Libya Mostly Mainstream Media Newslinks for 2 March 2011

2 March 2011 —

N. Africa, Mideast protests: 4 killed in fighting in al-Brega, Libya
CNN (blog)
Libyan rebels in the city of Ajdibaya get ready for a fight after a government jet flies over them Wednesday. [LIBYA, 10:11 am ET, 5:11 pm] At least four people have been killed and 23 have been wounded in the fighting Wednesday between pro-Gadhafi …

No-fly zone for Libya would require attack: Gates
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Establishing a no-fly zone would require an attack
on Libya to cripple the country’s air defenses, Defense Secretary Robert
Gates said on Wednesday. “Let’s just call a spade a spade. A no-fly zone
begins with an attack on Libya …

LIBYA: Thousands of migrant workers flee for their lives
Los Angeles Times
Thousands of migrant workers continued their exodus out of Libya on
Wednesday, desperate to escape an escalating crisis that has at times
triggered pitched battles between pro- and anti-government forces,
according to Western news sources in Libya. …

OIL FUTURES: Oil Prices Advance As Fighting Rages In Libya
Wall Street Journal
By Dan Strumpf Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES NEW YORK (Dow Jones)—Crude-oil
futures held above $100 a barrel Wednesday as fighting raged in Libya and
the International Energy Agency said the conflict there has shuttered more
oil production than originally …

WFP Appeals for More Aid for Libya
Voice of America
Officials with the United Nations World Food Program are calling on the
international community to step up action to avert a humanitarian disaster
along Libya’s borders. While traveling to the Tunisian border Wednesday,
WFP Executive Director Josette …

Libya’s Qadhafi Refuses to Step Down
U.S. News & World Report
Muammar Qadhafi told the people’s congress of Libya that he is not the
political leader but the “moral authority” and, therefore, has nothing to
step down from. The congress, which was established in 1977, gathered this
morning to commemorate its …

Amanpour Reports: Reflecting on Libya
ABC News
For at least a week, thousands of foreign contract workers have been
stranded here, trying desperately to get out of Libya. The airport grounds
outside the terminal have become a filthy, impromptu refugee camp. Those
that are lucky have some blankets …

NYMEX-US crude jumps on Libya, Mideast turmoil
NEW YORK, March 2 (Reuters) – US crude oil futures prices rose sharply on
Wednesday as fighting in Libya continued and concerns about unrest in North
Africa and the Middle East continued. Crude got a boost from
better-than-expected private employer …

US supports war crimes tribunal for first time
Washington Post
By EDITH M. LEDERER AP UNITED NATIONS — The UN resolution imposing tough
sanctions against Libya marked the first time that the United States has
given its support to the International Criminal Court and signified a
remarkable turnaround, …

Libya: Gaddafi’s nurse has passport confiscated after drunken rant
Colonel Muammar Gaddafi’s personal nurse had her passport confiscated on
returning to her native Ukraine on Sunday after allegedly verbally abusing
fellow passengers and crew in a drunken rant. By Andrew Osborn, Kiev 4:30PM
GMT 02 Mar 2011 Witnesses …

U.N. Suspends Libya From Human Rights Council
By The Huffington Post News Editors
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly suspended Libya from its
top human rights body as governments worldwide pressured Muammar Gaddafi to
halt the deadly crackdown on his people. SCROLL DOWN FOR UPDATES.

Libya’s Bankers Exposed: Goldman, JP Morgan And Citi | zero hedge
By Tyler Durden
Ten days ago, when we first looked at the Libyan investment authority (its
sovereign wealth fund), we asked “Which US Banks Are Managing Billions For
The $32 Billion Libyan Sovereign Wealth Fund?” Based on Wikileaks data, …

JURIST – Paper Chase: UN suspends Libya from rights council
By Jaclyn Belczyk
[JURIST] The UN General Assembly voted Tuesday to suspend Libya from the
Human Rights Council (UNHRC) [official websites] in response to the violent
suppression of peaceful protesters by forces loyal to leader Muammar
Gaddafi [ BBC …

Should America ‘Liberate’ Libya? | Cato @ Liberty
By Malou Innocent
Americans who favor establishing a no-fly zone over Libya hope that such an
effort will save lives. What Americans have not learned is exactly what
transgressions warrant the use of American force. The primary
constitutional function of …

Libya: The African Mercenary Question (Videos) · Global Voices
By John Liebhardt
Nonetheless, captured mercenaries in Libya have so far included people with
identification papers from Tunisia, Nigeria and Guinea (Conakry) and Chad.
In Ghana there are rumours that people in Accra had been offered as much as
US$ 2500 …

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