Libya – Ongoing Coverage; Gaddafi must be taken down now!

Posted on March 8, 2011

Republicans urge the Obama Administration to take action on Libya

Screen shot 2011-03-07 at 10.17.31 “Forces loyal to Col. Moammar Gadhafi struck back against rebel-held cities across Libya on Sunday, while Republican leaders in Congress pressed for the U.S. to consider providing arms, intelligence and training to the rebels. The fighting appeared to gain the Libyan government little ground against the rebels, increasing the likelihood of a prolonged standoff in the North African country. With no evidence emerging that Col. Gadhafi is about to fall, Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the top Republican on the Armed Services Committee, and Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky urged the U.S. to consider various moves that would mark a sharp escalation in American involvement.” – WSJ

  • “The UN appoints a new envoy on Libya and is to send a humanitarian team as the battle between forces loyal to Col Gaddafi and rebels intensifies.” – BBC News
  • Andrés Martinez: “Leftist leaders in Latin America should be ashamed of embracing Moammar Kadafi” – LA Times
  • “Libyan rebels call for reinforcements and prepare to regroup after forces loyal to Qaddafi pounded opposition fighters with helicopter gunships and rockets to thwart their advance toward the capital.” – Fox News
  • “Government and rebel forces [in Libya] engaged in a fierce battle Monday for control of this oil depot on the Mediterranean coast, as regime loyalists mounted assaults on several fronts to reclaim ground lost since the Feb. 17 uprising began.” – Washington Post

> Yesterday in The Republican: What They’re Saying: Conservatives call for bold ideas and a more coordinated strategy in response to the continued violence in Libya

> Yesterday in Video: Herb London weighs in on potential US/NATO action in Libya: “The military option certainly needs to be considered”

March 07, 2011 New York Post

MICHAEL GOODWIN: Chaos In Libya Extends All the Way to the White House

Continuing the mixed-message habit it showed in Egypt, the White House appears to be locked in an internal struggle about responding to the Arab uprisings. Details will make a good history class some day, but for now, the result is a mess…

Opinion: Libya burns while the White House sleeps Fromer Ambassador Bolton: Once again, our government was caught off…

Democracy or Jew-Hatred? The Libyan Edition

by John Rosenthal In Libya now, just as in Egypt one month ago, protesters are using the Star of David as a symbol of hatred and contempt.

Libyan-American Activist: “West Must Cut Off The Snake’s Head”

Posted on March 5, 2011 by Jane Jamison

 Muammar Gaddafi — alone in the world?

Will Qaddafi Survive Revolution?

By Dell Hill

Mohamed Eljahmi is a software engineer living in Cambridge, Massachusetts.  He’s Libyan by birth and has spent the past 30 years in the United States.  Much of his immediate family is still in Libya, but he says the Libyan government has shut down all contact that he used to have with them.

In a recent interview with the Jeruselem Post, Eljahmi held out little hope that the current revolution going on in his homeland would be successful against Colonel Muamar Qaddafi, unless they “Cut off the snake’s head – it’s the only way.”


  • Libyan Warplanes Launch Air Strikes Against Rebels

    Qaddafi loyalists use helicopter gunships and air attacks to turn back advancing opposition rebels

  • Qadaffi’s ‘Offer’ to Libya’s Vanished Jews
    Andrew G. Bostom
    The bloody despot’s wacky plan to bring Jews back to Libya. More

    Gaddafi should have been taken down long ago. For awhile when Bush was President it seemed we had him in check, but the first wrong move should have been the last, and swift action on our part, as well as whoever in the world community would join, should have been the order of the day. Unfortunately with the naive and ineffective Obama administration, swift action doesn’t ever seem to come (that is, unless his union friends and leftist allies are threatened!)

    Libyan Rebels Reclaim Key City After 6-Hour Battle

    Rebels, including army defectors, repel Qaddafi’s forces to retake the city closest to the capital

    Russia Rules Out No-Fly Zone for Libya

  • Haass: Gadhafi Could Remain, Unless US Acts
  • US Moves Military Assets Near Libya
  • Defiant Tripoli Neighborhood Endures Crackdowns
  • Chavez Says he Won’t Condemn Libya’s Gadhafi (Of course! One despot defending another no surprise)
  • Delusional Gadhafi Says ‘All My People Love Me’
  • Gadhafi Handing Out Cash to Supporters
  • U.N. Poised to … Praise Libya?

  • AP
  • While Qaddafi receives international condemnation for his violent crackdown on protesters, the U.N. Human Rights Council is close to voting on a report commending Libya on numerous fronts.
  • U.S. Repositions Forces Around Libya
  • Could Qaddafi Use Chemical Weapons?
  • Libya Quashes Protest, West Sends Aid
  • What’s Qaddafi’s State of Mind?
  • YOU DECIDE: Should U.S. Military Deliver Humanitarian Aid to Libya?
  • FOX: Full Coverage: Libya
  •  American Ferried to Safety 

    Libya and the UN’s Human Rights Council
    March 01, 2011
    The HRC is actually one of Gaddafi’s biggest enablers – and the US is complicit. More

    Gingrich: Obama Follows ‘Dangerous Foreign Policy’
    Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich discusses whether he believes that some of President Barack Obama’s acts are impeachable, the president’s “dangerous foreign policy,” and his ideology as a “man of the left.” And Gingrich tells Newsmax.TV about his own possible presidential aspirations.

    Libyan rebels gaining strength – and defectors
    February 28, 2011
    Gaddafi’s downfall cannot come soon enough. More

    Megalomaniac Gadhafi’s 40-Year Reign Steeped in Chaos  

    It’s Up to Obama to End Slaughter in Libya

    Feb 25, 2011 –  “No one is certain how many people have died so far in the rebellion against Gadhafi in this oil- rich nation of 6.5 million that Gadhafi has ruled since a coup some 42 years ago. But New York-based Human Rights Watch puts the death toll at nearly 300, according to a partial count. Italy’s Foreign Minister Franco Frattini called estimates of some 1,000 people killed “credible.”

    We Must Not Fear the Tyrants of Tripoli
    Joel B. Pollak
    The idea that America ought to fear the reaction of an embattled dictator is so feeble, and so contrary to 200 years of U.S. military tradition, that one wonders whether Obama believes it. More

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