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  • Libya’s parliament names new prime minister (MB grabs power?)

    05/04/2014 10:32:12 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 13 replies
    Associated Press ^ | May 4, 2014 1:04 PM EDT
    Libya’s parliament swore in a new prime minister Sunday despite a disputed vote and walkouts from a largely secular bloc, lawmakers and a Libyan television reported. Despite the protest from a number of non-Islamist parliamentarians, the interim parliament swore in 42-year-old businessman Ahmed Matiq in a televised session headed by the second deputy of parliament, Saleh al-Makhzoum, and member of the Muslim Brotherhood’s Justice and Construction Party. […] Al-Sharif al-Wafi, an independent lawmaker from Benghazi, said the swearing-in was unconstitutional and defied democratic principles. He said the second deputy of parliament continued the session after first deputy Ezzeddin al-Awami had...
  • Has al-Qaeda taken over a secret US base in Libya?

    04/23/2014 7:38:56 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 2 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/23/2014 | Ed Morrissey
    When losing ground in a war, it’s not unusual to see an enemy make use of one’s facilities and equipment. The report from Eli Lake at the Daily Beast only surprises because the US has insisted that we are not losing ground in the war against al-Qaeda, and still insists that the decapitation of the Moammar Qaddafi regime was sound policy: A key jihadist leader and longtime member of al Qaeda has taken control of a secretive training facility set up by U.S. special operations forces on the Libyan coastline to help hunt down Islamic militants, according to local media...
  • Obama no longer a Democrat

    09/14/2013 9:55:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    Shoebat Foundation ^ | September 13, 2013 | Keith Davies
    Now that the presidential election of last year is in the distant past, it appears that Obama may have abandoned his domestic agenda and is now squarely focused on the Middle East, or to be more accurate, the “Muslim Agenda”. What is this agenda? The answer is simple – the Caliphate. Obama is setting up the Caliphate as quickly as possible for his Sunni Muslim Brotherhood brethren ... Ed Klein wrote a book about Obama called “The Amateur” .. Klein interviewed Obama’s former Reverend, Jeremiah Wright .. Wright stated that he guided Obama to accept Christianity without affecting his faith...
  • Obama Admits Syria Strikes are about Regime Change

    09/04/2013 3:26:27 PM PDT · by Eva · 37 replies
    Frontpage Magazine ^ | Sept 3, 2013 | Daniel Greenfield
    While stressing that Washington’s primary goal remained “limited and proportional” attacks, to degrade Syria’s chemical weapons capabilities and deter their future use, the president hinted at a broader long-term mission that may ultimately bring about a change of regime. “It also fits into a broader strategy that can bring about over time the kind of strengthening of the opposition and the diplomatic, economic and political pressure required – so that ultimately we have a transition that can bring peace and stability, not only to Syria but to the region,” he told senior members of Congress at a White House meeting...
  • Libya's loot: South African banks may hold $1B in gold, diamonds stolen by Qaddafi

    06/03/2013 3:47:37 PM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 03, 2013
    More than a billion dollars in cash, gold and diamonds believed looted by late Libyan strongman Muammar Qaddafi during his 40-year reign may have been found socked away in South Africa -- just a fraction of the wealth the dead dictator is suspected of stealing. Libyan investigators, who believe Qaddafi may have taken as much as $100 billion of his North African nation’s wealth, have zeroed in on $1 billion or more being held by four banks and two security companies in South Africa, according to The Sunday Times of South Africa. Libyan authorities, who are working with the Arab...
  • Obama’s Benghazi Propagandist

    05/08/2013 5:35:25 AM PDT · by SJackson · 20 replies
    FrontPage Magazine ^ | May 8, 2013 | Matthew Vadum
    - FrontPage Magazine - - Obama’s Benghazi PropagandistPosted By Matthew Vadum On May 8, 2013 @ 12:56 am In Daily Mailer,FrontPage | 4 Comments A young White House speechwriter may be responsible for concocting the official lies about last September’s deadly terrorist attacks in Benghazi, Libya.The Obama administration’s rapidly unravelling narrative about what happened at the U.S. consulate in Libya’s second-largest city may have been cooked up by creative writer Ben Rhodes, the president’s 30-something Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting.The origin of the administration’s desperate election-season fabrications may come up today as a congressional committee...
  • 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...
  • Before He Was Overthrown and Killed...Gaddafi Warned Jihadists Would Conquer N. Africa

