involvement and the other would authorize the use of force. The latter option is similar to a resolution introduced in the Senate by Sens. John Kerry (D-Mass.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.), who want to...
  • War Powers Act Does Not Apply to Libya, Obama Argues (Obama claims he's above the law)

    06/15/2011 12:44:58 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 173 replies
    NY Times ^ | 6/15/2011 | Charles Savage
    The White House is telling Congress that President Obama has the legal authority to continue American participation in the NATO-led air war in Libya, even though lawmakers have not authorized it. In a broader package of materials the Obama administration is sending to Congress on Wednesday defending its Libya policy, the White House, for the first time, offers lawmakers and the public an argument for why Mr. Obama has not been violating the War Powers Resolution since May 20. On that day, the Vietnam-era law’s 60-day deadline for terminating unauthorized hostilities appeared to pass. But the White House argued that...
  • Kucinich Resolution on Libya

    06/03/2011 5:24:04 PM PDT · by Congressman Tom McClintock · 13 replies
    Tom McClintock | Tom McClintock
    House Floor Remarks, June 3rd M. Speaker: Lets be clear: without prior Congressional authorization, under the War Powers Act, the President may only commit armed forces to hostilities for sixty days if there is a direct attack upon the United States, its territories or possessions or its armed forces. There was none, so there is no sixty day clock and the President’s unprovoked attack on Libya – from Day One – constituted an illegal and unconstitutional act of the highest significance. If the President felt there was moral justification to attack Libya, he was constitutionally required to make his case...
  • Boehner introduces alternative resolution on Libya

    06/02/2011 6:30:55 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 27 replies
    WaPo ^ | Thursday, June 2, 8:24 PM | David A. Fahrenthold
    President Obama could get a second chance to sell Congress on the military operation in Libya, thanks to some last-minute help from an unlikely ally: House Speaker John A. Boehner. On Thursday, with some liberals and conservatives trying to get Congress to force a withdrawal from Libya, Boehner (R-Ohio) offered an alternative. He introduced a resolution that would give Obama 14 more days to make his case. Boehner’s resolution would vent congressional anger, stating that “the president has not sought, and Congress has not provided, authorization” for the operation. It also contains a threat that Congress might cut off funding...
  • Speaker Boehner Throws Down the War Powers Act Gauntlet On Libya

    06/02/2011 6:39:39 PM PDT · by opentalk · 47 replies
    abc news ^ | June 2, 2011 | Jake Tapper
    In the immortal words of the vice president, this could be a big $%^ing deal: House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, is throwing what one Republican calls “a legal and political hot potato at the President.” In a resolution to be voted on in the House tomorrow, Boehner is giving the president two weeks –until the Pentagon Appropriations bill comes up –to either: a) Ask for authorization for the military intervention in Libya, or b) Figure out how to disengage the US from the NATO operation in Libya. The resolution states: “The President has not sought, and Congress has not provided,...
  • Senate Democrats, GOP agree on Libya resolution

    05/23/2011 7:11:56 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 30 replies · 1+ views
    AP ^ | 5-23-11 | DONNA CASSATA
    WASHINGTON (AP) -- Top Senate Democrats and Republicans agreed Monday on a resolution backing limited U.S. involvement in the NATO-led military campaign against Libya, days after the expiration of the legal deadline for President Barack Obama to seek full-blown congressional authorization. Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry, D-Mass., and Sen. John McCain, the top Republican on the Armed Services Committee, introduced the non-binding resolution along with five other Republicans and Democrats. (SNIP) Also backing the resolution were Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin, D-Mich.; Joe Lieberman, I-Conn.; Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga.; Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif.; and Lindsey Graham, R-S.C.
  • NATO Discusses Ground Operation, Libya Promises Hell

    05/07/2011 9:29:44 AM PDT · by Fennie · 53 replies
    RussiaToday ^ | May 4, 2011
    The aerial bombardment of Libya has reached a dead end, which has intensified talk among NATO members about a possible land operation, a move that threatens to escalate massively the violence that already exists there. The alliance's spokesman has admitted there is still little sign of progress for either side in the conflict, so there is a need for a new UN resolution to approve sending foreign troops in. In the meantime, civilian casualties from allied bombing continue to mount as fresh NATO air strikes have been heard in the Libyan capital overnight. At a video conference with Russian students,...
  • Obama Approves Use of Predator Drones in Libya

    04/21/2011 5:14:41 PM PDT · by NWFLConservative · 19 replies
    Fox ^ | 4/21/11 | Fox News
    The U.S. is not at war with Libya and has not taken sides, but President Obama nevertheless has signed off on the use of armed predator drones in the North African nation that has been torn by a weeks-old bloody conflict, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday. "What the president has said that where we have some unique capabilities, he is going to use those, and in fact he has approved the use of armed predators, and I think today may have been in fact their first mission," he said. The president approved the use of two unmanned aircraft around...
  • Obama's War of Choice - Did the president mislead the American people about Libya?

