Libya Newslinks 17 February 2012: Gays threaten the future of the human race says Libyan UN delegate

17 February 2012williambowles.info

There are fifteen stories in today’s links, most from the MSM and twelve of the fifteen stories (some are essentially duplicates viz Business Week and TIME) have essentially the same headline: ‘A year after revolt, Libya mired in factional fighting’, or words to that effect. Predictably the BBC and Sky News headlines make no mention of this though the BBC does mention that militias roam unimpeded but ‘balances’ that with some PR from the White House about how the new ‘government will do something about “protect[ing] the rights of all the Libyan people”. The Sky News piece is all fireworks and a promise to do something about it as well (and one wouldn’t expect anything else from the Tripoli Post except fireworks). The final (and only) mention of the subject is about the outburst by the Libyan delegate to the UN alleging that ‘Gays threaten the continuation of the human race‘. I rest my case.

Libya Celebrates First Anniversary of Uprising that Freed the Nation from …
Tripoli Post
Libya Friday began celebrating the first anniversary of the uprising that eventually ousted dictator Muammar Gaddafi from power after 42 years of an iron-fist rule, with fireworks, thousands of Libyan citizens in different cities chanting slogans and …
http://tripolipost.com/articledetail.asp?c=1&i=7902

Libya marks anniversary of revolt which ousted Gaddafi
BBC News
The White House congratulated Libyans but urged the new government to protect “the rights of all the Libyan people”. But the anniversary comes amid fears of continuing instability in the country. Hundreds of militias are roaming the country unimpeded …
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-17070821

A year after revolt, Libya mired in factional fighting
msnbc.com
Abdel Magid Al Fergany / AP TRIPOLI, Libya — One militia controls the airport. Others carve up neighborhoods of the Libyan capital into fiefdoms. They clash in the streets, terrifying residents. They hold detainees in makeshift prisons where torture …
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46425503/ns/world_news-mideast_n_africa/

Libya: A Year After Uprising Against Moammar Gadhafi, Power Held By Hundreds …
Huffington Post
14, 2012 photo, Libyan militias from towns throughout the country’s west parade through Tripoli, Libya. (AP Photo/ Abdel Magid Al Fergany) TRIPOLI, Libya — One revolutionary militia controls the airport. Others carve up neighborhoods of the Libyan …
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/02/17/libya-militias_n_1284016.html

A year after uprising, militias hold sway in Libya
BusinessWeek
Others carve up neighborhoods of the Libyan capital into fiefdoms. They clash in the streets, terrifying residents. They hold detainees in makeshift prisons where torture is said to be rampant. As Libya on Friday marks the one-year anniversary of the …
http://www.businessweek.com/ap/financialnews/D9SV77U02.htm

Year after Libya Uprising, Militias Hold Sway
TIME
17, 2012 (TRIPOLI, Libya) — One militia controls the airport. Others carve up neighborhoods of the Libyan capital into fiefdoms. They clash in the streets, terrifying residents. They hold detainees in makeshift prisons where torture is said to be …
http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,2107123,00.html

Libya celebrates fall of Gaddafi
Sky News Australia
Libya celebrates fall of Gaddafi Updated: 04:39, Saturday February 18, 2012 Libyans have celebrated the first anniversary of the uprising against Muammar Gaddafi with fireworks and slogans, even as its new leader vowed to act firmly against further …
http://www.skynews.com.au/politics/article.aspx?id=719662&vId=

New Libyan leader vows to act firmly against instability on anniversary of …
New York Post
BENGHAZI, Libya — Libyans on Friday celebrated the first anniversary of the uprising against Moammar Khadafy with fireworks and slogans, even as its new leader vowed to act firmly against further instability. The former rebels who toppled Khadafy last …
http://www.nypost.com/p/news/international/against_libyan_leader_vows_anniversary_0qX0s4Wz6fUjxQlaZbnC9N

Exiles Return to Libya Contentiously
AllAfrica.com
By Mike Elkin, 17 February 2012 Benghazi, Libya — With the June deadline for congressional elections approaching, Libyans previously in exile are returning home to take part in the construction of a new political landscape. Political churning is well …
http://allafrica.com/stories/201202171079.html

Libya marks first anniversary of revolt with
Toronto Star
The elections reflect the Libyan quest to build the state and constitution,” he added. “The weakness of the political institutions may lead to serious problems for Libya, which may be difficult to control.” As well as imposing order, the government …
http://www.thestar.com/news/world/article/1132984–libya-marks-first-anniversary-of-revolt

Libya marks revolution day as leader issues warning | The Raw Story
By Reuters
Libyans celebrated on Friday the first anniversary of the uprising against Moamer Kadhafi with fireworks and slogans, even as their new leader vowed to act firmly against further instability. Hundreds gathered in Tahrir (Liberation) Square in …
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2012/02/17/libya-marks-revolution-day-as-leader-issues-warning-2/

Out of Control Violence in Libya | War Is A Crime .org
By Stephen Lendman
Better late than never explaining NATO’s legacy. AI’s 2011 account misreported “The Battle for Libya.” It pointed fingers the wrong way. It blamed Gaddafi for NATO aggression. It falsely accused him of “kill(ing) and injur(ing) scores of unarmed …
http://warisacrime.org/content/out-control-violence-libya

One Year Later: Post ‘Revolution’ Libya Bears Little Resemblance to …
By Jason Ditz
This time last year, hundreds of pro-democracy protesters were taking to the streets of Benghazi, demanding free elections and significant reforms of the Gadhafi regime. Over the next few days the protests swelled in the face of violent …
http://news.antiwar.com/2012/02/16/one-year-later-post-revolutionlibya-bears-little-resemblance-to-benghazi-protesters-calls/

Libya wants Gaddafi son extradited, Niger balks | Reuters
TRIPOLI (Reuters) – Libya urged Niger on Saturday to extradite Muammar Gaddafi‘s son Saadi, saying his call for Libyans to prepare for a coming uprising …
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/02/11/us-libya-saadi-idUSTRE8191QK20120211

Libya Tells UN Rights Council: “Gays threaten continuation of …
Libya’s post-suspension return marked by Islamist policy on gays. GENEVA,
Feb. 13 – Gays threaten the continuation of the human race, Libya’s delegate told a …
http://blog.unwatch.org/index.php/2012/02/13/libya-tells-un-rights-council-gays-threaten-continuation-of-human-race/

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