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  • MI6 'halted bid to arrest bin Laden'

    11/09/2002 6:34:08 PM PST · by ds2000 · 4 replies · 123+ views
    Startling revelations by French intelligence experts back David Shayler's alleged 'fantasy'about Gadaffi plot Martin Bright, home affairs editor Sunday November 10, 2002 The Observer British intelligence paid large sums of money to an al-Qaeda cell in Libya in a doomed attempt to assassinate Colonel Gadaffi in 1996 and thwarted early attempts to bring Osama bin Laden to justice. The latest claims of MI6 involvement with Libya's fearsome Islamic Fighting Group, which is connected to one of bin Laden's trusted lieutenants, will be embarrassing to the Government, which described similar claims by renegade MI5 officer David Shayler as 'pure fantasy'. The...
  • Libya Uprising Raises Crucial Questions on Rebels .

    03/20/2011 1:32:37 PM PDT · by darkside321 · 37 replies
    The Libyan revolution that began as a spontaneous uprising a month ago is posing crucial questions for the U.S. and allies: Who, if anyone, is in charge, and what does the disparate rebel coalition want to achieve beyond ousting Col. Moammar Gadhafi? The nature of the Libyan revolution has become an especially critical issue now that the U.S., European nations and Canada have unleashed a wide-scale air and missile campaign against Col. Gadhafi's regime, throwing the West's firepower behind the rebels' faltering forces. On Sunday, the rebels' capital, Benghazi, remained in their hands, thanks to airstrikes that hit an advancing...
  • John McCain: Gadhafi Is 'Insane'

    03/06/2011 8:52:38 AM PST · by rabscuttle385 · 25 replies
    ABC News ^ | 2011-03-06 | Joshua Miller
    Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., reiterated his call for a U.S.-backed no-fly zone over Libya this morning and called Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi "insane."
  • Khaddafi Embraces Lockerbie Terrorist Bomber; Thanks British for Help in Release - Video

    08/22/2009 12:57:38 PM PDT · by Federalist Patriot · 2 replies · 251+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | August 22, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Libyan Dictator Col. Mohammar Khaddafi (Gadhafi) embracing released terrorist Lockerbie bomber Abdel Baset al-Megrahi upon his return to Libya. The video is from a Sky News report that also says Khaddafi thanked the British Government - Prime Minister Gordon Brown, Queen Elizabeth II, and Prince Andrew - whom he claims helped convince Scotland to release the terrorist bomber, responsible for the deaths of 270 people aboard Pan Am Flight 103 in December 1988. The British government denies the allegations. . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Italy to Pay $5 Billion to Libya in Landmark Accord (Colonialism reparations)

    08/31/2008 1:20:13 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 13 replies · 674+ views
    Voice of America ^ | August 30, 2008
    Italy agreed to pay Libya $5 billion as compensation for its 30-year occupation of the country during the 20th century. The money will be invested by Italy over a 25-year period. For VOA, Sabina Castelfranco reports from Rome. The Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi on Saturday signed a "friendship pact" with Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi in Libya. Under the pact, Italy agreed to compensate Libya for abuses it committed during its colonial rule of the North African country. Italy will invest $5 billion in Libya in a deal that effectively turns the page on colonial-era disputes that have long...
  • Libya 'retaliates' after Swiss charge Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's son Hannibal

    07/24/2008 1:23:04 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 14 replies · 3,560+ views
    Telegraph.co.uk (excerpt) ^ | 23 July 2008 | Alexandra Williams
    Excerpt - Libya has taken "worryingly retaliatory measures" against Switzerland following the recent arrest of leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi's son in Geneva, according to the Swiss Foreign Ministry. Col Gaddafi's government has recalled some of its diplomats from Switzerland, reduced flights between the countries, stopped processing visa requests from Swiss citizens, demanded the closure of Swiss firms in Libya and detained two Swiss citizens. Swiss foreign minister Micheline Calmy-Rey has formally complained about the moves to her Libyan counterpart and has advised citizens not to travel to Libya. ~ snip ~
  • SWITZERLAND: HANNIBAL GHEDDAFI RELEASED ON BAIL (Son of Libya President Gadaffi)

