Libya Newslinks 22 August 2011

22 August 2011 —

Libya Revolution Puts Obama Administration on Alert for Pitfalls of Transition
Fox News
AP People celebrate the capture in Tripoli of Muammar al-Qaddafi’s son and one-time heir apparent, Seif al-Islam, at the rebel-held town of Benghazi, Libya, Aug. 22. With another Arab country on the cusp of deposing its leader, US and European leaders …

Oil stocks in spotlight as Libya war nears end
By Ivan Hoff August 22, 2011: 12:48 PM ET NEW YORK (CNNMoney) — Oil stocks were front and center Monday, after news that Moammar Gadhafi’s regime in Libya was on the brink of toppling. Libya is among the major oil players and the resumption of the …

Ship due to pick up Britons from Libya comes under fire
BBC News
A Maltese ship which was due to rescue foreign nationals – nine of them British – from Tripoli, Libya, came under fire on Sunday and was forced to retreat, the Times of Malta has said. It said cargo ship Triva I was due leave Tripoli on Sunday morning. …

Libya: journalists trapped at hotel amid fighting
The Guardian
Libya’s Rixos hotel: journalists trapped there by the fighting in Tripoli mark white flags with TV initials. Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters About three dozen foreign journalists based at the five-star Rixos hotel in Tripoli have been trapped by heavy …

TUNISIA: Libyan soldier surrenders, details bomb plot
Los Angeles Times
A Libyan soldier surrendered to Tunisian authorities, saying he had been sent by Moammar Kadafi’s army to bomb an Arab embassy in the capital, Tunisian military officials told Reuters on Monday. “The Libyan officer, Abd Erazzak Al-Rajhi, has revealed …

South Africa Suffers Setback in Libya
Wall Street Journal
By PETER WONACOTT And DEVON MAYLIE JOHANNESBURG—The spreading rebel control of Libya on Monday appeared to deal a diplomatic setback to South Africa and other African nations that had argued a change in Libyan government should happen at the …

Libya: France maintains diplomatic initiative
France maintained the diplomatic initiative in the endgame to oust Muammar Gaddafi by announcing it would host an international meeting in Paris next week to thrash out a road map for Libya’s future. By Henry Samuel, Paris Even as President Nicolas …

Libya Intervention Looks Hazy in Hindsight
Fox News
If the [Libyan National Transitional Council] does not move on this, it will face a large problem.” — Professor Salah Sanussi of Garyunis University in Benghazi, Libya talking to Time magazine about rebel fighters. Six months and $1 billion later, …

Welcome back to the Internet, Libya
Washington Post (blog)
By Hayley Tsukayama As my Post colleagues Melissa Bell and Elizabeth Flock reported in their live blog of Libya developments, Twitter streams from Libyan citizens that had gone quiet roared back to life over the weekend. On Twitter, many celebrated the …

Briefed by national security aide, Obama planning Libya remarks
Washington Post
President Barack Obama is going before microphones and cameras this afternoon to discuss the fast-moving developments in Libya. His statement is planned for 2 pm EDT, according to his spokesman, Josh Earnest, who’s with the vacationing president on …

Libya Rebels Overtake Tripoli As Gaddafi Regime Crumbles
By The Huffington Post News Editors
TRIPOLI, Libya — Euphoric Libyan rebels took control of most of Tripoli in a lightning advance Sunday, celebrating the victory in Green Square, the symbolic heart of Moammar Gadhafi’s regime. Gadhafi’s defenders quickly melted away as …

Technolog – Libya’s Internet flickers back to life
By Wilson Rothman
Throughout Sunday, reports began to make their way around social networks saying that Libya’s Internet was back on. Having been effectively turned off by the Gadhafi regime since the beginning of March, this was cause for celebration …

First Read – First Thoughts: What Libya means for Obama
By First Read
The Libya news is good for Obama, but remember that bin Laden bounce didn’t last long. Why? It’s still the economy … Obama acknowledges vulnerability. … His compromise argument vs. Boehner — all about independents. … More clues on his …

Libya after Qadhafi – Blog – The Arabist
By Issandr El Amrani
Following the entry of Libya’s rebels1 into Tripoli last night was exhilarating. A civil war2 that had lasted much longer than initially expected seems to be finally nearing an end, even if Tripoli is still not fully controlled and …

Top Ten Myths about the Libya War | Informed Comment
By Juan
The Libyan Revolution has largely succeeded, and this is a moment of celebration, not only for Libyans but for a youth generation in the Arab world that has pursued a political opening across the region. The secret of the uprising’s …

Gaddafi Has Left Libya?
As rebels surround Libya’s capital city of Tripoli, widespread tweets are claiming Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Al-Gaddafi has left the country.

Libya rebels launch assault on Tripoli – World news – Mideast/N …
Libyan rebels launched an assault early Sunday on the capital of Tripoli, taking control of the airport, amid unconfirmed reports that leader Moammar…

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