    01/27/2013 8:37:32 AM PST · by kristinn · 26 replies
    The National Post ^ | Friday, January 25, 2013 | Scott Barber
    Full headline: Before he was overthrown and killed, Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi warned jihadists would conquer northern Africa During the dying days of his four decade rule, Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi cast an ominous prophecy. If his regime fell, jihadists would subjugate northern Africa, inflicting widespread violence and terror. “Al-Qaeda considers all the people to be infidels,” Mr. Gaddafi declared in a speech weeks before NATO began its military intervention in Libya. “They deem all people their enemies. They know nothing but killing.” The Islamists would pour in from Afghanistan, Algeria, and Egypt, he warned, saying, “These are beasts with...
  • Former CIA Officer: Obama Administration let Ambassador Stevens die

    10/23/2012 1:48:12 AM PDT · by Yosemitest · 19 replies
    www.GlennBeck.Com ^ | Oct 22, 2012, Monday | GLENN BECK and CLARE LOPEZ
    As the poster of this article, I STRONGLY urge you to go to Glenn Beck's site and watch Part 1 video first (at the bottom of the linked page's article) and then watch Part 2 video at the top. Former CIA Officer: Obama Administration let Ambassador Stevens die Monday, Oct 22, 2012 Part 2 of the interview is below. Scroll down for Part 1 Glenn invited Clare Lopez, a former CIA officer, onto his TV show Monday night to discuss the attack on the U.S. embassy on Benghazi. Lopez has written extensively on the situation in Libya, as well as...
  • An Assassination of International Proportions (Botched Qaddafi assassination)

    09/13/2012 6:08:52 AM PDT · by Renfield · 12 replies
    Counter Psy Ops ^ | 8-25-2012 | Thomas Van Hare
    --Aftermath and Cover Up of the Shootdown-- Qaddafi had escaped clean and clear from the aerial assassination attempt. He would live on, the penultimate survivor, until Libya’s “Arab Spring” of 2011. France would never speak publicly about the events of that night. Italy too would choose a policy of silence [...] The Dark Story of Itavia Flight 870 On the night of June 27, 1980, Aerolinee Itavia Flight 870 (a DC-9 registered as I-TIGI) departed Bologna, Italy, en route to Palermo, Sicily. On board were 77 passengers, two pilots and two flight attendants. Of those, 64 were adult passengers, 11...
  • Islamic Socialism - bloody legacy (Qaddafi's 'Green Book,' WRC, etc.)

    04/26/2012 6:14:34 AM PDT · by Milagros · 1 replies
    Islamic SocialismFrom the CIA factbook: Following a 1969 military coup, Col. Muammar Abu Minyar al-QADHAFI began to espouse his own political system, the Third Universal Theory. The system was a combination of socialism and Islam derived in part from tribal practices and was supposed to be implemented by the Libyan people themselves in a unique form of "direct democracy.[1] The "Green Book" - Arabism, Islam & socialism, with Islam the main line Author John L. Esposito: Under Qaddafi three interrelated ideas were woven into Libya's ideological identity: Pan-Arabism, socialism, and Islam. Qaddafi's appeals to Islam were influenced by his...
  • UN panel adopts sidelined report that praised Qaddafi rights record

    03/14/2012 6:55:21 PM PDT · by Hunton Peck · 2 replies ^ | March 14, 2012 | unattributed
    A United Nations panel has adopted a report praising Qaddafi-era Libya for its human rights record, a year after the report was sidelined amid international objection. The report initially came before the U.N. Human Rights Council in the middle of the uprising against the Muammar Qaddafi regime. At the time, the U.N. had just voted to suspend Libya from the rights council -- under pressure to maintain a consistent message toward Libya, the council later postponed consideration of the report. U.N. Watch Director Hillel Neuer blasted the council for the move, saying the panel should have called a new session...
  • Ali al'Amin Mazrui = Jihadi racist