    07/17/2008 1:57:29 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 8 replies · 584+ views
    agi.it ^ | July 17, 2008
    (AGI) - Geneva, 17 July - The detention of Hannibal Gheddafi, son of the Libyan President, and his wife lasted just one night. The Gheddafis, arrested yesterday evening accused of mistreating two staff of the hotel in Geneva where they were staying, were released after the payment of bail of 309,000 euro. The most serious charges were made against Colonel Gheddafi's daughter-in-law, 9 months' pregnant and admitted today to the University of Geneva hospital. The two employees of the Hotel Presidente Wilson, a Moroccan man and a Tunisian woman showed the injuries to the judge but the Gheddafis' lawyers...
  • Libya Sours on U.S. Ties Amid Boom in Economy

    05/15/2008 8:25:29 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 16 replies · 565+ views
    Excerpt - TRIPOLI, Libya -- Recently, Libyan strongman Col. Moammar Gadhafi wrote a letter to President Bush, asking: Where are we going with our relationship? Five years ago, the Bush administration helped persuade Libya -- for decades one of the world's leading sponsors of terrorism -- to scrap its nuclear ambitions and dismantle its terror infrastructure. It ranks as one of the president's signature foreign-policy successes and was supposed to blaze a path for other rogue states, principally North Korea and Iran. Now, these ties are fraying. According to Libyan diplomats who have seen the letter, sent in early March,...
  • Divided, France Welcomes and Condemns Qaddafi

    12/11/2007 11:14:59 AM PST · by Cincinna · 11 replies · 277+ views
    The New York Times ^ | December 11, 2007 | ELAINE SCIOLINO
    Redemption, at last,seems to have come for Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi. The veteran Libyan leader began a five-day official visit to France on Monday — his first in more than three decades. His French hosts even pitched his heated Bedouin-style tent for receiving guests in the garden of the Paris mansion that houses visiting dignitaries. But the visit was sharply criticized, even within the ranks of President Nicolas Sarkozy’s government. “Colonel Qaddafi must understand that our country is not a doormat on which a leader, terrorist or not, can come to wipe the blood of his crimes off his feet,” France’s...
  • Gaddafi launches high-profile visit in France (Libya buys nuclear reactor and aircraft)

    12/10/2007 12:27:54 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 11 replies · 1,718+ views
    Agence France-Presse ^ | December 10, 2007
    Excerpt - Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi arrives in Paris Monday for a high-profile visit set to usher in multi-billion-euro nuclear and aviation contracts, even as critics lashed President Nicolas Sarkozy for welcoming the former pariah. Staying in a heated Bedouin tent pitched near the Elysee presidential palace, Kadhafi is expected during the five-day visit to approve the purchase of three billion euros (4.4 billion dollars) of Airbus planes, a nuclear reactor and possibly Rafale fighter jets. ~ snip ~
  • LIBYA: GADDAFFI HAS HAD STROKE, PALESTINIAN AGENCY

    05/14/2007 3:48:45 AM PDT · by Cornpone · 28 replies · 2,526+ views
    adnkronosinternational ^ | 14 May 2007 | AKI
    Jerusalem, 14 May (AKI) - The Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi was taken to hospital on Sunday after suffering a stroke, according to a report on the Palestinian news agency Maan, quoted by Israeli news site Ynet. The condition of the 65-year old leader is reported to be serious and family members have been arriving at the hospital, the report said.
  • Gadhafi says he spoke with North Korea

    08/18/2006 6:03:14 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 26 replies · 1,164+ views
    Yahoo News via Associated Press ^ | 08/18/2006 | Associated Press
    TOKYO - Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi told a visiting Japanese official that his country has urged North Korea to give up efforts to develop weapons of mass destruction, the Foreign Ministry said Friday. Iwao Matsuda, Japan's state minister for science and technology policy, held talks with Gadhafi in Sebha, about 375 miles south of Tripoli, on Wednesday, the ministry said in a statement issued Friday. Gadhafi surprised the world in late 2003 when he swore off terrorism and announced plans to dismantle his country's weapons of mass destruction programs. Libya was eager to end his international isolation and economic hardships...
  • Lionel Richie, Jose Carreras Perform In Libya On Raid Anniversary

    04/15/2006 12:29:43 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 22 replies · 978+ views
    April 15, 2006 -- The American pop star Lionel Richie and the Spanish opera singer Jose Carreras have performed in a concert in Tripoli to mark the 20th anniversary of the U.S. bombing raid on Libya. About 40 people, including an adopted daughter of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, were killed in the raids on Tripoli and Benghazi in the early hours of April 15, 2006. Then-U.S. President Ronald Reagan said the air strikes were launched in retaliation for Libyan complicity in the bombing of a West Berlin discotheque that killed an American soldier.
  • New idea for Abortion Party: Aid the enemy(Ann Coulter)

