Posts Tagged ‘Gaddafi’

  • 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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEk2Yvv6cVI 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: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l2BdL3g1kxI More...
    by at February 27th, 2011 at 03:02 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Ahmed Kadaf al-Dam, Gaddafi’s cousin, defects to Egypt
    Ahmed Kadaf al-Dam is Gaddafi’s cousin and considered to be one of his staunch supporters. (note: Kadaf is yet another of the multiple ways to transliterate the names of the Qadhafah – Gaddifi family.) I’d be a lot more impressed if he hadn’t defected to the safety of Egypt rather than stay and fight for the people of Libya. He’s obviously...
    by at February 24th, 2011 at 02:02 pm
  • Typical terror tactics of Gaddafi regime
    Libyan State TV is showing images of men, lying on the ground with their hands tied behind them. It is unclear if they are dead or alive. The message to freedom fighters is: “This is what will happen to you if you don’t stop now.” Pro-Gaddafi forces are taking injured from hospitals. It is unknown what happens to them, but I can guess. Members of the...
    by at February 24th, 2011 at 11:02 am
  • Obama says “exploring all options”
    “Exploring all options.” Those three words from Barack Obama would mean a lot to anyone who isn’t crazy. The problem, as everyone knows, is that Gaddafi is beyond hearing anything. But those around him are capable of hearing. Maybe they will get the message. It would be so easy if Obama could just fix it. I’m sure he wants to. At least he finally...
    by at February 23rd, 2011 at 03:02 pm
  • Where is Gaddafi’s Amazon Guard?
    Gaddafi usually travels with his Amazon Guard of 40 martial arts-trained women of mixed colors who are supposedly all virgins and crack shots. I didn’t see any of them standing beside him during his speech. Have they gone underground, gone over to the Rebels or just left town? One got killed once saving his life when his convoy was attacked. She threw herself in...
    by at February 23rd, 2011 at 12:02 pm
  • Gaddafi uses text message to plea for support
    photo from Gaddafi Facebook album According to the Jakarta Globe, Gaddafi’s regime tried a new tactic to assert control. It sent a text message on the Libyan national mobile telephone network. “God give victory to our leader and the people.” The text message comes with a promise of a credit in cellphone time if  forwarded to other mobile telephone...
    by at February 23rd, 2011 at 12:02 pm
  • Maj Gen Suleiman Mahmoud Al-Obeidi officially defects
    The Commander of Army in Tobrouk in the far east of Libya, Maj. Gen Suleiman Mahmoud, has officially gone over to the rebellion. His full name is Suleiman Mahmoud al-Obeidi which puts him in the same tribe as Maj. Gen. Abdul Fattah Younis who made his dramatic defection yesterday on TV. This is probably a good indication that the Obedi tribe from the Tobrouk region is...
    by at February 23rd, 2011 at 09:02 am
  • Is Obama waiting til US Nationals out of Libya?
    I see Hillary‘s face. She knows about the evil in the streets of Libya. She wants to send in the Marines. She looks like she’s really holding herself back when speaking as Secretary of State Clinton. It’s wearing on her. Obama probably reflects the same sentiments – he just expresses it differently. And he is President of the United States and might...
    by at February 22nd, 2011 at 09:02 pm
  • Abdul Fattah Younis resigns from Gaddafi regime
    Here are a few excerpts from Abdul Fattah Younis, reported to be Gaddafi‘s #2 man, Army General and Minister of the Interior. He has resigned his post and seems to have survived an assassination attempt by Gaddafi’s men. He referred to the February 17 Revolution and asked the police and military to join. “Gaddafi’s men came to shoot me but the bullets...
    by at February 22nd, 2011 at 02:02 pm
  • Wading through maze of Libyan tribes
    It seems almost impossible to wade through the maze of tribes that exist in Libya.  It’s almost impossible to imagine a country could seriously be fragmented along so many fault lines. How important a role these tribes actually play is difficult to see at the moment. Gaddafi has held the country in his iron fist for 40+ years. Has that been necessary to make it...
    by at February 22nd, 2011 at 01:02 pm
  • Libyan UN Deputy Ambassador tells Gaddafi to step down
    Al-Badeshi, Libya’s Deputy Ambassador  to the UN, called today for Gaddafi to step down. He also called for international powers to step in and use every means necessary to stop the genocide in Libya. He is taking his case to the Security Council and asking for an emergency meeting. He and his delegation – minus the ambassador who has gone missing –...
    by at February 21st, 2011 at 09:02 pm
  • Sunni cleric al-Qaradawi issues fatwa – kill Gaddafi!
    This is where the real split happens in cultures. Yusuf al-Qaradawi is arguably the most influential Sunni Muslim cleric in the world. He is considered by many to be the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood. Foreign Policy names him the world’s 3rd most influential public intellectual. He has regularly spoken in the past in support of democracy. But today,...
    by at February 21st, 2011 at 07:02 pm
  • An especially odd Muammar Gaddafi appears on state TV
    After seeing the 15 second clip of Muammar Gaddafi telling viewers not to believe the “dog TV channels,” I have a hard time believing that he is still in charge. He’s always been an odd duck, but his appearance on Libyan State TV showed an old man who looked quite seriously impaired. Armed with an umbrella and sporting a flap-eared hat, he declared to...
    by at February 21st, 2011 at 06:02 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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