    01/26/2012 8:01:55 AM PST · by PRePublic · 1 replies
    Ali al'Amin Mazrui Another Islamic fanatic, Afro-ARAB racist Infamous for wish washing[1] the Goliath Arab-Muslim Slave Trade while 'criticizing' the West. His allegiance are with his Arab ancestors. He writes approvingly on the Arab-Islamic genocide in the Sudan (2.5 million deaths[2]), as well as sympathizing with the Hausa-Fulani Islamic ethnic cleansing and genocide of the Igbo ethnic non-Muslims in Nigeria (100,000 Igbo/Biafraians died[3][4]). Served as chief adviser for the infamous butcher, Islamic leader Idi Amin.(the 'Butcher of Uganda,'[5] responsible for the genocide of between 300,000 [6] and a half a Million Ugandans,[7]. He went on a 'crusade against Whites,'[8] has...
  • Gaddafi's death may be war crime: ICC prosecutor

    12/15/2011 11:45:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 23 replies
    Reuters ^ | Fri Dec 16, 2011 12:10am EST | Reporting By Louis Charbonneau; editing by Christopher Wilson
    The death of former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi, who was captured and killed by rebels in October, may have been a war crime, the chief prosecutor of the International Criminal Court said on Thursday. "I think the way in which Mr. Gaddafi was killed creates suspicions of ... war crimes," ICC prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo told reporters. "I think that's a very important issue," he said. "We are raising this concern to the national authorities and they are preparing a plan to have a comprehensive strategy to investigate all these crimes." …
  • Mexico earns a rare victory against crime, thwarts Qaddafi son's plans

    12/07/2011 4:38:00 PM PST · by La Enchiladita · 5 replies
    Christian Science Monitor ^ | Dec. 7, 2011 | Sara Miller Llana
    Mexico's success in preventing Saadi Qaddafi from escaping to a Mexican resort with his family stands in stark contrast to the impunity with which many international criminals are able to operate in Mexico. ...The Mexican government today is touting its role in helping thwart an attempt by Saadi Qaddafi, one of the sons of the late Libyan dictator Muammar Qaddafi, to enter the country under a false name and take up residence in a wealthy resort on Mexico’s Pacific coast. The news comes less than two months after Mexico announced it had helped foil a plot that included an Iranian-American...
  • Ringleader of US army "kill team" sentenced to life for murder of Afghans

    11/11/2011 3:32:50 PM PST · by Cardhu · 14 replies · 1+ views
    Telegraph ^ | November 11th 2011 | Staff
    STAFF SGT Calvin Gibbs, the ringleader of a rogue US army unit responsible for the "thrill kills" of Afghan civilians has been jailed for life, after a military jury convicted him of three murders. A five-member military panel found Gibbs guilty at the end of a week-long court martial, and said he should serve at least ten years behind bars before being eligible for parole. He was convicted on 15 counts in all, including three of premeditated murder for his role in three killings in southern Afghanistan between January and May last year. The prosecution portrayed Gibbs as the leader...
  • Our Libyan Adventure

    10/27/2011 8:06:08 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 3 replies
    National Review ^ | Andrew C. McCarthy
    Are you suggesting that we would be better off with the Qaddafi dictatorship still in effect?” asked Chris Wallace, browbeating presidential candidate Michele Bachmann. And why shouldn’t he? After all, the Fox News anchor had just gotten Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Lindsey Graham to perform the requisite “Arab Spring” cartwheels over the demise of Libyan strongman Moammar Qaddafi. Apparently, when leading from behind ends up leading to a vicious murder at the hands of a wild-eyed mob, even folks who once got the sniffles over fastidiously non-lethal waterboarding can feel good about pulling out their party hats....
  • Qaddafi Reportedly Died of Wounds Sustained Before Capture