    11/24/2005 5:24:00 AM PST · by Jacob Kell · 38 replies · 2,245+ views
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | November 24, 2005 | Ann Coulter
    In the Iraq war so far, the U.S. military has deposed a dictator who had already used weapons of mass destruction and would have used them again. As we now know, Saddam Hussein was working with al-Qaida and was trying to acquire long-range missiles from North Korea and enriched uranium from Niger. Saddam is on trial. His psychopath sons are dead. We've captured or killed scores of foreign terrorists in Baghdad. Rape rooms and torture chambers are back in R. Kelly's Miami Beach mansion where they belong.
  • Gaddafi offers help over riots (HAHAHAHA)

    11/05/2005 11:20:41 AM PST · by Eurotwit · 19 replies · 828+ views
    AFP ^ | Nov 5th, 2005 | AFP
    LIBYAN leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi called French President Jacques Chirac overnight to express his concern about rioting in Paris suburbs and other parts of France. The Libyan national news agency reported that Mr Chirac thanked Colonel Gaddafi for his interest and reassured him that the situation was under control. Colonel Gaddafi was reported saying Libya was "disposed to help France overcome these events," which he described as "regrettable." The report did not outline what kind of aid might have been forthcoming. French authorities have stepped up police action against youths responsible for more than a week of urban riots, in...
  • Qathafi wants freedom to prosper in Libya

    03/03/2005 9:05:35 AM PST · by areafiftyone · 24 replies · 638+ views
    Arabic News ^ | 3/3/05
    Here are some excerpts from a report by the official news agency in Libya on Muammar al-Qathafi's statements: The Leader underscored the need to launch full freedom in Libya, the Jamahiri state " the state of men and women, a country which is all civilian society and is self- run." He called for lifting all restrictions that stand in the face of this, so that Libyans be fully free in selecting economic activities, including founding companies on partnership bases, or on the bases of wages " work with fees". The leader also underscored the freedom of faith, worship, and religion,...
  • Gadhafi says the UN should abolish the Security Council

    03/02/2005 7:55:06 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 14 replies · 784+ views
    Associated Press | March 3, 2005
    LONDON, England (AP) - Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi was quoted as saying yesterday that the United Nations must scrap the Security Council and give its powers to the General Assembly, if it ever hopes to become a truly democratic organisation. In a full-page advertisement in The Guardian newspaper, Gadhafi called the UN Security Council "an ugly, forceful, and horrible instrument of dictatorship - an executioner's whip with no appeal against its judgment, even if its judgment is unfair, biased and harmful." The Security Council's five permanent members - the United States, Britain, France, Russia and China - have veto...
  • France - Hannibal Gadaffi, son of Libyan leader, indicted for beating pregnant girlfriend, weapons

    02/21/2005 10:02:11 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 16 replies · 1,230+ views
    AFP via Babelfish translation | February 21, 2005
    The parquet floor of Paris engages of the continuations against the son of Kadhafi The parquet floor of Paris will engage of the continuations against Hannibal Kadhafi, the son of president Libyen, for violences which he would have exerted on his partner at the time of a stay at the beginning of February in Paris, one learned Monday from legal source. Hannibal Kadhafi will be continued for "voluntary violence on anybody vulnerable, in the event his/her concubine pregnant, having involved a total disablement of work (ITT) of less than 8 days", one specified of the same source. Justice also...
  • Gaddafi son accused of more violence

    02/06/2005 11:03:14 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 3 replies · 740+ views
    Agence France Presse | February 6, 2005
    Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's son Hannibal Gaddafi, who was allegedly embroiled recently in scuffles in France, has also been accused of a violent incident in Denmark. "We have been informed by the police of this case of violence. But no complaint has been lodged with the police," the head of protocol at the Danish foreign ministry, ambassador Christopher Bo Bramsen, said. "We are following the matter," he said, adding that Hannibal Gaddafi held a diplomatic passport and therefore enjoyed diplomatic immunity. According to the tabloid Ekstra Bladet, Danish police were called three weeks ago to a violent incident involving...
  • Gaddafi son says Iraqi resistance is legitimate

    01/27/2005 11:40:25 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 5 replies · 468+ views
    Reuters | January 28, 2004
    DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi's politically influential son said on Thursday that armed resistance to U.S.-led multinational forces in Iraq was legitimate but condemned the killing of innocent hostages. Seif al-Islam Gaddafi said U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan had called the war in Iraq illegal, key members of the Security Council had opposed it and the failure to find weapons of mass destruction -- the main reason Washington gave for invading Iraq -- removed any moral justification for military action. "The result is clear -- that it's an illegal occupation and therefore people should resist it," Gaddafi...
  • What is the biggest oxymoron?

