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  • Discord Riddles Libyan Factions

    10/08/2011 3:20:59 PM PDT · by La Enchiladita · 26 replies
    WSJ ^ | Oct. 8, 2011 | Charles Levinson
    TRIPOLI, Libya—Six weeks after the fall of Tripoli, the palmy days of rebel unity have begun to disintegrate into a spiral of infighting, political jockeying and even the occasional violent flare-up threatening to derail Libya's post-Gadhafi transition. Regional rivalries between fighters from the western mountains and Tripoli have in recent days come perilously close to exploding into open warfare in the capital. In some neighborhoods, multiple leaders claim sovereignty for their groups amid a deepening battle over the makeup of a citywide military council.
  • 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...
  • Obama Shakes Hands With Libya's Qaddafi

    07/09/2009 3:07:03 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 49 replies · 2,474+ views
    FoxNews ^ | July 09, 2009
    Obama Shakes Hands With Libya's Qaddafi President Obama's gesture was his latest effort to reach out to controversial world leaders in an attempt to improve the United States' standing around the world that he says was damaged by former President Bush's unilateral diplomacy. [Pic in URL: US President Barack Obama, right,and Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi pictured during the G8/G5 summit in L'Aquila, Italy Thursday July 9, 2009. (AP) President Obama shook hands with Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi Thursday, a sign that relations have improved considerably between the U.S. and the North African nation. The two met as they posed for...
  • Italy: Gaddafi fails to show up at top-level meeting in Rome(w/ Italian lawmakers)

    06/14/2009 6:38:18 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies · 447+ views
    Andkronos ^ | 06/12/09
    Italy: Gaddafi fails to show up at top-level meeting in Rome Rome, 12 June (AKI) - The speaker of Italy's lower house cancelled a top-level conference in honour of Muammar Gaddafi in Rome on Friday after the Libyan leader failed to arrive. "The conference with Gaddafi has not been held due to the delay by Libyan (leader) Gaddafi," said Gianfranco Fini, a senior ally of Italian prime minister Silvio Berlusconi. "The two-hour delay is not justified." Gaddafi was scheduled to meet Fini late Friday and take part in a conference with the speaker and former Italian foreign minister Massimo D'Alema....
  • Libya's Kadafi bashes Saudi king at Doha summit

    03/30/2009 7:44:53 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 5 replies · 2,053+ views
    Babylon & Beyond ^ | Mar 30 2009 | Noha El-Hennawy
    As usual, Libyan leader raised eyebrows Monday with his incendiary but hilarious remarks at the Arab summit in Doha. As the Emir of host Qatar welcomed Saudi King Abdullah ibn Abdulaziz al Saud, Libyan President Moammar Kadafi interrupted him addressing the Saudi king, saying: "I seize the opportunity to tell my brother Abdullah, you have been evasive and scared of confrontation for six years. I want to assure you today not to be scared. I am telling you after six years it was proved that lies stand behind you and your grave awaits you. You were created by Britain and...
  • 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,...
  • 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...