    10/26/2011 8:20:32 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 31 replies ^ | 10/25/11 | FoxNews
    Libyan Deputy U.N. Ambassador Ibrahim Dabbashi says ousted leader Muammar Qaddafi was not killed by a Libyan government soldier, according to Reuters. Dabbashi says Qaddafi died from wounds sustained before he was captured by Libyan fighters.
  • Appalled by Qaddafi’s Murder

    10/24/2011 2:50:06 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 58 replies
    I saw the grisly footage of Qaddafi’s murder on television. I had first to turn off the sound. Then, ashamed, I turned off the television. I have nothing more to say than that I am appalled that my country had anything to do with this grotesque caricature of justice. Actually, to call it a grotesque caricature of justice is to trivialize it. I have no words for it. I’m not naive and I realize that the U.S. has taken part in assassinations, killings, etc., but there is something about this that simply takes my breath away. I want nothing to...
  • Beware the West

    10/24/2011 10:30:56 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 2 replies · 1+ views
    Israpundit ^ | Ted Belman
    As readers of Israpundit know full well, I have been very critical of the West for its attack on Libya. I went so far as to suggest all the people and groups who are incessant in their attacks on Israel, are complicit or asleep when it comes to the war on Libya. Today Robert E Kaplan called me to discuss certain happenings and he pointed out to me the writings of John Rosental who had written that Actually, there are reasons to doubt Libyan responsibility for both the Berlin disco bombing and the Lockerbie bombing. Re. the Berlin disco bombing,...
  • A UN Probe Into Death of Qaddafi? They’ve Got to Be Kidding…

    10/23/2011 10:54:06 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 20 replies
    PJ Tatler ^ | October 21, 2011 | Claudia Rosett
    But the UN is a serious place, led by serious people, such as UN Human Rights Commissioner Navi Pillay, who was seriously concerned a few years ago about the execution of Saddam Hussein. Now she’s upset over the killing of Qaddafi. Apparently the Russian government, with its serious interest in law, is concerned as well.
  • The international justice industry should back off from Libya

    10/23/2011 7:55:26 AM PDT · by nuconvert · 8 replies
    Pundicity ^ | Oct 21, 2011 | Michael Rubin
    Muammar Qadhafi may have been captured alive in Sirte, but it wasn't long before his dead body was being paraded through the streets of Misrata, a town pulverized by Qadhafi loyalists. The United Nations is predictably demanding an investigation into his alleged summary execution by forces loyal to Libya's new government. The UN's outrage is misplaced, though. We should all be glad Qadhafi is dead. International justice has become a multi-billion dollar industry in which trials last years and justice is seldom served. Serbian dictator Slobodan Milošević died in prison more than four years after his trial began. Liberian dictator...
  • New cycle of tribal culture awaits Libya

    10/22/2011 10:48:28 AM PDT · by Clive · 12 replies
    QMI Agency via Sun Media via Toronto Sun ^ | 2011-10-22 | Salim Mansur
    The brutal end of Moammar Gadhafi was foretold. It is an end that despots want to cheat, and some do, as Stalin and Mao did. But Gadhafi became a hunted man, and it was only a matter of time when the hunt for him was over. It was Gadhafi’s misfortune to fall into the hands of his tribal foes, unlike the Iraqi despot. Saddam Hussein was, ironically, lucky to be found by American soldiers instead of being trapped like a hunted animal, and his life extinguished as mercilessly as he had killed his opponents. There is none despised more in...
  • Qaddafi's Death Leaves John Rosenthal Sick to His Stomach: Why?

