Posts Tagged ‘Security Council’

  • ICC arrest warrant for Gaddafi & son Saif with UN Security Council travel ban on wife Safiya
    Safiya and Muammar in better days - or maybe now - hiding out in desert? This is not a good time to be a member of the Gaddafi family. The father, Muammar, named as “acting Head of State,” by the ICC (International Criminal Court) is officially wanted for crimes against humanity. He’s now an alleged war criminal with an ICC arrest warrant calling for...
    by at June 27th, 2011 at 03:06 pm
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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