    11/30/2004 4:41:54 PM PST · by Kitten Festival · 7 replies · 305+ views
    Venezuela Today, via VCrisis ^ | Nov. 30, 2004 | Staff
    Hugo Chávez receiving a Human Rights prize? or Muammar Gaddafi awarding it? or Daniel Ortega witnessing it?
  • Libya says 'wise man' Bill Clinton should resolve world's wars (and other wacky suggestions)

    09/29/2004 7:56:25 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 21 replies · 1,706+ views
    Agence France Presse | September 29, 2004
    UNITED NATIONS, Sept 29 (AFP) - Libya on Wednesday offered some colourful ideas for reforming the United Nations, including moving the General Assembly to Geneva and letting Bill Clinton resolve the world's conflicts and wars. Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi, never shy about putting forward visionary proposals, also wants his nation to have a permanent seat on the UN Security Council, Libyan Foreign Minister Abdurrahman Mohamed Shalghem said. "The past 59 years have proven that the General Assembly is merely a decorative body without a soul," Shalghem said as Libya took the podium at the annual United Nations debate of...
  • Libya agrees to compensation for 1986 disco bombing

    08/10/2004 8:24:21 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 502+ views
    Associated Press | August 10, 2004
    BERLIN (AP) -- Libya agreed Tuesday to pay $35 million in compensation for victims of a 1986 bombing in Berlin that killed two U.S. servicemen and a Turkish woman and injured 229 others, the Libyan ambassador to Germany said. The deal applies to Germans who were wounded in the April 5, 1986 attack on the LaBelle disco and the family of the slain Turkish woman, but not the families of two Americans, Ambassador Said Abdulaati told The Associated Press. It is the latest step in an effort by Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi to end his country's pariah status, following...
  • A Slick Islamist Heads to Jail (Hallelujah! Keep up the good work!)

    08/04/2004 5:07:25 PM PDT · by Jacob Kell · 6 replies · 670+ views
    New York SUn (by way of Danielpipes.org) ^ | August 3, 2004 | Daniel Pipes
    In 2002, the spokesman for FBI director Robert Mueller memorably described the American Muslim Council (AMC) as the "the most mainstream Muslim group in the United States." A year later, the Catholic bishops called the AMC "the premier, mainstream Muslim group in Washington." Its founder and long-time chief, Abdurahman Alamoudi, was a Washington fixture. He had many meetings with both Clintons in the White House and once joined George W. Bush at a prayer service dedicated to victims of the 9/11 attacks. Alamoudi arranged a Ramadan fast-breaking dinner for congressional leaders. He six times lectured abroad for the State Department...
  • Gaddafi sets sights on Crystal Palace [British Soccer Club]

    07/16/2004 9:52:44 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 565+ views
    Reuters | July 17, 2004
    LONDON (Reuters) - Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Gaddafi could buy promoted premier league soccer club Crystal Palace, The Guardian says. It said Gaddafi, who owns a 7.5 percent stake in Italian club Juventus, has not made an offer yet but has shown interest in the small south London club that surprisingly won the promotion playoffs in May. "I've been told that Gaddafi and his son (Al-Saadi) are interested in acquiring Palace," the Guardian quoted the club's chairman Simon Jordan as saying. Jordan said there had been no formal approach but if there was "I'd consider it ... If it's...
  • Libya - Gadaffi remarks on death of President Reagan

    06/05/2004 7:46:43 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 52 replies · 833+ views
    Jana/1 The Leader of the Revolution/ statement Tripoli/ 5 Assaif/ Jana The Leader of the Revolution made a statement tonight to Jana news agency in which he said: "I express my profound regrets over Reagan's death before he appears before justice to held to account for his ugly crime in 1986 against Libyan children. / Jamahiriya News Agency/
  • Kadhafi says 'no regret' for terror-linked past

    04/28/2004 9:45:09 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 8 replies · 945+ views
    Agence France-Presse | April 28, 2004
    PARIS (AFP) - Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi said he "absolutely does not regret the past", despite his country's former alleged support for terrorism. "We were in a phase of fighting for emancipation, liberation.... We were accused of being terrorists, but that is the price we had to pay. If that is terrorism, then we are proud to be terrorists because we helped the liberation of the (African) continent", Kadhafi told public Radio France Internationale. "I absolutely do not regret the past", he said in comments recorded in Brussels. The Libyan leader was speaking on the second and final day...
  • Landmark U.S. Delegation Visits Libya

