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  • Gaddafi likely wounded and not in Tripoli: Italy

    05/13/2011 11:37:05 AM PDT · by Cardhu · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 12th 2011 | Paolo BiondiMay
    Reuters) - Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi has likely been wounded in western airstrikes and has probably left Tripoli, Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said Friday. A Libyan government spokesman immediately denied that Gaddafi had been harmed. Frattini told reporters that he believed what he had been told by Giovanni Innocenzo Martinelli, the Catholic bishop in Tripoli, that Gaddafi had probably left Tripoli and had probably even been wounded by NATO airstrikes. "I tend to give credence to the comment of the bishop of Tripoli, Monsignor Martinelli, who has been in close contact over recent weeks, when he told us that...
  • Libya: An Ugly War Getting Uglier

    05/13/2011 4:50:54 AM PDT · by SJackson · 27 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | 5-13-11 | Stephen Brown
    Libyan rebels scored their most important victory in the nearly three-month old uprising against Muammar Gaddafi, when they captured the airport in Misrata on Wednesday, virtually taking control of the city. Gaddafi’s forces had been besieging Misrata, Libya’s third-largest city, for two months and had driven the rebels into an area around the harbour, where they were subjected to constant rocket and artillery fire. Two Western journalists, one American and one British, were among the people killed by the heavy barrage during this time. “The airport and its approaches were the last remaining pieces of significant terrain in the city...
  • Obama administration invites Libyan opposition to White House for meetings Friday

    05/13/2011 10:17:24 AM PDT · by Berlin_Freeper · 12 replies ^ | May 12 2011 | Associated Press
    WASHINGTON — The Obama administration is stepping up its engagement with forces fighting Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, inviting opposition leaders to meet with U.S. officials at the White House Friday, while stopping short of recognizing their council as Libya’s legitimate government.
  • NATO air strikes hit Gaddafi compound in Tripoli

    05/12/2011 8:45:46 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 14 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 5-12-11 | Joseph Logan
    TRIPOLI - NATO air strikes hit Muammar Gaddafi's compound Thursday, hours after the Libyan leader was shown on television for the first time since another aerial attack killed his son nearly two weeks ago. Libyan officials who showed reporters around the scene of the air strike, at Gaddafi's Bab al-Aziziyah compound, said three people had been killed and 25 wounded. The corner of a two-story building was blown away, leaving fragments of concrete on the street below. Deep craters were left in two other locations around the compound, which has been targeted several times since NATO began its campaign.
  • Legal authorization for Libya mission set to expire in 10 days

    05/10/2011 6:23:33 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 7:37 pm on May 10, 2011 | Allahpundit
    That’s according to the War Powers Act, which, you may remember, the White House apparently has no intention of abiding by.Someone, be it the ACLU, a peace group, or maybe even Rand Paul, is going to file suit if we pass the 60-day deadline without congressional authorization. So there’s the silver lining in this dubious executive move: At last, the War Powers Act will be tested in court. The War Powers Resolution of 1973 allows the president to commit U.S. forces for 60 days without the explicit authorization of Congress, with another 30 days allowed for the withdrawal of those...
  • Libyan opposition minister: Basics scarce, cash running dry (US Taxpayer's To The Rescue!)

    05/10/2011 9:23:24 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 4 replies
    msnbc ^ | 5/10/2011 | Miranda Leitsinger
    Basic goods are increasingly scarce in eastern Libya and the opposition government is rapidly running out of cash to fund its battle against Moammar Gadhafi, its Libyan-American finance minister said Monday. The opposition Interim Transitional National Council (TNC) has been operating off money in the central bank and other private and public banks in rebel-held eastern Libya, said Ali Tarhouni, 60, a senior economics lecturer at the University of Washington before he rushed home to serve the opposition as minister of finance, oil and economics. "We're running out of that money," he told in an interview in Washington, D.C.,...
  • The Palin Foreign Policy Doctrine: What is a conservative foreign policy?

