Posts Tagged ‘ Libya ’

Libya: ICC issues arrest warrant for Gaddafi

June 28, 2011
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BBC News [UK]    

"The International Criminal Court has issued an arrest warrant for Libyan leader Col Muammar Gaddafi, accusing him of crimes against humanity. The court had grounds to believe he had ordered attacks on civilians during Libya's four-month uprising, it said. The Hague-based court also issued warrants for two of Col Gaddafi's top aides - his son Saif al-Islam and intelligence chief Abdullah al-Sanussi. Thousands of people are believed to have been killed in the conflict." (06/27/11)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13927208  

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Libya: NATO bombing campaign enters 100th day

June 26, 2011
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Bigpond News [Australia]    

"Three months after French jets flew their first missions over eastern Libya, on Monday NATO was still pounding targets across the country in what has become a war fought on multiple fronts, but with few clear victories for either side. As 'Operation Unified Protector' approaches its 5000 strike sortie, NATO is still hitting about 50 targets a day, mostly in or around Tripoli and Misrata in the west; Brega in the east; and the Nafusa Mountains to the south of the capital." (06/27/11)

 

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Libya: Football stars defect to rebels

June 26, 2011
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BBC News [UK]    

"A group of 17 leading Libyan football figures have announced their defection to the rebels. They include the nation's goalkeeper, Juma Gtat, three other national team members, and the coach of Tripoli's top club al-Ahly, Adel bin Issa. Mr Gtat and Mr bin Issa announced the group's defection to the BBC during a late night meeting in the rebel-held Nafusa Mountains in western Libya. It comes on the heels of defections by military officers." (06/25/11)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13913954  

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Libya: UK, France dismiss Italy’s call for pause in NATO bombing

June 24, 2011
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Pakistan Observer [Pakistan]    

"Britain and France have both rejected a call by Italy for a pause in NATO’s bombing of Libya to allow humanitarian aid to reach the civilian population. ... The Italian foreign minister, Franco Frattini, had suggested that Nato’s credibility was at risk after a number of civilian casualties in air raids, but his comments were given short shrift in London and Paris, where both governments instead urged an intensification of pressure on Muammar Gaddafi amid signs that allied air attacks are moving into a new phase in western Libya." (06/24/11)

 

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Italy’s call for Libya ceasefire exposes NATO rift

June 22, 2011
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MSNBC    

"A split opened within the NATO-led air campaign against Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi on Wednesday when France and Britain rejected an Italian call for a halt to military action to allow aid access. China also signaled a shift in its stance on the conflict, describing as a 'dialogue partner' the rebels who, four months into the uprising, are making only slow gains in their effort to reach the capital Tripoli and topple Gadhafi." (06/22/11)

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Libya: Gaddafi calls for UN to investigate NATO attack in Surman

June 22, 2011
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CNN    

"Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi called Thursday for the U.N. Security Council to carry out an independent fact-gathering mission on Monday's NATO attack in the city of Surman, which resulted in civilian casualties. 'The Security Council should hold an urgent meeting to discuss the matter and stop this barbaric attack,' he said in a nationally televised address." (06/22/11)

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Libya: Italy pushes for “humanitarian truce”

June 22, 2011
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BBC News [UK]    

"Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini has called for a suspension of hostilities in Libya to allow humanitarian aid to be brought to the war-torn country. Mr Frattini also said Nato must provide data on results of its bombing campaign and guidelines on targeting errors." (06/22/11)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13872674  

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When is a war not a war?

June 22, 2011
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Red State
by Jeff Emanuel  

"The decision by a know-it-all president with no real world experience to overrule his top advisers isn’t surprising (though the fact he made a decision at all is noteworthy). However, given the excerpts provided above, it should be clear that this administration’s view of its own position and goals in Libya is schizophrenic to say the least." (06/22/11)

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Libya: NATO raids two western towns

June 21, 2011
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Dawn [Pakistan]    

"Nato warplanes carried out raids Tuesday on the towns of Khoms and Nalut in western Libya, state television and official news agency JANA reported. Nato targeted two checkpoints in the Khoms region 120 kilometres (75 miles) east of Tripoli, the television report said. It added that the control points were 'civilian' intended to 'organise traffic movements.' If the strikes were confirmed, it would mean the Western alliance had moved into a new stage of operations in the west of Libya, aiming at checkpoints on the highways leading into the capital Tripoli." (06/22/11)