    01/24/2004 11:26:35 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 5 replies · 280+ views
    Associated Press | January 25, 2004
    TRIPOLI, Libya - U.S. congressmen flew into Tripoli on Sunday aboard a U.S. Navy plane they said was the first plane flying an American flag to land in Tripoli since Col. Moammar Gadhafi took power in 1969. "I'm here to reinforce the positive steps that have been taken by the leader of Libya," Rep. Curt Weldon, R-Pa., said. Led by Weldon, the bipartisan delegation arrived as U.S. and British experts were preparing to start dismantling Libya's weapons programs with Gadhafi's blessing. Rep. Tom Lantos, D-Calif., arrived in Tripoli earlier Saturday, but he wasn't on a U.S. military plane. The...
  • Washington Post: U.S. Plans to Establish Diplomatic Mission in Libya

    01/10/2004 8:09:21 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 2 replies · 315+ views
    Washington Post (excerpt) ^ | January 10, 2004 | Robin Wright
    Excerpt - The United States is preparing to dispatch up to a dozen diplomats and intelligence officers to Libya to establish a U.S. mission that will help oversee the dismantling of the North African nation's programs for weapons of mass destruction, U.S. officials said yesterday. The move would create the first U.S. diplomatic presence in Libya since May 1980, when a dozen American staff members closed the embassy and slipped out shortly before the building was sacked and burned. Several months before, angry mobs attacked the American mission in sympathy with the Iranian takeover of the U.S. Embassy in Tehran...
  • Israeli and Libyan officials meet

    01/07/2004 12:32:08 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 5 replies · 241+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | January 7, 2003
    The foreign minister's political adviser Ron Prossor reportedly met in Paris with a representative of Libya's Gaddafi regime. The meeting was brokered by the government of Katar, reports a Kuwait newspaper. Sides reportedly scheduled an Israeli mission to Tripoli late January to discuss diplomatic relations The paper also reports that Israeli and Libyan senior officials met in Vienna last Friday at the US embassy there. Ministerial sources claim that this is no more than a small step on a very long road, and stressed that without concrete actions on the part of Libya, there will be no advance beyond...
  • White House: Notice Continuation of the National Emergency with Respect to Libya

    01/05/2004 5:30:04 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 187+ views
    www.whitehouse.gov ^ | January 5, 2004
    The crisis between the United States and Libya that led to the declaration of a national emergency on January 7, 1986, has not been fully resolved, although there have been some positive developments. On September 12, 2003, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1506 (UNSCR 1506), ending the United Nations sanctions against Libya. These U.N. sanctions were imposed in 1992 and 1993 as a result of Libyan involvement in the terrorist bombings of Pan Am 103 in 1988 and UTA 772 in 1989, and included travel restrictions, an arms embargo, and financial sanctions. The UNSCR 1506 lifted these...
  • Joe Bob Briggs: Is Libya's Leader Turning Sane?

    01/05/2004 7:03:55 AM PST · by HAL9000 · 4 replies · 478+ views
    United Press International | December 22, 2003 | Joe Bob Briggs
    WASHINGTON (UPI) -- It was surprise enough that one formerly revolutionary leader should have decided that President George W. Bush and Britain's Tony Blair were right, and that it was time to abandon dreams of acquiring weapons of mass destruction as an equalizer against Western power influence. It was stunning that the first convert should have been Libya's Muammar Qadaffi, who since the 1968 coup, remained an enigma to most outside observers. His official biography is remarkably devoid of details about his early years -- but it always begins with "born in a desert tent near Surt." I've always...
  • Friendly Neighborhood Nonproliferation - Don't stop with Libya

    12/23/2003 11:35:17 AM PST · by Tailgunner Joe · 1 replies · 79+ views
    NRO ^ | December 23, 2003 | Henry Sokolski
    Certainly, the clearest and most positive peace dividend following Saddam's defeat is the news that Prime Minister Blair and President Bush announced last Friday: Libya has decided to dismantle of its strategic-weapons programs, including a covert and fairly advanced uranium-enrichment program useful for making nuclear bombs. Other than celebrating this development, though, the question now is what to make of it? Will Libya's move encourage other proliferators to give up their game? What, if anything, should the U.S. and its allies do to encourage more similar moves? Looking to the conventional wisdom, there seem to be more arguments for doing...
  • Between Iraq & a Hard Place (Khaddafi gave in because he did not want to end up in a hole)