    10/21/2011 2:40:14 PM PDT · by ventanax5 · 22 replies
    Diana West ^ | Diana West
    Thanks, Diana, also for the Lawrence Auster link. To be honest, Qaddafi’s death doesn’t just leave me cold. It leaves me feeling sick to my stomach. And I think I will be feeling sick for many days to come. As Lawrence Auster correctly says, we killed him. There is no way that the erstwhile “rebels” would have ever defeated him or captured him without our hellfire missiles and the French Mirages. Actually, they probably could have done without the Mirages. Despite all of Sarkozy’s preening, it was American military might that brought down Qaddafi and handed him over to the...
  • Flashback: The Left on Saddam's Capture

    10/21/2011 10:05:32 AM PDT · by therightliveswithus · 11 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 10/21/2011 | Thomas Ferdousi
    Many on the Left are celebrating the capture and death of Muammar Qaddafi. Even the liberal Daily Kos is beside itself. But how did the Left respond to the capture of a far more dangerous dictator with far more blood on his hands in 2003? Well, it wasn't the same way. Let's take Kos, circa 2003:
  • Does Qaddafi’s death make the Libyan war a success?

    10/21/2011 9:55:34 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/21/2011 | Ed Morrissey
    That's certainly what the White House would like people to think. Much of the media seems to agree, at least in some degree. The New York Times says that the video of a beaten Moammar Qaddafi still alive at the time of his capture provided a “harrowing … vindication” of Barack Obama’s decision to push NATO into bombing Libya on behalf of the rebels: For President Obama, the image of a bloodied Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi offers vindication, however harrowing, of his intervention in Libya, where a reluctant commander in chief put strict limits on American military engagement and let NATO...
  • Qaddafi's Death Leaves Me Cold: Why?

    10/21/2011 9:33:44 AM PDT · by ventanax5 · 24 replies · 1+ views
    Diana West ^ | Diana West
    Timing is everything. Qaddafi was not killed in retaliation for his attacks on American servicemen in Berlin in 1986, or the downing of Pan Am 103 over Lockerbie in 1989. He was not killed for his central role in the USSR's terror networks going back to the 1960s and 1970s. He was killed after coming over to our side of George Bush's "war on terror" in the final phase of a civil war in Libya in which his regime fought al Qaeda affiliates. Horrific as it sounds, Qaddafi was killed because we and our NATO allies joined the other side...
  • Clinton on Qaddafi: "We came, we saw, he died"

    10/21/2011 6:01:54 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 127 replies · 2+ views
    cbsnews ^ | October 20, 2011 | staff
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton shared a laugh with a television news reporter moments after hearing deposed Libyan leader Muammar Qaddafi had been killed. "We came, we saw, he died," she joked when told of news reports of Qaddafi's death by an aide in between formal interviews. Clinton was in Tripoli earlier this week for talks with leaders of Libya's National Transitional Council (NTC). The reporter asked if Qaddafi's death had anything to do with her surprise visit to show support for the Libyan people. "No," she replied, before rolling her eyes and saying "I'm sure it did" with a...
  • Re: What Will Qaddafi’s Death Teach Our Enemies? (Mark Steyn)

    10/20/2011 2:31:40 PM PDT · by neverdem · 40 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | October 20, 2011 | Mark Steyn
    Cliff, there is a lot of truth in what you say. No one should weep for the pock-marked old drag queen’s vicious end. But, if ‘twere done, ‘twere better it had been done by the Americans after Lockerbie, or by the Brits after one of his diplomats shot and killed a London policewoman, Yvonne Fletcher, in St James’s Square, or by any other western nation after one or other of his many provocations twenty years ago. The post-Iraq Gaddafi of the last eight years was seen throughout the Arab world as a western ally. As recently as this spring, his...
  • UNBELIEVABLE New Footage Of Qaddafi Still Alive, Trying To Fend Off Captors [GRAPHIC]

    10/20/2011 10:33:17 AM PDT · by milwguy · 130 replies
    business insider ^ | 10/20/2011 | joe wiesenthal
    seems he was executed soon after the video was shot
  • Moamer Gaddafi captured alive, but murdered by participants of operation