    04/04/2011 6:11:19 PM PDT · by neverdem · 18 replies
    Reason ^ | April 4, 2011 | Steve Chapman
    Remember when a crusading president, acting on dubious intelligence, insufficient information, and exaggerated fears, took the nation into a Middle Eastern war of choice? That was George W. Bush in 2003, invading Iraq. But it's also Barack Obama in 2011, attacking Libya. For weeks, President Obama had been wary of military action. What obviously changed his mind was the fear that Moammar Gadhafi was bent on mass slaughter—which stemmed from Gadhafi's March 17 speech vowing "no mercy" for his enemies. In his March 26 radio address, Obama said the United States acted because Gadhafi threatened "a bloodbath." Two days later,...
  • Sec. Clinton: WH Needs "No Congressional Authorization" for Future Decisions on Libya

    03/30/2011 7:58:59 PM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 23 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 3/30/11 | Aurelius
    Whether you support the overthrow of Dictator Maummar Gaddafi or not, the administration's handling of the situation cannot be described other than horrendous. First, according to critics, the President dithered for over a month on what to do in Libya. He waited for the Arab League to act, then the United Nations... Now, according to the President, the War Powers Act allows the President, at least in the short term, to order the attack, bombing, or infiltration of a foreign country without even notifying Congress, let alone waiting for their approval. That is a nice line and all, but apparently...
  • Live Thread: Barack Obama Speech on the Libya Kinetic Military Action 7:30 P.M. EDT 3/28/11

    03/28/2011 4:13:23 PM PDT · by kristinn · 704 replies
    Monday, March 28, 2011 | Kristinn
    Obama is scheduled to speak at the National Defense University at Ft. McNair in Washington, D.C. about Libya at 7:30 p.m. EDT.
  • The Commander-in-Chief Bows Once Again

    03/26/2011 3:46:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    Intellectual Conservative ^ | March 25, 2011 | Bill Wavering
    The Obama Administration's penchant for ignoring the US Constitution is, once again, on display. On several occasions here at IntellectualConservative, both as a poster to commentary and as an author of said commentary I have questioned the President's allegiance to both the rule of law and the US Constitution. Just last week, the latest intentional disregard of that document was again on display for all to see. March 17th of 2011, the UN Security Council passed Resolution 1973 demanding an immediate cease fire in Libya. The resolution also demanded that Col. Qadhafi relinquish all gains his Army had earned since...
  • Obama: Libyan mission 'succeeding'

    03/26/2011 2:06:20 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 30 replies
    Politico44 ^ | 03/26/11 | POLITICO STAFF
    President Obama used his weekly radio address to discuss U.S. participation in enforcing a no-fly zone over Libya. Stressing the stressed the limited nature of the U.S. commitment the “clear and focused” goals defining it, Obama still defended the need for American intervention: “The United States should not—and cannot—intervene every time there is a crisis somewhere in the world. But I firmly believe that when innocent people are being brutalized; when someone like Qaddafi threatens a bloodbath that could destabilize an entire region; and when the international community is prepared to come together to save many thousands of lives—then it’s...
  • WHITE HOUSE: CALM DOWN PEOPLE; IT’S NOT WAR; IT’S “KINETIC MILITARY ACTION”

    03/24/2011 6:10:22 PM PDT · by TheConservativeCitizen · 24 replies
    The Constitution Club ^ | 03-24-11 | The Region Rat
    Huh? Ki·net·ic: 1: of or relating to the motion of material bodies and the forces and energy associated therewith. 2: active, lively, dynamic, energizing - a kinetic performer. 3: of or relating to kinetic art. From the moment the Tomahawks began to fly, the Obama White House has been asked THE question: Are we fighting a war in Libya? From military officials to administration spokesmen to the Commander-in-Chief himself, the answer is: “NO.” If it’s not war, what exactly is it then? In typical Obama administration fashion, deputy national security adviser Ben Rhodes attempted to “clarify” things yesterday: “I think...
  • Maybe Obama Should Have a Beer Summit With George W.

