Archive for the ‘Politics’

  • Tea Party spews hatred against Muslims in Orange County
    This YouTube shocks me as much as the violence in Libya. How can Americans let themselves be dragged down by hatred and ignorance? The Muslim community gathered at a fundraiser for a women’s shelter and a vicious crowd waving American flags insulted them. Muslim families were there with their children. Their children had to be exposed to such ugliness – and...
    by at March 3rd, 2011 at 09:03 am
  • Toppling Gaddafi cartoon by Habib Haddad
    Dar Al Hayat Here’s a little bit of humor to end another exciting, nerve-wracking day following the Libyan Revolution. Go Freedom Fighters!!! FREE LIBYA!!! This cartoon of toppling Gaddafi by Habib Haddad appeared on Dar Al Hayat website:
    by at March 2nd, 2011 at 10:03 pm
  • Amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge equipped with medical facilities
    This is a shot of the US amphibious assault ship USS Kearsarge as it sails through the Suez Canal. According to article time stamped Mar 3, 2011 1:08 am, two US warships, the USS Kearsage and the USS Ponce, entered the Mediterranean on route to the Coast of Libya. It’s reported that the amphibious ready group includes marines, helicopters and medical...
    by at March 2nd, 2011 at 02:03 pm
  • What PR firm is propping up Gaddafi?
    The Gaddafi regime must be working with a new PR firm. Whoever they are, they are good. And someone, probably Saif al-Islam, has convinced Gaddafi to listen. The image has changed completely. Gaddafi no longer seems wacked out on drugs – although he is as wacked out as ever. The press conference today was professional. Of course, Gaddafi went on and on with his nonsense...
    by at March 2nd, 2011 at 12:03 pm
  • Also Libya: A poem by Suheri Hammad
    Also Libya no one tells you if anyone does, you do not listen anyway. if you do still you do not understand. no one tells you how to be free. there is fire in your neck ocean in your ear there is always your fear the words you cannot even (speak). no one is here when the world opens upside down you reach toward dawn your weight on the earth changes. some of us plant deeper others...
    by at March 2nd, 2011 at 10:03 am
  • Where is Twitter outrage at Russia and China opposition to no-fly zone for Libya?
    Does Libya want a no-fly zone or not? Is that considered “help or intervention?” If they do want a no-fly zone, then why aren’t the tweets flying hard and fast that show outrage at Russia and China for opposing a UN Security Council resolution for a no-fly zone to be enforced by NATO? I follow Twitter #Libya and #Egypt religiously. First I heard, “Where...
    by at March 1st, 2011 at 08:03 pm
  • Zenga Zenga means revolution starts from every street, every corner
    My Egyptian friend Tarek has helped me out with the meaning of Zanga Zanga, the hot tune circulating on YouTube that was created for the Libyan Feb 17 revolution. I should say that the lyrics were written by Alooshe. The music is originally by Pitbull and T-Pain. To see the original: Tarek adds yet another meaning for zanga as “corner.”...
    by at March 1st, 2011 at 03:03 pm
  • Sabha is gate for mercenaries and stronghold of Al-Senussi’s pro-Gaddafi tribe
    Sabha is one of the major cities of Libya still under pro-Gaddafi forces. The population of 130,000 is described as a mixture of Arab and  Black. It’s an important player in the Libyan revolution for two reasons: 1. Sabha is a hub for illegal immigration from across the Sahara, bringing people from Niger, Ghana, Togo, and Sudan hoping to pass through Tripoli to...
    by at March 1st, 2011 at 02:03 pm
  • Irony of U.S. and Al Jazeera collaboration on Libya
    Does anyone else see the irony? The U.S. has worked hard to move the world to take action on a crisis that Al Jazeera English brought to the world’s attention. And kept there. This is not saying that either the US or AJE are working single-handedly. There are lots of players who have moved the ball forward. But it certainly seems ironic that the US is going where...
    by at March 1st, 2011 at 02:03 pm
  • No Wesley Clark. No legal mandate for invasion. Libya for Libyans
    No Wesley Clark! No legal mandate for invasion of Libya by West. Libyan people don’t want military intervention. Libya! Libya for Libyans! Listening to Wesley Clark gave me the chills. He did save himself at the end of the Anderson Cooper interview by saying that measured steps would achieve the best results for the Libyan people. Now that we know that the eyes of...
