February 27, 2011
The Globe and Mail reports that Canada’s second lamest PM in recent history ( only because Mulroney lasted longer) has finally indicated what Canada plans to do about Libya’s regime.
“Mr. Harper said Canada will go beyond the UN resolution.
“Our government will impose an asset freeze on, and a prohibition of financial transactions with the government of Libya, its institutions and agencies, including the Libyan Central Bank.
“These actions will help restrict the movement of, and access to money and weapons for those responsible for the violence against the Libyan people.”
The 192-member UN General Assembly is meeting Tuesday to vote on a UN Human Rights Council recommendation to suspend Libya from the world organization’s top human rights body.
Mr. Harper said Mr. Gadhafi has betrayed his own people.
Read the rest here.
February 26, 2011
The UN Security Council has voted unanimously to impose new sanctions on the murderous Gaddafi regime. According to the BBC discussions are already taking place on forming a transitional government.
The motion passed was based ( and deviates very little from) this leaked draft resolution.
February 24, 2011
The Telegraph is reporting that the UK government is in the process of rounding up the assets of the Libyan regime with an aim to forcing Gaddafi out in the most effective way possible – hitting him in the bank account.
“In total, the Libyan regime is said to have around £20 billion in liquid assets, mostly in London. These are expected to be frozen as part of an international effort to force the dictator from power. A Whitehall source said: “The first priority is to get British nationals out of Libya. But then we are ready to move in on Gaddafi’s assets, the work is under way. This is definitely on the radar at the highest levels.”
Read the rest in the Telegraph here.
Let’s hope this is one more brick being pulled out from the foundations of this ugly man’s regime.
February 22, 2011
The comic genius of my Twitter friend @TF_Touya
By Nabeel "Touya" Mohammed - used with permission.
See the original post here.