Libya Newslinks for 15 June 2011: Cameron humiliates first sea lord over Libya in Commons

15 June 2011 —

10 US lawmakers sue Obama over Libya strikes
CBS News
President Barack Obama delivers his address on Libya at the National Defense University in Washington, March 28, 2011. (AP) WASHINGTON – A bipartisan group of 10 lawmakers is suing President Barack Obama for taking military action against Libya without …

Gadhafi Forces Shell Libya Rebel Positions in Western Mountains
Voice of America
Photo: AP A plume of smoke and fire is seen after an airstrike in Tripoli,
Libya, June 14, 2011. Forces loyal to Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi bombarded rebel positions in the Western Mountains region Wednesday, after rebels made advances toward the …

Cameron humiliates first sea lord over Libya in Commons
The Guardian
Britain’s chief naval officer has been left humiliated after David Cameron said he had summoned him to Downing Street to challenge his claims that the fleet could not continue the Libya campaign indefinitely without affecting other naval operations. …

IOC: No London tickets for Libya at moment
USA Today
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (AP) — The IOC says no tickets will be given to
Libya’s Olympic committee for the 2012 London Games until it is “absolutely
certain” they end up in the right hands. Britain’s Daily Telegraph reported
Wednesday that Libyan leader …

Zuma criticises NATO over Libya
Sydney Morning Herald
Photo: AP/Hassan Ammar TRIPOLI: The South African President, Jacob Zuma,
has accused NATO of pursuing regime change and political assassinations in
Libya instead of sticking to a United Nations resolution to protect
civilians. …

Rebels vow to open up Libya to investment
Financial Times
Only humanitarian flights use the runway for Libya’s second-largest city
now, airport officials say. The torpor may be about to change. In a further
sign of the international community’s recognition of the rebel government,
Turkish Airways says it …

Niger army hunts for Al-Qaeda after clash
NIAMEY — Troops scoured Wednesday Niger’s northern desert for Al-Qaeda
militants who clashed with troops at the weekend after arriving from Libya
loaded with explosives, a security official said. The Al-Qaeda in the
Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) fighters, …

Boehner Warns Obama on Libya Operations –
House Speaker John Boehner sends a letter to President Obama warning that
American involvement in NATO operations in Libya is a violation of the War
Powers Resolution,

Boehner Blasts Obama on Libya –
House Speaker John Boehner blasted President Obama Tuesday for not giving
Congress any sense of whether the Executive branch will comply with federal
law that calls for congressional approval of war operations.

Boehner warns Obama that Libya will violate war powers | Susan …
By Susan Ferrechio
House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, sent President Obama a letter Tuesday
afternoon warning him that the operation in Libya will be violating the War
Powers Resolution by this Sunday, which marks the 90th day of U.S. military

Libya’s DIY Arsenal Reaches Bizarre New Heights with Truck …
By Sam Biddle
They’ve put missiles on the back of a pickup truck. They’ve put a tank
cannon on the top of a car. But perhaps the most ingeniously over the top
welded-weapon? Strapping captured, Soviet-built helicopter rocket pods to
the car’s roof.

| President Obama to defend military involvement in Libya
By Alexander Mooney
White House spokesman Tommy Vietor said the report “will address a whole
host of issues about our ongoing efforts in Libya, including those raised
in the House resolution as well as our legal analysis with regard to the
War Powers …

Libyan rebels edge westwards out of Misrata | Reuters
MISRATA, Libya (Reuters) – Libyan rebels edged slowly beyond their western
stronghold of Misrata toward Tripoli, but faced supply shortages after
shelling …

Bangkok Post : Libya timeline
Key events in the Libya crisis: _ February 17: Inspired by revolts in other
Arab countries, including neighbouring Egypt, a rebellion breaks out in
Benghazi …

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