    12/22/2003 11:00:24 AM PST · by presidio9 · 1 replies · 112+ views
    National Review ^ | December 22, 2003 | Andrew Apostolou
    Libya's announcement that it will close down its weapons-of-mass-destruction programs is an important vindication of American and British foreign policy. After nine months of talks, Colonel Khaddafi's regime has acknowledged the existence of weapons that were long denied. According to initial reports, Libya had the ability to manufacture chemical weapons, had attempted to acquire the ability to produce both nuclear and biological weapons and had ballistic-missile programs. The American-intelligence assessment that Libya was up to no good has been proved correct. Israeli intelligence, which had long been dismissed for pointing to Khaddafi's nuclear ambitions, has chalked up a much-needed success....
  • Libya's nuclear program more advanced than thought: US intelligence

    12/20/2003 1:31:16 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 5 replies · 247+ views
    Agence France-Presse | December 20, 2003
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - During secret visits to Libya, US intelligence officials found a more advanced uranium enrichment program than publicly disclosed but no evidence of actual production of fissile material for nuclear weapons, officials said Saturday. They were given extraordinary access during two-week-long visits in October and December with the help and encouragement of Libyan leader Colonel Moammar Khadafy who met personally with them, senior intelligence officials said. The secret dealings culminated Friday with the stunning annoucement in London and Washington and Tripoli that Libya has agreed to fully disclose and dismantle its programs to build unconventional weapons under...
  • Libya President Kadhafi calls AIDS a "peaceful virus" defending Africa against recolonization

    07/12/2003 1:13:26 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 13 replies · 4,755+ views
    The AIDS is a "peaceful virus", affirms Kadhafi VIH/sida is a "peaceful virus", affirmed Saturday the Libyan leader Mouammar Kadhafi with his counterparts joined together for the top closure of the African Union (UA) with Maputo. "AIDS, AIDS, AIDS. We do not understand anything other. It is terrorism. It is a psychological warfare. The AIDS is a peaceful virus. If you remain clean, it there does not have a problem ", declared Mr. Kadhafi, during a speech impromptu 45 minutes, supposed to be short and agreed short speech of thanks for the end of the top. The AIDS and...
  • Huge protest in Libya against Saudi prince's live TV spat with Kadhafi

    03/01/2003 6:28:13 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 6 replies · 352+ views
    Agence France-Presse | March 1, 2003
    TRIPOLI, March 1 (AFP) - Thousands of protestors gathered near the Saudi embassy here Saturday to protest a live TV spat between Crown Prince Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz and Libyan leader Moamer Kadhafi at an Arab summit in Egypt. Several demonstrators were injured in clashes with riot police who prevented the crowd from approaching the embassy compound in the Libyan capital, an AFP correspondent witnessed. The state JANA news agency also accused Gulf countries of being behind US-led plans to overthrow Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. Television viewers across the Arab world were able to see Crown Prince Abdullah, Saudi...
  • African Union: a fact file

    07/10/2002 9:23:25 PM PDT · by rwjst4 · 3 replies · 447+ views
    The Namibian Newspaper ^ | Wednesday, July 10, 2002 - Web posted at 3:43:09 pm GMT | no name given
    African Union: a fact file one and a half cols DURBAN - The African Union (AU), which comes into being at a summit this week in Durban that marks the demise of the Organisation of African Unity (OAU) after 39 years, is loosely modelled on the European Union and embodies a similar aim of continental integration. It will be an altogether more powerful body than the 53-nation OAU and will start life under the chairmanship of South African President Thabo Mbeki. The brainchild of Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi, the AU had a protracted gestation period. Its constitution was signed at...
  • African Union born amid rumbles of division

    07/10/2002 9:19:28 PM PDT · by rwjst4 · 5 replies · 281+ views
    The Namibian Newspaper ^ | Wednesday, July 10, 2002 - Web posted at 9:21:50 am GMT | Joern Staby in Durban
    AU born amid rumbles of division Joern Staby in Durban THE African Union was born in Durban yesterday amid firm pledges from most African leaders to fight poverty, corruption and war by setting the continent on the path of peace, prosperity, development and good governance. Waves of applause greeted leaders and dignitaries as they arrived in Durban's Absa stadium, reaching a deafening crescendo when President Thabo Mbeki and former President Nelson Mandela entered. The colourful crowd of around 25 000 reserved its biggest cheer for Mandela, erupting into chants of "Nelson Mandela, Nelson Mandela" as Africa's elder statesman took his...