    by at February 28th, 2011 at 10:02 pm
  • Libya united: No-fly zone YES, foreign military invention NO
    “This is a revolution of Libyans, by Libyans, for Libyans,” says @septimus_sever. And he is not alone. The tweetosphere is united. Libyans do not want foreign military intervention. No fly-zone YES. Foreign armies NO. I received the following Tweets in the last 2 hours. The same opinion is coming from all sources. “Allow Libyan ppl 2 make their own fate.” “Not...
    by at February 28th, 2011 at 03:02 pm
  • Gaddafi Zenga Zenga music videos on YouTube
    Take a look at a couple Zenga Zenga music YouTubes featuring Gaddafi and set to the Zenga Zenga (also spelled Zanga Zanga) autotune song written by Noy Alooshe to mark the Free Libyan revolution. I think it’s safe now to call the uprising a revolution. This YouTube shows Gaddafi in a popular JibJab disco dance set to Zenga Zenga song. This...
    by at February 28th, 2011 at 01:02 pm
  • Gaddafi Human Rights abuses against women, prisoners and political opponents
    Gaddafi does not seem to respect that his people are human, much less that they have rights. His regime has a long history of human rights abuses.  Libyans have always known. Human Rights organizations have always known. The world public is just starting to get the details of the systemic human rights abuses that have characterized the Gaddafi regime practically...
    by at February 28th, 2011 at 01:02 pm
  • BBC Map of Free Libya vs Gaddafi controlled
    Free Libya vs Gaddafi controlled Feb 28 as per BBC Here is a map of Free Libya put out by BBC showing major coastal cities under control of pro-Gaddafi forces, those still in conflict, and those under control of the Free Libya anti-Gaddafi forces.
    by at February 28th, 2011 at 12:02 pm
  • CIA’s man Moussa Koussa (Musa Kusa) of Gaddafi’s Inner Circle free to travel
    My contacts in Libya say Moussa Koussa (Musa Kusa or Mousa Kousa) is a very secretive guy – and scary. “He’s the one that writes reports about all of us (well – the opposition).” When asked why they thought Moussa’s name had not been included on the no travel/asset freeze list, the response was, “He helped USA and Libya reach a...
    by at February 27th, 2011 at 06:02 pm
  • Neocons should follow Libyans on Twitter – no military intervention please!
    The Neocons in America should try following Twitter from Libya to see how Libyans feel about U.S. military intervention there. They want a no-fly zone so they have a more level playing field on which to defeat Gaddafi, but they want to throw him out themselves. It’s their revolution. It’s their country. They don’t want foreign military intervention. I’m...
    by at February 27th, 2011 at 04:02 pm
  • YouTube Parody of Hitler in bunker with Gaddafi captions
    We can cry, cheer or laugh when it comes to Gaddafi and Libya. There’s ample opportunity for all three. This YouTube is hilarious – but also chilling in its too possible parallel between the end time of Hitler in his bunker and the direction Gaddafi appears to be heading. Subtitles are in English. Gaddafi in his Bunker – Downfall Parody: More...
    by at February 27th, 2011 at 03:02 pm
  • Saadi Gaddafi: UN Security Council travel ban will keep me from safari
    If Saif al-Islam looked beat, then Saadi Gaddafi had the air of a man who had thrown in the towel in his ABC interview with Cristiane Amanpour. When asked about the UN sanctions against his family, he told Amanpour that, “only the travel issue bothers me. I’m going to hire a lawyer.” He went on to explain that he has some hobbies. He likes hunting...
    by at February 27th, 2011 at 02:02 pm
  • Freezing Gaddafi family assets: Saif tells Amanpour “We don’t have money.”
    Saif al-Islam, Gaddafi’s second eldest son and his spokesman, looked tired and frankly a little beat during his ABC interview with Cristiane Amanpour. The fire is gone from his voice, the agitation from his body language, and he doesn’t smile or wink anymore. “We don’t have money. We are a modest family. It’s a joke.” He was responding...
    by at February 27th, 2011 at 01:02 pm
  • Gaddafi drug jokes among tales of hope and struggle on Twitter
    It’s not only the Egyptians who can make jokes in the face of terror and struggle. The tweets coming out of Libya, usually focused on the latest clashes, flag-raising, defections and calls for a no-fly zone, are interspersed with jokes about the Gaddafi family – especially Muammar, Saif and drugs. Even Saif Gaddafi has a weak spot for jokes, declaring in an...
