Libya Mostly Mainstream Newslinks for 23 February, 2011

23 February, 2011 —

Oil surges 4% on growing Libya turmoil
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — US oil prices spiked 4% Wednesday, as reports of
Libyan oil production shutdowns swirled. Italian oil giant Eni said
Wednesday that it had partially shut down its 150000-barrel-per-day
production in the North African country. … to Evacuate Foreigners Intensify in Libya
New York Times
By SEBNEM ARSU and RACHEL DONADIO ISTANBUL — As the chaos in Libya grew,
efforts to evacuate thousands of foreign nationals intensified Wednesday by
sea and air. Turkey, with 25000 citizens in Libya, mounted its largest
evacuation operation ever, …

Libya oil production grinding to a halt
By Steve Hargreaves, senior writerFebruary 23, 2011: 12:38 PM ET NEW YORK
(CNNMoney) — Italian oil giant Eni, the largest foreign oil company in
Libya, said production in the country has been partially shut down due to
ongoing violence. …

World leaders, US political heavyweights react to unrest in Libya
Washington Post
By Emi Kolawole The violent uprising in Libya has produced more than a few
reactions from current and former world leaders as well as political
heavyweights, some of whom are considering a 2012 presidential bid. We’ll
be collecting reactions here as we …

Libya threatens to treat western journalists as ‘outlaws’
The Guardian
Journalists from the BBC, CNN and other western media who have entered
Libya will be "considered outlaws", the country’s deputy foreign minister
warned on Wednesday. Khalid Kayem said that the influx of reporters who
have streamed across Libya’s border …

Benghazi, cradle of revolt, condemns Gaddafi
By Alexander Dziadosz BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – The eastern city of
Benghazi, the cradle of revolt against Muammar Gaddafi, was alive with
celebration on Wednesday with thousands out on the streets, setting off
fireworks and condemning the Libyan …

Libya Split as Qaddafi Holds Tripoli, Rebels Organize in East
Western and regional governments rushed to evacuate thousands of their
citizens from Libya after Qaddafi’s warning last night that he will fight
the rebels until death. About 300 people have already been killed, Human
Rights Watch said. …

Libya: Reports of 1000 killed are ‘credible,’ Italian foreign minister says
Los Angeles Times
Italy’s Foreign Minister Franco Frattini said Wednesday that reports of
1000 people killed in the violence in Libya are "credible," Reuters
reported. But Frattini said that the reports required additional
verification by foreign journalists who have …

EU threatens sanctions against Libya
International Business Times
The two most powerful members of the European Union (EU), France and
Germany, have threatened to strike Libya with sanctions in response to
Moammar Gaddafi’s brutal crackdown on protesters. Such sanctions would
eventually lead to the cancellation of …

Iranian President Slams Libya Killings
Voice of America
Photo: AP Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has condemned the killings
of protesters in Libya, calling the government’s actions there
"unimaginable." Ahmadinejad said Wednesday that Arab leaders must listen to
their people, and he questioned how …

Interventionists Target Libya by Justin Raimondo —
By Justin Raimondo
“The unfolding situation in Libya has been horrible to behold. No matter
how many times we warn that dictators will do what they must to stay in
power, it is still shocking to see the images of brutalized civilians which
have been …

WH worried about potential hostage crisis in Libya? « Hot Air
By Ed Morrissey
As of Tuesday, the State Department had been unable to get Libya’s
permission to fly American citizens out of the country, officials said,
prompting the U.S. government to temper its response to the Libyan
crackdown. …

LIBYA: Warship defects to Malta | Babylon & Beyond | Los Angeles Times
By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
A Libyan warship arrived in Malta on Tuesday after its crew refused to
carry out orders to bomb Benghazi, the satellite network Al Jazeera
reported. A second Libyan ship has also reportedly been sighted in the
area, the network reported …

Getting Americans Out Of Libya
By The Huffington Post News Editors
The U.S. State department issued an evacuation notice late Tuesday,
instructing U.S. citizens looking to leave Libya to arrive at As-shahab
port in Tripoli beginning at 9 a.m. local time on Wednesday.

Michael Totten » Libya’s Legacy
By Michael J. Totten
I managed to finagle a visa for myself just after Libyan-American relations
defrosted in 2004, and the U.S. government lifted the travel ban. I was one
of the first Americans to legally visit the country in decades, and what I
saw there …

Libya | Reuters
BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) – The eastern city of Benghazi, the cradle of
revolt against Muammar Gaddafi, was alive with celebration on Wednesday
with …

Libyan leader’s son proposes major reforms — unless unrest …
The son of Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi early Monday proposed the speedy
implementation of significant democratic reforms in the traditionally
restrictive …

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