Archive for February, 2011

  • 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
  • Cycle of Insanity, the real story of water
    Freshwater is precious, yet we manage freshwater by promoting one-time use, then divert the used water to the ocean, often polluting our ocean and beaches.  When it rains, we use gutters and hard surfaces to rush the water to the ocean, often causing flooding, instead of directing run-off to natural watersheds and water storage containers. When water is scarce, we seek...
    by at February 28th, 2011 at 02:02 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
  • Gaddafi’s wife Safiya
    Safiya Gaddafi wife #2 Muammar Gaddafi has been married twice. His first wife Fathia Khaled was a schoolteacher. It seems to have been a traditional Libyan marriage, arranged by their families, as it’s reported that they never met until the wedding. The marriage didn’t last long. They separated after six months, but not before Fathia was pregnant with Muhammad...
    by at February 25th, 2011 at 04:02 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
  • Personal story from Christchurch earthquake
    This is the email from my friend Brutus who has an organic farm not far from Christchurch New Zealand. I had asked about earthquake history in CC, wondering if it were like San Francisco or Los Angeles where you live at your own risk. “Christchurch, like all NZ, got little tremors every now and again, but no one was aware of the fault line that has ripped open –...
    by at February 25th, 2011 at 08:02 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
  • Map of Free Libya cities
    Free Libya Map Feb 24 2011 Thanks to for map.   Green is Free Libya. Red is pro-Gaddafi conteroffensives. Black figures are areas of no conflict. Black barrels are oil terminals. Brown is military installations. FOLLOW me on TWITTER @LVview
    by at February 24th, 2011 at 04:02 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
  • Aisha Gaddafi and her gang of brothers
    Muammar Gaddafi has 7 sons, 1 daughter and 1 adopted son. Almost all of them are involved in his regime. Wikileaks documents point out that anger at his family’s excesses have helped fuel the Feb 17 uprising. They are all in a life-and-death struggle which cannot end well for them. When their father’s regime topples, they lose everything. Most of them demonstrate...
    by at February 24th, 2011 at 12:02 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
  • Where do I get my news on Libya?
    Tweetosphere is vital. There are several links to follow but Retweeting keeps you in touch with most of the news that is coming out of Libya as well as what’s being said around the world. Check these sources out. Or follow me on Twitter @LVworldview for a my summary. I follow: (this list is far from complete sources for Libya. But I get hundreds of tweets a day from...
    by at February 24th, 2011 at 11:02 am
  • Non-tribal youth change their names on Facebook
    Demonstrating the trend in consciousness-raising among the youth of Libya, they are going on Facebook and changing their last names which show their tribal affiliation. (al-Gaddafi, al-Obeidi, al-Megrehi etc.) They now choose to be known by the city they hail from or just Libya. It’s a show of unity. In the first days of freedom, people greeted each other on the...
    by at February 23rd, 2011 at 09:02 pm