Posts tagged ‘Libya’

February 25, 2011

CNN: A cry in the night from Tripoli

Anderson Cooper’s  heartbreaking interview with an anonymous woman in Tripoli as she fears for her nation and her own life. Her appeal for the rest of the world to intervene and stop the carnage brought me to tears.

Apologies for the commercial at the beginning.

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February 25, 2011

Russia Today: ‘Gaddafi funds frozen, new dictators will be as corrupt as the old ones’

RT’s Rory Suchet discusses the situation in the Middle East with Anthony Wile – the founder and chief editor of the political website thedailybell.com.

 

February 24, 2011

The Telegraph reports that Britain is poised to seize Gaddafi’s assets

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 24, 2011

Touching CNN video of crowds greeting Ben Wedeman in Benghazi

Jubilant crowds greet Ben Wedeman of CNN – the first Western journalist to arrive in Benghazi. The joy in the faces of the people speaks volumes even as they face possible retaliation from their brutal former leader.

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February 22, 2011

Gaddafi not worried – his supporters have his back – maybe

The comic genius of my Twitter friend @TF_Touya

By Nabeel "Touya" Mohammed - used with permission.

See the original post here.

February 22, 2011

SATIRE – Condensed version of Gaddafi’s speech today.

He went on for rather a long time but taking into account his general demeanor, the tone of his rant and the threats of death and destruction, this video pretty much sums up his speech.

February 22, 2011

Analogy of the day – Libya

The bloodthirsty Gaddafi just made it abundantly clear that he doesn’t plan to go anywhere and will kill as many as it takes to stay in power. In a protracted rant the despot, likened the protesters to rats on hallucinogenic drugs.  As the BBC reports:

“The protesters had been given drink and drugs, he said, frequently shouting and banging his fist on the table as the address continued.

He called on “those who love Muammar Gaddafi” to come on to the streets in support of him, telling them not to be afraid of the “gangs”

Read article here.

Yet another tyrant realizes that the people will not be silent even if they must die to achieve change .

So, here we have King Lear with his fool futilely raging against the storm.

William Dyce, King Lear and the Fool in the Storm (c. 1851)

And here we have just a fool railing against his own people.

Courtesy Al Jazeera.

The end result will be the same – just saying.

February 20, 2011

And how are the protests going in the Arab World?

As thousands if not millions of people in the Arab world struggle for their rights in the face of  repressive regimes it is becoming clear that the protesters are braver than most of us. In Libya, Bahrain and throughout the region people are losing their lives just asking for their rights to have a voice in their country.

Puts your weekend in perspective.

Libya.

Bahrain

In Yemen.