Libya Newslinks 8 June 2011

8 June 2011 —

SCF: China calls for prompt ceasefire in Libya

North Africa NATO Plans for Libya Without Gadhafi Voice of America
NATO says it is committed to its military campaign against forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi and is preparing for a Libya without the authoritarian leader. NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen said Wednesday after a meeting of …

Sen. Rand Paul: Congress has become ‘an irrelevancy’ on war powers Washington Post
criticized other legislators for ducking a confrontation with President Obama over Libya on Wednesday, saying Congress had become “not even a rubber stamp, but an irrelevancy” in matters of war. Paul made the comments in a speech Wednesday morning at …

China calls for prompt ceasefire in Libya Xinhua BEIJING, June 8 (Xinhua) —
Chinese Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi on Wednesday called for a prompt ceasefire in Libya and political means to solve the crisis in the north African country. “It is a top priority for related parties to reach a ceasefire to …

Libya’s Eman al-Obeidi in Romania BBC News By Nick Thorpe Eastern Europe correspondent
A Libyan woman who says she was raped by supporters of Col Muammar Gaddafi is recovering from her ordeal in a refugee centre in western Romania, the UN says. Twelve weeks after she burst into a Tripoli hotel …

Divisions delay Senate work on Libya resolution KTUL
Santorum says he’s running for president, declares he’s ‘in it to win’ More By DONNA CASSATA Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) – A Senate resolution backing limited US involvement in the NATO-led military campaign against Libya was in doubt Tuesday …

Refugee Resort: As Civil War Rages in Libya, Thousands Flock to Tunisia’s … TIME
The Tunisian island of Djerba has for all intents and purposes become a Libyan colony. Since the beginning of the civil war, almost 50000 Libyans have escaped to Tunisia, and 5000 of them have flocked to Djerba, a popular tourist destination before the …,8599,2076352,00.html

Medic: Shelling kills 10 rebels in western Libya Washington Times
Smoke rises from debris as foreign journalists on a tour sponsored by the Libyan government take photographs next to a damaged truck at the Hadba agricultural area outside Tripoli, Libya, on Wednesday, June 8, 2011. Libyan officials claim the area was …

No OPEC output decision until Libya rep arrives MarketWatch By Benoit Faucon VIENNA(MarketWatch) —
OPEC doesn’t plan to take a final decision on whether to raise production until Libyan representative Omran Abukraa arrives at the meeting, according to three people familiar with the matter. …

Obama, Merkel disagree on Libya, economics. But they’re working on it. Washington Post By Scott Wilson and Howard Schneider
President Obama and German Chancellor Angela Merkel played down their differences Tuesday over the military campaign in Libya and the flagging European economic recovery, offering assurances that they share the …

Are we seeing Gadhafi’s final days? CNN Cambridge, Massachusetts (CNN) —
Four months after he began ruthlessly repressing dissent in Libya, Moammar Gadhafi appears to have entered his final days. Dead or alive, he seems very much on the verge of giving up power — perhaps as early as this …

Clinton off to plot Libya strategy with allies – Army News | News …
By The Associated Press WASHINGTON — Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will confer later this week with NATO nations and others prosecuting an air campaign in Libya that has recently become more intense and apparently more focused on Libyan strongman …

Libya and Elsewhere: Pictures of the Day –
By By THE NEW YORK TIMES Photographs from Libya, Yemen, Afghanistan and Washington.

Merkel and Obama talk debt crisis, Libya – The Local
US President Barack Obama on Tuesday warned Europe’s debt crisis must not destabilize the global economy, as he laid on a effusive White House welcome for German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

Corporate Media’s Capital Crimes Against Libya – and Humanity … By Glen Ford
Every day, in Afghanistan, Iraq, Somalia, Congo and now Libya, the U.S. corporate media commit crimes against humanity that are equal to the crimes perpetrated by the United States government. As facilitators of those crimes – through …

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