Archive for the ‘A Point of View’

  • Ashamed of Obama
    This is comment I sent to Anderson Cooper’s blog. “Am following http://www.livestream.com/libya17feb as well as twitters from Libya. Isn’t anyone in the White House doing the same? I worked hard to elect Barack Obama. I have not agreed with all his actions. But now I am ASHAMED of him. What could it really cost to speak out? We are imprisoned by our own...
    by at February 21st, 2011 at 12:02 pm
  • Where can Gaddafi go? Venezuela? Zimbabwe? Nicaragua?
    Where can Gaddafi go? Now see that he could head to Managua and hang out with Daniel Ortega who called him from Nicaragua to offer his support. that makes a real statement about the kind of country he must run. posted Feb 21: I don’t see any countries except North Korea and Zimbabwe to accept Muammar Gaddafi or his son Saif. I could add Iran to the special club who...
    by at February 21st, 2011 at 10:02 am
  • We don’t want bread. We want to eat democracy. We want to drink freedom.
    This from tweeter @al_andros “#libya: We don’t want bread. We want to eat democracy. We want to drink freedom.”
    by at February 21st, 2011 at 09:02 am
  • With our souls, with our blood, we will sacrifice ourselves for you Benghazi!
    The battle cry in the streets of Benghazi Libya was a simple and direct chant. Nothing was going to stop the protesters. Bullets didn’t, although it stopped about 300. “With our souls, with our blood, we will sacrifice ourselves for you Benghazi!” Notice they said “souls” instead of “lives.”
    by at February 20th, 2011 at 09:02 pm
  • Virile Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi on TV not old man Gaddafi
    It is rare one gets to watch a truly deranged tyrant hang himself and his regime with words. There is simply no way any credible government could support this man who was speaking for his father, Muammar Gaddafi. Saif Al-Islam Gaddafi rambled on for about an hour in front of the world, promising total reform tomorrow on the one hand and promising a bloodbath with the other. It’s...
    by at February 20th, 2011 at 05:02 pm
  • Where does Libya’s oil money go?
    According to m&c (Monsters & Critics) News: “Thanks to its oil wealth, Libya has the highest per capita income – an estimated 12,000 US dollars in 2010 – among African nations.” This is amazing when you know that 2/3 of the people live on less than $2/day. Libya has the largest oil reserves in Africa. Where does their revenue go? Certainly...
    by at February 20th, 2011 at 04:02 pm
  • Global TV stations on the internet @wwitv.com
    Several hundred TV channels from all over the globe are available on the internet. Right now I am watching Libyan State TV (Jamahiriya Broadcasting Corporation) waiting for Gaddafi’s son to speak.  LBJC is the main news provider in Libya. Want to see what’s playing Sweden, Afghanistan or Colombia? Go to wwitv.com.
    by at February 20th, 2011 at 03:02 pm
  • Libyan tribes, mercenaries and the military
    According the my twitter source @SultanAlQassemi, the International Institute for Strategic Studies puts the Libyan military at 76,000 men. There is an auxiliary People’s Militia of 40,000 reservists. It’s unclear if the 76,000 includes the reservists. There are also personal battalions. Gaddafi’s son’s battalion is especially known for brutality....
    by at February 20th, 2011 at 02:02 pm
  • Watch celebration in Benghazi Libya
    You realize what a small place Benghazi Libya is and hopefully can understand the impact of 200 protesters losing their lives. And that’s not to mention the hundreds that are seriously wounded by high caliber bullets from machine guns, helicopters etc. These guys look like they think they have won. I pray they are right!  According to my twitter sources, the fight...
    by at February 20th, 2011 at 02:02 pm
  • Email Obama to speak out on Libya
    Email President Obama to speak out on Libya. I know he’s not all powerful, but his silence is damaging. What’s our excuse now? Bahrain is an ally. Has Gaddafi become one too? http://www.emailthepresident.com/
    by at February 20th, 2011 at 11:02 am
  • Map of Libya
    by at February 20th, 2011 at 11:02 am
  • February 20 Movement demonstrations in Morocco
    The February 20 Movement demonstrations in Morocco are asking  for more power for the people and more economic opportunity – the same theme that started every movement in the Arab world – except Egypt which went straight for the removal of Mubarak from the beginning. Freedom – Dignity – Justice is their call. Mohammed VI has ruled since 1999...
    by at February 20th, 2011 at 09:02 am
  • Koul Libya Wahad – All Libya is One
    Koul Libya Wahad – All Libya is One! That’s the message on Livestream http://www.livestream.com/libya17feb from Libya. There’s a narrator in Arabic and screen shots of crowds in the street.  There’ s also Livestream chat in English with sporadic French, Spanish and Arabic. See photos from Libya:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/a7fadhomar/
    by at February 20th, 2011 at 09:02 am
  • Follow events in Yemen on Tweeter @JNovak_Yemen
    According to one of my favorite Egyptian tweeters @Sandmonkey Mahmoud Salem, this is the place to his tweet “For updates on Yemen, check @JNovak_Yemen . She has been on that case for 7 years now.”
    by at February 20th, 2011 at 08:02 am
  • Watch YouTube of Libyan hero on LiveStream
    His skype name is MMnabbous. He’s a hero of the Libyan revolution. He’s the face of the courage it takes to overthrow a tyrant. Maybe he’s the Libyan counterpart of Wael Ghonim. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UyIyz44oKQQ&feature=youtu.be
    by at February 19th, 2011 at 08:02 pm
  • US interests hurt by Security Council veto
    Ambassador Susan Rice made a poor attempt to explain the US veto in an interview yesterday with Al Jazeera English. She went on with mumbo-jumbo about how the UN Security Council resolution against Israeli West Bank settlements would harden positions and might even make the Israeli’s build more. Yes, I support Israel’s right to exist. They are in a life and...
