Archive for the ‘A Point of View’

  • NATO: Is Syria about the oil?
    Updated! Is so much Potential Oil and Gas: So Close & Yet So Far Away! How much does access to oil resources in the region influence NATO’s decisions about direct military intervention in Syria? contributed by @PicoBee Figure1: Existing oil and gas pipelines transiting through and near Syria. Figure 2: Projected OIl production from Iraq. Pipelines, Pipelines,...
    by at August 12th, 2012 at 10:08 am
  • Twitter photos from historic vote in new Libya first election
    My heart is full of joy today for the Libyan people. If you follow my blog, you know that I have followed the Libyan revolution from almost the very first day. Although I have never had the pleasure and privilege of visiting Libya – and I do so hope that I will soon – I have been there in spirit and made so many good and true friends through twitter, that Libya...
    by at July 7th, 2012 at 12:07 pm
  • Mubarak, SCAF, Muslim Brotherhood and democracy in Egypt
    Mubarak being wheeled into courtroom. This is day he really died. This is day the world saw him in a cage. Mubarak lives. He doesn’t live. What is living? Heart beats while brain is dead. Machines keep his body functioning. At best, he’s in a coma. Is there a parallel here with democracy in Egypt? Maybe I don’t have any right to weigh in. I’m not...
    by at June 20th, 2012 at 05:06 pm
  • Will Senussi in Mauritania stand trial in Libya, ICC, France?
      Al-Senussi Abdullah has been arrested in Mauritania with French cooperation LATEST on Senussi and Mauritania (Aug 6 2010): Mauritania’s President has ruled out extraditing Abdullah al-Senussi before he is tried there for illegal entry and use of forged documents. (His passport) “presents him as Malian and under a fake name, which is why he must undergo...
    by at March 17th, 2012 at 10:03 am
  • Khamis Gaddafi alive and captured? Al-Sanussi captured by Misrata brigade?
    Khamis Gaddafi is reported alive and captured today by Zintan forces. Talk about nine lives. How many times has it been reported that Khamis Gaddafi has been killed? Two stories have him burned. The first time was at the beginning of the Revolution when a plane supposedly kamikazied into Bab Aziziyah and Khamis was taken to a burn hospital in Tripoli where he died. Then...
    by at February 24th, 2012 at 07:02 pm
  • Video Library of Mohamed Mo Nabbous Libya Alhurra Videocasts
    Thank you to the Libya Uprising Archive from libya17feb for putting together Mohamed Nabbous Videos from Libya Al Hurra Livestream. The First Video is from February 22. Mo Nabbous broadcasts surveillance camera footgage from his makeshift studio in Benghazi http://www.livestream.com/libya17feb/video?clipId=pla_81925fcb-4b98-4e83-bc3d-a85b63c647f8 Mo Nabbous - Libyan Hero See...
    by at February 16th, 2012 at 10:02 pm
  • Free Libya! Feb 17 one year anniversary of Libyan Revolution
    I’m celebrating my one year anniversary. One year ago I got hooked on Free Libya. On Feb 17 I fell in love with Libya’s fight for freedom from the evil empire known as the Gaddafi regime. I fell in love with Mo Nabbous. I fell in love with Benghazi. I fell in love with the Victory sign and Freedom Fighters, with Zanga Zanga and Nescafe. I got sucked into Twitter...
    by at February 16th, 2012 at 09:02 pm
  • Obama State of the Union Address, Occupy Movement and NDAA
    Dear Mr. President Obama, I hope you will address the concerns of the 99 Percent and the Occupy movement in your campaign, and most notably in your upcoming State of the Union message. This could be the kickoff for a surge in vital support from the same class of young and uncommitted voters who backed you in your 2008 presidential (AND Congressional) landslide. The Obama...
    by at January 18th, 2012 at 12:01 pm
  • Update on Gaddafi family & ICC List. Where are they now?