    by at February 27th, 2011 at 12:02 pm
  • Libyan Tribes – alphabetical list and by East West
    Tired of the maze of Libyan Tribes? Want a quick cheat sheet? Tribes are sorted by alphabetical order, without use of the “al” or “el” prefix. A second list is by region. Far from complete, the lists contains the major Libyan tribes out of about 140, many of them subsets of others.  Please note that spelling can vary with the transliteration...
    by at February 26th, 2011 at 03:02 pm
  • List of Gaddafi Inner Circle for sanctions/asset freeze
    Click here for the official List of Gaddafi Inner Circle singled out for sanctions and asset freeze: Libya – Sanctions List Min Final NAMES ON THE LIST: Gaddafi Family: Muammar Gaddafi Gaddafi children: Aisha, Hannibal, Khamis, Mohammed, Mutassim, Saadi, Saif al-Arab, Saif al-Islam. note: Aisha is the only daughter and former UN Goodwill Ambassador. Saif al-Islam...
    by at February 26th, 2011 at 12:02 pm
  • OmarKaBoo video recap of Egyptian 2011 Revolution
    Here’s an excellent and moving video summary made by Omar KaBoo of the events leading up to and culminating in the 2011 Egyptian Revolution that forced the resignation of Hosni Mubarak. Youtube: website source: follow me on TWITTER @LVview
    by at February 26th, 2011 at 09:02 am
  • Colonel Gaddafi-Duck quacks again
    Gaddafi-duck by Reckno - Ciaran Longrigg Maybe it’s wrong to make fun of Colonel Gaddafi-duck when he’s such a brutal and ugly monster. But the Libyans themselves are having a heyday with jokes about him, so why can’t a Westerner join in too? Quack! Quack! Quack! That makes as much sense as the sounds Gaffy Duck is making now. Col. Gaddafi-duck by RidesAPaleHorse For...
    by at February 25th, 2011 at 09:02 pm
  • Ban Ki-Moon tells Security Council “Act Now”
    South Korean Ban Ki-Moon, Secretary-General of the United Nations became an international hero today when he spoke bluntly and forcibly before the UN Security Council on behalf of the Libyan people. He tells them that UN has duty to protect. “This is an historic turning point. Now is the time for action. The international community must rise to the occasion.” “I...
    by at February 25th, 2011 at 02:02 pm
  • Watch English interview by CNN Turk with Saif al-Islam
    This interview by Turkish CNN journalist Cuneyt Ozdemir with Gaddafi’s son Saif al-Islam is a must see. It is in English, filmed in front of huge map of Libya. Saif is animated and desperate to be believed. “Most of Libya is calm. All of the south is calm. All of the central coast is calm. Only two small areas of combat in the west.  Benghazi is in chaos....
    by at February 25th, 2011 at 09:02 am
  • Weather clearing Tripoli. Ferry sailed. No-Fly Zone Obama?
    Okay.  The internet tells me the weather is clearing in Tripoli Libya. 51 degrees F. Scattered clouds. Winds 12 mph. The ferry to evacuate Americans with guest Brits and Canadians should be sailing from Tripoli to Malta. No more threat of hostage-taking, like in Iraq. Obama you need to act. You need to show that you’re ready to put your money where you mouth is....
    by at February 24th, 2011 at 09:02 pm
  • My personal email to Obama about Libya
    “Do the right thing. I so want America to do the right thing. You know what is right. Do it! I worked hard for your election. I am only one person. But you are much more than that. Every word you say reaches the heart and soul of the Libyans tonight. Please give them hope.” send your email to: FOLLOW me on TWITTER @LVworldview
    by at February 24th, 2011 at 08:02 pm
  • Bravo Libya! Lions of the Desert
    Omar Mukhtar Lion of the Desert I hate to say that I am proud, because who am I to say anything? But I don’t personally know anyone who has the courage of what I have seen these last days. I would like to think that I could be so brave. I hope I never have to test myself the way the Libyan people have. Please let me say that I am proud without anyone taking offense....
    by at February 24th, 2011 at 08:02 pm
  • Why the Army can’t save Libya like in Egypt
    Gaddafi came to power in a coup against the former King Said Mohummad al-Senussi. Gaddafi understood well how to fragment Libya to maintain power. He has kept the airforce under the control of his own tribe. He has kept the army weak in relation to his own brigade system which answers to his Revolutionary Committees. His sons each seem to have a brigade of their own. The...
    by at February 24th, 2011 at 06:02 pm