Posts Tagged ‘Gaddafi’

  • 17 Crimes committed by Gaddafi against Libyan people
    @LibyaNewMedia tweeted the following list of 17 crimes committed by Gaddafi against the Libyan people since February 17, the start of the Free Libya Revolution. These are only the recent ones. The list of crimes he and his family have committed against the Libyan people during his 42 year reign would go on forever. It will certainly be a long time before the memories die. #Gaddaficrimes 1-...
    by at March 23rd, 2011 at 09:03 am
  • Top Ten Ways Libya is NOT Iraq by Juan Cole
    I keep hearing so-called experts say Libya is another Iraq and Afghanistan. But these countries are not the same people or the same struggle. All Muslim struggles are not alike. For once, we have a chance to be on the right side of history. This great essay written by Professor Juan Cole, author of “Engaging the Muslim World,”  lays out 10 ways that our...
    by at March 22nd, 2011 at 11:03 am
  • Toureg defection in Libya could accelerate Gaddafi regime fall
    RFI France reports that Otman Ben Assi, exiled Libyan in support of Free Libya, claims a defection of Touregs could lead to the fall of Gaddafi. He also speaks of the importance of the city of Sabha.  Listen to his comments (in French) in short interview with Christine Muratet RFI: http://rfi.my/i0Wh06 Touregs are a traditional nomadic tribe that wandered the...
    by at March 21st, 2011 at 02:03 pm
  • “Kamikaze pilot attack real. Khamis Gaddafi is dead of burns.”
    Khamis Gaddafi There was so much back and forth in Twitter about the kamikaze pilot attack on Bab al Azizia that I edited my story a couple of times to try to keep up. I ended up calling it all “Urban Legend” and dismissed it as wishful thinking. It was the action that Twitter had been calling for and it seemed that finally someone answered. The whole story...
    by at March 21st, 2011 at 10:03 am
  • NATO fiddles while Benghazi burns under full scale assault by Gaddafi
    AFP: Free Libya jet shot down over Benghazi this am A full assault is happening in Benghazi right now. Rockets and bombing have rocked residential areas. Tweets of civilians being shot as they flee their homes. Tweets also of assault from the sea. The hotel where journalists stay has been bombed. All hell is breaking loose. What did the United States, United Kingdom, France...
    by at March 19th, 2011 at 01:03 am
  • Speechless at NATO inaction and undecided if leaders incompetent or lying.
    It doesn’t happen very often to me that I’m speechless, but that’s just where I am today. The tweets are flying with news of massacres in several Libyan cities in the 24 hours since the UN Security Council approved a No-Fly Zone along with all means necessary to stop violence against civilians, including military action. The Gaddafi regime keeps claiming...
    by at March 18th, 2011 at 03:03 pm
  • Congratulations Free Libya on NFZ + whatever it takes short of “boots on the ground”
    We all held our breath. France took the time to make a statement. And they deserved it. They have led the way for Libya. Vive la France!!! French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe expressed France’s outrage at Gaddafi and then French support of Free Libya. It was well-orchestrated drama and very civilized. The UN at its best. note: France was the first country to recognize...
    by at March 17th, 2011 at 11:03 pm
  • Kamikaze Pilot The Martyr Mokhtar Mohammed Osman is Urban Legend
    This is a photo of the kamikaze pilot that rumors and “confirmed” reports said crashed his plane into Bab Al Azizia, Gaddafi’s compound. The myth: Mokhtar Mohammed Osman took off from a military airfield in Tripoli with orders to bomb Adjabaya, but turned his plane and flew into the compound. Unfortunately it was all Urban Legend and I fell for it...
    by at March 15th, 2011 at 07:03 pm
  • General Khalifa Belqasim Haftar returns to support Free Libya
    Khalifa Belqasim Haftar, former Libyan army commander, was one of Gaddafi’s most prominent military marshalls during the war against Chad. The first announcements of his return from the U.S. to Libya to support the Free Libya forces appeared on Mar 14. There certainly has been a dramatic change in events in the last 24 hours. I don’t know if it’s due...
    by at March 15th, 2011 at 06:03 pm
  • Free Libya on Ides of March
    Just when things looked so dark, I had begun to despair, Free Libya struck back today with their own jets. They sank two Gaddafi Libyan ships that had been bombarding from sea and bombed the tarmac at Gaddafi’s Gardabya Airport in his hometown of Sirte. It’s also reported that the defected Free Libyan air force has bombarded three Gaddafi military convoys. While...
    by at March 15th, 2011 at 11:03 am
  • Huda the executioner’s wedding with Amazon Guard cameo appearance
    This YouTube video is on the whole uneventful and now new. The wedding was years ago. Huda Ben Amer aka the executioner is young and so is Muammar Gaddafi. I turned the sound off and followed it through to see if anything would ever happen. At 4:11 into the video, some smiling and armed members of the Amazon Guard show up for a cameo appearance. I repeat this is NOT new...
    by at March 13th, 2011 at 10:03 am
  • Imagine Charlie Sheen as President Of Libya
    “For Americans who don’t get Free Libya, imagine Charlie Sheen as President with power of  life and death over you.” A pretty scary thought, don’t you think? Well that’s what it’s like living under the Gaddafi’s – first Muammar now Saif al-Islam.
    by at March 11th, 2011 at 09:03 pm
  • Vive la France for recognizing Libyan National Council (TNC) while Gaddafi calls Obama’s bluff
    Sarkozy came through in a big way today and recognized the Libyan National Council (known as TNC or PTNC – yes – too confusing) as the legitimate representatives of Free Libya. According to my Twitter sources, France refused to let the Gaddafi delegation enter the country as they had no visas and sent them back to Libya on the same plane. Nice story if...