    05/04/2011 6:03:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    Red State ^ | May 4, 2011
    In light of Obama’s morally indefensible and dyslexic policies regarding Egypt, Iran, Israel, Libya, and Syria, it is important that our eventual presidential nominee articulate a bold distinction in the realm of foreign policy. Conservative domestic policy doctrine is quite indubitable and lucid (except among many elected Republicans); limited government, free enterprise, protection of individual liberties, limitation of criminal liberties, secure borders, and a robust civil society. Foreign policy is more ambiguous because it is governed more by prudence than by doctrine. Even though the overarching principle of any foreign policy initiative is American exceptionalism, the murkiness of America’s security...
  • Libyan rebels fear Gadhafi is preparing mustard gas

    05/04/2011 8:42:09 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | Wednesday, May 4, 2011
    In this Thursday, April 21, 2011, photo, a Libyan rebel on horseback holds his weapon up during a march on behalf of prisoners of war and the missing in Benghazi, Libya. U.S. Sen. John McCain, one of the strongest proponents in Congress of the American military intervention in Libya, said Friday, April 22, 2011, that Libyan rebels fighting Moammar Gadhafi’s troops are his heroes. Col. Moammar Gadhafi’s troops in and around the rebel-held western Libyan city of Misrata have been issued gas masks, a sign that the regime may be preparing to use chemical weapons, rebels told The Washington Times...
  • Libya disabled children school hit in NATO strike

    04/30/2011 3:19:22 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 89 replies · 1+ views
    Reuters Africa ^ | Saturday, April 30, 2011 | Lin Noueihed
    Shattered glass litters the carpet at the Libyan Down's Syndrome Society, and dust covers pictures of grinning children that adorn the hallway, thrown into darkness by a NATO strike early on Saturday. It was unclear what the target of the strike was, though Libyan officials said it was Muammar Gaddafi himself, who was giving a live television address at the time... The missile completely destroyed an adjoining office in the compound that houses the government's commission for children. The force of the blast blew in windows and doors in the parent-funded school for children with Down's Syndrome and officials said...
  • Gaddafi’s Son Saif Al-Arab Killed in NATO Strike

    04/30/2011 4:16:23 PM PDT · by SanFranDan · 112 replies · 1+ views
    BBC via GatewayPundit ^ | 4/30/11 | Jim Holt
    BBC News reported: A Nato air strike in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, has killed the son of the Libyan leader, Colonel Gaddafi, a government spokesman has said. Colonel Gaddafi himself was in the large residential villa which was hit by the strike, the spokesman added, but he was unharmed. His son Saif al-Arab was killed, as well as three of his grandsons. Journalists say the building was extensively damaged and one unexploded bomb remains at the site. Government spokesman Moussa Ibrahim said the villa was attacked “with full power.” “The attack resulted in the matyrdom of brother Saif al-Arab Gaddafi,...
  • NATO Says Qaddafi's Sixth Son, Three Grandsons Killed in Airstrike

    04/30/2011 4:08:36 PM PDT · by The Chief · 120 replies · 1+ views ^ | 4/30.2011
    Almost got Qaddafi!
  • America Deserves Libya Explanation

    04/26/2011 8:37:05 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 86 replies
    Sarah Palin's Facebook Notes ^ | April 26, 2011 | Sarah Palin
    Please make up your mind, Mr. President. You can’t vacillate when spending America’s human and fiscal resources in yet another foreign country without good reason. You said that Libyan leader Gaddafi has got to go. Many of us heard that as your call to action and agreed, “Okay, you’re right. He’s an evil dictator who kills his own innocent people, so enforce a no-fly zone so he can’t continue an aerial slaughter.” But then you said our mission in Libya isn’t to oust Gaddafi after all. (Or vice versa on the order or your statements. Between you and your advisers...
  • Palin hits Obama on Libya

    04/26/2011 11:03:18 AM PDT · by LJM · 62 replies
    SarahPAC ^ | April 26, 2011 | Sarah Palin
    Please make up your mind, Mr. President. You can’t vacillate when spending America’s human and fiscal resources in yet another foreign country without good reason. You said that Libyan leader Gaddafi has got to go. Many of us heard that as your call to action and agreed, "Okay, you’re right. He’s an evil dictator who kills his own innocent people, so enforce a no-fly zone so he can’t continue an aerial slaughter." But then you said our mission in Libya isn’t to oust Gaddafi after all. (Or vice versa on the order or your statements. Between you and your advisers...
  • 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.
  • McCain: Libya Rebels Need Recognition, Aid

