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  • 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!
  • Libya: pro-Gaddafi forces cross into Tunisia

    04/29/2011 12:53:02 PM PDT · by mojito · 10 replies · 1+ views
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/29/2011 | Unattributed
    Pro-Gaddafi forces fired shells into the town of Dehiba, damaging buildings and injuring at least one resident, and a group of them drove into the town in a truck, local people and a Reuters photographer in the town said. The Libyan government troops were pursuing anti-Gaddafi rebels from the restive Western Mountains region of Libya who fled into Tunisia in the past few days after Gaddafi forces overran the border post the rebels had earlier seized. "There were lots of clashes in the town this morning. Lots of gunshots. The Tunisian military clashed with Gaddafi's forces ... Some of Gaddafi's...
  • Oscar Nominated Documentary Filmmaker And Photographer Reportedly Killed In Libya

    04/20/2011 9:47:13 AM PDT · by library user · 46 replies
    Business Insider ^ | April 20, 2011 | by Glynnis MacNicol
    ~ EXCERPT ~This is terrible news.  And important to note the details are still sketchy. But there are reports that photographers Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros have been killed in Libya.The news was first posted on fellow photographer Andre Liohn's Facebook page.  Liohn is reportedly at the hospital. Hetherington was nominated for a Oscar this year for the documentary Restrepo which he co-directed with journalist Sebastian Junger.Chris Hondros is a Pulitzer-Prize nominated war photographer whose work has appeared in the NYT, Newsweek, and the Economist, to name a few. The two were reportedly covering the fighting in Misrata.  Yesterday Hetherington tweeted:...
  • James Clapper (Obama Intel boss) says Libya's Muammar Gaddafi will prevail

    03/10/2011 1:57:40 PM PST · by iowamark · 37 replies
    BBC ^ | 03/10/2011 | BBC
    The US national intelligence director has predicted embattled Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi will defeat the rebels challenging his grip on power. James Clapper told the US Senate that Col Gaddafi's superior military force would prevail over the long term. And Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said the US would not act in Libya without international authorisation. Meanwhile, Libyan rebels are fleeing the port of Ras Lanuf after sustained attacks by Col Gaddafi's forces. In Washington, Gen Clapper, who is the top intelligence adviser to US President Barack Obama, told the Senate he saw no evidence Col Gaddafi would step...
  • Qaddafi Forces Reportedly Fire Cluster Bombs Into Civilian Areas

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

    04/15/2011 6:32:08 AM PDT · by dennisw · 6 replies
    bloomberg | 4 15 2011 of amusing article. Gadaffi is on state TV pumping his fists in victory while France and USA refuse to supply more ground attack planes to the NATO commander...whoever that wuss might beHillary said--- “Qaddafi is testing our determination”  I'll bet he is you moron. She is as incompetent as the Kenyan
  • Dear Obama: Please Stop the Airstrikes, Love -Gadhafi … PS: Good Luck in 2012!

    04/06/2011 3:54:31 PM PDT · by RobinMasters · 4 replies
    The Blaze ^ | April 06, 2011 | Emily Esfahani Smith
    Via Business Insider comes news of a rambling three-page missive that Libya’s crazy-man Moammar Gadhafi sent off to President Barack Obama yesterday: In the letter, sent Wednesday, Gadhafi says his country had been hurt more morally than physically by the NATO campaign and that a democratic society could not be built through missiles and aircraft. He also repeated his claim that his foes are members of al-Qaida. Gadhafi addresses Obama as “our son” in the letter and says he hopes Obama will win re-election in 2012.
  • Qaddafi Sends A Letter To Obama Asking Him To Stop Airstrikes, Wishes Him Luck In 2012

    04/06/2011 12:37:46 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 13 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 04/06/2011 | Gus Lubin
    Qaddafi has sent a rambling three-page letter to Obama imploring him to stop the airstrikes, according to the AP. In the letter, sent Wednesday, Gadhafi says his country had been hurt more morally than physically by the NATO campaign and that a democratic society could not be built through missiles and aircraft. He also repeated his claim that his foes are members of al-Qaida. Gadhafi addresses Obama as "our son" in the letter and says he hopes Obama will win re-election in 2012. This isn't the first time he praised Obama or called him "our son." But the president hasn't...
  • Libyan rebels condemn NATO over Gaddafi advance