    03/24/2011 6:55:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 24, 2011 | Emmett Terrell
    WASHINGTON -- Well, it is official. The president of Bolivia, Evo Morales, has asked the Norwegian Nobel Committee to take back President Barack Obama's Nobel Peace Prize owing to Obama's missile strikes in Libya. The head of Russia's Liberal Democratic Party, Vladimir Zhirinovsky, also has weighed in, and Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin is really in a snit. This is the best news Col. Moammar Gadhafi has had in weeks. President Obama, who ordered airstrikes against Libya and then took his wife and the girls on a sightseeing and official junket to South America, probably took little note of the...
  • Who would have guessed the Libyan war wasn’t thought through?

    03/23/2011 3:15:11 PM PDT · by Mark Landsbaum · 10 replies
    It’s debatable whether President Obama had the constitutional authority to launch a war against a foreign power without Congressional approval. . . Der Spiegel calls it “a coalition of the unwilling.” Terrific. “Who’s in charge here?” isn’t exactly the question you want to hear after launching a war. But “How do we get out of here?” isn’t either. . .
  • India Reduces Mission in Libya

    03/22/2011 7:57:45 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 55 replies
    The Times India ^ | 23 March 2011
    NEW DELHI: India has downsized its mission in Libya following military strikes there even as Parliament on Tuesday came out strongly against regime change that appears to be inherent in UN Security Council Resolution 1973. After a resolution in Lok Sabha, which was passed unanimously, India appeared to have hardened its stance against the western intervention in Libya. "What is happening in a country, within their internal affairs, no external powers should interfere in it," finance minister Pranab Mukherjee said.
  • Defiant Gaddafi pledges victory

    03/22/2011 8:37:25 PM PDT · by Jim 726 · 7 replies
    The Libyan leader, Col Muammar Gaddafi, has appeared at a site in Tripoli that was recently attacked by the Western coalition and told his followers: "We will be victorious in the end." In a brief speech at the Bab al-Aziziya compound, targeted on Sunday, he said "all Islamic armies" should join him. Forces loyal to Col Gaddafi are engaged in fierce fighting with rebels. -snip- Col Gaddafi made a speech that lasted about three minutes and was carried on state television. He said there was a "new crusader battle launched by crusader countries on Islam". "Long live Islam everywhere. All...
  • 'Gadhafi Is Facing a Coalition of the Unwilling'

    03/22/2011 7:36:52 PM PDT · by 11th_VA · 21 replies
    Der Spiegel ^ | 03/22/2011
    The coalition military operation against Moammar Gadhafi has made good progress toward its goals of destroying the Libyan dictator's air defenses and establishing a no-fly zone over the country. But that, it seems, was the easy part. Far more difficult are the questions of who should now lead the mission and what the operation's ultimate objectives should be. The US government, wary of getting stuck in another war in a Muslim country, would like to hand control of the mission over to NATO, but the alliance is divided. At a meeting on Monday, NATO ambassadors failed to agree on whether...
  • Call Me Crazy And Off My Meds...

    03/22/2011 11:25:01 AM PDT · by Absolutely Nobama · 27 replies
    www.absolutelynobama.com ^ | 3/22/11 | Alan Levy
    ....but I just can't trust Chairman Obama's motives for his UNCONSTITUTIONAL attack on Libya. Before we continue, Let me be, as our Kenyan President likes to say, "perfectly clear": Moammar Qadaffi is a lump of excrement. He has been a state sponsor of terror who has taken American lives. (The 1986 disco bombing and the Lockerbie bombing in 1988.) If anyone deserves to die, it's this piece of filth. When Qadaffi Duck is out of power, the world will breathe a small sigh of relief. However, this article is not about Qadaffi. This article is about another Islamic dictator, Barack...
  • Obama’s War in Libya is Illegal and Unconstitutional

