Libya Mostly Mainstream Newslinks for 3 March 2011

3 March 2011 —

Don’t Fret Lost Libyan Oil But Worry Plenty About Algeria
Forbes (blog)
Loyalists and rebels in Libya are fighting it out over the town of Brega, one of five export terminals in the east of the country. Two US warships loom over the horizon in the Mediterranean. The flow of Libyan oil to the world market — already a …

Libyan Slaughter Cannot Go Unanswered
Huffington Post (blog)
The International Criminal Court’s commitment to investigate crimes against humanity in Libya is sending a strong message that the world’s most powerful nations are increasingly willing to stand up for the world’s most vulnerable people. …

What can be done to end the crisis in Libya?
By Bryony Jones for CNN Protesters have taken control of several key cities
across Libya, but government forces appear to be fighting back. (CNN) —
More than two weeks after protests against Moammar Gadhafi’s regime began,
the Libyan leader is still …

Libya: Gaddafi son says bombs were ‘misunderstanding’
Libyan government bombing raids on Brega were a “big misunderstanding”
designed to scare off rebels, according to Saif al-Islam, son of Col
Muammar Gaddafi. In an interview with Sky News, Saif said: “First of all
the bombs (were) just to frighten them …

Libyan Warplanes Strike, 180000 Flee
By Theresa McCabe 03/03/11 – 11:42 AM EST BREGA, Libya (TheStreet) — —
Nearly 180000 people, many fearing for their lives, have fled Libya as
long-time leader Col. Moammar Gadhafi continues to use violence to hold
onto power, according to media …

UN Council Postpones Consideration of Report Praising Libya’s Human Rights Record
Fox News
AP March 2: This video image taken from Libyan state television broadcast
shows Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi addressing supporters and
journalists in Tripoli, Libya. The UN Human Rights Council has postponed
consideration of a report that praises …

OIL FUTURES: Crude Retreats After Report Of Libya Resolution
Wall Street Journal
By Dan Strumpf Of DOW JONES NEWSWIRES NEW YORK (Dow Jones)—Oil futures
retreated Thursday, but held above $100 a barrel, after a report that
Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi had accepted a plan for a peaceful resolution
to the conflict there. …

Battles Across Libya
National Journal
By Alan Taylor, The Atlantic Over the past week, forces loyal to Libyan
leader Muammar Qaddafi have reportedly bombed ammunition depots to keep
weapons out of the hands of the opposition, and staged attacks against
towns held by opposition forces, …

Oil Drops for First Time in Three Days on Libya Mediation Plan
By Margot Habiby March 3 (Bloomberg) — Oil in New York fell for the first
time in three days after the Arab League said it’s holding discussions with
Venezuela about mediating the conflict in Libya, Africa’s largest oil
producer. …

The Early Word: Libya –
The top political stories in The Times, plus a look at what’s happening
today in Washington.

JURIST – Paper Chase: ICC to open probe into Libya violence
By Sarah Posner
Resolution 1970 also received support from Libya’s delegation itself, which
renounced Gaddafi on Friday [Reuters report]. Subsequently, the UN General
Assembly voted Tuesday to suspend Libya [JURIST report] from the Human
Rights Council …

From Libya With Love | Mother Jones
By David Corn and Siddhartha Mahanta
How a US consulting firm used American academics to rehab Muammar Qaddafi’s

At a Deadly, Shifting Front in Libya: Lynsey Addario Describes the …
Lynsey Addario, on assignment in Libya, describes the challenges
photographers face, including drivers who won’t go anywhere near the front.

Libya Calling – Boing Boing
By Xeni Jardin
An Egyptian man who fled the unrest in Libya talks on a phone provided by
Telecom sans Frontiere (TSF) at a refugee camp near the Libyan and Tunisian
border crossing of Ras Jdir March 1, 2011. (REUTERS/Zohra Bensemra) …

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