The news that forces loyal to Col. Gaddafi have launched partially successful offensives against the “liberated” areas, with some success is not surprising. The failure to kill or capture him in the earliest days of the uprising means that he and his forces’ commanders have had enough time to regroup, reorganize, and mount a determined resistance to being overthrown. Libya is probably in for a relatively lengthy civil war.
|By: Siun Sunday February 27, 2011 6:30 am|
We all want “someone” to “DO something” for the people of Libya. Watching the reports of Gadaffi’s brutality, the fear that Gadaffi will go even further grows.
But “do” what?
|By: Siun Saturday February 26, 2011 5:00 pm|
As I was scanning the news from the uprising today, CNN was playing Ben Wedeman’s report from Benghazi, Libya and at one point they show the masses and masses gathered a few days ago, all chanting ” Al Sha’ab u’reed isghat al nizam (the people demand the end of the regime).” Wedeman says he does [...]
|By: Siun Friday February 25, 2011 4:10 pm|
Libyans who planned to protest in Tripoli after Friday prayers were met with gunfire as they left their mosques.
|By: Siun Thursday February 24, 2011 12:43 pm|
News from inside Libya remains chaotic. Gaddafi has phoned in a speech to Libyan television that repeated much of his earlier rant but added: “It is obvious now that this issue is run by al-Qaeda.”
|By: Siun Tuesday February 22, 2011 9:50 am|
Claiming he hasn’t even started to order the use of bullets yet, reading a list of acts from his “Green Book” that will result in a death sentence, and telling parents to get their children “away from these gangs,” Muammar Gaddafi, still Libya’s nominal leader, has spoken on Libyan State TV. Defiant – and irrational – he blames America and the UK for the current uprising and asks if Libyans want to be “like Somalia.” Saying that this is a war against the US – “do you want to be occupied like Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan … do you want to be like Fallujah?” — he added a very chilling comment: “The unity of China was more important than Tianamen Square.”
|By: David Dayen Tuesday February 22, 2011 7:47 am|
The UN Security Council will meet in closed session today to look at the Libyan crisis, amidst calls from Gadhafi’s own diplomats for him to stop down, and from Libya’s deputy UN ambassador to impose a no-fly zone and stop a genocide.