    03/21/2011 6:48:22 PM PDT · by Just A Nobody · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Monday, March 21, 2011 | Cliff Kincaid
    On CNN’s “Reliable Sources” show on Sunday, host Howard Kurtz asked, “One major question about the assault on Libya, what happened to the media’s skepticism?” He’s right, but his comparison to the war in Iraq was wrong. The correct parallel is President Bill Clinton’s illegal and unconstitutional military intervention in the civil war in Kosovo, then a province of Serbia. Serbia, like Libya today, did not present a threat to the U.S., but in both cases Democratic presidents went to war with those nations anyway, in order to strengthen international organizations. What the media are missing is the fact that...
  • With no debate and no objective, Obama enters a war

    03/20/2011 6:02:24 PM PDT · by UniqueViews · 65 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 3/20/2011 | Timothy P. Carney
    At once presumptuous and flippant, President Obama used a Saturday audio recording from Brazil to inform Americans he had authorized a third war -- a war in which America's role is unclear and the stated objectives are muddled. Setting aside the wisdom of the intervention, Obama's entry into Libya's civil war is troubling on at least five counts. First is the legal and constitutional question. Second is the manner of Obama's announcement. Third is the complete disregard for public opinion and lack of debate. Fourth is the unclear role the United States will play in this coalition. Fifth is the...
  • News Flash - Missiles raining down on Ghadaffi's compound!!!

    03/20/2011 4:26:53 PM PDT · by Stayfrosty · 277 replies
    FOX News ^ | 3-20-2011 | FOX Live
    Just breaking on TV between Admiral John Stufflebeem and FOX News host
  • U.S. says five-nation coalition launching Libya strikes (Bush had a 49 nation coalition in Iraq)

    03/20/2011 6:41:50 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 38 replies
    reuters ^ | 3/20/2011 | Reuters
    A coalition of the United States and four other nations launched military action against Libya on Saturday, officials said, as the West tries to force Muammar Gaddafi from power. A U.S. official told reporters on condition of anonymity that a coalition including the United States, France, Britain, Canada and Italy had begun launching strikes on Libya designed to cripple Muammar Gaddafi's air defenses. At least some Arab nations are expected to join the coalition later, the official said.
  • KT McFarland cut off by Fox

    03/19/2011 10:29:52 PM PDT · by PieterCasparzen · 49 replies
    Vanity | 3/20/2011 | self
    Ok, for the second time today I saw KT McFarland on Fox and she mentioned that this is the first time the U.S. has initiated an overt act of war based purely on intervention supporting the toppling of a dictator. This time, however, after several minutes of speaking by phone, she began to make that statement and was unceremoniously cut off by the Fox person. KT is absolutely correct and Fox should follow this story, because it is going to be a factor in the days and years ahead anyway. You can't undo a completed Tomahawk attack.
  • Fox News: US naval vessels have fired Tomahawk cruise missiles at Libyan air defense assets

    03/19/2011 12:36:35 PM PDT · by jhpigott · 420 replies
    Per Jennifer Griffin from Fox News reporting at the Pentagon US naval vessels have fired their first salvo of Tomahawk missiles at Libyian air defense assets. No story up yet on the website
  • Rep. Ron Paul: I advocate the same foreign policy the Founding Fathers would

    10/08/2007 10:16:52 AM PDT · by Eric Blair 2084 · 162 replies · 2,004+ views
    Union Leader ^ | October 8, 2007 | Ron Paul
    Any response to this paper's Friday editorial on my foreign policy position must rest on two fundamental assertions: first, that the Founding Fathers were not isolationists; and second, that their political philosophy -- the wisdom of the Constitution, the Declaration, and our Revolution itself -- is not just a primitive cultural relic. If I understand the editors' concerns, I have not been accused of deviating from the Founders' logic; if anything I have been accused of adhering to it too strictly. The question, therefore, before readers -- and soon voters -- is the same question I have asked for almost...
  • The Media's Credibility Gap

    02/17/2004 12:38:56 PM PST · by DTA · 9 replies · 255+ views
    Acccuracy in Media ^ | 2004-02-17 | Cliff Kincaid
    The Media's Credibility Gap By Cliff Kin February 17, 2004 President Bush’s “credibility gap” on Iraq was a major issue during the journalists’ roundtable discussion on NBC’s Meet the Press on February 15...." Curiously, the media did not find a “credibility gap” when President Bill Clinton in 1999 waged a unilateral war in Kosovo under false pretenses and without the backing of the United Nations. This made the action illegal under the “international law” that liberals like Senator John Kerry claim to respect. Not only did the U.N. not back the intervention, the U.S. Congress failed to authorize the war...