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The Tripoli Post reported today that Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi requested a UN or African Union independent inquiry into his country's unrest during an interview with the French weekly Le Journal du Dimanche. He also claimed that investigators would have complete and free access in order to conduct such an inquiry.
He re-iterated that if he were to step down from leadership in Libya, that the country would fall into the hands of al-Qaeda, and that its members would most certainly become the new pirates of the Mediterannean, and would create chaos, which would in turn have very serious consequences for Europe. Though he continues to use al-Qaeda as the source of all evil which managed to turn Libyans against him using hallucinogenic drugs, he is now unleashing by proxy the wrath of the Islamist extremist group, a branch of which is already installed in the Maghreb, of which Libya is part.
He played on the already heightened fears that Europe would see an unprecedented avalanche of Libyans migrants which 'no one will be able to stop', and that ben-Laden's men would attack the U.S. Sixth Fleet.
Continue reading on Examiner.com: Qaddafi using scare tactics, al Qaeda, to spur UN probe into unrest - National Foreign Policy | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/foreign-policy-in-national/qaddafi-using-scare-tactics-al-qaeda-to-spur-un-probe-into-unrest#ixzz1FqHRxXoLThe Tripoli Post reported today that Libyan leader Muammar al-Qaddafi requested a UN... more
On Tuesday, March 1, 2011, two senior U.S. defense spokesmen said that the USS Kearsarge with about 800 Marines on board was approaching Libya, as the West increases pressure on the regime of Colonel Qaddafi. The amphibious vessel is also carrying a fleet of helicopters and medical facilities that can provide support to humanitarian operations as well as military.
At the same time, Defense Secretary Robert Gates announced that he was issuing more orders for U.S. warships and military personnel to head to the Mediterranean Sea near Libya, but showed an overall reluctance to involve the U.S. military on the ground in Libya or to establish a "no-fly zone" overhead.
At 14:08:20, CTV Calgary reported that a Canadian warship, the HMCS Charlottetown, would begin making its way to the waters off of Libya on Wednesday, to assist with evacuation and humanitarian efforts in the North African country. The deployment of the ship followed news that a Canadian Forces C-130J Hercules aircraft was denied landing rights in Tripoli Tuesday and had to return to Malta without the load of oil workers that officials had hoped to evacuate.
Continue reading on Examiner.com: US and Canadian warships dispatched to coast of Libya - National Foreign Policy | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/foreign-policy-in-national/us-and-canadian-warships-dispatched-to-coast-of-libya#ixzz1FOKZvCfgOn Tuesday, March 1, 2011, two senior U.S. defense spokesmen said that the USS... more
On Thursday, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said that at least 30,000 foreign migrants from Libya have crossed the Tunisian border in the first major exodus to Tunisia since the Libyan turmoil began.
The office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) said later that Libyan nationals were among the arrivals in Tunisia, but spokesperson Melissa Fleming told AFP the agency did not know how many Libyans there were. The UNHCR has urged all countries to keep open their borders for people fleeing the bloodshed.
Another UNHCR spokesman, Andrej Mahecic, said that the agency was to start an airlift this weekend that would bring in tents and other emergency shelter supplies into the city of Djerba, in Tunisia.
Continue reading on Examiner.com: In photos: 30,000 migrant workers flee Libya into Tunisia - National Foreign Policy | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/foreign-policy-in-national/in-photos-30-000-migrant-workers-flee-libya-into-tunisia#ixzz1Eu27Tg68On Thursday, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said that at least... more
According to Washington bureau chief for Al-Arabiya TV Hisham Melhem, in a response to the Libyan leader latest telephone address to his people, Qaddafi is grabbing at straws and using the al-Qaeda boogie man to suggest that outside forces and drugs are responsible for the chaos in Libya. Melhem was questioned by MSNBC News about 15 minutes ago on Thursday regarding the situation in Libya, where it is now reported that West Libya is slipping out of Qaddafi's control.
Though President Obama broke his silence yesterday in a two-minute speech regarding the outrageous situation in Libya, he didn't offer anything concrete that would stop the violence against Libyan civilians, where mercenaries have been 'imported' into the country to murder protesters.
The situation in Europe is much different however. Yesterday, on France24, a 30-minute debate ensued with the moderator calling for the assassination of Libya's president. The panel included former CIA Paris Chief Charles Cogan who rejected the idea that the CIA should get involved in such a move. Very early this morning, BBC News tweeted that the time may have come for the UK to intervene militarily in order to save Libyan lives.
Continue reading on Examiner.com: Qaddafi's swan song includes al-Qaeda, hallucinogens as causes of unrest - National Foreign Policy | Examiner.com http://www.examiner.com/foreign-policy-in-national/qaddafi-s-swan-song-includes-al-qaeda-hallucinogens-as-causes-of-unrest#ixzz1EtfB8nKOAccording to Washington bureau chief for Al-Arabiya TV Hisham Melhem, in a response to... more
via: Youth Movement Libya(link)_
Dear United Nations:
Anonymous wishes you to act.
We are watching the developments in Libya and are shocked.
Shocked by the images we’ve seen.
Shocked by the things Libya’s Anons have told us.
Shocked by the fact that one man ignores the voices of his citizens and opens fire on them.
Shocked by the fact that even with generals and diplomats deserting, this man is still ignoring the will of his people and unwilling to accept their human rights
People ought not have to fear their leaders; leaders ought to fear their people. In too many places, though, this is currently not the case. A grasping dictator has taken an army to the skies and the streets to shed blood of people whom he should be protecting. Some of them have bravely refused, and thereby done their part; when will the UN do theirs?
We just want the people to be free. Please help us help them. Again, this is not an attack, but rather a bid for your full attention, which ought to be directed towards assisting Libyans in their quest for liberty.
The United Nations has the power to prevent this egregious loss of life, but it must act quickly and decisively to do so, contrary to its usual habits.via: Youth Movement Libya(link)_
Dear United Nations:
Anonymous wishes you to... more