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Strange definitions of war and peace

June 21, 2011
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Ron Paul Freedom's Phoenix
by US Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX)  

"Now that more than 90 days have passed since the president began bombing Libya, no one can seriously claim that the administration has complied with the clear requirements of the 1973 War Powers Resolution. In a remarkable act of chutzpah, the administration sent to Congress its response to the growing concern over its abuse of war powers. Its argument, in a nutshell, is that the War Powers Resolution is not relevant because US armed forces are not actually engaged in hostilities because Libya is so militarily weak it cannot fight back!" (06/20/11)

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Libya: Fresh civilian deaths pile pressure on NATO

June 20, 2011
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Reuters    

"The Libyan government said on Monday 19 civilians were killed in a NATO air strike on the home of one of Muammar Gaddafi's top officials, a day after NATO admitted killing civilians in a separate aerial attack. ... Libyan officials say NATO forces have killed more than 700 civilians, although they have not presented evidence of such large numbers of civilian deaths and NATO denies them." (06/20/11)

http://in.reuters.com/article/2011/06/21/idINIndia-57808820110621  

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If we aren’t at war in Libya …

June 20, 2011
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Downsize DC Downsize DC
by James Wilson  

"President Obama has claimed this war is not a war. He even claims it doesn't rise to the level of 'hostilities' as envisioned by the War Powers Act. This is laughable. Does the President think that Pearl Harbor wasn't an act of war because no Japanese boots ever stepped on U.S. soil during that attack? By the President's reasoning Pearl Harbor didn't even rise to the level of 'hostility.'" (06/20/11)

http://www.downsizedc.org/blog/urgent-if-we-arent-at-war-in-libya-  

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Libya: NATO suggests “weapons systems failure” in civilian deaths

June 19, 2011
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BBC News [UK]    

"Nato has admitted 'a weapons systems failure' may have led to civilian casualties in Sunday morning's air strike in the Libyan capital, Tripoli. In a statement, the alliance said the intended target of the strike was a military missile site, but 'it appears that one weapon' did not hit it. The Libyan government earlier said Nato bombed a residential area, killing several civilians." (06/19/11)

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-13833752  

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Libya: Diplomatic efforts up as bombs target Tripoli

June 16, 2011
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Bennington Banner    

"Renewed diplomatic efforts to halt the country’s civil war appeared to be gaining momentum Thursday as thunderous NATO airstrikes once again hammered Moammar Gadhafi’s stronghold of Tripoli. Officials in the capital say they are open to international efforts that would bring an end to four months of fighting between forces loyal to the longtime leader and rebels who control the eastern third of the country along with pockets in the west. But they insist that Gadhafi will not bow to international pressure to push him aside." (06/16/11)

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Libya: Area near Gaddafi compound struck in NATO raid

June 15, 2011
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Manila Bulletin [Philippines]    

"NATO again pounded the area near Moammar Gadhafi's compound Thursday during a pre-dawn raid in the Libyan capital Tripoli. A series of thunderous booms rumbled in quick succession shortly before 5 a.m., rattling windows in the heart of the city. A column of smoke could be seen rising from the vicinity of the Libyan leader's Bab al-Aziziya compound as sirens from emergency vehicles blared through the streets. It was not clear what was hit, and there was no word on casualties." ()6/16/11)

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World leaders look for way out of Libya

June 15, 2011
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Los Angeles Times    

"With questions growing about NATO's air war and international arrest warrants threatening to close off a diplomatic solution, new players are joining the search for a way out of the Libya conflict. But the efforts have stumbled so far on Moammar Kadafi's insistence that he remain in the country. Russia and Turkey have recently added their voices to Western demands that Kadafi leave. Libyan officials long have declared that a nonstarter, and diplomats say it is unlikely they can change Kadafi's mind." (06/15/11)

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White House defends illegal Libya invasion

June 15, 2011
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Fox News    

"The White House responded Wednesday to a congressional outcry over U.S. military action in Libya, saying that President Obama has the authority to continue the campaign even without authorization from U.S. lawmakers. ... Because U.S. forces are not engaged in sustained fighting and there are no troops on the ground there, the White House says the president is within his U.S. constitutional rights to direct the mission on his own." [editor's note: Wasn't it inevitable, since Congress had been able to invade without formal declarations of war so many times, that some Chief Exec would bypass them entirely! - SAT] (06/15/11)

