Libya Mostly Mainstream Media Newslinks for 8 March 2011

8 March 2011 —

Why Libya’s Qaddafi could survive like Saddam in 1991 – Christian Science Monitor
Rather than the euphoric victories in Tunisia and Egypt, Libya’s conflict now evokes another uprising: Iraqis’ 1991 failed bid to overthrow Saddam Hussein, who ruled for another 12 years. The Kingdom of Libya flag is placed in front of a refinery in …

Obama and Libya: When push comes to shove
CBS News
Libyan rebel fighters run for cover as an air force jet drops a bomb on the
outskirts of Ras Lanuf, March 8, 2011. The options for diplomatic and/or
military intervention in Libya are growing more complicated as the fighting
there continues into a …

EU Moves to Impose Added Sanctions on Libya
Voice of America
Photo: AP The officials said Tuesday the measures will target the Libyan
Investment Authority and other financial institutions linked to Moammar
Gadhafi’s government. The diplomats say the EU is expected to formally
approve the new sanctions Friday. …

The Cable: State Department: Arming Libyan opposition would be “illegal”
Foreign Policy
The State Department believes that supplying any arms to the Libyan
opposition to support their struggle against Col. Muammar al-Qaddafi would
be illegal at the current time. “It’s very simple. In the UN Security
Council resolution passed on Libya, …

Libya violence battering oil output
The Associated Press
CAIRO (AP) — An official with a subsidiary of Libya’s national oil
company said Tuesday that production has dropped by about 90 percent, a
reflection of the beating the OPEC member’s oil sector is taking amid
violence raging in the country. …

Conservatives bash Obama’s do-nothingness on Libya
Washington Post (blog)
By Jennifer Rubin There are political reasons to question the wisdom of the
US becoming a protagonist in Libya’s civil war. It is one thing to
acknowledge Moammar Gadhafi as a ruthless despot, which he has demonstrated
himself to be. …

Libya’s helicopter forces are greatest threat, U.S. Marine chief says
CNN International
By Jennifer Rizzo, CNN National Security Producer Washington (CNN) —
Libya’s helicopter forces are its greatest threat, the head of the Marine
Corps said Tuesday. Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona, asked Marine Corps
Commandant Gen. …

US STOCKS-Wall St flat as Libya turmoil continues, oil eases
By Chuck Mikolajczak NEW YORK, March 8 (Reuters) – US stocks were flat on
Tuesday as continued turmoil in Libya indicated a quick resolution to the
unrest in that country was not on the horizon and a drop in oil prices
failed to ease investor worry …

Banks Refusing US Dollar Deals For Libya’s Oil Trade -Reuters
Wall Street Journal
International banks are refusing to clear payments in US dollars for the
Libyan oil trade, Reuters reported Tuesday, citing traders. The action is
the result of US sanctions against the fractious North African country.
“Banks don’t want to finance the …

BEFORE THE BELL: US Stock Futures Turn Mixed As Libya Crisis Continues
Wall Street Journal
By Simon Kennedy US stock futures shed some early gains and were mixed
Tuesday, with crude-oil prices edging lower amid reports that more oil
producers may boost their output as the Libyan crisis continues. Futures on
the Dow Jones Industrial Average …

Libya Soldiers Killed For Refusing To Shoot Rebels, Video Claims …
By The Huffington Post News Editors
A disturbing video surfaced on Monday allegedly showing Libyan soldiers who
were killed for refusing to shoot rebels. Al Jazeera posted the video, and
a source tells the news network that victims “were rounded-up, their legs
tied before …

In Libya, Mistakes Are Costing Untrained Rebels
By The Huffington Post News Editors
Reporting from Ras Lanuf, Libya On Saturday, Libyan rebels in jeans and
sneakers danced in the streets of Bin Jawwad, celebrating a victory over
government forces in the hamlet by firing thousands of rounds of precious
ammunition into …

Robert Gates, David Petraeus make Libya joke – Jennifer Epstein …
By Jennifer Epstein
The Obama administration has been guarded in its public comments about the
instability of Muammar Qadhafi’s regime in Libya, but two top Pentagon
officials were caught off guard Monday when a microphone picked up their
jokes about a …

Obama Inches Closer to Libya Intervention by Jim Lobe —
By Jim Lobe
Ministers will consider plans to enforce an existing U.N. arms embargo
against Libya and may well take up the imposition of a no-fly zone (NFZ),
he said. The latter is favored by Britain and France, despite anticipated
opposition from …

Understanding Libya’s Michael Corleone – An Interview with …
Muammar al-Qaddafi on issues of democracy and civil society and to help his
son Saif implement democratic reforms and author a more representative
constitution for Libya. It’s all gone horribly wrong. But in this
interview, …

Kadafi’s forces pound Libyan rebel stronghold – Los Angeles Times
Embattled Libyan leader Moammar Kadafi’s security forces launched a
sustained assault against a rebel-controlled city near the capital Friday,
and scores of …

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.