    Col Muammar Gaddafi In March 2011 the ICC (International Criminal Court) issued a travel ban and asset freeze on members of the Gaddafi family and other top officials in his Inner Circle. Safiya Gaddafi, Gaddafi’s wife and mother of his 6 sons and daughter Aisha, was added later. 10 months later, we ask  ”WHERE ARE THEY NOW???” Gaddafi Immediate Family: DEAD Col....
    by at January 12th, 2012 at 01:01 pm
  • Gaddafi the Nomad wanders Libya and Niger
    Toureg soldier Everyone’s all excited about figuring out where Gaddafi is. But he is not anywhere for very long. Tonight in Libya, tomorrow in Niger. The borders are seamless sand dunes or craggy rock gullies in the Sahara. Gaddafi is the desert Nomad, roaming southern Libyan sands, never staying more than one or two nights in any place. He travels in a caravan of...
    by at September 9th, 2011 at 10:09 pm
  • Aisha, Safiya, Mohammed and Hannibal Gaddafi held in luxury house arrest at Sheraton near Algiers
    Sheraton de Pins, new home of Gaddafi wife Safiya, daughter Aisha, and sons Mohammed and Hannibal Information is starting to trickle out about the whereabouts of at least some of the Gaddafi family members. Wife Safiya, daughter Aisha and two sons Mohammed and Hannibal are “guests” of the Algerian government in a luxury Sheraton villa on the Mediterranean...
    by at September 6th, 2011 at 04:09 pm
  • Could Gaddafi be hiding in deep desert Libya with his Toureg Praetorian Guard?
    Ghat If you read my story on Aisha Gaddafi and the escape of the brothers and Gaddafi sons, Mohammed and Hannibal, with Gaddafi’s wife Safiya, you should draw the same conclusion that I have. Gaddafi planned to escape to Niger with his family. The Algerian government thwarted those plans by refusing Gaddafi entry into the country. The only question I have is at...
    by at September 3rd, 2011 at 04:09 pm
  • South African Mercenaries and Algeria: Aisha Gaddafi, baby Safiya, 2 brothers Hannibal & Mohammed taken to Algiers with Mrs Safiya Gaddafi
    Aisha not many weeks ago in Tripoli This has been quite an odyssey for the princess Aisha Gaddafi. From Sorbonne-trained attorney and Claudia Schiffer-beauty to renegade in the Sahara and birth of a baby girl deep in the desert, the shift in her life could be fairly described as melodramatic. But the mystery surrounding the escape of Aisha, her mother, Safiya and two...
    by at September 2nd, 2011 at 12:09 pm
  • Gaddafi Wife Safiya, daughter Aisha and two sons Mohammed and Hannibal in Algeria
    Daughter Aisha with mother Safiya Gaddafi. Aisha has gone thru transformation. The Algerian government has notified the United Nations and the Libyan interim government (NTC) that Gaddafi’s wife Safiya, his daughter Aisha and his two sons Mohammed and Hannibal fled into Algeria today. None of the escaping family members have ICC arrest warrants issued on them, but...
    by at August 29th, 2011 at 03:08 pm
  • Libya deGaddafinated
    thanx to Fissa's Free Libyan Voice
    by at August 13th, 2011 at 06:08 pm
  • Fear Itself – GOP Politics in Our Century – OpEd
    Going into the presidential election of 2012, as in all recent elections, the Republican Party has NO positive accomplishments to run on. Eight years of their policies at the start of this 21st century have left America at war, our economy in chaos, our local governments crippled, our elections and Supreme Court and news media corrupt, and our national spirit demoralized. But...
    by at August 10th, 2011 at 08:08 am
  • What Libyan Freedom Fighters in Nafusa Mountains accomplished in less than 3 months
    Some talk about a stalemate in Libya, but just check out this map showing the progress of the Revolutionaries, otherwise known as Libyan Freedom Fighters, in the battle for the Nafusa Mountains in the western part of the country. Please remember these guys started out with knives and hunting rifles less than three months ago; their weapons have largely been seized from...
    by at August 2nd, 2011 at 02:08 pm
  • Twitter with Purpose
    Like all writers, I love words. I like to play with them and caress them, putting just the right ones in the right combinations to tease the senses or trick the mind. My fiction is sprinkled with phrases that linger between poetry and prose. I also like to write pithy, straight forward facts and opinions expressed directly, with no frills, no icing on the cake. That’s...
    by at July 15th, 2011 at 02:07 pm
  • On Federal debt deadlock and GOP risk to America
    Op-Ed by Frank Harbinger “The current deadlock in Washington over the expansion of the Federal debt ceiling is a threat to America’s economic stability. It (not the debt, but the deadlock and criminal failure to act) is a severe risk for the world’s economy and a grave financial a danger to countless individual Americans. It is also an unprecedented national...
    by at July 14th, 2011 at 03:07 pm
  • Sen Diane Feinstein’s reply to my message on Libya support
    Thank you for writing to express your views about international military operations in Libya.  I appreciate hearing your position on this issue and welcome the opportunity to respond. Please know that I support the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)-led efforts to enforce a no-fly zone and arms embargo over Libya aimed at protecting civilian populations from Colonel...