    10/20/2011 9:47:41 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 136 replies · 1+ views
    TREND ^ | 11-20-11 | TREND
    Libya's former leader Moamer Gaddafi was first captured alive, but was later murdered by shootings of participants of operation, the Aljazeera reported. His dead body was brought to the city of Misrata. Former Libya's Defense Minister Abu-Bakr Yunis Jabr was also killed during the air strikes. Mass demonstrations demanding for the ouster of Qaddafi, who has been ruling the country for more than 40 years, started in Libya in mid-February and subsequently grew into armed confrontation between the government forces and the rebels. On August 23, 2011, Gaddafi lost control of Tripoli, and effective control of Libya with the rebels'...
  • Khadaffi is Dead

    10/20/2011 5:06:40 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 77 replies
    20 Oktober 2011 | self
    I am watching Sky News and they are reporting via Reuters that Khadaffi has died of his wounds suffered during his attempted capture.
  • Qaddafi Regime Offered Kucinich All-Expense Paid Trip to Libya to Broker Peace

    08/26/2011 6:48:15 PM PDT · by Nachum · 12 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/26/11 | Staff
    Rep. Dennis Kucinich, who has been one of the most outspoken critics of the Obama administration's military intervention in Libya, confirmed Friday that he was invited to visit the North African nation in an attempt to end months-long conflict between the Qaddafi regime and the rebel forces who have been aided by NATO air strikes. (Snip) But Kucinich, who was worried about security, declined the offer and visited Syria instead. In a statement, Kucinich said he was contacted by both sides seeking a peaceful solution to the conflict.
  • Gaddafi forces 'fired Scuds at Misrata'

    08/26/2011 10:34:01 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 6 replies
    Herald and Weekly Times ^ | August 23, 2011 | Staff Writer
    "We can confirm reports concerning the firing of three surface-to-surface Scud missiles from the vicinity of Sirte," chief NATO spokeswoman Oana Lungescu said of ongoing resistance despite rebels entering Tripoli on Sunday."They landed in the coastal area of Misrata, most likely in the sea or on the shore," she said, adding "we are not aware of damage or casualties."
  • Libyan rebels say Muammar Gaddafi surrounded

    08/25/2011 7:10:53 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies ^ | 08-25-2011 | (Reporting by Peter Graff; Writing by Christian Lowe and Giles Elgood; Editing by Andrew Roche
    A group of rebels besieging a cluster of apartment buildings near the compound of Muammar Gaddafi said they believed the man who led Libya for four decades was hiding in the buildings with some of his sons. Rebels were exchanging fire with Gaddafi loyalists inside the buildings. They did not say why they believed Gaddafi and his sons were inside. "They are together. They are in a small hole," said one of the fighters involved in the battle, Muhammad Gomaa. "Today we finish. Today we will end that."
  • Congressman Fauntroy Trapped In Tripoli's Rexos Hotel

    08/24/2011 8:03:36 AM PDT · by gandalftb · 135 replies · 1+ views
    RTTNews ^ | 8/24/2011 7:19 AM ET | Staff Writer
    Former U.S. Congressman Walter Fauntroy was among the foreigners trapped in the Rexos Hotel in the Libyan capital of Tripoli.An associate of Martin Luther King, Fauntroy, 78, arrived in Libya a week ago as a part of a peace mission.Fauntroy, pastor of the New Bethel Baptist Church, had warned the danger he and the journalists faced."As a minister who believes in the fervent and effective prayers of the righteous, I have joined with Dr. K.A. Paul in an appeal to people ... to pray for deliverance for not only us, but the press corps.
  • Libyan rebels closing in on Qaddafi’s compound? Update: BBC says rebels have taken control

    08/23/2011 1:14:02 PM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 7 replies · 1+ views
    Hot Air ^ | August 23, 2011 | Ed Morrissey
    Take this with the customary grain of salt that accompanies most breaking reports from urban-warfare theaters, and perhaps especially in Tripoli, where Moammar Qaddafi’s sons are either in custody or acting as tour guides for the capital of Libya.  Rebels now report having reached Qaddafi’s compound, which means that either the regime will fall shortly, or … not:  Libyan rebels battled on Tuesday around Muammar Gaddafi’s headquarters, where a son of the veteran leader had emerged overnight to confound reports of his capture and to rally cheering loyalists for a rearguard fightback.NATO jets flew in support of the rebels, who...
  • AFTER QADDAFI: Oil Prices Will Tank, Stock Prices Will Soar

