One of the greatest examples of people power in my lifetime.
In TED’s first talk of 2011, Al Jazeera’s director-general shares his view on the uprisings sweeping the region.
Libya now has two flags flying – the imaginative Gaddafi designed flag which is…well it is just green.
Seriously, for a falling leader that fancies himself a fashion maven and who is surrounded by tailored female bodyguards, he could have done better.
And then we have the pre-Gaddafi flag adopted by the revolutionaries and now the de facto flag of liberated Libya.
Anyone with any sense would be on the side of the people who know a good flag when they see it. Fingers crossed that this will soon return to being the flag of a new and changed Libya.
Via Russia Today.
Seemingly thinking invoking the magic name will result in Western support, Saif al-Islam Al-Gaddafi, is now attributing the popular uprising against the Libyan regime to al-Qaeda . Thinking that the rest of the world would be that stupid is one thing but the calm way he lies directly to the cameras is a chilling testament to the pure evil he and the rest of his family represent.
President Barack Obama has issued an executive order blocking Libyan assets in the US and introducing new sanctions against the remnants of the regime. It seems that now US citizens have been evacuated the gloves are finally off.
Read the full text from the White House.
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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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.
Via Russia Today