    by at July 13th, 2011 at 02:07 pm
  • Misrata July 6 Rally: LIBYA LIBYA LIBYA LIBYA
    Watch and be thrilled, inspired and proud. The JOY of it. Gaddafi eat your heart out. Are these the beeble who love you?
    by at July 6th, 2011 at 11:07 am
  • Brave Faces in Gaddafi’s war on his own people @WheelerTweets
    Mohammed 9 yrs old hit by Gaddafi Grad This is Mohammed. 9 yrs old. He was hit by a Gaddafi Grad while playing outside his house at 5 pm on June 5 in Zintan Libya. His left hand and two toes were ripped off in the blast. His face was pummeled. A piece of shrapnel remains in his eye. I’ll never forget the way Mohammed looks at his left arm and feels it with his...
    by at July 6th, 2011 at 10:07 am
  • Gaddafi family launches PR campaign with TV interviews featuring Saif al-Islam and Aisha while Gaddafi threatens Europe
    The Gaddafi’s are obviously on a PR campaign to win sympathy. And from the look of their dress, both Aisha and Saif are hoping to appeal to the traditional world. Saif has a new beard and North African robes in contrast with his college boy look shown in the photo below taken from a CNN interview the first days of the conflict. Aisha appeared for her French TV interview...
    by at July 1st, 2011 at 10:07 am
  • Princess Aisha Gaddafi cries to French TV at upcoming loss of her crown
    From an unnamed hotel in Tripoli, the only daughter of Muammar Gaddafi, Aisha, cried to French TV in an exclusive interview which shows a woman with sad eyes that often filled with tears. One might feel sorry for her if one hadn’t seen her on State TV in the in her mink coat and smug smile as her father and brothers were murdering Libyans. My, how times have changed....
    by at June 30th, 2011 at 08:06 pm
  • @WheelerTweets sends photos from Zintan Libya
    James Wheeler @WheelerTweets continues with his great messages and photos from on the ground in the Western Mountain area of Libya known as Nafusa. These photos were taken a few days ago in Zintan. Defected Libyan football (soccer) team getting off bus for their visit to Zintan. Crowd goes wild! Volunteer painters wrapping up their work for the day in the center of Zintan.   Map...
    by at June 30th, 2011 at 11:06 am
  • 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
  • @WheelerTweets photos from Nafusa Libya
    James Wheeler at Bir Ayad on the road to Ar-ryayna Zintan Hospital in Arrusjban Jadu ruins used as lookout point by Freedom Fighters Jadu view Zintan bomb disposal. This one man personally neutralized 169 land mines! Jadu "barracks" for Freedom Fighters Arrusjban median Brazilian landmines - Khosha Arrujban girl besides Grad hole Jadu Freedom Fighters with donated...
    by at June 16th, 2011 at 12:06 pm
  • Where in the world are the Gaddafi women Safiya and Aisha? Poland, Tunisia or Tripoli?
    Aisha Gaddafi in better days cheering on her father's supporters Rumors on twitter have them everywhere from Tunisia to the Cayman Islands to Poland. Poland? Can’t even imagine how that came up. So many reports of them in Tunisia that it might have been sightings of Elvis. But in the end the Tunisian Foreign Minister denied that Gaddafi’s wife Safiya and...
    by at May 19th, 2011 at 05:05 pm
  • Obama Mid East speech word cloud
    Obama Mid East word cloud Thanks to the blog City of Brass for the word cloud of Obama’s “Moment of Opportunity” speech. Notice the message: people region must change The word cloud article also includes the complete text of President Barack Obama’s speech on the Middle East today. Aziz calls it the “Moment of Opportunity” speech. Big...
    by at May 19th, 2011 at 04:05 pm
  • Old photo of Safiya Gaddafi, mother of the gang of brothers, emerges. Is she in Tunis with Aisha?
    Gaddafi and his second wife Safiya, mother to Aisha & Gang of 6 Brothers One look at this woman’s face and it’s easy to understand how she and Muammar could have produced such monstrous offspring. Safiya is Gaddafi’s second wife and mother to his only daughter Aisha and 6 of his 7 sons: Saif al-Islam, Saadi, Mutassim, Khamis, Hannibal, Saif Al-Arab Saif...
    by at May 17th, 2011 at 10:05 am