    04/06/2011 1:56:41 AM PDT · by Jim 726 · 21 replies
    BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – The head of Libya's rebel army has condemned NATO for its slow chain of command in ordering air strikes to protect civilians, saying the alliance was "letting the people of Misrata die every day". The besieged city of Misrata, the only big population center in western Libya where a revolt against Gaddafi has not been crushed and which faces army tanks and snipers, is now the priority for NATO air strikes, alliance officials said earlier. "NATO blesses us every now and then with a bombardment here and there, and is letting the people of Misrata die...
  • U.S. Ending Its Air Support of No-Fly Zone in Libya, Leaving NATO to Take Reins

    04/02/2011 2:50:41 PM PDT · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 31 replies
    Fox News ^ | 04/02/2011 | Fox News
    The Pentagon is about to pull its attack planes out of the international air campaign in Libya, hoping NATO partners can take up the slack. The announcement Thursday drew incredulous reactions from some in Congress who wondered aloud why the Obama administration would bow out of a key element of the strategy for protecting Libyan civilians and crippling Muammar Qaddafi's army. "Odd," ''troubling" and "unnerving" were among critical comments by senators pressing for an explanation of the announcement by Defense Secretary Robert Gates and Joint Chiefs chairman Adm. Mike Mullen that American combat missions will end Saturday.
  • Who Are the Libyan Rebels? Doesn’t the President Care? cont’d

    04/02/2011 12:07:17 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 9 replies
    National Review ^ | Mar 31, 2011 | Peter Kirsanow
    We bombed Qaddafi’s forces because they were killing civilians. So Qaddafi’s forces began dressing like civilians. So the rebels began killing civilians. So NATO is warning the rebels not to kill civilians, otherwise NATO will bomb the rebels. But the rebels are dressed like civilians.So NATO may end up killing civilians. In other news, the administration continues to debate arming the rebels who are dressed like civilians. But Qaddafi’s forces are also dressed like civilians. So we may be arming Qaddafi’s forces who are killing civilians while we also bomb the rebels who are killing civilians and bombing civilians who...
  • Obama’s Missionless War--If you don’t have a mission, it’s hard to know when it’s accomplished

    04/02/2011 11:58:36 AM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 11 replies
    National Review ^ | April 2, 2011 | Mark Steyn
    If I recall correctly, we went into Libya — or, at any rate, over Libya — to stop the brutal Qaddafi dictatorship killing the Libyan people. And thanks to our efforts a whole new mass movement of freedom-loving democrats now has the opportunity to kill the Libyan people. As the Los Angeles Times reported from Benghazi, these democrats are roaming the city “rousting Libyan blacks and immigrants from sub-Saharan Africa from their homes and holding them for interrogation as suspected mercenaries or government spies.” According to the New York Times, “Members of the NATO alliance have sternly warned the rebels...
  • The Senators Sway

    04/02/2011 8:03:31 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 10 replies
    National Review ^ | Andrew C. McCarthy
    John McCain, Joseph Lieberman, and Lindsey Graham are the Senate’s most energetic proponents of sinking the nation ever deeper into the Libyan morass. In a joint interview on Fox last weekend, Senators McCain (R., Ariz.) and Lieberman (I., Conn.) were breathless in their rendering of the “freedom fighters” and the “Arab Spring” of spontaneous “democracy.” Friday they upped the ante with a Wall Street Journal op-ed, rehearsing yet again what an incorrigible thug Qaddafi is and how “we cannot allow [him] to consolidate his grip” on parts of Libya that he still controls. For his part, Senator Graham (R., S.C.)...
  • Head of African Union: UN blocked mediation efforts in Libya