    by at March 10th, 2011 at 06:03 pm
  • El-Baghdadi Mar 9 Status Report on Libyan Military and Diplomatic Fronts
    Here is a compilation of Tweets from Iyad el-Baghdadi (@iyad_elbaghdadi) who gives one of the best MOST OPTIMISTIC status reports on military action in Libya. He also talks about today’s Gaddafi delegation visit to Cairo. If you are looking for a TOO hopeful report on the outcome of the Libyan Uprising or Revolution – whatever you want to call it – this...
    by at March 9th, 2011 at 03:03 pm
  • Topple the Tyrants take over Saif al-Islam’s London home
    Saif al-Islam's London house today A group called “Topple the Tyrants” have taken over Saif al-Islam Gaddafi’s home in Hampstead Garden, north London. The group is not Libyan, but sympathetic to the Free Libya struggle to oust Gaddafi. Out of Libya! Out of London!  
    by at March 9th, 2011 at 10:03 am
  • Four Freedom Fighters united in their fight for Free Libya
    Who are the men who fight for Free Libya? They come from widely different backgrounds with different motivations. They all are committed to losing their lives, if it brings about change. That’s what unites them. They want a Free Libya, free of Gaddafi, free to be human beings with the same motivations and desires as the the modern world. Here are just four...
    by at March 8th, 2011 at 08:03 pm
  • Recommend: CBC’s Fifth Estate “Gaddafi Dying Days” documentary
    If you’re looking for a good recap of the reign of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi, I recommend CBC’s (Canadian Broadcasting) Fifth Estate program titled “Colonel Gadhafi (Gaddafi) Dying Days: A dictator’s final fight against his own demise.” With footage from the first days of his coup against King Idriss right through nowtime, CBC’s Fifth...
    by at March 8th, 2011 at 09:03 am
  • Huda the Executioner, another of Gaddafi’s women, stands by his side
    Libya’s Devil in Female Form. Gaddafi has surrounded himself with many women over the years. His first wife had the sense to get away after six months, but Safiya Gaddafi has stood by her man and bore him eight children: Aisha the sole daughter and her gang of  seven brothers. Safiya stays out of the limelight and rumor has it she is in Vienna. His Amazon Guard,...
    by at March 7th, 2011 at 12:03 pm
  • Dead or Alive – US/UK put £10m bounty on Gaddafi
    That’s the story reported on MSN news. Spies and operatives from the US and UK are supposedly in Libya handing out bundles of cash to anyone who might get close to Gaddafi. They’ll pay £10 million or $16 million and change to anyone who brings in Gaddafi – dead or alive. The claim is that the bounty on Gaddafi is being floated up the food chain and...
    by at March 7th, 2011 at 12:03 am
  • Gaddafi jokes get laughs even in the midst of bloodshed
    Gaddafi calls media "dogs" The tweet jokes get laughs even as they intersperse with stories of bloodshed and battle: “New sitcom on Libya State TV called “Everyone Loves Gaddafi.” “Libyan TV BREAKING NEWS: Gadhafi just cured cancer and landed on the moon.” “Col Kaddafi claims he owns KFC = Khaddafi Fried Chicken. In fact,...
    by at March 6th, 2011 at 06:03 pm
  • Battle of the message: Free Libya holds positions vs Gaddafi takes back
    At the end of the day which is now about 3 in the morning in Libya, it appears that the Free Libya Freedom Fighters have held their ground against Pro-Gaddafi forces in Zawiya, Misrata, and Tabrouk.  State Libyan TV claimed victory in those cities, as well as Ras Lanuf. But foreign correspondents on the ground question those claims. @Libyafreedomnew tweets that “revolutionaries...
    by at March 6th, 2011 at 06:03 pm
  • Latest maps of Libya with Gaddafi vs National Libyan Council
    These latest maps of Libya from Al Marj and Benghazi to Zwara were created by Iyad El-Baghdadi who says in his profile that he is an “Islamic libertarian. ” Azzawiya is called Zawiya on international news. Recently captured Ras Lanouf is on second map. Libya NW Coast http://yfrog.com/h37155j Libya Sidra Bay Mar 05 10pm Libya time http://yfrog.com/h0ywz3j
    by at March 5th, 2011 at 11:03 am
  • Head of NATO tells BBC “If requested, we stand ready to assist with our assets.”
    Anders Fogh Rasmussen, former Danish Prime Minister and current head of NATO, said in an interview with BBC that NATO acts by resolution of the United Nations Security Council. He explained that NATO is very aware of the sensitivity of Western intervention in that region of the world. He did add however that “if requested, we stand ready to assist with our assets.” I...
    by at March 5th, 2011 at 01:03 am
  • Interpol issues orange not red alert for Gaddafi family and Inner Circle
    Interpol issued an orange alert today for “possible movement of dangerous individuals and assets.” It did not issue a red alert, as in the case of Julian Assange of WikiLeaks, as a red alert requires the request of a member country and an underlying national arrest warrant. File No.:  2011/108/OS/CCC “The individuals listed in this Notice have been...
    by at March 4th, 2011 at 03:03 pm
  • Tweets of love and encouragement from the world to Libya before Friday battles
    It is 4:30 am in Libya. In a few hours, Libyan freedom fighters will take to the streets for a FREE LIBYA – even knowing that Gaddafi and his evil Inner Circle will stop at nothing to crush them. Here are some of the tweets I received in just one hour. They are from everywhere, from all those following the struggle. From those who want to show their love and encouragement...
    by at March 3rd, 2011 at 07:03 pm
  • 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: http://international.daralhayat.com/internationalarticle/240045
    by at March 2nd, 2011 at 10:03 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
  • 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: www.youtube.com/watch?v=LefQdEMJP1I Tarek adds yet another meaning for zanga as “corner.”...
    by at March 1st, 2011 at 03:03 pm