Libya Newslinks 11 July 2011

11 July 2011 —

FEATURE-Libya’s ragtag rebels discover discipline in battle
By Nick Carey EAST OF ZLITAN, Libya, July 11 (Reuters) – Midway through the morning, as Grad rockets whooshed through the branches of trees overhead, some of the young men of the 1st battalion Al Marsa regiment began to sing. A slow, melodic and gentle …

Egypt court orders 14 Libyan state TV channels off air, after lawsuit by …
Washington Post
By AP, CAIRO — Egypt’s state news agency says a court has ordered the
state-owned satellite operator Nilesat to take 14 Libyan TV stations off
the air. The court decision Monday follows a lawsuit by Libyan citizens and
Egyptian lawyers who said the …

Stephen M. Walt: Whatever happened to the war in Libya
Foreign Policy
Vacation is over, and as I took the bus to my office this morning I had a
sudden thought: whatever happened to the war in Libya? You know, the one
that used to be on the front pages every day? The one that was critical to
preventing a humanitarian …

HMCS Vancouver departs CFB Esquimalt on Libyan mission
Vancouver Sun
Cmdr. Bradley Peats of HMCS Vancouver got a heartwarming goodbye from his
young nephews Jacob and Logan before the ship left Sunday evening for
Libya. “You have a nice ship uncle Peats,” said a cardboard poster that
Jacob held while sitting on his …

Paris wants Libya contact group to meet in Africa
Expatica France
French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe said Monday that the next meeting of
the international contact group on Libya should take place in Africa. “I
hope that the next meeting of the contact group, after that in Istanbul,
can take place in an African …

Reporter’s Notebook: Reading the Rebels in Western Libya, Pt. I
New York Times (blog)
The village of Qawalish sits on the rolling high ground of the mountains of
western Libya, a small collection of houses, shops and a mosque astride a
single two-lane asphalt road. By the time the fighters opposed to Col.
Muammar el-Qaddafi had chased …

In rebel-held Libya, men find new identities as warriors
Los Angeles Times
Here in the mountains of Libya, young men alternate between giddiness and
horror at their new selves. “When they ran out of ammunition, we warned
them to give up. But they didn’t give up,” Hadi Mohammad, a 22-year-old
fighter, said with dismay, …,0,196665.story

Saif Gaddafi, Muammar Gaddafi’s Son, Says Libyan Administration In …
By The Huffington Post News Editors
TRIPOLI, July 11 (Reuters) – Saif al-Islam Gaddafi, a son of the Libyan
leader, said his father’s administration was in talks with the French
government, according to an interview published on Monday in an Algerian

Libya’s wealthy use cash to take fight to Gaddafi | Libya TV
By Libya TV.
Rifles and ammunition which Gaddafi government officials claim were
captured from Libyan revolutionaries at the port in Tripoli. Libyan
businessmen are using cash to supply weapons to revolutionary fighters in
the front lines in the …

Maybe Libya Should Fear The Rebels As Much As It Fears Qaddafi
By Ricky Kreitner
Do looting and arson qualify as protecting civilians?

France Urges Libya’s Rebels to Seek Peace — News from
By Jason Ditz
France’s government has long been among the most belligerent of NATO’s
member nations during the Libyan Civil War, and recently mocked Italian
calls for a humanitarian ceasefire as a “sign of weakness.” The
comments suggest a major …

Libya & Kosovo, RealClearWorld – The Compass Blog
By Greg Scoblete
Libya & Kosovo. Posted by Greg Scoblete at 11:00 AM.
libya%20peacekeeper.jpg. Stephen Walt compares the war in Libya to the NATO
effort in Kosovo: Both wars were launched on impulse, there were no vital
strategic interests involved, …

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