    08/21/2011 5:55:34 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 100 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 08/21/2011 | David Kotok, Cumberland Advisors
    News reports continue to show the progressive demise of the Qaddafi regime in Libya. Rebel forces have apparently taken more of the country’s oil refining (Zawiya) and processing infrastructure (Brega). Most observers give the Qaddafi regime limited time before a full regime change takes place in Libya. Watch what happens to oil prices if and when the Qaddafis lose and leave. In short order, Libyan oil production will ramp up. As it does, oil prices in world markets will fall and oil futures markets will reflect the expected increase in production of oil from Libya. The key prices to watch...
  • Breaking: Rebels have taken Tripoli - End of Kaddafy Regime

    08/21/2011 5:04:48 PM PDT · by balls · 128 replies
  • Libya's Interior Minister Flees to Egypt

    08/16/2011 5:49:41 PM PDT · by gandalftb · 23 replies
    Guardian News ^ | 15 August 2011 | staff
    Libya's interior minister and nine members of his family have flown into Cairo on their private plane in what appeared to be the highest-level defection from Muammar Gaddafi's regime in months.Egyptian airport officials said Nassr al-Mabrouk Abdullah had entered on a tourist visa.No Libyan embassy officials greeted him at the airport.
  • Qaddafi's Son Says Regime Is Forging Alliance With Radical Islamists

    08/04/2011 1:18:29 AM PDT · by tsowellfan · 20 replies
    Tripoli – The most prominent son of Colonel Muammar Qaddafi claimed Wednesday that the regime is forging a secret alliance with radical Islamists among the Libyan rebels. Saif al Islam Qaddafi, a London School of Economics graduate, gave an hour-long interview to the New York Times in a Tripoli hotel in which he said the more liberal-minded members of the opposition would escape or be killed. "We will do it together. Libya will look like Saudi Arabia, like Iran. So what?" he said, wearing traditional dress, sporting a new beard and fingering prayer beads. His comments marked a reversal of...
  • A Libyan rebel faction is unmasked as Gadhafi men

    07/31/2011 2:37:23 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 5 replies
    Associated Press ^ | July 31, 2011 | RAMI AL-SHAHEIBI
    BENGHAZI, Libya (AP) -- Libyan rebel leaders said Sunday their forces hunted down and clashed with supporters of Moammar Gadhafi who had been posing as rebel fighters to infiltrate the opposition's eastern stronghold. The overnight battle killed four from each side and added to a sense of crisis within the rebel movement.
  • Lockerbie bomber spotted at pro-Qaddafi rally (Still alive 2 years after release from Scotland)

    07/27/2011 3:54:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies
    Hotair ^ | 07/27/2011 | Tina Korbe
    When the Libyan intelligence agent convicted of the 1988 deadly bombing of Pan Am flight 103 was freed from a Scottish jail in 2009, he supposedly had just 90 days to live, thanks to advanced prostate cancer. In fact, that medical prognosis formed the basis for his release “on compassionate grounds.” But, yesterday, Abdel Basset al-Megrahi — the man a Scottish court of law found responsible for the deaths of 270 people — put in an appearance at a pro-Qaddafi rally, outraging the British government and reviving the debate of whether he should have been released in the first place....
  • In Shift, Britain Says Qaddafi Could Remain in Libya (OBAMA, NATO FAIL)

    07/26/2011 5:05:15 PM PDT · by mojito · 17 replies
    France appeared on Tuesday to have persuaded Britain to support a shift in attitude toward Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi, suggesting that he could be allowed to remain in Libya in return for giving up power in a broader deal including a cease-fire. In talks in London late Monday, the British foreign secretary, William Hague, met his French counterpart, Alain Juppé, who said last week that “one of the scenarios” to resolve the conflict in Libya “is that he stays in Libya on one condition, which I repeat: that he very clearly steps aside from Libyan political life.” Previously, Britain had insisted...
  • Libya War Ends [Debka]

