Libya Newslinks 11 June 2011

June 2011 — williambowles.info

Qaddafi Forces, Libyan Rebels Battle at Key Oil Port
Fox News
AP AP June 10: A Libyan rebel fighter arrives at a hospital as others receive treatment in Misrata, Libya. MISRATA, Libya — A Libyan rebel spokesman said opposition forces were battling troops loyal to Muammar al-Qaddafi on Saturday in the western …
http://www.foxnews.com/world/2011/06/11/qaddafi-forces-libyan-rebels-battle-at-key-oil-port/

War powers and partisan realpolitik
The Guardian
Photograph: Marwan Naamani/AFP/Getty Images Weeks before the Republican-controlled House voted to rebuke Barack Obama’s military campaign in Libya, six GOP senators sent the president a letter. The 60-day period where the War Powers Act allows the …
http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/cifamerica/2011/jun/11/obama-libya-intervention

Libyan Assets in Africa Far-Reaching, Little Known
ABC News
And while a few countries say they have frozen those assets, in line with UN sanctions, many suspect that hundreds of millions of dollars are under the radar and could simply vanish in the disarray surrounding the Libyan revolution. …
http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory?id=13818183

Correction: Libya media battle story
Washington Post
By AP, BENGHAZI, Libya — In a story May 31 about the Libyan rebels’ first homegrown rebel satellite television station, The Associated Press reported erroneously that Libya Alhurra TV is an extension of the Internet video streaming site …
http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/middle-east/correction-libya-media-battle-story/2011/06/11/AGdKMOQH_story.html

Gates offers grim account of NATO’s Libya efforts
MiamiHerald.com
By NANCY A. YOUSSEF LONDON — US Defense Secretary Robert Gates on Friday painted a bleak picture of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s mission in Libya in a speech designed to encourage alliance members to spend more money on defense. …
http://www.miamiherald.com/2011/06/10/2261023/gates-offers-grim-account-of-natos.html

Currency Traders on ‘Libya’s Wall Street’ Cash in on Crisis
FOX 9 News
(Wall Street Journal) – TRIPOLI, Libya — Civil war, more than two months of NATO bombardment and international sanctions were battering Libya’s economy, but in one corner of Tripoli’s labyrinthine covered bazaar, at an intersection known to merchants …
http://www.myfoxtwincities.com/dpps/news/currency-traders-on-libyas-wall-street-cash-in-on-crisis-dpgonc-20110611-bb_13635118

Activists target illegal fishing near Libya
Fort Worth Star Telegram
By Don Melvin AP ABOARD THE STEVE IRWIN — A boat operated by environmental activists was steaming toward Libyan waters Friday, hoping to stop illegal fishing for bluefin tuna — through confrontation if necessary. The Steve Irwin, which is owned by …
http://www.star-telegram.com/2011/06/10/3143951/activists-target-illegal-fishing.html

Bipartisanship bites Obama with regard to Libya
Washington Times
If that was not unbelievable enough, Ohio Democrat Dennis Kucinich’s bill to withdraw all troops from Libya was defeated, but had 148 votes of approval with more Republicans supporting the bill than Democrats. After both bills were voted on, …
http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/political-pro-con/2011/jun/10/bipartisanship-congress-obama-libya/

Paul: Libya’s ‘none of our business’
CNN (blog)
@JohnKingCNN: @RepRonPaul on #Libya: “It’s none of our business. We ought to just stay out of it.” What would Prez Paul do in the #mideast? Full intv @7p @JohnKingCNN: 2 of the 7 GOP pres. debate contenders join us on @JohnKingUSA tonight: @RepRonPaul …
http://johnkingusa.blogs.cnn.com/2011/06/11/paul-libyas-none-of-our-business/

Muammar Gaddafi Forces, Libya Rebels Clash In Zawiya
By The Huffington Post News Editors
MISRATA, Libya — A Libyan rebel spokesman said opposition forces were battling troops loyal to Moammar Gadhafi on Saturday in the western city of Zawiya. It was the first major fighting in the oil port since government troops crushed …
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/06/11/muammar-gaddafi-libya-rebels_n_875325.html

Turkey says offered Gaddafi “guarantee” to quit Libya | Libya TV
By Libya TV
Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said today that his country had offered a “guarantee” to Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi if he left Libya, but said Ankara had received no answer. “Gaddafi has no way out but to leave Libya, …
http://english.libya.tv/2011/06/10/turkey-says-offered-gaddafi-guarantee-to-quit-libya/

UN Issues Contradictory Statements About Libya’s Alleged Use of …
By Jason Ditz
Top UN officials are increasingly at odds over the allegations of the Libyan government using rape as a weapon of war, with officials issuing contradictory statements about the claims and statements condemning one another. …
http://news.antiwar.com/2011/06/10/un-issues-contradictory-statements-about-libyas-alleged-use-of-rape/

Libya rebels, Gadhafi forces clash in western city | The …
By The Associated Press
A Libyan rebel spokesman says opposition forces are battling troops loyal to Moammar Gadhafi in the western city of Zawiya. It is the first major fighting in the oil port since government troops crushed opposition forces there in March.
http://www.sfexaminer.com/news/2011/06/libya-rebels-gadhafi-forces-clash-western-city

Libya: Rebels fight for control of city – timesofmalta.com
By PA
Libya: Rebels fight for control of city. Libyan poet Amal al-Obeidi waves her country’s former national flag, now used by. Opposition forces are battling troops loyal to Muammar Gaddafi in the western city of Zawiya. …
http://www.timesofmalta.com/articles/view/20110611/world/libya-rebels-fight-for-control-of.370077

Nations pledge $1.3 billion for Libya rebels – World news …
International donors meeting Thursday pledge more than $1.3 billion for Libyan rebels as Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says talks for Moammar Gadhafi’s …
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/43331227/ns/world_news-mideast_n_africa/t/nations-pledge-billion-libya-rebels/

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