Monthly Archives: April 2011

Christopher Hitchens on taking him out

The special forces of almost any NATO state—most certainly those of the United States, the United Kingdom, and France—are more than equal to the task of taking him out on their own. If he can’t be arrested, he can certainly … Continue reading

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Free Libyan Forces: Khalifa Hifter vs Abdul Fattah Younes

General.Khalifa Hifter made it clear that he viewed Gen. Abdul Fattah Younes as an officer who was serving in a support or logistical role, and he explicitly blamed him for a string of humiliating retreats by rebels along the seesawing … Continue reading

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Not to remove Qaddafi by force: Obama, Cameron and Sarkozy

Our duty and our mandate under U.N. Security Council Resolution 1973 is to protect civilians, and we are doing that. It is not to remove Qaddafi by force. But it is impossible to imagine a future for Libya with Qaddafi … Continue reading

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Qatar giving French-made wire-guided anti-tank missiles to Libyan rebels

Qatar has been shipping French-made Milan anti-tank missiles to the rebel stronghold of Benghazi. They are effective especially against the old generation of Soviet-made T72 tanks. The emir, Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani was in Washington on April 14 … Continue reading

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Lt.Col. Khalifa Hiftar is field commander of Libyan rebels

Khalifa Hiftar, 67, is the newly installed [April 13] field commander of the rebel Libyan fighting force. Lt. Col. Hiftar did little to play down the rivalry with Abdul Fattah Younis, commander of the armed forces . Hiftar attended military … Continue reading

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Troops violently dispersed a protest in Cairo’s central Tahrir Square killing at least one and injuring 71.

Witnesses reported two killed. Ali Mustafa, a car mechanic who was guarding the “free soldiers” tent, said he saw an attacking soldier stab one of the officers to death with his bayonet. He pointed to a section of pavement stained … Continue reading

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Libya’s al-Thinni opens new oil sales set-up

Mahmoud Jabril, Ali Tarhouni, Libyan rebel Interim National Council takes shape. Qatar markets rebel oil, Continue reading

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