Libya Newslinks 3 August 2011

3 August 2011 —

Killing of General Vexes Rebels in Libya
New York Times
More Photos » By KAREEM FAHIM BENGHAZI, Libya — In a mourning tent for the Libyan rebels’ top military leader, who was assassinated last week in mysterious circumstances, relatives and members of his tribe warned on Tuesday of dire consequences, …

Impeach President Obama Over Libya? Jon Huntsman Punts
ABC News (blog)
Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman, the 2012 GOP contender with the most foreign policy experience, has been one of the fiercest critics of the Obama administration’s decision to intervene in Libya. As he was preparing to unveil his presidential …

Libyan envoy: ‘We like Filipinos’
By Jerry E. Esplanada MANILA, Philippines–The Philippines on Tuesday welcomed an envoy loyal to embattled Libyan strongman Moammar Gadhafi, who assured that some 1700 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) who opted to remain in the rebellion-torn country …

Libya’s western rebels losing patience with leaders
Al-Masry Al-Youm
Near TIJI, Libya – The rebel seethed as a bulldozer arrived to build a sand bank to protect rebels in Libya’s Western Mountain region from nearby government forces. “It’s too late. Our leaders are trying to show they care about us but it’s too late,” …

Immigrant Horror: On a Crowded Boat Fleeing Libya, Two Dozen Suffocate Below Deck
03, 2011 The bodies of the 25 people who died in a boat from Libya lie in the quay of the harbor in the southern Italian island of Lampedusa on Aug. 1, 2011 This post is in partnership with Worldcrunch, a new global-news site that translates stories of …,8599,2086572,00.html

Russia’s Muddy Mediation in Libya
American Enterprise Institute
Meeting with Russian foreign minister Sergei Lavrov a day later in Washington, DC, Obama reiterated “his support for Russia’s efforts to mediate a political solution in Libya.” But relying on the Russians to mediate in Libya risks grave pitfalls. …

Libya and Syria
American Conservative Magazine
But for all the justified focus on Syria, the single event that would most help bring down the Assads would be the fall of Moammar Gadhafi in Libya. It still isn’t clear today if the lesson of the Arab Spring is that dictators are doomed or that …

LIBYA-CHAD: Stranded migrants airlifted home
GENEVA, 3 August 2011 (IRIN) – Hundreds of stranded Chadian migrants have been airlifted home from southern Libya, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said in Geneva on 2 August. “The operation, which ended on 30 July, …

Libya Report Back, Riverside Church: Min. Akbar Muhammed | Black …
By Don De Bar
Libya Report Back, Riverside Church: Min. Akbar Muhammed. Wed, 08/03 2011 – 09:32 — Don De Bar. ba video · Printer-friendly version. Share this … Libya Report Back Harlem, Pt 1. Latest Black Agenda Radio Commentaries …

Norway withdraws fighter jets from Libya mission: military | Air …
Norway on Monday withdrew as planned its final four F-16 fighter jets that have been taking part in the NATO-led mission over Libya, the Norwegian military.

Libya’s Gadhafi thanks Chavez for support; Venezuelan leader says …
Editor’s Comment: In the article that follows these comments, the Washington Post/Associated Press didn’t bother to make mince meat out of President Chávez’ response to the letter he received from Libyan Leader, Moammer Qadaffi with …

Libya volunteers clear land mines laid by Kadafi forces –
Over the last two weeks, a team of volunteers and defectors from Libya leader Moammar Kadafi’s military has cleared more than a thousand antipersonnel and …,0,5746570.story?track=rss

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