    03/30/2011 6:04:51 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 4 replies · 1+ views
    The Pajamas Media Tatler ^ | March 29, 2011 | John Rosenthal
    In an interview with the French-language magazine of African affairs Jeune Afrique, the head of the Commission of the African Union, Jean Ping, has said that an African Union (AU) delegation attempting to mediate between the warring parties in Libya was denied authorization to visit the country by the UN Security Council. The five-member delegation was scheduled to visit the Libyan capital Tripoli on March 20 and Benghazi, the capital of the rebellion, on March 21. The bombing of Libya by coalition forces began on March 19.
  • Liberal War Illusions

    03/30/2011 4:36:19 AM PDT · by chickadee · 23 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 3/29/11 | Thomas Sowell
    You don’t just walk up to the local bully and slap him across the face. If you are determined to confront him, then you try to knock the living daylights out of him. Otherwise, you are better off to leave him alone. Anyone who grew up in my old neighborhood in Harlem could have told you that. But Barack Obama didn’t grow up in my old neighborhood. He had a much more genteel upbringing, including a fancy private school, in Hawaii. Maybe that is why he thinks he can launch military operations against Moammar Qaddafi, while promising not to kill...
  • Am I Evil For Wanting Qaddafi To Win? (Vanity Post)

    03/29/2011 3:09:36 PM PDT · by Amos McCoy · 60 replies
    3/29/11 | Amos McCoy
    To begin with, you will not fond a more patriotic man who loves America then me, but when I watch what is going on I am truly confused as to who it the enemy and who is the friend. maybe I am confused by who is really more evil in this whole scenario, Obama and the radical Islamic fascists he is supporting or Qaddafi and his deranged followers. I normally always support our military in everything they do, but how can I honestly support an action that I believe is being done for the specific purpose of putting the very...
  • From Pallywood to Hezbollahwood to Qaddafi-wood?

    03/29/2011 9:40:49 AM PDT · by PRePublic
    From Pallywood to Hezbollahwood to Qaddafi-wood?Is Libyan Arab Republic going 'Pallywood?' Obama's Libya decision debated before speech to nation - 27 Mar 2011 ... On the same program, Gates also said that Gadhafi is placing bodies of people his regime has killed at the sites of some missile strikes by ... As in the typical desperation practiced routinely by the fake "victims" who are called "Palestinians," that when they lack "enough" photos of casualties (like when they fail in their tricking of destly civilian crowds to die for the sake of Pali-Victimhood cult, or when they can not...
  • Obama’s Libya Address: A Primer

    03/28/2011 11:43:43 AM PDT · by Neoavatara · 9 replies
    Neoavatara ^ | March 28, 2011 | Neoavatara
    So Mr. Obama finally decided that the American people should be informed about his reasoning on why he has started a third war in the Islamic world. For Obama, it is incomprehensible why he did not do this earlier. Two weeks into this mission, opposition to the policy is hardening not only on the right, but on the extreme left as well. But in any case, Obama’s moment to educate us is here. What questions must he answer?
  • Rumsfeld: There's a 'Reasonable Possibility' Qaddafi Could Last Out Reluctant Coalition in Libya

    03/27/2011 8:58:30 PM PDT · by Ooh-Ah · 6 replies
    Fox News--On the Record ^ | March 22, 2011 | Greta Van Susteren
    See interesting video HERE... VAN SUSTEREN: Well, it seemed so unbelievable at the time, and then just two years ago, not under -- not under your watch, but under the new administration in Scotland, releasing -- one of the killers of Pan Am 103 goes home, and he's embraced by Libya, a huge hero. He's still a hero now. And it's, like, the United States just -- on that particular incident, that we've looked the other way, and you know, we've done -- we almost rewarded him. RUMSFELD: There -- I mean, old phrase that, in fact, I talk about...
  • Flashback: MI6 'halted bid to arrest bin Laden' (and paid Al Qaeda to kill Qaddafi in 1996)

    03/27/2011 12:22:27 PM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 3 replies
    The UK Guardian ^ | November 10, 2002 | Martin Bright
    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'. (snip) The Libyan al-Qaeda cell included Anas al-Liby, who remains on the US government's most wanted list with a reward of $25 million for his...