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US House members to sue Obama regime over illegal Libya war

June 15, 2011
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CNN    

"A bipartisan group of House members will file a lawsuit Wednesday challenging U.S. participation in the Libya military mission. ... The lawsuit, which will be formally announced at a Washington news conference, will cite the War Powers Resolution as well as the role of Congress in protecting taxpayers' money, said Rep. Walter Jones, R-North Carolina, one of the 10 legislators filing it. A statement by Rep. Dennis Kucinich, D-Ohio, an anti-war liberal who is leading the lawsuit effort with Jones, said that the lawsuit will 'challenge the executive branch's circumvention of Congress and its use of international organizations such as the United Nations and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to authorize the use of military force abroad, in violation of the Constitution.'" (06/15/11)

http://edition.cnn.com/2011/POLITICS/06/15/war.powers.libya/  

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Boehner warns of possible War Powers violation over Libya

June 14, 2011
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CNN    

"The Obama administration could be in violation of the War Powers Resolution if it fails to get congressional authorization by Sunday for U.S. participation in the Libya military mission, House Speaker John Boehner said Tuesday. ... the administration has failed to address questions about the mission that were in a House resolution passed June 3. That resolution set a two-week deadline for a response." [editor's note: Obama has been in violation of the Constitution and the WPR from the beginning. No threat, no declaration of war, no 60-day report/request. If Boehner's too spineless to move for impeachment, he should STFU - TLK] (06/14/11)

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Libya: Rebels breakout toward Tripoli

June 13, 2011
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Loveland Reporter-Herald    

"Libyan rebels Monday broke out toward Tripoli from the opposition-held port of Misrata 140 miles to the east, cracking a government siege as fighters across the country mounted a resurgence in their four-month-old revolt against Moammar Gadhafi. The rebels gained a diplomatic boost as well when the visiting the German foreign minister said the nascent opposition government was 'the legitimate representative of the Libyan people.'" (06/13/11)

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Clinton urges African states to abandon Gaddafi

June 13, 2011
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MSNBC    

"Secretary of State Hillary Clinton urged African states on Monday to cut ties to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi, saying he 'has lost his legitimacy to rule.' Clinton said all African states should call for a cease-fire and suspend Ghadafi's loyal diplomats in their countries, NBC News reported." (06/13/11)

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Libya: Battle for oil town, fighting near Tripoli

June 12, 2011
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Reuters    

"Rebels fighting against Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi say they were repulsed by his forces in a battle to retake the eastern oil town of Brega, suffering at least four dead. In the west, rebels said they were fighting Gaddafi's forces for a second day in the town of Zawiyah Sunday, bringing the revolt against his rule closer to the capital." (06/13/11)

http://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFTRE74E1I420110613  

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Libya: New airstrikes target capital

June 9, 2011
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Eurasia Review    

"A new round of suspected NATO airstrikes shook the Libyan capital and its suburbs early Friday, a day after allied and Arab nations pledged more than $1.1 billion to help Libya’s opposition council and civilians affected by the country’s conflict. The 22-member Libya Contact Group announced the series of financial measures Thursday as they met in the United Arab Emirates to plan for a Libya without its embattled leader, Moammar Gadhafi." (06/10/11)

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Gates presses US allies to do more against Libya

June 9, 2011
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Fort Dodge Messenger News    

"The Obama administration challenged five key military allies Wednesday to take on a greater share of the NATO-led air campaign against Moammar Gadhafi's forces, illustrating the strains of a three-month intervention in Libya that has no time frame for an exit. Defense Secretary Robert Gates delivered the pointed message in a goodbye to his counterparts from NATO ahead of his retirement next month, senior American and British officials said. But none of the nations that were challenged pledged to do more." (06/09/11)

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Libya: Fresh round of NATO airstrikes on Tripoli

June 9, 2011
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Forbes    

"NATO airstrikes rattled the Libyan capital Thursday with eight clusters of bombing runs believed to have targeted the outskirts of Tripoli. The intensity of the attacks suggested a return to the heavy NATO bombardment of the city on Tuesday that hit military installations across the capital and flattened major buildings in leader Moammar Gadhafi's sprawling compound in the center of the city. Government officials did not say what had been targeted in the Thursday bombing runs." (06/09/11)

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