Libya Newslinks 13 July 2011

13 July 2011 —

Libya campaign duration cannot be predicted, Liam Fox warns
The duration of the Libya campaign cannot be predicted Liam Fox has said, suggesting that military commanders could be preparing for the conflict to last for months. The campaign was originally mandated for 90 days but it is now approaching four months …

Libya rebels continue push to Tripoli
Financial Times
By a Financial Times reporter in Zintan Western Libyan rebels pushing
towards Tripoli plan to attack a pivotal city within a week, a top
commander said, speaking hours before his forces lost ground captured last
week from loyalist forces. …

Libyan uprising “at crossroads,” rebel leader warns EU
Monsters and
Brussels – The uprising against Libyan leader Moamer Gaddafi is ‘at a
crossroads,’ the public face of the rebels’ Transitional National Council
(TNC) warned during a visit to Brussels on Wednesday – days shy of the
five-month anniversary of the …

Obama talks with Russia about mediation in Libya
USA Today
By David Jackson, USA TODAY President Obama met with Russian Foreign
Minister Sergey Lavrov today to discuss Russia mediation in the Libyan
military conflict. Obama offered his support for mediation in a phone call
this week to Russian President Dmitry …

Syria in the shadow of Libyan parallels
Asia Times Online
[6] Such impressions, especially on the part of the global super power, are
far from innocent, and carry a weight of their own-including that of a
possible “responsibility to protect”, as demonstrated in Libya. Conversely,
al-Jazeera and other …

South Sudan, Libya, and the Two-State Solution
On Saturday, July 9, a historic happening occurred, an event that caused
the entire world to stop for a moment and celebrate the perseverance of
worldwide democracy: a new nation was born. South Sudan, the newest member
of the worldwide community, …

Expat Pair Among Libyan Rebels Fighting For Zawiya
by Lourdes Garcia-Navarro Mabruk Eshnuk (left) and his son Malik left their
home in Pittsburgh to volunteer and fight with rebels in western Libya’s
Nafusa Mountains. In western Libya, rebel fighters are continuing to battle
forces loyal to Moammar …

French officials reauthorize Libya action
Boston Globe
PARIS – Lawmakers reauthorized yesterday France’s participation in the
NATO-led bombing operations in Libya that have been targeting the forces of
Moammar Khadafy, while French officials said they were increasingly
optimistic about the possibility of a …

Two Bombers, 24 Hours, 100 Libyan Targets Destroyed
Wired News (blog)
To fly a pair of 150-foot-long US Air Force B-1 bombers, pictured, on a
more than 12000-mile round trip from their home base in South Dakota, over
the Atlantic Ocean to Libya, where they would conduct two bombing runs each
on Moammar Gadhafi’s forces. …

Libya: Opposition Forces Should Protect Civilians and Hospitals …
By Human Rights Watch
(Zintan, Libya) – Rebel forces in Libya should protect civilians and
civilian property in areas they control, Human Rights Watch said today. The
rebel forces should hold accountable anyone from their ranks responsible
for looting, …

With Rhetoric Rising, Is Syria the Next Libya? | RedState
By Brad Jackson (Profile)
Download Podcast | iTunes | Podcast Feed On today’s edition of Coffee and
Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Pejman Yousefzadeh and Elizabeth
Blackney to.

Pressure is building on Gaddafi | Libya TV
By Libya TV.
The assessment comes as French authorities describe overtures from Libyan
emissaries reportedly seeking sanctuary for Gaddafi, who has survived
sustained bombing by NATO war planes and U.S. armed drones since mid-March.

With Rhetoric Rising, Is Syria the Next Libya? – Big Government
By The New Ledger
On today’s edition of Coffee and Markets, Brad Jackson is joined by Pejman
Yousefzadeh and Elizabeth Blackney to discuss Hillary Clinton’s latest
comments about Syria’s Resident Assad and ask, is Syria the next Libya? …

MercatorNet: Why is the war in Libya dragging on?
By George Friedman
Because Gaddafi knows that he will be arrested by the International
Criminal Court. Do the lives lost in the civil war put a shadow over the
implacable pursuit of justice?

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