    07/14/2011 1:32:46 PM PDT · by monkeyshine · 27 replies
    DebkaFile ^ | July 14, 2011 | DEBKA
    Bar the shouting, the war in Libya virtually ended Thursday morning, July 14, when US President Barack Obama called Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to hand Moscow the lead role in negotiations with Muammar Qaddafi for ending the conflict - provided only that the Libyan ruler steps down in favor of a transitional administration. The US president thus accepted the Russian-Libyan formula for ending the war over the heads of the NATO chiefs who rejected it when they met Russian leaders at the Black Sea resort of Sochi last week... ...By the time Obama had decided to call Medvedev, individual governments...
  • Russian official claims Qaddafi willing to cede power in Libya

    07/06/2011 11:38:40 AM PDT · by jakerobins · 9 replies
    "The colonel [Qaddafi] is sending signals that he is prepared to relinquish power in exchange for security guarantees," Kommersant quoted the official as saying, according to Reuters. (See original report in Russian here.) Other countries have already said they're willing to provide the guarantees.
  • Qaddafi Warns of Carrying Out Attacks in Europe

    07/01/2011 1:45:27 PM PDT · by MissesBush · 29 replies
    Fox News ^ | 07/01/11
    A defiant Muammar al-Qaddafi threatened Friday to carry out attacks in Europe against "homes, offices, families," unless NATO halts its campaign of airstrikes against his regime in Libya. The Libyan leader, sought by the International Criminal Court for a brutal crackdown on anti-government protesters, delivered the warning in a telephone message played to thousands of supporters gathered in the main square of the capital Tripoli. It was one of the largest pro-government rallies in recent months, signaling that Qaddafi can still muster significant support. A green cloth, several hundred meters long and held aloft by supporters, snaked above the crowd...
  • Al-Qaeda and the Libyan Rebellion

    06/23/2011 10:34:00 AM PDT · by Virginia Ridgerunner · 25 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 23, 2011 | John Rosenthal
    A new report from two French think tanks concludes that jihadists have played a predominant role in the eastern-Libyan rebellion against the rule of Moammar Qaddafi, and that “true democrats” represent only a minority in the rebellion. The report, furthermore, calls into question the justifications given for Western military intervention in Libya, arguing that they are largely based on media exaggerations and “outright disinformation.” The sponsors of the report are the Paris-based International Center for Research and Study on Terrorism and Aide to Victims of Terrorism (CIRET-AVT) and the French Center for Research on Intelligence (CF2R). The organizations sent a...
  • Nato admits civilians died in Tripoli bombing raid

    06/19/2011 1:58:47 PM PDT · by tobyhill · 20 replies
    telegraph uk ^ | 6/19/2011 | Nick Meo, Tripoli and Ruth Sherlock in Misurata
    A military missile site was the intended target of the strike but one weapon could not be accounted for, Nato said, admitting there may have been a weapons system failure. The air strike is thought to have been carried out by French jets. Nine people, including a mother and father and at least two toddlers, died in the blast at a three-storey building, Libyan officials said. Journalists saw the body of a woman removed from the rubble in the early hours of yesterday and the bodies of casualties at a hospital. The nationality of planes operating in the area at...
  • Qaddafi Writes to Congress

    06/10/2011 11:01:55 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 6 replies
    NY Times Caucus ^ | June 10, 2011 | MARK LANDLER
    Col. Muammar el-Qaddafi has written to members of Congress thanking them for criticizing President Obama last week over his involvement in the NATO-led military campaign in Libya. “I want to express my sincere gratitude for your thoughtful discussion of the issues,” Colonel Qaddafi wrote in the letter, a copy of which was supplied to The New York Times by a person seeking to defend the administration’s policy. “We are confident that history will see the wisdom of your country in debating these issues.” Colonel Qaddafi did not refer specifically to a resolution passed by the House that rebuked the administration...