    by at February 19th, 2011 at 02:02 pm
  • Relative number of deaths in Bahrain and Libya compared to Egypt
    To put in perspective the numbers of people in the streets and the number of protesters, it’s important to think in percentages of population and not raw numbers. Egypt has 80+ million. Libya has 6.5 million. Bahrain has less than 800,000. Think of the relative number of deaths compared to Egypt: 100 deaths in Libya is like 1200 in Egypt. 10 deaths in Manama is like...
    by at February 19th, 2011 at 12:02 pm
  • Libyan Twitter get laughs @MuammarLGaddafi
    In the midst of a revolution, someone has not lost their sense of humor! “In a Tent Somewhere in the Desert” is how the profile of tweeter @MuammarLGaddafi starts. Here’s some of his tweets: retard why would I go to somalia when I can 5 star pimp it in saudi arabia Walking is healthy!!! Therefore all fuel supplies are cutt till further notice. Airports...
    by at February 18th, 2011 at 03:02 pm
  • Libyan Revolution Central
    Check out this site put up by the Libyan Youth Movement. How are they doing it with the internet up and down? Bunch of geniuses this new cyber-generation. @Cyrenaican Libyana Americana This site will be receving exclusive video from #Libya, plz keep eye out http://feb17.info/ also, has chat feature, write on there
    by at February 18th, 2011 at 01:02 pm
  • Kuwait uses smoke bombs on Bedouin protesters
    This is from Tweeter Dima Khatib who is a Latin American reporter for Al Jazeera. Her tweets are personal and do not reflect the view of Al Jazeera. Feb 18 noon PST USA @Dima_KhatibDima Khatib أنا ديمة More than 1,000 stateless people protested in Kuwait demanding citizenship. Dozens arrested. Demo dispersed with smoke bombs & water cannon @Dima_KhatibDima...
    by at February 18th, 2011 at 01:02 pm
  • Tweets from @ShababLibya in last hour
    we did it we did it, radio benghazi is free, a sat channel will be on air shortly god willing, we did it OURSELVES thanks for all support http://libya.blog-video.tv/spread to all media right away truth from ON THE GROUND in Benghazi now now spoken to a person in benghazi, the city is free although some mercenaries knocking about, they are trying to rally Tripoli though please...
    by at February 18th, 2011 at 12:02 pm
  • Follow @ShababLibya, pirate radio, Livestream, libyafeb17.com for news from Libya
    Tweets from the Libyan Youth Movement @ShabaLibya tell the story of mercenaries from Chad being used against the Libyan people. @ChangeInLibya is also on the ground. Between the two of these tweeters, you can connect to what’s happening in Libya and what people all over the world are saying about it. Almost all tweets are in English. The website www.libyafeb17.com...
    by at February 18th, 2011 at 11:02 am
  • Bahrain is also fight between Sunni and Shi’a (Shiite)
    The struggle in Egypt was a unifying force. Egypt is predominantly Sunni. Coptic Christians are estimated to be about 25% of a population of 80+ million. Secular Egyptians and religious Egyptians joined hands to bring down Mubarak. In Bahrain, the ruling faction of royal family and police are Sunni. About 80% of the Bahraini population is Shi’a, which we call Shiite...
    by at February 18th, 2011 at 11:02 am
  • Bahrain police are mercenaries imported from Pakistan
    According to Abdul Khalil Ibrahim of the Bahraini opposition party, Bahrain security police are not Bahraini, but imported from Pakistan and other countries. We are looking at a mercenary police that is not killing its own people. This is substantially different from Egypt. In Libya, the word is that French-speaking black Africans are being used to shot down Libyans.
    by at February 18th, 2011 at 10:02 am
  • Libyans and Bahrainis being shot down in the streets
    Live ammunition is being used on the streets of Manama, Bahrain and in several cities in Libya, with the most violent in Benghazi. In Bahrain, peaceful demonstrators are being shot with a special buckshot. The crowd has even been attacked by military helicopters according to a phone interview from Bahrain with Mohammed Al Maskati of the Bahrain youth movement. A doctor...
    by at February 18th, 2011 at 10:02 am
  • Watch video from Bahrain hospital
    A doctor is almost beaten to death. A nurse on the scene is beaten. They are doing their jobs to save people, but the police brutalize everyone they come in contact with. Watch this video footage from Al Jazeera.
    by at February 17th, 2011 at 07:02 pm
  • Bahraini doctors protest massacre
    photo by Haytham Abdulla - Plixi Gulf News is reporting that security forces control the capital city of Manama after clearing sleeping protesters from a main square. They used tear gas, clubs, rubber bullets and even live fire in a pre-dawn raid in Pearl Square. Men, women and children were peacefully demonstrating there the past days. At least four persons are reported...
    by at February 17th, 2011 at 02:02 pm
  • Journalists attacked thru-out Middle East
    According to CPJ (Committee to Protect Journalists), journalists have been obstructed, assaulted or detained in Libya, Bahrain, Iran and Yemen. That comes as no surprise. These are dangerous places to be for anyone and the sight of a camera must be like a red flag to the raging bulls of the regimes intent on staying in power. These countries are not democracies; they don’t...
    by at February 17th, 2011 at 11:02 am
  • Egyptian Army still holds 100 protesters, 50 missing
    I got the news from BBC – not Al Jazeera – which shows you got to follow multiple news sources. The Egyptian Army, according to BBC sources, is still holding 100 pro-democracy protesters in prisoner camps and 50 more people are flat out missing – including Ziad Bakir, a graphic designer. Shadows of doubt about the military government’s intentions...
    by at February 17th, 2011 at 11:02 am