    04/23/2011 3:47:31 PM PDT · by TexasCajun · 30 replies ^ | Friday, 22 Apr 2011 02:50 PM | Bloomberg News
    The U.S. and its allies should provide more air support and financial aid to Libyan rebels, Senator John McCain said in Benghazi after President Barack Obama sent armed Predator on missions over the nation. Those seeking to oust Muammar Qaddafi’s regime are “patriots who want to liberate their nation, they are not al- Qaeda,” McCain told a press conference today in the rebel capital city. The Arizona Republican said North Atlantic Treaty Organization states need to “urgently” increase close air support for rebel ground operations. He also said the rebels’ Transitional National Council should receive some of Qaddafi’s frozen assets...
  • Libya: Use of Depleted Uranium, Partition and Regional Risks

    04/22/2011 5:51:15 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    AllAfrica ^ | Thursday, April 21, 2011 | Farouk James
    On the night of 17 March 2011, holding its 6,498th meeting, the United Nations Security Council adopted Resolution 1973 (UNSCR-1973), approving a 'no-fly zone' (NFZ) over Libya, authorising all necessary measures to protect civilians by a vote of 10 in favour with 5 abstentions. Most interesting to note was the fact that the five abstentions included two permanent veto-wielding member states (China and Russia), and three non-permanent states (Brazil, Germany and India), who coincidentally are vying for permanent seats in the Security Council. Most notably, the fact that the five members of the Security Council who are also members of...
  • McCain pushes heavier U.S. involvement in Libya (U.S. taxpayer may cover cost of McInsane's trip)

    04/22/2011 3:25:29 PM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 21 replies
    Benghazi, Libya (CNN) -- Libyan opposition leaders received a major morale boost Friday as a top U.S. senator made a surprise visit to the rebel stronghold of Benghazi and urged greater American involvement in the bloody campaign to oust longtime strongman Moammar Gadhafi. The visit from Arizona Sen. John McCain came a day after the United States said it was deploying predator drones to Libya. (snip) He said he was against U.S. troops on the ground -- echoing Obama administration policy -- but argued that Western powers need to do more to "facilitate" the delivery of weapons and training for...
  • McCain Calls for More Military Support to Anti-Qaddafi Forces During Libya Visit

    04/22/2011 10:32:34 AM PDT · by NWFLConservative · 22 replies
    Fox ^ | 4/22/11 | Fox
    BENGHAZI, Libya -- The Libyan rebels fighting Muammar Qaddafi's forces are getting a shout out from U.S. Sen. John McCain, who is calling for increased military support, including providing weapons, training and giving close air support to the opposition on the battlefield. The Arizona Republican senator said at a news conference Friday in the rebels' stronghold in eastern Libya that all nations should recognize the opposition's Transitional National Council as the legitimate voice of the Libyan people. He said nations need to provide the council with "every appropriate means of assistance," including "command and control support, battlefield intelligence, training and...
  • Whole Lotta Shakin’ Goin’ On

    04/22/2011 8:47:17 AM PDT · by Stoutcat · 3 replies
    Grand Rants ^ | 04-22-11 | Stoutcat
    Well, J-Nap is at it again. After assuring us all that the southern U.S. Border is not only in good shape, but getting better every day… ha ha hhahahahahahahahah… Hahahahahahaaha! Sorry, I couldn’t help myself there. Anyway, let’s just say that J-Nap’s credibility is not at its highest right now. But since the border is so peachy these days, it’s time to spend more money we don’t have on another expensive but useless government program! The latest and greatest: the “Great Central U.S. ShakeOut.” Yes, in a brilliant plan to rival that of any mega-disaster movie produced by the SyFy...
  • McCain arrives in Libya

    04/22/2011 6:30:23 AM PDT · by rabscuttle385 · 29 replies
    UPI ^ | 2011-04-22
    BENGHAZI, Libya, April 22 (UPI) -- Demonstrators waving American flags were on hand Friday morning when U.S. Sen. John McCain arrived in the Libyan rebel stronghold of Benghazi. McCain's visit came one day after the Pentagon announced that Barack President Obama had authorized the use of armed U.S. Predator drones in Libya, CNN reported. "The American people support you very strongly and we know it's necessary to help as much as we can," McCain told a crowd of about 100 Libyans.